In my previous post, I mentioned how color is not a big provoking element at the moment, so I'm forced to rely on textiles, specifically anything to do with iridescence or shimmer - not to be mistaken with sparkly. But since most shiny things that I own seem to be jewelry, I hastily found myself making an emergency detour for Zara, where I spotted a pair of women's brocade trousers that crossed the realm of high street and into high fashion having it vaguely resemble something that fell out of Haider Ackermann SS12. With the hype on shimmery pants still building up, I'd be the first few (guys) to jump on this provoking bandwagon. Though trousers are the underdogs of clothing, I find anything that can potentially highlight the groin region or distort thighs (which I find hilariously offensive) are such fun statements to make and more attention needs to be given to leggage. (These jacquard loom trousers are actually quite shiny in reality despite the rather matte look in the photos.)
So half an avocado and a double espresso later, I slapped on my Egyptofunk tee, brocade trousers,
bisexual bi-textural PS1, and pony hair oxfords that I got for three pounds from Kit from Style Slicker at the blogger yard sale, I was ready to research how far people would accept seeing brocade on men and whether or not they'd 'join me on a weird trip'.
top BALENCIAGA, trousers ZARA, shoes & bracelet YARD SALE, bag PROENZA SCHOULER