True to my word, I am taking the white pants deep into fall.
Remember: These pants are made of a heavy cotton duck, so they are a credible weight for fall.
Here, I’ve paired them with a wool knit jacket.
Admittedly, this look — Horse Blanket Jacket, Tall Ship Pants — may not be my most slimming look . . . but I like it.
This jacket came with a black leather belt, but today I am wearing it with a grey canvas stitched belt.
I stumbled across my belt on YOOX — an over-priced (I should say formerly over-priced because it was marked down on YOOX) designer interpretation of a grommet uniform belt that could be found on Amazon or any uniform/job apparel website. Indeed, a 10-second search turned up a very similar belt (in seven colors!) for $10.99 described as “Perfect for Sports Activity, Military Wear, Police, Emergency, Firefighter, or Simply Casual Wear!” Punctuation in original.
Let’s see how this looks in profile.
Hard to say.
Actually, it’s not hard to say. I’m still bulky, but very cozy.
Consider this: By wearing a grey belt with a grey jacket, I do look less chopped up (more elongated) than I would have looked in a contrasting belt.
Come closer and visit the jacket and belt.
One small, but important detail: The jacket is fitted through the shoulders and upper arms. Do you see how the sleeve flares below the elbow, but above the elbow it fits closely.
Very nice. Very elegant.
These substantial buttons sit beautifully inside the circular yoke, which is, itself, another interesting feature.
The buttons are dark brown rather than black. That’s an unexpected, but highly agreeable, choice.
Finalement! The belt, up close.
To be fair, this over-priced, marked-down version has more flair than the $10.99 version.
Jacket: DSquared2; Belt: Marni from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: French Sole New York; Bag: Sophie Hulme