April 28th, 2015
In W

‘Slackers’

W

Call me crazy, but one of the most ridiculed items of clothing, slacks, may be making a comeback—and they look good. Perhaps, it’s the word that we detest, they are really just trousers…

From the May issue of W.

SHOP

what's new

VALENTINO

The rockstud leather point-toe flats

ISABEL MARANT

Lace-up cotton-blend corset belt

LOEWE

Hammock leather and raffia tote

ISABEL MARANT

Lace-up cotton-blend waist belt

BALENCIAGA

Small textured-leather tote

Mother Of Pearl

Cotton-blend tweed hooded top

The Row

Strapless smocked stretch cotton-blend poplin midi dress

TOMAS MAIER

Silk crepe de chine and ribbed-knit dress

BURBERRY

Stretch-knit boots

THE ROW

Cotton-blend poplin trench coat

THE ROW

Cropped cotton-blend straight-leg pants

MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

Poplin midi dress

view all

  • Detest.

    KathyApril 28th, 2015  8:06 AM

     
  • Love the photos of Faye Dunaway!

    KristinaApril 28th, 2015  8:34 AM

     
  • I love them! I have a very nice pair of Piazza Sempione high waisted wide leg slacks that I bought several seasons ago when the trend didn’t catch on!

    Sue TothApril 28th, 2015  9:24 AM

     
  • Love!

    AprilApril 28th, 2015  9:28 AM

     
  • i think it’s the word…just as awful as the word “dungarees” that my father still uses…

    jillApril 28th, 2015  11:07 AM

     
  • Ridiculed? I’m confused. What is the difference between slacks and pants? Is it the high waist?

    LauraApril 28th, 2015  7:54 PM

     
  • I usually ask for a pant or a trouser when I shop or on the telephone (I still use the telephone when I shop rather than online). A shop I visit often refers to pieces as ‘tops, bottoms, dresses, and knits.’ For years, Piazza made the best, most perfectly cut pant on the planet. They were Italian tailoring at its best! I pray they recover and get their focus back. I still have a few of my favorite Piazza pants, but I would give anything for an updated version in a grey wool . . . Lovely post!

    PaulaApril 28th, 2015  11:30 PM

     
  • J’Adore! It all started, so brilliantly, with Coco Chanel. Like other posters, Piazza Sempione’s high waist wide leg slacks have been a wardrobe staple for me. Sadly, only 1 pair left, in navy, and would buy again!

    CatherineApril 30th, 2015  4:39 PM

     

Please be courteous. All comments are moderated. Preachy comments about body weight, age, smoking, and furs will not be posted.

Name :

Email (will not be published) :

Required Reading
The Vetements Effect
Fall Tweak