WIW - The Vince Leather Pants

I decided to keep these pants even though I had my doubts and they didn't gain 100% forum approval.  I wore this outfit to a poetry slam, it was fun and the poets were skilled and moving (a friend of mine competed so I was there to support him).

Picture 1 - What I wore
Picture 2 - Almost wore, shoes were too dressy

I am happy I decided to keep these wildcard pants, although my boyfriend received them only with tentative, diplomatic approval.  (What do men know.  Of course he prefers fitted bottoms on me.)  They are comfortable and luxurious at the same time, and breath well.  I also realized that with heels and another top, perhaps a silk shell, these will work for my dressier occasions like the ballet or some opera performances.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

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  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    Love them! I think they look even nicer here than your k/r post, they are a great fit for you.

    Great jacket! And the sneaks were perfect for a poetry thing, I would think, they have an arty casual feel.

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    They didn't get 100% approval? What were we thinking? These outfits are great. I have a slight preference for the one with the slip-one. I like the sporty lux look.

  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    I love the outfit.  You know they still create a very nice slim leg line and I think your styling here is beautiful.  These should be a very versatile garment and will be perfect for the ballet or opera as you suggest.

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    Great outfits.  They look perfect for the events.  I also prefer the more casual look but that is just me.  Love the way you have styled them.

  • kellygirl replied 4 years ago

    Wow! This is an amazingly cool outfit, Denise. I missed your K/R thread but I'm so glad you are keeping. You wear skinnies so well but it's fun to have a different silhouette in the closet too. LOVE these pants on you. 

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 4 years ago

    You definitely made the right choice Denise, and what a cool addition to your closet they are!

  • Tanya replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous outfits, both of them, amazing juxtapositions. I can not believe the pants did not get complete approval, they are so cool and look amazing on you.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    LOVE. Killer x2. 

  • annagybe replied 4 years ago

    Ok, I wasn't sure about these initially. #1 proves me wrong, it totally works.

  • Adelfa replied 4 years ago

    Very fun! Glad you kept them!

  • Deb replied 4 years ago

    You look gorgeous in both looks today......you are on to a winner with these pants.....you can style them casually or dressy and in so many ways. I imagine they'll get lots of use.

  • jackiec replied 4 years ago

    Well styled! They look great. Both shoe options are fantastic, and really skew the outfits in different directions - casual & dressy. Wow.

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Thank you ladies!  Compared to the K/R, I think it makes a difference when some foot or ankle is showing.  It breaks up the black block effect.  bj1111 made the comment that the back view wasn't JFE (and I thank her for that frank opinion and no it did not offend).  My boyfriend probably agrees but I had the mandarin collar tee semi tucked so the back U shape provided some interest to the otherwise flat expanse.

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    OHHHHHH.  You're inspiring me completely!  I think these are the exact pants I have - are the hems raw?  And have you rolled them up here?  TOTALLY COPYING!

  • Marley replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Denise!  I love them with the Zara jacket.  You look beautiful!

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Yes Una!  When I received them I thought immediately of yours.  These have a raw hem.  The waist is elasticized with a hook closure but not zipper or buttons.  No problem, they fit over my hips.  And yes, I have rolled them here as the crotch drops a few inches.  I can hike them up so they aren't as low rise but they seem to settle at a lower point on my hips.  There is a horizontal seam on the leg but it's subtle and doesn't cheapen the pants.

    Marley I got the Zara jacket three years ago right before the YLF Swap at Vicki's house in 2012.  I almost eBayed it a few years ago but have found it to be the perfect completer piece for certain occasions, so glad I didn't sell it.

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    You look great!  Casual but cool - perfect for a poetry slam.

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Love both renditions! Glad you kept the pants, I didn't have a chance to comment on your thread but for the record I was a keep.

  • marianna replied 4 years ago

    Love this... super fun to see leather pants worn dressed down. I think these will be very versatile for you.

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    Missed the original post but these are fab & I love how you've styled them.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    These are both fantastic outfits and you look wonderful! So glad you kept them. 

    I know what you mean about this style of pant "settling" a little low. I have the J. Crew Turner pant -- not leather and it has a banded cuff, but it is a very similar cut overall, and it does the same thing. I can yank them up but as I walk, they do move downwards for a slightly dropped crotch effect. I have found that a semi-tuck is most flattering, followed by a longer shirt with a crop sweater. 

  • Missey replied 4 years ago

    So glad you kept them!  LOVE the outfit!

  • replied 4 years ago

    I was another "on the fence" with your original post, but now that I see them styled, I'm glad you kept them! I like them with the slip ons.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    These outfit look wonderful on you. Love the pants but tell me about that jacket! I want it.

  • Greyscale replied 4 years ago

    I'm glad you kept them!

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Sooo glad you kept. The key feature to me is that they dress up or down and can go edgy or elegant. Plus you've identified that the looser fit may be wearable in more temperature variations.
    You can't really get the same mileage out of fitted leather hoochie pants .

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    great outfit, both ways! The jacket is such an interesting print, and the colors are really nice on you. Glad you kept the pants!

  • AM replied 4 years ago

    Love these. So glad you kept them!

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Love this outfit, Denise.  I think this silhouette is fresh and attractive, particularly for the type of event mentioned.  Terrific!

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