When my sister was in college, one of her friends hung a pair of men’s pants on the wall. I remember them looking very similar to these: a nice worsted wool check, somewhat dressy. When she asked why he had done it, her friend answered: well Rebecca, they’re tapered.
Times change, and my deep horror of tapered pants has been slowly beaten down by a year’s worth of slimly elegant Burda models. These pants in fact started life as a wide-leg pattern (04-2010-119) but were fitted and edited to look something like 03-2010-109.
I’m not sure how I feel about them.
At times I feel they are rather chic. At other times I think they look like grandpa pants. (No offense to any grandpas who recently came to visit us, of course). Burda models notwithstanding, I think this cut still draws attention to the fact that my legs are neither long nor slim, and I will now return to my regularly scheduled wide-leg pants.
And perhaps if I am lucky these will end up on someone’s wall one day.