Thanks UC, much appreciated!
It was threwn together at the last minute
Ha. Well, you can think that, but 1. not a skirt, they were a kind of trouser; and 2. I'm in Japan and while uncommon, things like that are not completely weird here and draw on traditional patterns; 3. light hakama pants and other types of loose pants like that are amongst a very limited range of clothing you can wear if you want to be comfortable in 35+ degrees C and 70%+ humidity as it has been in Tokyo this summer - I've also worn a yukata quite regularly (I guess that would be a dress to you...) - and I wore neither in a work environment; and 4. I wasn't posting in CM because they wouldn't belong here and I am making no claims that they do. If I'd posted them here with a jacket and tie, you'd have a valid point - context is quite important.
I've already said that I got the same kind of response to wearing too casual moleskins with a smarter jacket - a fit I did actually post here - and those responses were right. And that's why I made the point I did to Kappelan. I apologise (to Kappelan) if it came across as too strong or rude, that really wasn't my intention.
And I apologise for calling your moleskins "hobo pants". But I have to agree that for me, cargos and a jacket are beyond the pale. Derek is a former offender in this regard too, although shockingly tasteful of late I've noticed.
I love your mad windowpanes by the way. The tie frightens me, but I'm sure you carry it right.
No, you were right. They were old workwear-influenced trousers. I tried to get away with them, and you spotted the fact that they didn't work. I'll certainly still wear them with other things but never again like that.
Air circulation... enough said.