Tabitha of Bourbon & Pearls explained that what North Americans think of as plaid is actually tartan. In Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder, or a blanket. Spirited discussion ensued about plaids and tartans, including whether the cafe capri in wool "plaid" to the left should be a must-have or must-miss. The debate continued (coincidentally) the next day on DaniBP's post. Like Dani, I too became inexplicably drawn to them. Never shying away from loud clothing, I managed to order the last pair of size 00 available online.
Believe it or not, when I received them, I thought the pattern more muted than what I was expecting. But! They are not muted pants and you will be noticed wearing these pantaloonies. The light color background is a pale tan rather than ivory. I see how they can give the grandpa vibe some have mentioned, but I kind of like that. There are times when I want the dorkier the better. I'm weird that way. ;)
They are nicely constructed of a soft wool flannel, more substantial and heavier (but not heavy) than what I'd expect with the online description of lightweight wool. There are belt loops and front slant pockets as shown, and two back welt pockets that are buttoned. They are fully lined. I don't know if other sizes would be longer, the size 00 I received measures exactly 27" for the inseam. I'd differ with the description of a skinny leg. The pant legs are slim but not skinny.
|The pattern is more runny IRL than what's captured here.|
If that makes any sense to you ...