Mara Hoffman corduroy jacket (small) | purchased with credits at Shopbop
I mentioned these Ace & Jig pants briefly in last week’s post, but I wore them quite a bit over the weekend on my trip so now have more to say about them.
First, I like them a lot. What’s not to like?? They’re easy, have pockets, and are a great navy/black weave.
Second, the medium fits. But I wore them on the plane and all day Friday driving to Kentucky from Atlanta and by the time we stopped in Nashville, they were nice and loose. Not in a way that they were going to fall off, but they get VERY saggy in the butt-area. From the back, as my mom was careful to point out, they look fine, but the side view isn’t pretty. And I feel myself pulling the waistband up in the back once I’ve been wearing them for a while.
Third, they’re too long, and I’m not sure I want to keep the rolled-up look. Anyway, I’m sort of over rolling up all my pants legs, anyone else with me?? I will hem them, but can’t decide if I should hem them long, so I can roll them up when I want to and not roll them for the winter? Or hem them exactly where I have them hitting here. I did enjoy being able to unroll them on the plane as my ankles got cold…
After I wore them that first day on Friday I had almost decided not to keep these pants, but I wore them again on Saturday and then on the plane home this morning, and was so comfortable. I’d forgotten how nice it is to have pants with pockets, actually. They reminded me of how much I loved my silk florence pants (they felt like I was wearing nothing), but with pockets 🙂
So, I’m keeping them.
I probably could have managed with the size small in these also, but I didn’t want to take any chances. If I get a chance to try a pair in small one day, maybe I will, or maybe I won’t, just to see the difference. I definitely can’t work with the size small I got in the Bo Skirt (that does NOT have an elastic waistband), and there’s not enough room to move the buttons over at all, so I will be selling that tomorrow on slowre. I’m so sad about it, because I truly love that skirt, but if I can’t wear it, what’s the point?
My closet is NOT a museum.