Let me say, before I go any further, that I am not in favor of leggings as pants. I just want to make that very clear.
If you’re going to wear leggings as pants – and I’m not suggesting you should; in fact, I strongly advise against it. But if you were, all I’m saying is, they’d better damn well fit.
I mean, come on, Banana Republic. What is this? They look like a horrible legging/sweat pant fusion (sweggings?). The bunching around the ankles and the lack of fit is pure sweatpants, but the fabric is dry clean only – how delightfully impractical.
What really gets me is how bad it fits the model – you know, the human hanger that a company hires to make clothes look really, really good. These leggings are in clear violation of The Mannequin Rule, and it is by no means the fault of the human hanger. I don’t know how these could fit anyone properly, given the way it pulls across the front but gets baggy through the thights.
Unless, of course, this is how they’re supposed to fit. If that’s the case, then I’m having one of those old person moments where I want to shake my head and talk about how I don’t understand kids these days, with their Walkermans and their rock and roll.
Then again, given that Banana Republic is owned by EpicFail Inc, I’m going to guess that this is just another case of their patented Crappy Fit Technology®.
I have to say, they’re really refining their technique. It takes a lot of skill to cut these leggings to be fitted through the seat but spacious in the back of the thigh. Then again, these are from their high-end line, so I guess that kind of quality craftsmanship should be expected.