Monday, 28 January 2013

Don't hate the game

(Ph/Private)


So, I think we all know that on this side of the pond red trousers are for braying poshos of the XY-chromosome variety - old-school gents, upper class wankers whose life ambition is to land a spot on Made in Chelsea, and people as flushed in the face as they are round of the belly. This is very much a national issue, and I do apologize if you are unable to identify with this particular branch of sartorial discrimination. Twas only after moving here that I was able to fully appreciate the scope of  the red-trouser pandemic : a bright - if silent - rallying cry exploited by the public school crowds who like to be able to identify who is worth their time (though with the arrival of Uniqlo and the emergence of the hipster, always keen to werk some colour, things might get a little confusing - see: value of wearing a signet ring). 

I myself have been engaged in a cold war of sorts with my own London-bred man friend, who regularly attempts to bring out a pair of crushed raspberry chinos, which even to my unadulterated French eye look comically la-di-da. 

But what is it that they say? Don't hate the game, hate the player. Or so I say. Translation? It's ok to hate obnoxious toffs. Except Harry (Google has no paparazzi evidence suggesting that the Prince is a regular wearer of brightly coloured trousers, so there is still hope). And it's also ok to wear red pants. Fashion has little to do with men anyway. Seeing as I have no Y-shaped bits in my genetic code, I think I'm safe from being (mis)taken for one of them. Plus, mine are leather. Tally ho!


I'm wearing Alice + Olivia leather leggings, a Carin Wester bomber, a Ba&Sh sweatshirt layered over an Olive Clothing tee, and Sandro pixie boots. The tote is Celine and the sunnies Karen Walker. 


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69 comments:

  1. stunning ♥♥ perfect head to toe :)
    kisses

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    1. Ok i'm so jealous you are amazing babe !!

      Go and see my blog from Paris girls :)

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  2. Well writen! As usual.. perfect fall style!

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  3. Love these pants & love this post. Perfect thing to read on a cold Monday morning! :)

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  4. I love the red poshy poshy attitude. But with this jacket, it's more an underground uplifter I'd say.

    well done (as usual)

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  5. ahlala tu es vraiment mais VRAIMENT devenue ma plus grande source d'inspiration <3

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    1. quel chou - :) et tu sais que tu n'etais même plus dans ma blogroll??? je savais même pas! Quelle Honte.
      Cx

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  6. The pants look great + I love how well written your entries are!

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  7. Awesome pants and that coat is so perfect! xx

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  8. Beutiful!

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  9. nice pants!!! and the jacket ... awesome...xo, Alma
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  10. WOW YOUR PANTS AND CELINE! LOVE THEM!!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  11. I am a huge fan of these glasses, bag and jacket of yours but combined with red leather pants they're even better !

    X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

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  12. Haha love this, although I did spot Harry in Fulham this weekend in red trousers... South Molton St Style xx

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    1. ah Google has failed me. It's ok tho, I still love him.

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    2. maybe there should be a clause added to the rule that royalty who are natural born red heads can wear red pants?? :)

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  13. the pants are so great! and i love the sunnies too!

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  14. that bomber jacket looks so cool with those red leather pants!
    would wear this outfit straight away!

    x marly

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  15. T'es canon Camille, j'adore le leggin en cuir rouge !

    xx

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  16. Pssshhh , what awful garbage

    Thanks mom n dad, don't mind me, I'm just going to spend all your money! Get a job lil uppity space cadette

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    1. sorry I'm not sure I understand your comment?

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  17. funny text, here in belgium red pants are very often associated with older rich men and their preppy sons aswell, but personally it doesn't really bother me

    and whatever reputation they have, on you these red leather leggings look great !

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  18. J'adooooore! Cette tenue est vraiment géniale :)

    Xx
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  19. Bomber jack is awesome, and gotta love the tote from Céline!

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  20. The leather pants and bomber jacket are gorgeous! Not too fan of the shoes.

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  21. hahaha I dated a british guy who had (i think) at least 6 different pairs of red trousers- but he's got nothing on you babe ;)

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  22. That bag, I am so jealous! And the boots are awesome!

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  23. Alors là c'est de loin le look le plus magnifique que je t'ai jamais vu porter ! Et je suis ton blog depuis longtemps !
    Xoxo
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  24. Lovely trousers <3
    Are they comfortable to walk in?

    Love,
    Breathe Me

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  25. Absolutely stunning Camillou ! xxx

    Besos from Bostonian-fashion-less town ;)

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  26. You look gorgeous! I absolutely love your red trousers! xx

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  27. Perfect outfit <3 Love your bag and bomber jacket!

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  28. I'm so in love with these pants! are they comfortable? xx
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  29. Hi
    I am sooooo in Love.....
    A Look where i Love everything...the wonderful Jacket your Special shoes and the Great Color of the pants!!!!!

    Love,MiKu
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  30. Love the red pants!!
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  31. I love how you write. Funny and intelligent. x

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  32. Gorgeous jacket.
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  33. I call red trousers 'wanker trousers'. Mint green/pastel are 'extra wanker trousers'. But I do love them, I'm mostly just jealous cos when I put colour on my lower half my arse look like it belongs to an elephant! These leather ones are gorgeous and I'm still in love with the Celine. x
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  34. love the pants

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  35. O my... You gotta advertise those boots ;-) On the actual website they don't look that impressive.
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  36. Great pats , love them !

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  37. Hi Camille! Fall season always implies a lot of fur in the designers' collections. I have recently read on the Guardian and elsewhere that fur is back big time in the fashion industry - and that there is an increasing demand for it. Sorry, I know it's a heavy topic, but what do you feel about this development?

    Thanks you, and thank you for an amazing blog.

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  38. love that bomber jacket! and those pants are awesome x

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  39. Okay I love everything you're wearing, especially the red leather trousers, and those boots, and the shades. Bisous, S

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  40. the red leather trousers are fantastic:)

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  41. the bag is just perfect, i want one soooo bad!
    beautiful combination!

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  42. Super cool look. Esp love the leather leggings :)

    xo


    glamDevils

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  43. you are an WOW girl!


    Savina
    The Blossom Girls♡

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  44. Wauw, wauw, wauw! I love the outfit! (-:

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  45. I love how you paired these leather pants, so casual but so stylish ! :)

    Bisous,
    Fragment de Style

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  46. Very nice trousers, but...

    I do find it weird how people say it's ok to hate toffs. Some toffs are obnoxious (some bloggers are obnoxious, some poor people too) but saying "it's ok to hate them" is like a sort of playground game, it gives the impression that you haven't thought terribly hard about things.

    You may say it was just a joke, but would you think it was a joke if someone said it was "ok to hate" gay or black people? If not then I think it's wrong-headed to say it about anyone else. Sorry, but there it is.

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    1. Dude, you need to switch the *humour* button on.

      And if you read my sentence, it says 'its ok to hate obnoxious toffs'. Obnoxious is the word you want to be focusing on here, not toffs.

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  47. Funny post and fabulous pants, but there's a tad bit of plagiarism going on here.. which makes me sad. See this article written for the guardian a year before yours...
    Not trying to be mean, but think Hadley Freeman should get some of the credit for the clever quips she came up with.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/oct/01/why-men-acceptable-red-trousers

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  48. Gorgeous jacket and I love how it looks with the dress too. You look stunning!
    Stylish Leather Jackets

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