But when I saw these Theory Frayne Pants in their Tailor Wool material, I *had* to have them. They had the potential to be the perfect work separate and could also be worn with one of their suit jackets.
|Theory Frayne Pant, $255|
From the photo, they look like the perfect pant. Skinny, but not too skinny, and the quality being Theory, would be without question. I was willing to splurge the $255 (plus tax) that these cost if they actually fit almost perfectly.
When I pulled them out of the bag, the first thing I noticed was the hole in the pant leg. OK, well automatic fail due to being damaged goods. But, I was willing to do an exchange if these actually fit. They looked a bit large in the butt area, but when I put them on, they did fit really well (purchased in 00, the same size as my Max C trousers)!
The only thing I think that would have made the fit better is a slightly slimmer leg, particularly below the knee.
However there is bad news. The description on the Theory website says, "on-seam coin pocket":
One wouldn't think that was a bad thing and also rather typical. However, what they failed to mention was that there was an extra seam going down the outside of the leg:
Yes. Really. About 2 inches from the side seam, there is *another* seam going down the front of the pants, and that is wear these "on-seam coin pockets" are. Not only that, but the pockets start two inches lower than the waistband making them really awkwardly placed. I feel like I have to reach down into my pockets. What the heck is going on here??
Admittedly, the second time I put these trousers on for these blog photos, they kind of grew on me a little bit. However, for the hefty price tag, these had to be perfect, and they were not. I am disappointed because overall the fit was great. These must go back and I'm not happy about it (my bank account is though).
Here are the full measurements on the 00:
Waist: 26" (these are low rise)
Rise: 7" (crotch seam to top of waistband)
Leg opening: 12"
Next on the list to try is Aritzia. I saw a few skinny leg wool trousers on their website last season and a few this coming spring/summer, but they're always sold out by the time I can get myself to a store back home in T.O. (I beg for online shopping!!). If someone has tried these, please let me know how they fit so I can hunt them down (or have someone hunt them down for me).
What do you ladies think of skinny trousers for work?