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Nov 9, 2015

Peter Models the Silver Metallic Jeans!



My silver jeans are done and you can see me model them here!

I didn't expect to love these as much as I do.  I wouldn't wear metallic pants every day, but for a special occasion they're fantastic.  There's a real rockstar quality to them: more Rod Stewart than Wizard of Oz, thankfully.





I'm pretty sure my metallic jeans can be machine washed though I wouldn't put them in the dryer (and an iron never touched them).  I'll throw a silver fabric remnant in the laundry and see what happens.  Any recommendations?

In closing, it's always fun to cross a new fabric threshold.  Could metallics be the new black?

Have a great day, everybody!

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE THEM! Which is surprising, because I didn't expect to. They look wonderful on you. Well done.

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  2. Wow -- I didn't expect to like them as much as I do, either. I especially like how you've balanced them with simple staples (black jacket, white t-shirt, high tops), setting off the pants and toning them down a bit. It's a classic, urban look that totally works and my favorite shots are you hanging and on the sidewalk in front of the garage doors. Kudos!

    Questions re. back pockets: I notice they sit rather low (to my eyes) -- is that Kwik Sew or your decision and does that make the pockets more or less decorative? (I find myself not using my back pockets at all as I don't like stretched, creased fabric back there as well as a square wallet bulge on my rear and tempting pickpockets.)

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    1. I consider them purely decorative and I always place them more or less in the same place (I usually just copy the placement from a pair of RTW Levis). I rarely use back pockets either, even on non-stretch wovens.

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    2. I agree with mouse, the back pockets sit a little low.

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  3. Those...are unexpectedly versatile! I'm not sure a jumpsuit (or spacesuit) would work as well, but then I didn't think that the jeans would be especially useful.

    Really, you could practically wear those to work if you were in a business casual environment and paired them with the right things.

    [Leaves to troll ebay for metallic pants]

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  4. OMG - amazing on you! LOVE them!

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  5. I love them! Perfectly styled too!

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  6. I am obsessed with your jeans! Thanks for posting the alternative fabric, but I'm going to keep an eye out for something as ultra-shiny as yours. I have a friend who loves all things sparkly, and I'd love to make him a pair (and a pair for myself). Of course I'm an utter beginner, so I'm going to wait until my skills are ready for the task. But I'll stash any fabric I find. Thanks for the awesome blog!

    --Woody

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  7. They look really good! I like them paired with plainer clothing. I can't wait to see them with the neoprene and knit. Out of curiosity, where would you wear that ensemble?

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  8. They look fabulous. I wish I could have seen any reactions. Did you get alot of feedback from your New York crowd? A Kenneth King blazer would look great

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    1. It takes a lot to get a reaction on the streets of NY -- maybe combined with the neoprene!

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  9. Breathtaking! They are THE piece you've created this year.

    If those jeans weren't enough, you threw in a little June Lockhart, and now it's "Katie, mop the floor!".

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  10. You wear it well. Better even than Rod and Mick - theirs are costume, yours are fab.

    I agree with Mouse about the rear pocket placement, but otherwise they're magic.

    Spud.

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  11. They are AWESOME! And I don't know why it is that I've never used a piece of scrap fabric to launder. That's so simple it's stupid - and I've never thought of it.

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  12. Shut the front door!!!! These are amazing. I love the contrast between Mr. Conservative Prep on top, and party on the bottom. Daring and dazzling.

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    1. Isn't Peter 'brilliant'?! Love your comment: STFD! ;)

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  13. I love them! I admit I thought they were limited in use..but I could see wearing these any given day if I lived in NYC.

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  14. Oh yes, I would stay stitch or serge the edges of the scrap with the thread I used to make the jeans before I tossed it in the wash - that way if there is differential shrinkage, you would be surprised by it.

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  15. Happy new year/holiday gear - party pants for sure! These ROCK and love the photo shoot : )

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  16. They are awesome and you look gorgeous!

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  17. My daughter (age 14) adores them! She suggests adding a trench coat, so you can call yourself a "reflective detective".

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  18. Fabu!!! And I LOVE that photo of Mick Jagger. Hilariously hedonistic, no undies. And I'd definitely wash those jeans inside out!

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