1- Enza Costa wide leg linen pants | $132 at Shopbop
2- Hope Was linen trouser | $227 at Totokaelo
3- Vince linen cargo jogger | $295 at Vince
4- Caslon drawstring linen pants | $59 at Nordstrom
5- Black Crane wide leg linen culottes | $145 at La Garconne (my outfit here)
When I posted about my new Black Crane linen culottes, Jenne asked for more linen pants recommendations, so…
When it comes to linen, I’m equal opportunity; I love it all. But I always look for linen pants once summer rolls around, and have never found a pair I truly loved on ME, until Black Crane, of course. Linen is hard to fit, because it stretches, unless it’s a blend (another reason why I really love the super-wide leg style of the Black Crane pants; they won’t stretch out at all, because they don’t touch the body). It also wrinkles, and can be rather sheer.
Aesthetically, I prefer straight or wide-leg linen pants with a drawstring, keeping them very casual. I love the look of white linen pants, but couldn’t do them myself. And a good linen pant can be hard to find for a work environment, but Theory & J Crew have a couple of good options that are lined and will keep their shape better with wear.
I did try on the James Perse linen pants a couple of times (of course I did), because I really wanted to like them on me, but I didn’t. I sized up to a size 3 and even then they were quite snug on my thighs. The problem is that if I’d bought them in that size, they would have stretched to accommodate my thighs, but then would have been too large around my waist/hips, making them look rather more unkempt that I’d like.
I also tried on the Eileen Fisher pair and they were not great – I wish they’d been straight all the way down instead of tapered at the bottom. And I’ve always wanted to try the SoLow pair (I am a huge fan of the brand) but they’re never in stock in my size at Nordstrom, and I don’t love the fold down waist.
Do you wear linen pants in the summer? What’s your favorite pair? your favorite style? How do you wear them? strictly casual, or for work?
More of my favorite linen pants: