From South Ken to Shoreditch, from Jermyn Street to Mare Street – these days anyone that’s anyone is wearing red trousers.

If you want your leg-coverings to let the world know that you’ve got a few quid and don’t care who knows it, or that you have some big ideas about what’s on at the ICA right now - or simply that you are completely insane (but in a mainly non-stabby way) - then you’d better get your wife or girlfriend to take those jeans and chinos down to the charity shop post-haste!

Because there’s only one type of trousers you’ll be wanting to wear, and that’s RED TROUSERS. In fact - if you can’t wear red trousers you’d be better off wearing NO TROUSERS AT ALL. That’s what I say.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Red Baron

You're only as old as the scooter you ride...  And are those red/pink-tinted spectacles?

The Bell, City of London

Well done to Anton for getting this fellow to pose for a snap! Pleasing to hear it was apparently the third time he'd been asked that day.

Family beachwear


Funeral trousers

Perhaps this was in the spirit of "celebrating the life" and all that, but still...

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Drinking trousers

Thank you to Simon H for this one. I haven't been told precisely what happened next, but I think we can make an educated guess.

Sir George Young Bt MP

Boycie from Only Fools and Horses!

Many thanks to Mary for this one - who assures me this really is the actor John Challis. (A quick google image search confirms this.)

Bristol Chopper

Amsterdam cravat man

The book is Spaanse Vrouwen, Bewolkte Luchten (Spanish Women, Cloudy Skies) by Martin Gaite, in case anyone was wondering.

Battersea Park (South Chelsea)

Another wine guy

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Apparently the multicoloured deck shoes are monogrammed.

Red-trousered punt

( see, it's only one letter different from "red-trousered cunt")

The King of Sweden

An actual King! You don't get posher than that.

Talking of royalty, surely Princes William and Harry like to get the RTs out from time to time? Please everyone keep their cameras at the ready...

"Wouldn't go in there for a bit if I were you..."

Andy Goode

Andy Goode (on the right) is a professional rugby player. This was taken at Cheltenham where (see below) RTs are very much the thing.


Owen Danter is a former Tory activist, currently serving a 21 month prison sentence for stealing more than £100K from old ladies while working as a bank manager.

You'd never think it to look at him.

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Either the upper tiers are finally feeling the squeeze, or the plebs are developing a taste for red trousers.

Or this bloke simply took a wrong turn on Oxford Street.

Or perhaps he's one of those junkies who dresses up all posh to go thieving? Who knows.

Cheltenham Festival (of red trousers)

Many many thanks to Matt for this wonderful collection of RTs at this year's Cheltenham Festival.

An Actual Prince

Well, a German Prince. But still.

(If you know this trio, please confirm or deny)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Chelsea Waitrose

Nice purple/red his-n-hers Battenberg cake effect. Even the wines on the top shelf are playing along.

Tall Skinny (Cappu)chinos!


See, this guy is definitely not posh: shaved bald head, ghoti beard, button cuffs, weird little silver bits on his shoes... no, no, no: definitely not posh. But he's no sort of hipster either. Nor, to be fair, does he look like a lunatic. So why is he wearing RTs? Because, ladies and gentlemen, he's "kind of a big deal".

Jasper Jones

Jasper is the landowner from the children's TV programme "Little Red Tractor". His is the Big Blue tractor we can see in the background there - which, one can safely assume, gets bested in each episode by the eponymous little red tractor owned by someone who doesn't wear red trousers and isn't described by Wikipedia as "materialistic and smug". Isn't kids TV great?

(Thank you to Andy S. for this spot.)

Notting hill gate

Not spectacular of course, but the white shoes are something. A beautiful and haunting sort of picture. What does his face look like? Does he even have a face? We'll never know.


Isn't that what chavs drink?

Stairs RT

Perhaps it was deliberate, but I've never seen anyone dressed like a staircase before, so I thought I'd post it.