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January 22, 2009 5:32 PM   Subscribe

Pants Optional - A Relatively Civilized Fashion Primer for the Well-Clad. [Via]
posted by homunculus (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm not entirely sure what's going on here, but I now have an urge to borrow some stockings.
posted by silby at 5:36 PM on January 22, 2009


This was fun and pretty (although I snort at some of the advice.)

But a glance around the site was well rewarded: look! SPORK DRESS!!
posted by Pallas Athena at 5:41 PM on January 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


yes, yes it is.
posted by Severian at 6:20 PM on January 22, 2009


This is hilarious. I totally love this site and the delightfully funny pairing of contemporary fashion platitudes for women's clothing, written in Middle English script, with Medieval men's outfits. And the men so obviously stern, bearded and dignified. There is something about it that makes me crack up, image after image.

The cute cod pieces are adorable, the round ball in front.

Curious, I looked at the parent site and saw the playfulness doesn't end. whoa.

Thanks for the grins and silliness.
posted by nickyskye at 7:56 PM on January 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hope he tells us to burn our pants.
posted by Dark Messiah at 7:57 PM on January 22, 2009


Curious about the origin of the original outfits, I found information about them on MeFite peacay's spectacular blog, BibliOdyssey.

Hofkleiderbuch:

This wonderful watercolour sketch album of the Court livery (the distinctive costumes of the nobility) relates to the reigns of Counts Wilhelm IV and Albrecht V in 16th century Bavaria. The Duke Dress and Heraldry post from last year - featuring a related manuscript - gives a little more background.
posted by nickyskye at 8:51 PM on January 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Previous Psycho Girlfriend post: iBeaver.
posted by homunculus at 9:47 PM on January 22, 2009


Rad.

That is all.
posted by LMGM at 5:31 AM on January 23, 2009


My favorite shoes ever could have, almost been the boots in the picture captioned "Don't pull up your stockings in public." Arch support is for the weak.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:43 AM on January 23, 2009


I wanted to like this more than I actually did. Droll pictures plus Fashion statements: Not always well matched.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:41 AM on January 23, 2009


I liked this more than I wanted to, so it balances out.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:35 AM on January 23, 2009


Pants Optional is the name of my new band.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:04 AM on January 23, 2009


You haven't lived until you've seen a hamster running around in the Habitrail skirt designed by Psycho Girlfriend. The pictures don't do it justice.
posted by queensissy at 9:21 AM on January 30, 2009


Pugnacious Puffy Pants
posted by homunculus at 1:01 PM on February 10, 2009


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