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Lo. Ri. Der. Ride a Little Lower | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Lo. Ri. Der. Ride a Little Lower

Manolo says, behold, the final stage of evolution for the low rise jeans.

P.S. For the male version look at this from the Manolo for the Men.

38 Responses to “Lo. Ri. Der. Ride a Little Lower”

  1. CrankyBiscuit June 30, 2005 at 1:57 am #

    Regardless of body type, I don’t want to see this on anyone, ever.

  2. karla June 30, 2005 at 2:27 am #

    Ew. Ew. Ew. EW!!!!!

  3. Robert D. June 30, 2005 at 7:31 am #

    How do they stay up? Are they attached to the panties?

  4. Robert D. June 30, 2005 at 7:37 am #

    I’m sorry for the double post, I wasn’t done.

    Seriously, I’m just in awe at these jeans. I see the zipper on the side, but her hips surely aren’t enough to keep those up. Do they use glue? My mind is truly boggled while my senses are disgusted. It is truly like looking at a gruesome carwreck.

  5. The Scarlett June 30, 2005 at 8:07 am #

    Why is this necessary? Is this supposed to be some strange pant/bikini hybrid … a pantkini?

  6. Lauren June 30, 2005 at 8:19 am #

    I feel sorry for this model.

  7. deja pseu June 30, 2005 at 8:40 am #

    Streetwalker fashion. How un-novel.

  8. Omnibus Driver June 30, 2005 at 8:53 am #

    Why bother? The jeans are clearly superflous at this point!

  9. final fashion June 30, 2005 at 9:04 am #

    Not new. (But what is new in fashion?)

    Alexander McQueen did the “bumster” pant in his 1995 Highland Rape Collection, a pant cut so low it exposed the entire buttocks. I seem to recall it was done in a purple latex-type material for the show but couldn’t find any pictures on the internet (1995 being about a zillion years ago).

    I think the pant, which bought McQueen headlines at the time, was making a point about the limits of fashion – styles exaggerate until they can be exaggerated no more, and then abruptly reverse to the opposite idea (cultural lag willing). I call it evolution/revolution theory.

    Alas, ten years later this type of pant is no longer worth headlines. Where’s my fashion revolution?

  10. Ellen June 30, 2005 at 9:07 am #

    Why bother to wear jeans or pants at all? And she has plenty of room on her torso for her price list.

  11. Juvy June 30, 2005 at 9:40 am #

    Final fashion–

    There’s a small picture of the McQueen bumster in July’s Vogue.

  12. Erratic Prophet June 30, 2005 at 9:54 am #

    I’m shocked that they bothered with the bikini..

  13. Kourtney June 30, 2005 at 10:38 am #

    Well, perhaps given that I’m from Calgary (and Stampede is drawing nigh), I’m excessively western focused. I look at this & see modernized chaps, more or less. Really – the effect isn’t that different, although with chaps, you get to have fringe, too, usually. And cowboy boots.

  14. Tia Nieve June 30, 2005 at 10:56 am #

    The Tia Nieve believes her plumber wears the pants of the Dolce and Gabbana I see at the Manolo for Men site. There can be no other explanation for his display.

  15. Wiser June 30, 2005 at 11:25 am #

    If I see one more butt-crack I am seriously going to commit a social faux pas. The refined among us dress for fashion and fun without showing ANY REAR CLEAVAGE. This trend has to be stopped, we must rise up (no pun intended) and shame these people into wearing proper fitting pants!

  16. Kevin June 30, 2005 at 11:35 am #

    I agree with Kourtney, my first impression was chaps.

    But I’m curious how she keeps them up? glue?

  17. Penny June 30, 2005 at 11:42 am #

    “I look at this & see modernized chaps, more or less. Really – the effect isn’t that different, although with chaps, you get to have fringe, too, usually. And cowboy boots. ”

    That’s exactly what I thought. She’s not a exhibitionist, she’s just got some calves to rope.

  18. JoeB June 30, 2005 at 12:40 pm #

    Great, now I get to see fat teenagers all over the country wearing this crap.

    Since we can’t see the model’s left hand, I guess she’s using it to hold them up.

    For the Love of God, people, MAKE THEM STOP!

  19. lucia June 30, 2005 at 12:45 pm #

    Clearly, this is denim beachwear at its finest. Note the leg coverings to prevent further tanning/burning/UVA exposure. As far as bikinis go, it’s fairly modest.

  20. desertwind June 30, 2005 at 1:17 pm #

    Take a little trip, indeed.

  21. Mimi June 30, 2005 at 1:42 pm #

    From the Manolo’s hilarious headline to the deserwind’s also hilarious response, and everything all of you have said in-between, it is taking all the Mimi has to not fall out her chair, she is laughing so hard. Thanks to everyone for brightening up my day with your so funny–because they’re so appropos–comments!

  22. JayKay June 30, 2005 at 5:25 pm #

    JoeB Says:
    “Great, now I get to see fat teenagers all over the country wearing this crap. ”

    This made me laugh out loud. Perhaps the youngins will pair these um, jeans? with the equally HEINOUS Uggs…tres barfique!

  23. Extraneus June 30, 2005 at 7:43 pm #

    Sorry, people, but the crotch is still covered, and that’s the basic difference between these and chaps. (Not that I think the look will become more than a silly model’s pic!)

  24. O June 30, 2005 at 8:48 pm #

    Am I the only one who finds this attractive? If you’ve got the body for it, or a borderline-body for it (work those inner thighs, girls!), for god’s sake, flaunt it.

  25. Anonymous June 30, 2005 at 9:00 pm #

    i don’t think anyone could successfully flaunt anything sprawling and waddling around trying to keep their (semi)pants up. that’s why she’s standing like this, i think. she brings her leg back in and the chap thingies fall off.

  26. Trashy and Classy July 1, 2005 at 12:47 am #

    Thank you JayKay for saying that Uggs are hideous, but this, this is a thing not horrendous or a monstrosity or any other negative adjective, it is a humorous look at how not wearing anything is now being flaunted as fashion-foward, it seems hemlines are slowly plunging deeper into the abyss of nakedness. And also no self respecting fat girl, for I am one of the nicely plump, would be caught dead in this hilarious rendition of fashion forward chaps, actually no self respecting female would be caught in this. It only bothers me that the parents of my fellow peers allow their children to wear things that are not this bad but come pretty damn close. I see about as much ass at the mall as I would a strip club, and to think I have these opinions and I am still in high school.

  27. ZiPpo July 1, 2005 at 7:28 am #


  28. VeddyVeddyBadMan July 1, 2005 at 9:44 am #

    I’m SURE the designer meant this as a joke. Right? Right?! There’s no way a self-respecting designer would actually put this out there intending for it to be taken seriously.

  29. McSarah July 1, 2005 at 12:39 pm #

    O, count me in… While completely impractical for the acutal wearing in the mall of the shopping or the store of the grocieries, I think she looks pretty darn cute in a crazy sort of way. If I was a model of the stick thin variety I think I would look smashing in this at the fabulous party of the George Cloony or the Brad Pitt.

    Oh, and dearest Manolo I hope that you will not forsake those of us who have to work on this pre holiday Friday… I need a dose of fashion to get me through this day!!

  30. pdotfu July 1, 2005 at 4:06 pm #

    Let us not be naive! This outfit is a work of fabric/design art. Its improbability is its very reason. No one is expected to wear it to the dentist. As a designer of some humble sort myself, I am impressed with its construction and so on.

  31. Leith July 1, 2005 at 4:35 pm #

    “All my friends know the lowrider.”

  32. Anonymous July 1, 2005 at 5:56 pm #

    —> “All my friends know the lowrider.”

    ::cracks up:: priceless! the quotation, anyhow. there are so many variations on two-for-one, half-off, new low price that could come in here i’m not sure where to start.

  33. Tinuviel July 1, 2005 at 6:52 pm #

    McSarah, nice to know it’s not just me compulsively clicking in search of a workday fashion/wit fix. Alas, The Manolo appears to be on The Vacation. Perhaps upon his return we shall be regaled with tales of The Beach, The Barbecue, The Meat Products, and perhaps even The Illegal Incendiary Devices…

  34. mondomor July 3, 2005 at 1:04 pm #

    Maybe it’s just the catwalk packaging for an otherwise mundane denim bikini? Having said that, I live in Hong Kong and fully expect to see this creation, chaps ‘n all, strutting around the Grand Hyatt poolside. You could sell pet rocks as earrings in this town.

  35. Esther July 5, 2005 at 2:45 pm #

    Y’know, if I have to see your ass, could you at least buy me dinner at first?

  36. fashion addict July 5, 2005 at 11:03 pm #

    Can’t wait to see this on Paris Hilton.

  37. slim999 July 10, 2005 at 10:00 am #

    The Manolo, he could not be more wrong.

    For the inevitible conclusion of this fashion nightmare, it is ….

    … the chaps!

  38. Rijoso August 28, 2005 at 7:25 am #

    Female plumbers crack forever