As the days of working from home drag on, my will to put on “real pants” is put to the test daily, even though I’ve always been a fan of jeans, no matter how rigid or stiff. Nevertheless, each morning I dutifully conduct a quick once over of my closet, kidding myself that I’ll actually put on something different than the usual sweater and silk trousers.
While I was moving, however, I was reunited with a portion of my wardrobe that had been locked up in storage since July. And while unpacking, I was surprised to discover, well, re-discover a pair of jeans from Thakoon’s new-ish direct to consumer line with an elastic back waistband and a desirable and expensive looking ecru colored wash. Since writing about beige jeans last summer, I have developed a mini obsession for the off-white wash. The subtle tweak of the coloring effortlessly elevates an otherwise basic white jean. I put them on immediately.
Finding the perfect straight leg cut is no easy feat. It’s usually too wide, too skinny, or too long, especially when you stand five foot three like me. They have to fit snug around the waist, with just the right amount of room in the leg, and absolutely no awkward bunching beyond the knees! These jeans are all of that and more, and only cost $145. They’re actually comfortable, too. It’s not just the elastic in the back of the waistband that contributes to their track pant-like ease. They’re also not too tight or too loose on the waist, and the denim itself is super soft yet somehow still structured. Considering I’ve worn them every day this week, they’ve certainly passed the sitting/working all day test.
I know an item of clothing is good, really good, when I can’t stop wearing it and don’t get sick of it. I want to wear these jeans everywhere I go, even when I’m not going anywhere. That feels like a steal in itself.
Thakoon high-waisted ecru denim pant