When Everlane came out with these wide leg pants I was super excited since I was just beginning to warm up to the Jesse Kamm pants look. Now I totally understand the value of Jesse Kamm's clothing but I just can't drop that kind of dough on a look I'm not sure I would like on myself (though I love it on bloggers like Lee). So I was thrilled when Everlane made a look-a-like pants (though if I was Jesse Kamm I would be more than a bit miffed at the copycat). And well, at this rate, high-waisted wide-leg pants might be my thing. I've been wearing these cropped pants consistently (since I got them hemmed) and I'm in love. In which case the real deal Kamm pants may be in my future.
In these pictures (both top and bottom pics) the pants are unhemmed (and for reference I'm 5'4" but with short legs). And in both pictures I'm wearing Grana's silk V-neck cropped tank (review coming soon). I ordered the bone color up top in size 4 and the black ones below in size 6. I usually say I'm a size 4-6 in Everlane pants, but lately the 4's have been bit too tight for me (damn that full year of no exercise) and the white pants in the size 4 was no exception. The size 6 only felt a smidge bigger when I originally tried them on (ie it was still fairly tight at the waist). But after consistent wear, the waist does stretch out and now the size 6 feels a bit large at the waist (so much so that a now belt helps keep the pants in place), which makes me think I probably could have gone with the 4 and let it stretch out. Then again, it was pretty tight when I first tried it on. I guess if you're between sizes like me, size up for comfort (but size down if you want your butt to be more pronounced in your pants and you don't mind the initial constriction). Oh and the white pants are fully opaque so no VPL here (I think I was even wearing my Thinx in these pictures and you know how thick those are).
Since these pants were not cropped on me, I decided to go get them hemmed so that it would be as how Everlane intended, cropped. I arbitrarily went with 2 inches (since that is how many inches I hemmed my Grana silk culottes) but now I'm thinking I should have gone one more inch shorter. Pictures below of the hemmed pants (and Grana silk PJ top, review coming soon).
A little bit more about the pants: the material is a cotton twill material with a bit of elastane for stretch. The twill has tiny grooves that if you spill something on it, it's pretty hard to get out without a thorough washing. Also the wide legs are a bit pesky when using the bathroom (you gotta be extra careful they don't touch the ground-it's all about rolling them up as you take them off. TMI? sorry, lol). The waist is super high and contrary to the quote on Everlane's page, these pants will feel really constricting after a big lunch (so much so I had to un-button the pants for awhile right after eating). But despite these minor things, I loooove these pants. I love how free and unconstricted my legs feel. And I love how I feel instantly chic for wearing a silhouette that not everyone is wearing yet. As I said in the past I'm so over skinny jeans and pants and I'm so ready for wide leg pants in take over my life. So now the real question is, should I let myself rebuy the white version?** Ahhh so tempting!
Anyway here are Grechen's review of these pants (and her second take here), Andrea's review, and Lee's review. You can find these pants here (referral link, thanks for your support guys!), and you can find all my other Everlane reviews here.
** Ok this is when my "slow my roll" rule has to kick in (as in I said no more additions to the closet in March) so I'll have to pass on the second wide leg crop pants. I will put them on my current wish list (thanks again for the idea Liz!)
P.S. Speaking of slowing my roll, I also said no to free Grana clothes (for sponsorship) since I said no new things in March until I catch up on all my reviews. It was so hard but really it was the right thing to do, especially since I have all the things I already want from Grana (thanks to all those who purchased through my referral link!). Who knew I would be saying no to free Grana so soon? >.< . Just putting it out here now so that people can tell me I did the right thing (please?) LOL