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stacks of slacks

This post is for every man out there who had to wear a suit, or the button-down shirt and strides in yesterday’s searing heat. Do excuse my ignorance chaps – I know the difference between a gown and a frock, but have no idea about what differentiates trousers from strides, from slacks, from pants…Could someone write in and let me know?

I dimly recall Elvis Costello singing about “stylish slacks to suit your pocket” somewhere in Sunday Best, which is a nice segue into these:


Self-Supporting trousers – all the rage in 1951, when Your Garden ran this full-page delight. And how about a shameless pair of Beatlemania adverts? Remember, men wear slacks…smart men wear Bracks! Or at least they did in 1964.



Why not visit Pat ‘n’ Patti’s Slacks, Snacks & Knick Knack Shack ? How can you resist, with a name like that…Another spot well worth your time is OEDILF, which is a neat-o dictionary in limeric form. What caught my eye was this submission, by Rollerdisco

We met casually (that is, by chance)
And I gave you a casual glance
You did not seem to care,
With your casual air,
As you straightened your casual pants.

Tips of the hat going out to Gizoisbug, the only one I know who is man enough to try on shirts in a shop window, and Mr. K, who has recently launched his swanky new site. It’s called Pants In Motion.


About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

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