Starry starry fashion

By Phil Plait | September 11, 2009 2:00 pm
Astronomy leggings

Everyone knows scientists are typically at the tippiest top of haute chic. That’s why this slideshow of astronomy-inspired fashion is long overdue. Surprisingly, I like a lot of the clothes shown, and I love the second one in the lineup.

The leggings, though, I can do without. They’re, um, not precisely my style.

Tip o’ the coiffeur to Jim Kakalios. Yeah, that Jim Kakalios.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Humor

Comments (25)

  1. Molly

    I think very few people could pull off those leggings, figuratively and literally. Love the idea though!

  2. IVAN3MAN AT LARGE

    Unsolved problem in physics: How do 300 lb fat-ass women manage to squeeze themselves into a pair of leggings?

  3. dusty59

    why can I always pick out the most expensive one to like?
    $1,170?!
    That’s why I don’t go shopping– but it does look great on her :)

  4. Don’t those shoes hurt when you wear them, Phil?

  5. NewEnglandBob

    Phil has skinny legs :)

  6. Come on, Phil.. You’d look GREAT in those leggings…

  7. “Look at the pretties!!!”

  8. Brian Schlosser

    “Universe man, Universe man, size of the entire universe man…”

  9. llewelly

    The leggings, though, I can do without. They’re, um, not precisely my style.

    You gotta be kidding. Doncha think they’d show off your telescope handsomely?

  10. InspectorMan

    Don’t mind me, I was just admiring your globular clusters!

  11. Andreas

    Turn around so we can see if there is a black hole in there somewhere

  12. BlondeReb3

    I think you should wear those when they take the photo for your next book. ;-)

  13. Don’t lie, Phil… I’d recognize those legs anywhere! And your shoes are to absolutely die for!

  14. Pfffft! All of those clothing designers are hereafter officially banned from my Moon Base and Spa.

    Narry a go-go boot among them.

  15. I would pay good money to see a pic of Phil wearing those leggings. :) He could be, like, a superhero!

  16. I hate to say it but those look like something an astrologer, not an astronomer, would wear.

  17. Charles J. Slavis, Jr.

    I always liked my galaxy shirt with the arrow showing “You are here!” Phil, I love your shoes! You are almost in orbit when you put them on.

  18. Charles J. Slavis, Jr.

    Are those bracelets or hand cuffs?

  19. Adrian Lopez

    I wanted to comment on those leggings, but all I can think of saying is… no. Just plain no.

  20. Dave H

    2. IVAN3MAN AT LARGE Says:
    “Unsolved problem in physics: How do 300 lb fat-ass women manage to squeeze themselves into a pair of leggings?”

    Not only is space-time warped, its stretched all out of shape!

  21. Jeremy Henderson

    “I would pay good money to see a pic of Phil wearing those leggings. :) He could be, like, a superhero!”

    You’d have to, did you see the prices?

  22. Flying sardines

    Hey, I’d wear ‘em. I wouldn’t look good but that’d be more my fault than theirs! ;-)

    Better yet, I’d like to see & be going out with someone shapely and sexy who does look good in these wearing them … ;-)

  23. Renshia

    Risto silk galaxy pants, $684
    Peter Pilotto Air dress, $1,170

    Oh my god!!!! you have got to be kidding. I just don’t get it. Who in there right mind would pay 684.00 or 1170.00 for a piece of cloth. Sure they look okay, but 1170.00 for a dress not a chance in hell.

  24. Freya

    Wow, those are quite some hefty price tags! However, if cost were no issue, I could be persuaded to wear most of those (maybe not the leggings, though, I’ve got the shape but not the style required for them) and I’d LOVE to wear the little green and black dress in #6!

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