One of the things I’ve been afraid to try is the relaxed/boyfriend look. Really because I thought my figure wouldn’t work well, more like contempt prior to investigation. But since the Current/Elliott showroom visit, I’ve been obsessed with getting more relaxed trousers in my wardrobe. Obsessed. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a pair of Current/Elliot Captain Trousers to test them out.
Ay, ay Captain…
The Captain Trousers aren’t denim, they’re twill…but all differences aside, Current/Elliott is a denim brand, which is how they make it on eat, sleep, denim. When I first saw them, they certainly had the relaxed boyfriendy look that Current/Elliott is famous for. I thought that they would have special cuts to make the relaxedness crisp and not sloppy as there is a fine line that can easily teeter either way. I ordered my regular size, and was quite shocked how big they were, and could easily buy a size down. I opted not to and instead bought a belt that sits on my hips, which had been on the ‘to do’ list for some time.
The trousers do fit differently, the structure is indeed done in a way that accommodates relaxedness. The effortless chic that actually requires effort. The right top the right belt, the right shoes. I personally felt more chic in the way I feel wearing a brand I covet. It might be in the head, but the comfort did affect my attitude walking around. It was nice.
The beauty in the details…
What makes these work really happens in the details. I love the gentle distressing here and there, the soft crumple that gives them that worn in feel. The texture of the fabric, soft with an underlying crispness. I washed them (and put them in the dryer…hey, it was a busy day). And didn’t get to fold them right away, worried I’d have to iron them, just folded them, and the wrinkles somehow disappeared, and when I packed them, they were pretty much weren’t too wrinkly. They make for very good traveling clothes.
Well, I’ve been thinking about this…yes and no. I need to try them a size down, maybe they would work a little better. They do come in army and khaki. The attitude of the Captain Trousers is easy chic, certainly something I can roll with.
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