Back in June I said I was going to scale down (to zero) on buying new clothing. Reused, resale stuff is okay. I'm actually just getting around to wearing everything I bought new back in May or June - like these Everlane slouchy chinos. Can they still be called chinos if they're black? Apparently.
I bought these in a larger size and decided to keep them - even though I should have returned them. I am unsure why I couldn't figure out that they didn't fit me like, at all. I thought it was just the bagginess of the style at the time. (Duhhhrr.) Now I have the extra work of trying to sell them. These are the 4's and they're already plenty baggy. I'm typically a 28 in pants but I have junk in the trunk so I purchased the 6's as per their size guide. But the 4's were plenty spacious for my junk. Also they are ridiculously comfortable. I would wear these every single day and have a boxy pleated pants shape forever if I felt people wouldn't notice.
I'm 5'2" and these are basically way below ankle length on me yet on the Everlane models they look about 6" shorter. Just giving you fellow shorties a heads up re fit.
I originally posted this on IG as a prime example of the "DGAF I'm in my early 40's" look I have carefully cultivated, with my pleated pants, faux Birks (vegan!) and my "it's stretchy and small so it won't look too wrinkled" t-shirt. I've just come to terms with the fact that in terms of wardrobe care I still function like a high school stoner even though I'm basically accidentally straight edge and a pretty functional adult in a lot of other areas of my life. So I just work with that low bar and try not to give myself high maintenance clothing these days. (Both in care and also in "curating" "outfits" and stuff.) If I accidentally purchase hand-wash garments these days, it's a mega bummer and of course I never realize until after I've worn it and I'm in the process of dumping it in my laundry bag for the first run.
They always tell us to be our authentic selves. So that's me. High school stoner level of wardrobe maintenance skills. And that's fine.