Am I becoming like John? It's a scary thought, isn't it?
Shopping Celle did a great job reviewing the Collection graphic-print pant on the JCA post. Like her, I thought it too similar to the Bennett cropped chino in snowcat. But when the price dropped to a fraction of its former self and an extra percentage off was in effect, I couldn't help it, I pounced on my size.
Good thing too, because I agree they are well worth it.
(And here's the aforementioned snowcat bennett to compare.)
The snowcat is black and white
while the graphic-print is navy/mint on ivory.
The fabric is 81% wool with the slick of 19% silk.
The pants are lined in 100% poly that wasn't annoying.
In the pic above, you can see the single shallow pleat
easing into the crease down the pant leg.
They are about an inch longer than the capri length.
(I'm 5'2"-ish and often wear regular length capri pants.)
Though the rise is higher, the pants did not sit at my natural waist,
it's more like a little below belly button.
Only one rear pocket is flapped and buttoned, the other is welted.
I didn't find the hip and thigh fitted or the leg skinny.
But this is not the first time I've differed with the CFS.
The good tailoring and lovely wool/silk material are what
make the trousers deserving of the Collection status.
The wool/silk combination is warm and sturdy,
with some crispness and a lot of body. I love it.
I suppose it's soft, but "supremely" soft?
I think not. Supremely soft is what I'd like to think
as appropriate for Collection cashmere.
(More on this to come for a Wednesday post at some point. That's a hint on the content.)
A parting shot ... I felt a little scandalous snapping this dressing room pic.
But I was merely taking a picture of my outfit comprising things
I already owned, showing the crazy pants with a sweater from 2007.
Think I'll be talking about this sweater in that upcoming post too.