Just like finding a great pair of jeans, a great pair of trousers is just as difficult to find.
I wanted a pair of slim fitting pants in suiting material that was of good quality and fit me perfectly. I had marginal success with Banana Republic but I didn’t buy the pair because it didn’t make me feel special. They fit decently, but they were kind of…eh.
I tested out two pairs of pants in size 00 since last time I tried on size 0 pants, they practically fell off me.
At first glance, the Cerdwin K pant had good potential since they were considered “drainpipe” leg elongators. However, in size 00, the pant felt loose overall and had a gap in the waist area. It looked unflattering on my frame. Plus, in the Cupid fabric, the material composition was 71% viscose, 23% polyamide, and 6% elastane which meant that it had a stretchy, knit-like quality that felt a bit strange. I had to pass on this style.
Next, I tested out the Ibbey pant in Tailor fabric that consisted of a material composition of 96% wool and 4% lyrca. They looked and felt like suit trousers but they’re actually ankle “biters.” When I tried them on, they were the perfect length for me without any additional hemming. Additionally, the size 00 fit my waist perfectly without any gaps. The only thing I would change is that I would sew down the pockets so they don’t pucker out. Still, I had to get them.
I consider myself having athletic legs which means my thighs and calves are more developed than the average person. That being said, these pants would fit better if my thighs were a wee bit slimmer, but I’m not complaining, they’re the best fitting pants I have come across thus far.
Theory, I am a fan.
Ibbey Pant- Front View
Ibbey Pant- Side View
Outfit Details: Nordstrom tank – XS, Madewell cardigan – XS, Theory Ibbey pant – 00, Kate Spade Genny heels, Forever 21 fish pendant