Product Review: Punk Rave Snap Pants to Shorts

So, on the last Friday of every month, I’ll do this little segment… a review on some clothes I bought online.

Why? Because I was looking for something like this myself when I was going to buy them, so I think it’ll be helpful.

Product: This month is another punk-style pair of pants. There were no brand tags on the pants. You’ll probably find them on Ebay if you search under “Kera”.

I really wanted these pants for a long time… when I got them, I found they were a bit strange.

Info: First off, I got a size XXL, like I did with the other pants of similar style/origin. I usually wear a size 8 (L) in American sized pants. However, these were a lot baggier than the other pants I bought from Punk Rave. I’d need a belt, but even with that, there will be a bit of a gap at the waist in the back, (however, I’m short-waisted and this happens a lot to me… other people might not have this problem).

…But I’m afraid to go down a size because the thighs are strangely tight where the detachable snaps are. I can fit into them and it’s not like it cuts off circulation (lol) but it’s very snug. I’m worried if I exchange for a smaller waist, then the pants won’t fit around my thighs. (For reference, the largest part of my thighs are about 21 inches around).

The quality of the fabric is nice. It’s not flimsy or anything. The zipper seems okay so far.

Things I didn’t like about these pants were: The whole quality really bad.
The snaps are low quality. When I first took the pants out of the package and put them on without even touching the snaps, two of them just fell off. The other snaps seem okay so far, but I don’t know if I should trust them forever.

punk rave snap shorts review

Broken chain after 1-2 wears.

The chain around the top broke and so did the metal fasteners that held the belt loops down. This is just from a few times of special occasion wearing.

I only wore them about 5 times in 6 months, I didn’t even wash them, and the fake leather around the top is already cracking and peeling, which makes it look bad.

Cracking, low quality, fake leather.

Cracking, low quality, fake leather.

Also, the pants legs won’t stay up if they aren’t connected to the shorts. Yeah, it looks nice in the photo, but it’s unrealistic. I had the belt strapped to the tightest on the biggest part of my leg and they still started slipping even when I just sat down. This could be fixed if you make your own connector straps or something like in similar styles. (FYI you can get some really cute heart-shaped suspender clips at etsy.com~)

You’ll have to make something like this….

Another thing is the strap that comes with the pants. That thing is super confusing… you’re really going to have to use photo reference to get that on right!

Overall: I would not buy it again. At the time, I didn’t dislike them enough to exchange or sell them… and now it’s too late for me to do so.
I spent about $50 on them, and I think that was way overpriced for the quality. I wouldn’t spend more than $20 on these, and that almost feels generous. There’s no way you could wear these a lot without them completely falling apart.

Where I bought mine: I bought them on Ebay from ling_lam2005. They were helpful and responded quickly to any questions I had after the purchase. The pants came within a month (to the United States) and the package wasn’t damaged. However, I wasn’t able to exchange them like I was originally planning because the return cost was all on me and that just wasn’t possible at the time. Still, you most likely won’t have to worry about the package being lost in the mail when ordering from them.

About these ads