Sank Roo Doe Noo.
“Those pants, darling. That top. You simply must show Gabrielle.”
This was the first place where women’s wide-legged sailor pants hit the streets, flaunting female empowerment, room to move, and a delicious take on men’s fashion that, per usual, looked entirely superior on the female form.
In Paris in the 1920s, when everything was much better than anything is now, although that is a sentiment that the nostalgia’d intelligentsia voices regularly, there was an establishment where everything was actually better—the patrons, the fashion, even the cocktails (some say this is where the Bloody Mary and the French 57 were invented). It was a transplant from New York City, literally—broken down to the studs and shipped left bank adjacent. It’s still there, although I can’t say it’s quite as good because back then…
Gabrielle is schmoozing with Bogey over brunch.
Then there’s you.
And the room goes quiet.
1920s Wide-Leg Sailor Pants (No. 6462). If you must cover the most intriguing attribute you possess, you’ll do well by these. Cotton and linen blend. Four buttons across front waist. (Navy pants have navy poly buttons, and white pants have faux horn urea buttons.) Two side pockets and two flap pockets in back with button closures. Pigment-dyed and ankle length. Imported.
|12||39 1/2||32 1/2||42 1/2|
|16||42 1/2||35 1/2||45 1/2|
|XL||18||44 1/2||37 1/2||47 1/2|
|20||46 1/2||39 1/2||49 1/2|
|XXL||22||48 1/2||41 1/2||51 1/2|