Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Corduroys Solution
In my increasingly Sisyphean search for decent women's pants (khakis and corduroys), I have for now given up hope that a perfect pair will emerge. My new approach is to find pants with a comfortable fit in the waist, acceptable fabric, and then take them to my seamstress (as I did with the Nantucket Reds).
I bought the L.L. Bean Women's Stretch Bayside Corduroys, Plain Front. Like so many of the pants that L.L. Bean offers for women, the legs are voluminous. So I had them taken in as much as I could while still being able to move comfortably.
The fabric is heavy enough for these cooler days and I am constantly reaching for them. The rub is that the alterations cost me $40.00 which means a $44.95 pair of an arguably ordinary pair of corduroy pants now costs $84.95. This pair is Light Khaki and I am eyeing Classic Camel as well. They have proven to be very comfortable for outdoor activities and I don't have to worry about them.