It was time for me to buy another pair of Nantucket Reds. While the Men’s pants seem fairly straight forward to buy, I have found the Women’s fit to be a bit trickier.
On the originals, the waist comes up higher than is comfortable for me. So I thought I would give their Poplin Low Rise pants a try.
Although the rise is, as the name suggests, lower, it is by no means too low. In fact the fit in the waist turned out to be very comfortable, and the front pockets nice and deep.
|If only they were US made instead of in China...|
From the knees down, however, it was a different story. They were very long (and I am 5’8”); there was way too much fabric; and the bottoms flared out. I decided to take them to the local seamstress to have them shortened and the legs taken in from the knees down.
Nantucket Red pink.
|This is how they look, back from the seamstress (who also pressed them), and after five washings, and worn with an Irish fisherman's sweater.|