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7 years ago by


Ok, this one’s got me stumped. My leather pants squeak.

You heard me. As in, I wore them for months and then, one day, I’m like a little mouse not so quietly walking down the hall.

Did you ever see that episode of Seinfeld when George HAS to have a suit that’s on sale, only to find out it makes a horrendous swoosh when he walks? That’s me and, now, I may not be as neurotic as George but, when you start to think your clothes are making people look at you funny, it might make you crazy….

Are the seams coming apart? Is the leather loose and my legs rubbing against each other? Perhaps I’m just losing it because I have no explanation?!

Have you ever heard of such a thing? I can’t stop wearing them by the way! If it can’t be solved, I will just have to learn to live with the squeak.


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  • Oh, c’est moche ;( le mien couine depuis le début, le mieux c’est lorsqu’on s’assied sur un fauteuil en faux cuir. l’horreur, en plus du fait que ça ne glisse pas et que se lever lui fait émettre un son de pet (si si) Je n’ai toujours pas trouvé de solution! C’est étrange que ça soit “apparu”, ça pourrait être en lien avec le froid, la lessive ou n’importe quoi :p
    Condoléances et bon courage!



  • Sorry, but have you put on any weight? That would make them start to squeak when they didn’t before.
    But leather does do this. The funniest scene (for me) in the film Puss in Boots is when Humpty Dumpty (yep, the egg) starts running in his gold leather catsuit (eggsuit?) and the soundtrack goes squeeeaaak! squeeeeaaak! squeeeeak!

  • I don’t think I have anything that makes a noise — but I know what you mean!


  • C’est Emmanuelle Alt la photo?
    Moi ca me fait ca avec des converses en cuir, je les porte toute la journee, no problem et en general en fin de journee elles commencent a couiner…

  • Dainty & Chic February, 11 2015, 4:47 / Reply

    So funny! I felt exactly the same when I put on my pair of Sussana booties from Chloé without socks, they also make a horrendous swoosh when I walk!


  • This is why I don’t like leather pants. Leather jackets/ bags/ shoes are just enough for me.

  • Ana @Champagnegirlsabouttown February, 11 2015, 5:40 / Reply

    My leather pants are well behaved in this department but some of my shoes do that to me. Still, I love them too much to stop wearing them!

  • MissPimpin February, 11 2015, 6:13 / Reply

    Ton cuir a peut-être la peau sèche qui tiraille ; essaie de lui mettre de la crème ? (je sais qu’il faut entretenir tous nos cuirs avec des crèmes spéciales, peut-être que c’est ta solution…)

  • Brie, I had a pair of navy patent Roger Vivier flats that squeaked like mad for a while. Too beautiful not to wear. I gritted my teeth and hoped it would stop. And it did, eventually. After I was mocked by my co-workers for a while.

    Your squeak will probably stretch away eventually. Hang in! :-)

  • Brie, you’re a mess! :-) I love your weekly fashion plights.

  • Il couine parce que deux morceaux de cuire se frotte. Quelque part sur le pantalon une couture se élargie peut-être et les deux morceaux commence à se toucher. Dans les années 1930 ou 1940 il y avait une mode en Europe aux chaussures des hommes, quand ils marchaient ils couinaient; c’été à cause de leur fabrication ils doubler la peau en avant dans la zone d’orteils et quand les deux morceaux de peau se frottaient en marchant, elles couinent.

  • Thus has happened to my leather jacket! I didn’t wear it for a whole year because of the squeaky sound! I did some research, however, and found that it just means the leather is a bit dry… So you can take your pants to a trusted shoe repair and ask him to oil them up, like I did, or you can shop around online for some leather oils. Good luck!

  • Ah Ah c’est pour mieux attirer l’attention des garçons, ça !! Moi c’est mon PS11 qui couine (l’attache en métal) agrrr ça m’énerve ! :-)

  • Joêlle Y. February, 11 2015, 7:28 / Reply

    Yep! Mine do too . I have a faux leather pair fom Zara and they squeak at the inner thighs. I heard oiling them might work, but I haven’t tried it yet.

  • Oh dear, Brie – very unfortunate indeed, and completely understandable.

    I have a pair of gorgeous boots that began squealing (rather than squeaking) like a balloon reluctantly expiring out of its pinched mouth, eight days (yes, I counted) after I bought them (that’s right, silent as a mouse while in the shop, and then once purchased…). They are slowly sorting themselves out, so maybe more wear and they (and your leather pants) should soon be silent?

    Depending on the leather, oiling them may or may not work… sometimes, its the oil on them that make them squeak. Just squeak away for a month of regular wear. If it doesn’t hush those pants up, then try some oil/special conditioning lotion on them.

    Good luck with them, and I hope they stop making noises soon.

  • Have you watched “Friends” episode with Ross and his leather troursers? :)

  • @Anna: I talk about that Ross “Friends” moment more than I should!

  • Florian Lassnig November, 19 2015, 10:20 / Reply

    I use mink oil in my leather pants. I apply it with a cloth (it’s waxy) and the sounds will disappear. If leather squeaks, it is dry and needs moisture. I. Apply it in very small amounts and if I wear them daily, it lasts about three weeks until I need to re-apply over the winter.

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