April 28th, 2015
In W

‘Slackers’

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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.

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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  • 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

     

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