Thanks to the Kanye West/Jimmy Kimmel feud, leather jogging pants have been in the press a lot lately.
Kanye, aka Yezzy, aka genius, aka god, claims he invented leather jogging pants when he took the idea to Fendi six years ago, which they apparently rejected; since then, however, they have appeared on the runways of Fendi, Alexander Wang, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Isabel Marant, Michael Kors and many more.
The leather jogging pant may sound impractical, as pointed out by Jimmy Kimmel, but no one is using these pants for physical activities.
They are seen more as a sporty and comfortable alternative from jeans or leggings, and often come in the form of a hybrid of sweatpants and harem pants.
With its slouchy, relaxed fit and tapered leg they can be dressed up with a sexy pair of heels or booties, or dressed down with sneakers.
Celebs such as Rihanna, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Kanye himself, plus many of the trendiest ladies from the fashion pack, including Christine Centenera and Joanna Hillman, have been spotted wearing them.
Yay or nay on Kanye’s invention of the leather jogging pants?
Pinko Leather Jogging Pants – farfetch.com US and farfetch.com
Elizabeth and James Kacey Leather Jogging Pants – Matches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK
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