Friday, July 2, 2010

"Go to Hell" pants

A few of you asked about this term that I used in my last Magic Sparklies post.  I didn't realize that it's not a common term in all parts of the country.  Here is a great article on the term, here is another one.  Essentially, it's when men where obnoxiously loud Lilly P, critter emblazened, or 4 panel type pants and pull them off effortlessly.  A few examples below:

I think they can also be known as party pants in some circles.  What is essential to know about these pants is that they should be worn with understated button downs, ties, blazers, and boat shoes.  The pants make enough of a statement, so you do not need to do much else. 

You can also have GTH blazers (for the even more daring!)

These probably shouldn't be worn until you are at least 50 and own two companies.  Oh, and should only be worn at the cottage or at your Christmas cocktail party (if it's your winter one).


  1. I would love to see my brother's face if I brought home a guy wearing those Lilly P pink and green pants...hahaha

  2. I love the Lilly pants, just for the statement/kicks of it. Love it!

  3. Totally have not heard a "Go to hell" reference in a long time! haha
    Guess that means I've been in The South too long. (glad to be headed North at the end of the month though) Been meaning to tell you - my family's originally from Grand Rapids. I've never been there but have lots of stories about GR and Ottawa Beach from way back in the day.
    Hope y'all are doing well. Happy 4th!

  4. We're going to an event tonight where I'm sure I'll see plenty of GTH pants. I've tried to get Hubby to partake, but his response? A nicer version of GTH.

  5. OMG ... I have never heard this terminology and I think these pants are majorly fug. But they are hilarious, that's for sure!


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