The other day Bossy was walking along the High Line minding her own business, where minding her own business equals Bossy was minding everyone else’s business.
That’s when Bossy spied the cutest pants that ever lived. Also? They were on Christy Turlington:
A color that was really a non-color, the pants maybe featured something neat in the front, like stitching or flat pockets or some other interest, and they had zippers up the sides of the lower leg:
So Bossy went online looking for these pants, the cutest to ever live:
Got any ideas, council?
Groovymarlin saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm
I think Christy sometimes hangs out over on community.dooce.com. Maybe you could just ask her?
Kirsten saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm
I’m going to go with Banana Republic – thin wale cords. probably a season or two ago. Except now that I am staring I notice the two seams behind the leg – which means – probably not – BR doesn’t get all fancy like that.
I’m guessing though that you would likely die for a shop I passed by on Broadway the other day that had such KILLER clothes like this – I am dieting strictly on the adrenaline drive of NEEDING to own something from that store – and I’m about 20lbs over what they cater to (on a good day lol)…. all saints? I had never heard of it before. UK store. But killer stuff. the stuff supermodels would wear on their days off for sure. lol.
WebSavvyMom saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm
–>Have Dooce ask her. They’re BFF’s just like you and Dooce.
monstergirlee saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Those seams at the top of calf and above the knee are very distinctive. No ideas so far, but I like the first pair you posted.
Yo-yo Mama saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I thought they might be a pair of AGs and while a couple were close, they weren’t what Christy had on.
If you got that close to her, why didn’t you ask her? I never would have figured you to be a shy girl.
Jami saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Knowing Christy like I do, she probably had them custom made. Just go with the closest ones off the rack. Or you could check Goodwill. I get a lot of my best stuff there.
bossy's friend amy saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm
my guess is she got them there pants from some modeling gig back in 1982 when it was fashionable to have zippers on your pants – and dear god – please tell me we are not going back to those pants. next it will be leg warmers.
Suzi saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Those pants are all really tight. How does one sit down? Or does one just hang around on the street waiting for Bossy and her camera?
Scottsdale Girl saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm
Good lord I just want to look like THAT in PANTS.
KathyB saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm
To these half blind eyes they just look like some kind of active wear.
Alexandra saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm
You don’t want these , Bossy..you THINK you want these..but you don’t.
You need the blood to circulate so you don’t pass out.
Golden saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 6:29 pm
from the back, they kind of look like these from Athleta, but these have trim cargo pockets. They have the seam across the back of the calf though. http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=46800&vid=1&pid=861885
Olivia saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm
Olivia thinks that Bossy could probably rock any pants she wanted to wear but she is not impressed by these pants. Olivia suggests Value Village . . . or Salvation Army . . . is that SERIOUSLY Christy Turlington? That’s either scary or reassuring, depending on your point of view.
Kim/Doodles saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm
Dear Ms Stalker of the Pants,
Isn’t this called Highland Park?
I was just there (9/10) and my trusty tour guide of a husband called it Highland Park.
High Line(s) were something we saw in Greenich Village-I think.
Robin saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Ask Dooce to ask Christy.
Zak saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm
I second what Golden said. Totally Athleta.
And I’m going to steal her entire look but with Converse.
GrandeMocha saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm
Is she on Twitter?
BossysMom saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Who the hell is Cristie Turlington?
BossysMom saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm
Just googled her. She is actually very cute for a super model.
Aunt Snow (g) saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm
Loves me the High Line – what a brilliant idea. Of course, in 1977 when I was riding my bike on its decrepit ruins, commuting from SoHo to Hell’s Kitchen for work, it was a little less attractive.
Love her pants, but, really, are skinny pants suitable for ANYONE? Really?
CS saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 12:24 am
I feel like those pants aren’t doing Christy any favors. Whoorl had some nice jeans (in colors) for fall; maybe those would flatter Christy (and Bossy and the council) more.
Local LIT saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 7:58 am
No comment on the pants but just had to say I, too, love the High Line.
bossy's friend martha saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 8:52 am
I thought they looked like JCrew and found these which are close. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/pants/corduroy/PRDOVR~50090/50090.jsp
Unsurprisingly called the “toothpick cord”.
joeinvegas saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 10:53 am
It wasn’t just the pants, but also the contents of the pants that made them look good.
Doug Richardson saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 11:48 am
Echo that one.
Dawn in DC saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Thanks Bossy’s Mom! I couldn’t even concentrate on the pants because I didn’t know who Christie Turlington is. So, now I know.
No clue on the pants. I’m a Lee comfort waist band kind of a girl. .
kathy saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Zippers on the legs? Don’t tell me they’re back! Gah!
heidig saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm
I second Aunt Snow (#20). NOBODY looks good in skinny pants because if you’re rail thin, you look like you need a sandwich. And if you have any sort of meat on your bones, you look chubby and ridiculous. You just can’t win.
Amber Star saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
I’ll stick with what I have if I can find them. After a summer of numerous days of 1,000 degrees all garments with long pants have been stored somewhere in this house. Time for me to try to find them. We had a cool front last night and soon I’ll need the jeans.
Craftwhack saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm
‘Pants’ seems like a really weird word now that I’ve read it over and over again in all these comments. I love those pants, too, and the cute shoes, too. pants pants pants
Crewel2bKind saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Just got this catalog today. I’d say they are Athleta’s Bettona Jegging: http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=46800&vid=1&pid=818620. The pocket shape and seams on the mid-thigh and upper calf, along with the fit and color, make me think that’s it.
The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful saysOctober 1, 2011 at 2:00 am
I love your dogged persistence, your insatiable fortitude in tracking those freakin’ pants down and your covert ops on Turnlington who should be fatter by now. Why isn’t she fatter?
I was at Santa Monica beach in L.A. yesterday with my daughters who were off for Rosh Hashana and the only person of note I saw was a naked man. And he was fat with a very small penis.
Also — how do you write on your photos? I would love to know.
elz saysOctober 1, 2011 at 9:39 am
I say pshaw to Christy. Those pants will look awesome-er on BOSSY!
Allegra saysOctober 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm
The pants are tight enough to reveal what looks like weird knee braces on each leg. What’s up with that. You can make out the edge of the bands on the left leg, and get a hint on the right. Also, person in white shirt opposite Christie seems to be wearing something similar, but longer.
Jamie saysOctober 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm
I don’t know about the manufacturer but she did seem to disappear standing by that little tree. Her legs are teensy. So by inference, I guess Bossy’s legs are teensy. The pants are v. cute. Good luck with your search. With my muscle bound rear and legs – those pants won’t make it past my calf.
S saysOctober 3, 2011 at 7:02 am
Try Free People.
OldDogNewTits saysOctober 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Okay, now you’re making me lament the fact that I didn’t ask Renee Zellweger where she got her sunglasses when I bumped into her (literally … playing the spaz card here) at the airport. Coward.
Ellen saysOctober 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm
Bossy’s mom cracks me up.
Melanie Reno saysOctober 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm
“A color that was really a non-color” – genius! I have been wanting brown-ish pants too!! Casual, but still a more ‘pulled together look’ than your basic jean… =>
Junebug saysOctober 7, 2011 at 12:43 am
That’s just it. Girls who are thin can wear these jegging pants and look good doing it. When you come to think of it, girls who are thin can wear anything and look good! That’s why when I see clothes at the store on hangers they look great until I put my body in them. If you’re really thin, the clothes still look they did on the hanger!
Heather saysOctober 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm
They might be from her own clothing line, Nuala. I’ve tried to find Nuala clothes online though and they are few and far between so not sure where you could look. I say ask her directly especially since you have the stalkerazzi photo you can show her in order to make sure she doesn’t accidentally steer you towards some other lame pants.