If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite places to find inspiration is by browsing Anthropologie. Today, I got an email from them which got me all excited. These are seriously the coolest pants I have seen in a long time:
Not only are they a great color (pretty much the exact color brown I’ve been wanting to add to my wardrobe in pants for some time) and a really nice cut (I do like a good wide-legged pant), there is CORSET LACING. Which makes these pants awesome, because being the medieval fantasy costume geek that I am, I am a sucker for anything with lacing. In fact, I like these pants so much, that for a wild and crazy moment, I was considering going to the store and paying the $88 it would take to buy them. Which, admittedly, is really good for them, at least for pants. Most of the ones they currently have on the site are well over $100 and even $200 dollars. These were some of the cheapest ones on there.
But then I was thinking, can I really justify paying $88 for a pair of pants, when I can sew? After all, that means they would cost more than almost every formal dress I have ever worn (since most of them were homemade), with the exception of one recital dress and both of my bridesmaid dresses. Actually, now that I think about it, I think that these pants are almost the same price as the less expensive of the bridesmaid dresses….When it comes to RTW, I pretty much refuse to pay more than $30 for almost anything. (Shoes being the major exception, since I generally don’t have much choice if I want them to actually fit.) And I do have 2 yards of twill that are pretty close to that color in my stash already. Closer to a mocha, but it’s thin enough that it could probably fill in for a linen fairly well.
But then again, they’re pants. Which are still my major sewing/fitting nemesis.
Even so, I’m strongly tempted to try, because I haven’t gotten this excited by looking at a pair of pants for a long time. Because as tempting as it is to just buy them, given my current work situation, I’m sure there’s better things I could use this year’s birthday money on. Like, say, keeping my gas tank filled as needed.
(But I’m still also strongly tempted to just buy them. If they actually fit, I have a feeling I’d wear them a lot.)