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Matt's trousers - wise move or not? Is the half tartan thing cutting it? You decide.
Posted by dan on October 10, 2006 at 11:21 PM in our people | Permalink
Decidedly dodgy if you ask me...
Frankie Roberto |
October 10, 2006 at 11:26 PM
Has he been watching 'The Good Life'? I'm sure there's an episode where Felicity Kendal makes a fetching pair of trews with two odd coloured legs...
October 11, 2006 at 01:15 AM
It's certainly a brave move, although wise...I'm not so sure.
October 11, 2006 at 06:02 AM
I think the trousers are sartorially elegant. (They wash well too). Matt's Mum.
matt's mum |
October 11, 2006 at 08:14 AM
Maybe they have to have different coloured legs so he remembers which way round they go when he gets dressed in the morning.
October 11, 2006 at 09:16 AM
Yes Matthew does have a different taste in clothes to most - wait till he wears the jeans he designed himself!
Helen (Matt's sister!) |
October 11, 2006 at 10:38 AM
I rather like them!
They are unique and show that Matt has a good sense of humour.
October 11, 2006 at 10:51 AM
Matt - this is a fashion faux pas!
Sorry but they are awful
October 11, 2006 at 10:59 AM
Who cares? Matt is handsome ;o)
October 11, 2006 at 12:25 PM
One leg looks remarkebly fatter than the other.
The pattern on the back of the left leg looks like it might be awesome though.
October 11, 2006 at 02:03 PM
October 11, 2006 at 02:13 PM
think you're going to have to show them the back Matthew
matt's mum |
October 11, 2006 at 02:41 PM
I think Matt looks really great. Is he single ?
Caroline Cassino |
October 11, 2006 at 03:02 PM
Oh wow! They have got to be the most fantabulously wonderful pair of trousers I have seen this 'morrow! I love them! :)
October 11, 2006 at 03:08 PM
Hahaha hahah hahaha. The tartan is good very this season but with the mismatched legs it's just a fashion no no.
I'm curious though, where'd he get them from - or did he make them himself!?
October 11, 2006 at 03:43 PM
It's a homemade jaycloth accessory... well done Matt!
October 11, 2006 at 05:49 PM
You see, what everyone seems to be overlooking is the appalling crime of wearing brown shoes with what appear to be grey trousers. It's so wrong. Bless him.
October 11, 2006 at 06:00 PM
Hey, that's right, I completely overlooked those shoes...
You know, the trousers aren't that bad, but leave the brown shoes. Sorry Matt.
You're still cute, though :p
October 11, 2006 at 07:09 PM
The shoes definitely go with the brown check in the tartan - only a visit to Fruit Towers would do it justice.
Funnily enough, my light blue shoes also bring out the blue in the tartan, but wearing them to work would just be silly.
October 11, 2006 at 07:41 PM
October 11, 2006 at 08:24 PM
Matt, are you half Scottish?
October 12, 2006 at 11:49 AM
I live with Matt. That alone is a painful enough fact. What makes it even worse is the fact that the "half 'n' half" trousers are not the only fashion, or indeed appearance, crime of which Matt aka 'BATKO' is guilty. Other crimes include:
Pale blue shoes (already referred to);
White shoes with squiggles and graffiti on them;
Full tartan 'golf' trousers;
Brazen pink shirts (not nice pink but a sort of luminescent highlighter pink);
A massively receding (in fact completely receded) hairlne at age 23.
October 12, 2006 at 12:39 PM
By the way Matt, your mum does have a point...
To state an honest opinion about the trousers I believe you should let us see the back.
I could think of other reasons of course...
October 12, 2006 at 06:48 PM
I'm not sure dan would let me have a regular fashion slot in the innocent news - dan? I could start with the back of those trousers.
The back's not quite as interesting as the front although it is different. Neither of the back legs are fully tartan - which might mean I'm quarter (rather than half) Scottish (I am actually).
I got them from Carnaby Street when Sitxy made men's clothes. It was probably one of the best clothes-purchases I've ever made (I'm sure you agree).
I've never seen that 'good life' episode, but I'm interested to watch it if anyone wants to send it in (along with other gifts?).
October 13, 2006 at 07:14 AM
I am all in favour of more fashion tips a la Matt on the blog. Starting with the back of the trousers and then the rest of the items listed by your housemate. Let’s do it.
dan at innocent |
October 13, 2006 at 07:42 AM
If you're starting a Matt's fashion column could I suggest that he comes and empties his four wardrobes at our house. If you feature a fashion item a day they should keep you going till around, say 2020.
matt's mum |
October 13, 2006 at 08:07 AM
I'm all in favour of quirky clothes.
I myself own a gorgeous pair of purple/pink/red tartan trousers, but unfortunately I can't wear them at work :(
I've had them since my first year in uni (almost 6 years ago) and even my professors thought they were fabulous!
October 13, 2006 at 08:23 AM
Secret Admirer |
October 13, 2006 at 08:53 AM
I can only agree. The world needs more quirky clothes.
I myself have a gorgeous pair of purple/pink/red-ish tartan trousers, bought some 6 years ago at a Miss Sixty Store in Antwerp. I love them, but it's not exactly a subtle pair like Matt's so I definitely can't wear them to work...
I did wear them all through Uni and I remember I got quite a few compliments, even from my professors ;)
October 13, 2006 at 06:23 PM
Are they left handed trousers?
Craig - Matthew's older, wiser brother |
October 13, 2006 at 08:22 PM
October 16, 2006 at 10:08 AM
Is he half Scottish?
October 17, 2006 at 12:21 PM
I agree with Kim-he's very handsome, so who cares about the trousers?!!
Julie P |
October 18, 2006 at 12:54 PM
Mummy wants to know who stabbed the man in the neck with a pencil?
Douglas Marriott age 9 |
October 18, 2006 at 01:05 PM
The left half of his face appears not to match the right either! Is it a whole body thing?
graham jones |
October 18, 2006 at 01:23 PM
Please send matt to the border of England and Scotland, he can then stand with one leg in each country and his trousers will have found their true spiritual home
simon darwell-taylor |
October 18, 2006 at 01:51 PM
love 'em, love 'em. In the netherlands, where I live, you don't find trousers like these. Do they have them in girl-version too?
October 18, 2006 at 03:01 PM
I saw a guy today with one red and one green shoe
October 18, 2006 at 03:30 PM
i did not even notice the trousers due to the unbelievable messy area in the background - some office 5s or "feng shui" may be required to rectify this problem then the pants would stand out loud and proud
October 18, 2006 at 04:52 PM
the man has two pencils in his neck and it looks like they have grass in the offices - or outdoor desks. I think there is someone with no legs sitting on the chair behind too...What kind of place is that [not that there's anything wrong with having no legs]? And do people just stand around all day there looking like news readers?
October 18, 2006 at 05:10 PM
Those trew remind me of the olden days when the Bay City Rollers strutted their funky stuff with seriously suspect platform shoes and tartan bell bottoms, albeit his are slightly more tasteful...
Sonia Bryan |
October 18, 2006 at 05:14 PM
Matthew's trousers seem to have taken over the world - I heard they are doing a special feature on BBC's Breakfast News Tomorrow!
Helen (Matt's sister) |
October 18, 2006 at 06:12 PM
Yeah, I dont really care about the trousers, Matt's hot! Unless you want to make him wear more questionable trousers so you can post more pics?
October 18, 2006 at 06:49 PM
Quick! Call in Trinny and Susannah!
October 18, 2006 at 07:56 PM
I just found Matthew's receipt for his trousers, they were half price. hahahahahahahahaha gettit? And half the other price, mwah ha ha ha hohohohohhahaha see what I did?
October 18, 2006 at 09:49 PM
That man behind him seems to be wearing the same jumper as Matt, now everyone is asking: "Do you think he is wearing the same trousers too?"
October 18, 2006 at 10:12 PM
Love them! You wouldn't want to be the same as everyone else would you!! Could start a new trend
virginia stone |
October 19, 2006 at 01:26 PM
It's to confuse the witnesses isn't it? "The culprit was wearing tartan trousers, Officer" "No, I swear he was wearing...."
October 19, 2006 at 02:52 PM
i think they are brave. it would look cooler if the tartan bit was patches or something...maybe. although i think....just think he can get away with them.
October 21, 2006 at 07:33 PM
you know, the trousers grow on you....
October 22, 2006 at 01:50 PM
I think they're cool!
You should get a matching hat!
October 22, 2006 at 04:09 PM
Looks like the whole office is situated on top of a greengrocers stall with that astroturf carpet malarky. Maybe it's a miniature office full of tiny tiny people – some stabbed with pencils, others with no legs...and wearing odd clothes just for the hell of it.
Trousers?? Oh yes...I like 'em.
October 25, 2006 at 12:52 PM
I'm just amused that the entire office appears to be on a hill ... or the photographer's had one too many smoothies.
And I could never wear those trousers - so all respect to Matt for his fashion bravery :)
October 26, 2006 at 08:54 AM
Oh yes - you can see the skid marks on the grass where he's come to a sudden halt. Won't be too long before the fruit and flowers tumble off the cabinet. Who'd have thought Fruit Towers would be such a minefield - pencils in necks, limbless people and sliding down hills - all to bring us those delicious smoothies. Three cheers for bravery.
October 26, 2006 at 01:20 PM
I bet though that the offices are a structured kind of chaos...
October 26, 2006 at 06:46 PM
Wow, I never thought anyone could look so... um ... well wierd. Nice try matt, better luck next time. They would look good on your teddy (if you have one that is)
October 27, 2006 at 02:40 PM
i think they're buff.
December 20, 2006 at 08:32 PM
just a note... that guy has a plant behind him, not pencils stuck in him! If you click on the picture you can see closer. Oh, and matt, is the grey half girls trousers?
December 31, 2006 at 09:32 AM
woah they are rancid trousers
April 25, 2007 at 04:40 PM
i don't think he'd win any fashion prizes ;-)
April 25, 2007 at 05:43 PM
Are they not obviously to distract attention away from his cardigan?
July 04, 2007 at 04:07 PM
Im definatly not liking them
July 04, 2007 at 04:49 PM
I rather like the trousers but more interestingly , dare I say, what does he look like without them!?
I am at an age where I feel able to make such a comment without apologising... but sorry for any offence.
July 04, 2007 at 10:42 PM
Matt's so gorgeous who notices the trousers!!! Wish I could get there to see them in the flesh
July 04, 2007 at 10:44 PM
I have to say i quite like them! slightly quirky, tongue-in-cheek fashion....its new but i'm liking it! where are they from or if you have made them then would you whip me up a pair!?! much love, rosie, 15, hereford xxx
July 04, 2007 at 11:23 PM
Epic :) I'm all in favour of originality in fashion, hence these:
July 05, 2007 at 02:38 AM
I like this mans obscene taste in trousers and if he ever wants to pick me out a pair of very-non-skinnny-legg lellow (yellow for the slightly more normal (i hate that word, but its not because i cant spell it for a change) person)jeans he would be very welcome to.
i have just listened to the epstein james soper song and its brillant so i am going to go crazy over it for the next week, or maybe even two, just maybe though
July 07, 2007 at 07:37 PM
wow i didnt actually realise the legs were odd
WOW THEY ROCK!
i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want them i want thtem i want them i want them ect..
love y'all slightly less than matt's crazy pantalons
lolly mcdolly (again)
July 07, 2007 at 07:41 PM
oooh aye, are those home made?
July 11, 2007 at 04:01 PM
Oh dear, they are truly terrible trousers. He should pay someone to take them away from him...
January 16, 2008 at 02:42 PM
Gosh, I want those trousers! You can always trust a man in tartan trousers!
January 16, 2008 at 03:35 PM
Haha, such a debate over semi-tartan trousers!
What a kerfuffle, what a to-do!
I like them, tbh.
January 16, 2008 at 08:51 PM
wow i love these trousers and the number of comments kept me happily occupied last night when i was supposed to be revising for my chemistry retake today which i just failed: i blame matts trousers.... lol
they are very cool tho...matt should teach my lil brother how to dress
January 17, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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