Pockets are brilliant. And thankfully more and more women’s designers are including pockets on their pants, dresses and even tops. I needed lots of pockets this past weekend at the market, and this is what I wore on Friday for setup and our first night. One of the best things about these particular pockets is that nothing will EVER fall out. AND, they’re so big you can fit a lot: snacks, phone, keys, more snacks…
When I do pop-up markets for SLOWRE, I need my phone with a card reader attached so I can take orders quickly available, along with business cards, a pen, and aforementioned snacks (in the photos here, my phone is in my right hand pocket – it is ALWAYS there when I wear these). I wore these pants a few times before Friday, and then I wore them again yesterday. When I notice too many crumbs (also from Dagny’s dog treats) and random detritus collecting in the pockets I know it’s time to wash them, which I have done a few times, always with The Laundress Signature Detergent in cold water and then hang to dry.
A note on the fit/style/etc since I’ve seen some comments/questions about them:
I am wearing a size 6, which seems to be my Elizabeth Suzann pants size; my Cecilia pants are also a size 6.
The waistband is wider, and less snug than the band on the silk Florence pants for reference, and it stretches quite a bit more. I wear the waistband at my true waist because that’s the most comfortable, and it keeps the legs shorter that way, but you could definitely wear it lower, closer to your hips if you’d like.
The leg is a little snug on me in this size, particularly in the thighs, but I would absolutely not want to size up – they’re already wide enough at the hip/waist I think. Pants are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS snug on my legs though, and sometimes I CAN comfortably size up to fit my legs, and sometimes I can’t. They are not uncomfortable by any means, just slightly tighter than I prefer. If you have normal person thighs or slim legs, then these will fit beautifully.
Ultimately I think I’d like to get a black pair of these too, but I’m trying to take my own advice on multiples and really enjoy these for longer before I add a second pair. And, as a reader pointed out, this cotton twill collects lint/dog hair/etc. like nobody’s business, so black would be a bit more high-maintenance in that regard, although I tend not to care too much.
FYI – my measurements: my waist is about 31? my hips 41? and my “saddlebag”/upper thigh area is 43”
Who else has the Clyde pants, or questions about the Clyde pants?
Are pockets a requirement on pants/clothes for you?