What is Katzengold
Well definitely these pants are silver, not gold or katzengold. Ever since I took my mineral distinction class in graduate school, I was fascinated by metallic minerals, especially, the pale brass yellow katzengold. I liked it best when it was available as a mineral. A nice pyrite cube as it forms in nature. This iron sulfide mineral often occurs with other sulfides or oxides in sedimentary rock, quartz veins, coal or metaphoric rock. Sometimes you see these granite floors with brass gold touches. That’s it. Katzengold or pyrite how it is called correctly. In fossils, pyrite often replaced the former animals soft tissue. Katzengold oxides fast when in contact with oxygen. Thus, the fact that in geologically very, very old sedimentary rocks of former river beds in South Africa one can find rounded pyrite grains means that at that ancient time, there has not yet been oxygen in the atmosphere. These are the same ancient river beds where also real gold is found.
What I wore today
Enough science for today. Your are here for the OOTD. I am wearing my silver leather pants. They have zippers half way up the calves, but I like to wear the zippers often. No idea way. I just like the look of it better than when the pants are zipped. I paired these wild pants with a classic cable knit black cashmere sweater, snake patterned open toe booties, a gray belt, and some necklaces.
For the commute I kept with the gray-black of the booties with my gray-black light shearling coat worn open, a scarf and pom pom hat that serve for style, not insulation. The casual vibe of the outer outfit tunes the wild pants down, especially with the structured bag.
Photos: G. Kramm
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