I have a fashion post for you today! dish & DU/ER, a Vancouver-based clothing company, came up with “no sweat” pants (jeans) that can take you from work to the gym without having to change your pants. How convenient does that sound?!?
dish is their ladies’ line and DU/ER is their men’s line. Today I’m showing you the dish “5 Pocket Skinny Crop” in the colour Dusty Rose.
Before I go into details I must mention that this new collection from dish & DU/ER is not officially out yet; they have a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of these new pants. Because of this, the sample I received is a prototype and the fit and finishing may not be 100% correct. For example, my pants have a 26″ inseam, but when I look at the Kickstarter page they only offer 28″ and 31″ options. Also, the colour on my label says Dusty Rose, but it seems that Sand is what is available on the Kickstarter page – although they seem to be very similiar colours – along with black and evergreen.
When I get home from work I usually change into comfy clothes (yoga pants and shirt), but for about two weeks I slipped into these pants instead to give them a good test run. The denim is soft and they are really comfortable to wear.
I won’t lie, I was a bit hesitant to try these at first because (1) I usually stay away from skinnies (body shape and all, give me a boot cut any day), and (2) I stay away from light colours in my pants (darks make you look thinner, right?). But after trying these on I love them, both in style and colour, and I’m so happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone! My husband also agrees that they look great!
I even wore them to work one day. I paired them with a black long-sleeved shirt and black pumps.
Shoes: Le Château
I do have a little walk to do from my car to the office so I often wear flats for the walk, and these pants go well with flats as well!
I love how I can dress these up or down, it makes them very versatile.
The fabric stretches, which is a must if you can exercise in them, but at the same time the fabric stretches, in the sense that the pants will get a bit bigger as you wear them (like lots of jeans do). Throwing them in the dryer after washing them will fix that, but they will stretch again once you wear them. So if you can (if it’s not too uncomfortable), grab the smallest size that fits you since they will stretch once you start wearing them.
Here’s a bit of info about the fabric of these jeans: dish & DU/ER came up with the Nature2X fabric, which is a mix of Tencel, spandex, polyester, and cotton. The key element here is Tencel because it is moisture absorbing and odour resistant. You can read more about it on the Kickstarter page.
Here are a few features about the pants:
- Reflective branding and slim fit options for cyclist commuting
- Larger pockets to carry multiple electronics with lining to shield against radiation from cell phones
- Fabric technology offers moister management and quick dry capabilities
- Technical fibers keep you cool when hot and warm when cold
- Dark denim maintains colour even after 20 washes
This new no-sweat pant collection has three styles for men and two styles for women.
What do you think of the “no sweat” pants?
– Chantal 🙂