Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Pants (gift for review) | size 6
James Perse casual tee
Admonish custom leather bag
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
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?
I have these pants and I also love them! Though I’m only 5’3″ I have both these and the Cecilia pants in the regular length. This give me the option to roll them up for most of the year but wear them longer in the winter. Amazingly enough I am not tempted to get these in black as well. Between the black Cecilia and Florence (silk) pants and the Clyde in olive I feel my pant needs are met (plus jeans, of course!).
Grechen Reiter says
yeah, both my clyde and cecilia pants are regular length also, and i too appreciate the option to roll them up…
i am just ALWAYS tempted to have multiples of things i love – it’s a sickness 🙂
It’s really hard for me to not buy multiples…especially after all those years of reading fashion magazines that said, “If you find something that fits, buy it in every color!” I used to do that and pretty much only wore the black one.
Grechen Reiter says
YES. this. and i hate it now when i read that…it turns out to be mostly not true. some people can do it, and wear all the colors, i never do. for me, sometimes, part of the reason i fall in love with something IS the color, and i don’t like it as much in the other color (color, here obviously means black, white or grey for me…)
Hi Gretchen– I love these pants! Is 6 your normal size in most pants or did you size up or down on these? Trying to decide what I should do as I can be between sizes. Thanks so much, Beth
I don’t have any of her bottoms yet but I’ve been looking at the Tilda pants in different fabrications for different times of the years to add as a staple. I have a pair of black linen pants I wear almost all summer long that I love (they are almost at the end of their life) and I think the cotton canvas would be beautiful in winter and then to add the silk for a little bit more a fancy casual year round? But I just realized they don’t have pockets!! And the Florence doesn’t either!! Hmm. I like the Clyde but I don’t think the cut would flatter me.
Grechen Reiter says
honestly i don’t know what my normal pant size is – the only pants i own with “numbers” are the two elizabeth suzann pants!! i’m usually a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a medium in most bottoms. my waist is about 31″ my hips 41″ and my “saddlebag”/upper thigh area is 43” – if that helps.
I have a pair of the Clyde pants, and I love them. But I’ll admit that it took me a day to get used to how they look on me. I used to be a line cook, and the pants at first gave me a chef-pant flashback. But maybe that’s also why I love wearing them now when I’m cooking or running errands. Grechen, you are right about those pockets being catch-alls.
I love pockets, too! As an allergy sufferer, I’ve perpetually got tissues in my pockets (Note to self: Remember to CHECK pockets before washing!). I wore an older pair of Eileen Fisher black skinny crepe stretch pants to church on Sunday and they don’t have pockets….Of course, someone mentioned an elderly member that just died and BAM, I needed my tissues…but no pockets! No Clyde pants yet, but I’m still trying to decide whether these or Black Crane’s Carpenter pants might fit me best (no waist to speak of, but no hips, either).
“As an allergy sufferer, I’ve perpetually got tissues in my pockets (Note to self: Remember to CHECK pockets before washing!)”
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