I am not wearing this out of the house (or in it, for too long) because it’s too cold for ankle pants, and I don’t like to wear socks or boots 😉 But I wanted to show these pants to you, with an outfit, in case you were considering ordering a pair.
I really like them. They are cotton canvas, which is stiffer and makes more noise than cotton twill (seriously – they make a lot of noise when I walk!), but appropriate for this pant and the more structured look. I have no idea how the cotton canvas will wear, but I believe the reason they switched to it from the twill is that it should hold up longer.
I’m surprised that the size 8 fit me (my regular clyde pants – old style – are size 6 regular, and they’re big on me now), but I followed the size chart and went with recommendations that these run slim at the hips. Which they do. I have to shimmy them over my hips, but once they’re on, they’re good. They have a little room in the waist, but not too much. I have worn them quite a bit at home, and they have stretched a little, but not enough to size down I don’t think.
I am keeping them, because I love them, but I wonder if I’ll get enough wear out of them. They’re heavy cotton, so not great for mid 80’s or above, and they’re too cool for the frigid weather we’re having now. And I don’t know why, but the silhouette is a bit of a hurdle to get over. The wide legs and wide hips along with structured fabric make them different from anything else I have tried. In a good way, I think, the more I look at them, but maybe they’re a bit too short? I always try to show the slimmest part of ankles, and/or my wrists to balance out any oversized or heavy shapes, but perhaps there’s too much ankle here?
Ah…too much thinking!! They’re such a great pant, and I really appreciate having them in my wardrobe, thanks to the wonderful generosity of my mother 🙂
Does anyone else have a pair of wide clydes? What do you think of them?