As the season rolls on I end up rewinding on stuff I’d previously dismissed. Shit I’d originally thought either straight-up wack, or just unfuckwithable, begins to get it’s hooks into me. This might be because I’m a fucking baby and basically I need to be thinking about buying new stuff all the time or I get all mopey and bored? Or it might be that I’m mentally playing catch up to great design and it’s just taken me a while to ‘get it’? If I’m honest, I think it’s the first one because I’m a ridiculous infantile malcontent. Either way, this questionable cuffed ‘pant’ is now asking my wallet to dance.
They’re Engineered Garments naturally and I’m sure I can roll with the press stud fastening and the reinforced knee detail. And while I don’t really wear cuffed bottoms right now, because this piece feels more ‘trouser’ than ‘sweatpant’, I can get into that too. I just wish they were a bit baggier. A smidge more capacious around the thigh and knee.
What I’m inevitably going to do is drop on these and when they show up, convince myself they’re aces, rather than going through the sour-faced rigmarole of sending them back to The Bureau.
In some respects 174 quid is quite a lot for a pair of trousers I may not be comfortable in. In all other respects that matter a fuck (namely I haven’t bought anything new for a while and I’m drooping around like a scowling flannel) they make total sense.