As you may or may not know (depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog), my wardrobe consists mainly of true vintage garments from the 1930s-1950s, and a very few contemporary designers who are heavily inspired by the glorious fashions of the past; Vivienne Westwood with her fantastic wide-leg trousers along with Victorian-inspired jackets, as well as Wheels and Dollbaby with (in my modest opinion) the best pencil skirts and cardigans in the world (you can read about the brand here).
Truth be told, when I’m in desperate need of a particular garment (which happens to be always), be it a coat, a dress or a skirt-suit, I always start my search on Etsy (you can read about the best vintage shops on Etsy here) as well as Instagram and when I can’t find what I’m looking for amongst my favourite vintage sellers, I then move on to contemporary designers.
To my consternation, however, one particular piece of vintage garment from the 1940s has thus far eluded me, in the right size and colour, it is a pair of slacks, which I’m particularly fond of wearing on cold winter days.
Despite this, my lack of true vintage slack shopping success, she says wiping a tear from the corner of her eye, I stand by the motto, never give up until you’re dead! For the time being, however, I would like to take the time to focus your attention on… Vintage-inspired slacks and how to wear them!
Now, when it comes to finding inspiration for both; casual and elegant ways of wearing slacks there is but one name which springs to mind and that is Katharine Hepburn. The beautiful and unconventional movie star, who preferred wearing slacks with loafers over ball-gowns, made the very masculine look incredibly chic and dare I say, sexy.
Slacks loving Katharine Hepburn – ” I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.”
My Katharine Hepburn inspired looks!
EMMY DESIGN – Vintage reproduction slacks
In my search for the perfect vintage-inspired slacks I came across Emmy Design, a Swedish womenswear brand favoured amongst many true vintage aficionados, who like myself are not afraid to mix vintage fashion with the inspired by in this case the 1930s-1960s. I don’t think I’ve ever seen vintage-inspired slacks so beautifully made and in such a variety of colours, sizes, perfect for autumn and beyond. My only complaint would be, that they sell so unbelievably fast, especially the smaller sizes, that you don’t have much time to choose and Emmy and Lisa Nilsson, the sisters behind the brand do spoil you for choice!
Without further ado, I present you with the perfect vintage-inspired slacks from Emmy and a few ideas of how to wear them!
Photos courtesy of Emmy Design.