Monday, October 06, 2008

Jazzy Pants

There are fewer and fewer places left in the world where the wearer of the jazzy pant can be observed in their natural habitat, but one of those places is the amazing Christian arts festival Greenbelt. The very essence of uncool, favoured only by Christians and jugglers, the traditional jazzy look (epitomised by a quilt of wildly clashing fierce non-primary coloured fabrics, each square of which is also a ghastly pattern of some kind, loosely formed into a vague baggy pant shape with an elasticated waist) has given birth to many variations, pushing ever further into the wilderness, beyond the reach of fashion as we know it. Here are some examples from Greenbelt 08.





















The original jazzy pants.




















Another good example.




















Good bagginess here.




















A good example of the relatively rare ‘made out of curtains’ sub-genre.
Note the jazzy bag.




















Duotone variation. Good work with the length here.




















A modern variation, these jazzy shorts with a violent fabric print
are not for the faint-hearted.




















More jazzy shorts, quieter this time, and retaining the traditional quilted idea.




















Classic.




















The ‘Been at your Ma’s sewing basket’ look.




















A restrained classic pant.




















The full contemporary package, jazzy tights with jazzy wellies.





















Fantastic work with stripes going everywhere. Top to toe jazzy!

3 comments:

gus + suzy said...

Suzy here- More jazzy pant critique please! Hannah says she has looked at this most days since she discovered it and continues to laugh.

meretrician said...

Watch out for more jazzy pant action soon.

Anonymous said...

i laughed too when i just read this! Good job.