Friday, 13 February 2009
Serious metalware on jeans has been around for a little while. Zips have been getting bigger (there's a great pair of Radcliffe jeans for sale on asos with large zips on the outside leg). Studs have been getting more prominent. I'm not sure if I dreamt a pair of jeans with a totally studded waistband instead of a studded belt, but I certainly can't find the picture if it exists.
It's a kind of urban/hardcore/goth/protection thing that makes us London types feel like we're living in Mad Max. I think it's only going to get more extreme, not least because it's sister trend of the pleather/ruched/shiny legging doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and we all want to feel a bit rock and roll on the tube.
The flat studded panels all the way down one leg at Superfine & TopShop look good - not so 'girl does studs' as the discreet buttons down the side of the leg of last winter, and the heavy chains & padlock in place of a key chain on the Sass & Bide jeans definitely work.