Seriously weird fashion!
I am not normally one of life's trouser wearers - but I recently bought a rather nice terracotta and white shirt and decided it needed to go with trousers. So - today I embarked on the great trouser hunt - what a nightmare. First problem - I have very long legs. Today's fashion seems to be for the legs to end just above the ankle bone - well - on me that came half way my calf and just looked ridiculous. Then they don't seem to make straight legs any more - most of the ones I looked at today were tapered - not a good look at my time of life.
Fabrics varied from thin enough to see through, coarse and uncomfortable, to cheap and trashy.
I felt like screaming - I just want smart, sensible trousers - and then I saw some. Lovely fabric, straight legs, right length, right colour, my size - all excitement I took them off the rack for a closer look. The outside seams were slashed from the ankle right up to mid thigh!! How weird is that? It would look stupid enough while standing still - can you imagine what it would look like while walking?
However - they were in the sale at a silly price - so I bought them - bought a matching spool of thread and ran them through my trusty Toyota. Perfect trousers!!