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Good pair of lightweight trousers
on 13 October 2013
I found these trousers difficult to order as nowhere in the ad did it give the actual leg lengths. Short/regular/long? What does that mean? Length should be displayed in inches.To hopefully help anyone else puzzling over sizes, I'm 5ft 6ins tall and take a 32inch leg length. I chanced ordering the regular length. I made the right decision. The trousers are high waisted, which I prefer, and they just touch the floor at the back when I'm wearing trainers. Interestingly, when I looked at the label on the trousers it gave the length as 31 inches. I would say they're a bit longer than that.
Having viewed other comments on this site about sizing, I ordered the next size up from my usual and am very pleased I did. They are a very snug fit at the larger size, which doesn't do much for my self esteem, but at least they're comfortable. Don't think I would have even managed to fasten my usual size.
They also came with a tight belt, which I ended up cutting off as it was uncomfortable and to my mind,unnecessary.
I wore the trousers on a very cold day, and I didn't find them at all warm to wear. Because this is a lightweight fabric, it felt cold to the touch and felt cold on my legs.And they also felt very light.
These are quite a smart,comfortable pair of trousers, and probably best kept for summer. They aren't the most stylish, shape-wise, but they are practical, have plenty of stretch in the fabric when bending, and spring back into shape without leaving those awful knee marks. I managed to spill a cup of tea down them on the first wear, and the liquid just ran straight off without soaking into the fabric which impressed me.
I like these pants, but will have to pick and choose weather temperatures to get the best out of them.