“A man doesn’t wear leather trousers, the leather trousers wear the man . . . ”
Actor Jeff Goldblum responded appropriately when asked if MAN wears leather pants:
"A man does not wear leather pants, the leather pants waer the man."
And even Jon Bon Jovi, a staunch leather braces back then, recently stated, "Men should not wear leather pants over 30." Rehabilitation: the Rockstar pile has been restarted and reworked.
The men's leather pants still have a hard time. Quite apart from the fact that in the term leather pants really everyone, including Google once the Bavarian Trachtenhose in the head, she also suffers from a considerable image problem.
Because the biggest challenge is what you wear to leather pants. A tight, simple white T-shirt? "Too Old Hollywood." A denim shirt? "Too cowboy." A simple black crewneck? "Too fashion."
What about women with a loose, blue linen shirt, buttoned buttons and a few trinkets? "Too slutty."
Therefore, let us follow the advice of perhaps the greatest leather trouser wearer of all time, Iggy Pop, who once explained to me how he found his trousers. "I've always thought that women in leather look great. When the original Stooges were together, I walked down Washington Avenue and bought women's leather pants. Sometimes men do not have the balls for it. "
Let's take a look back:
The long leather pants have a moving biography behind them, which questioned their suitability as a fashion accessory for a long time. It was the uniform of cowboys, motorcycle gang and carpenters.
If we push aside the mountain of Oktoberfest costumes and costumes and head towards the US, we'll find dusty, weather-beaten leather, worn by guys sitting on horses and chasing cattle around. If we dig a little further along the Route 66, we see the Easy Rider on their bikes, their leather fringes fluttering in the wind.
To wear a pair of leather pants with dignity, even though you belong to none of these groups, is a challenge of everyday life, which are only fetishists and tattoo artists have asked themselves. Because you always look like someone else.
Or at least Udo Lindenberg, who at least embodies a panic rocker.
Pants for rockers brides
Now and again have tried it with the leather pants in the past. However, Suzi Quatro, Helen Schneider or Tina Turner were desperately-wickedly, and they stayed the same: the leather pants never got beyond the nimbus of costumed work clothes.
Somehow one could not shake off the impression that they were overshadowing the image of the rockerbraut with the leather, which left behind, according to the motto: "Privately I am very different."
Only when she was not taken so seriously, found the black leather pants the way to the modern woman. She was a little strange to herself: First they got rid of their rivets and laterally braided cords, then demoted to leggings.
Suddenly she was in public. And unfolded there its full effect. For example, at the buttocks of Bar Rafaeli, who thus cat-like emerged a night-black celebrity SUV. And of course on the legs of Nena, who intertwined on a "Voice of Germany" armchair to cross-legged. The frisky triple grandma is the perfect Lederhosen ambassador. Her message: These pants make me a star, but it only acts as glamorous as necessary. Finally, one should take it from me that I still have all 99 balloons together and still could lay down any time an air guitar solo.
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