I mentioned last week Everlane was sending me the new wide leg crop to try, and I received my pair yesterday. I asked for the size 8 in the washed black. Lots of pictures ahead:
Everlane wide leg crop pants (gift from Everlane to review) | size 8
Everlane Muscle tank
Everlane cashmere turtleneck
Brooks Brothers camel hair blazer | FOR SALE IN SLOWRE!!
Vince Tanner Oxfords | I sized down one full size, but would recommend trying sizing down 1/2 size first
I really really really like these pants! I need to find the proper size though, because as is the case with pants of this style, on my body type, they take a lot of tweaking to get right: I have large thighs, saddlebags, and weird protruding bits on my hips (my measurements are available on my about page). But mostly, with wide leg, high-rise pants, it’s my thighs that cause all the “problems” (as you can see from where the fabric is pulling) And of course, they’re not cropped on me. In some of the pictures above, I have them rolled up one time, which is where I will have them hemmed when I decide on a size.
I asked Everlane to send me the size 10 to try (they’re on the way), and I’ll return whichever size doesn’t work out. I think the size 10 will be the winner though: the larger size will give me just a bit more room at the hips and thighs, which I need, but I’ll have to have them taken in at the waist, and shortened.
I wore these most of the afternoon after I put them on, while I was taking pictures and working on new arrivals for SLOWRE this week. They’re easy to move in, and really comfortable generally, although these are a bit snug at my thighs. I do wish they were 100% cotton so they’d give more (they’re 99% cotton 1% elastane) though – that might’ve solved my fit problem.
They’re very sturdy, mid-weight (I would have a hard time wearing these in summer) and well made. I really appreciate a pant like this that’s simple, but nicely done; they’re great to wear to a “creative” office, or for just running around on the weekend. I loved them with all the pieces styled above (I was wearing the turtleneck and muscle tee with jeans when I got the pants, and I had the blazer there in my office so decided to try it too – yes, I love the outfit with the blazer, but I haven’t worn it for two years, so I’m not keeping it…).
Look for a review of the size 10 later in the week, but if you’re interested in these at all, I would encourage you to try them. Look at the sizing carefully, as with all Everlane pants, I think they’re somewhat hard to fit if you have hips/thighs and are short. With tweaking, they’ll be wonderful though, I hope!! I’m impressed with the new pants, and that’s saying something; I haven’t been really impressed with a lot from Everlane lately…
What do you think? Will you try them? Do you have good luck with Everlane’s pants?
*Andrea tries them too – it’s always amazing how different things look on different body types/sizes. I love them on her !!