Friday, July 08, 2005

The Pants

Last year I had a business trip to go on for 5 days and just coming off maternity leave had hardly anything to wear that fit. I decided I needed to go shopping. I shopped and shopped all over Montgomery Mall and was really not coming up with anything. I ended up in the Eileen Fisher store, and they start pulling out stuff, I’m trying it on, Gigi is fussing and finally I find something that fits, and not only fits but looks GREAT. Thus begins my relationship with The Pants. I purchase The Pants, go home and start to have a bit of buyer’s remorse. This is because The Pants are not cheap. The Pants cost at least twice as much as any other pair of pants I own and three or four times as much as I normally pay. I think I’m going to have to return them. But I put them on to confirm and again they fit so well and are so flattering, even for my post pregnancy body. I decide I need them for this trip so I keep them.

This is best purchase I ever made. I wear The Pants once a week, each time I wash them (YES! The Pants can be washed AND put in the dryer!), they are the first pants I wear. I start to calculate how many pairs of pants I have bought for $20, $40, $60 and how infrequently I wear them due some flaw or another and decide this was really a frugal purchase. In fact not only was it frugal but also great for my ego. When I wear The Pants, people ask “have you lost weight?” Which is only one of the top most wonderful phrases to hear someone say, right behind “I love you mommy”.

I now have four pairs of The Pants, one pair which I can proudly say I found on clearance for less than half the regular price and yes, I wear all of them constantly, forget all my other pants. I am also working on converts. I already have one in my office who really wanted to try The Pants (this is what we call them - The Pants) and when I told her about the pair I found on sale she bought them and now has at least one other pair and one pair on order. We have another woman in my office who is also contemplating The Pants. Now let me clarify which pants these are, because Eileen Fisher has several types of pants, some which are no better than your average pants just more expensive. These are the washable stretch crepe yoke waist pants. What is so great about them? First the yoke waist is so comfortable; it’s an elastic waist band that really looks good. Second, the material is fabulous, you could wear these to the gym and move every possible way or you can wear them with a suit jacket to the office and they look great. Look really good and be really comfortable. Is that unbelievable or what?!

So as you can tell I am in love with The Pants so I’ll stop now, I just felt the need to spread the word.

P.S. I am wearing The Pants in my profile picture to the right.

1 comment:

Erica said...

I love it...can I use your cost per wear justification for the 5 pairs of $500-plus per pair (!!) shoes that I've bought since discovering that I love Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo much more than 9 West? I think I have to!!!!