In my last post where I reviewed the 2nd order of Chinese disco pants I received, I feel that I did not emphasize that I really like the pants despite the sizing issues. I mean, where else can you find pants like these for $9 or $10? And these are pretty versatile. If you’re into leggings you can wear them as such. Guys who are spending $40, $50 or more to get leggings for men called ‘meggings’ would find these perfectly suitable. Why spend so much when these will do the job? Sure, you may have to place a few orders to get the sizing right but at these prices, so what? As a reader of this blog has told me, he received a few pairs which didn’t fit quite right or which were sent in error. He sold them on ebay and broke even or even made a little profit!
If you want to make shorts out of these pants you will have some very nice, comfortable shorts for hot weather. Maybe you want to use them as exercise apparel. That will work, too. They’re very stretchy. Or perhaps you’re a musician and you want to use them as stage gear. Well, put on your Converse or some boots and you’ve got the perfect look. And they make for some great sleepwear as I have been using my larger, looser pairs for this purpose.
I keep thinking back to those girls’ lycra pants that a local discount store named Venture sold back in the 80’s:
These pants cost $7.99-9.99 at THAT time. And these were basic leggings/tights with no button, zipper or pockets. Nearly 30 years later and you can get actual disco pants for about the same price, and even less if you adjust for inflation! It is just so worth it.
I remember when I saw this ad in the Venture paper all those years ago. I was mesmerized. I wanted to get me some of those pants! Venture had become my new most favorite store. But this wasn’t the first time I had seen such pants in their ads. A few weeks earlier I had seen in their paper girls wearing hot pink pants and black pants. A week after that another photo of girls wearing hot pink ones and black ones. However, as I wrote before, I never saw these pants at the actual Venture store I frequented. Not having a little sister meant you didn’t go to the girls’ section of the store.
Anyway, my point is that these Chinese disco pants are super affordable. Let’s face it–American Apparel disco pants are most likely not coming back. And while many claim disco pants are dead and will only follow fickle fashion trends, there are others out there who still want to keep wearing them or try them for the first time. If you’re not sure you will like disco pants why not get a $10 pair of these and try it out? Of course the quality is inferior to the ones from AA. But most people don’t want to or cannot spend $85 on a pair of what reductionists might call nothing more than a pair of shiny leggings, which we all know is incorrect anyway. Not that you even could take $85 anymore and buy a pair of them. You can try to find a brand new unworn pair on ebay and pay over $100 for them, or settle for a pre-worn, underdescribed pair which may arrive with disappointing surprises. Or shop on Aliexpress and get one, two, five or eight pairs without breaking the bank.
The only strange thing I have to report is that the first 2 sellers I purchased these pants from recently now no longer sell them. First seller, a bit weird but nothing to write home about. Second seller, starting to raise eyebrows. I seriously doubt I purchased the last items they had in stock. Maybe they know something’s up. I still have my 3rd order to recieve and the black pair from my 2nd order. Plus there are plenty of other sellers offering disco pants on Aliexpress. The ones I have purchased from happen to be the ones selling the for the lowest prices. There are others selling them for as much as $20-25 which is still a bargain. I don’t know if they are the exact same pants though. Might be better quality, might not.
Here is a link to the most recent seller I purchased from: AliExpress Disco Pants
From this seller I ordered black, navy blue, white, champagne (gold) & royal blue. All size XL. These are all so inexpensive it would be wise to stock up on them, especially since some of these sellers are no longer offering them.