Work to Play Pant IIs. He had been thinking of getting himself some lulu pants but he didn't want pants that feel like pajamas (he uses luon yoga shorts as pjs a lot) or super casual sweat pants. He's the kind of guy who spends 90% of his time in Dockers (I know, such a Dad) when he's not wearing shorts, so when he spotted the Work to Play Pants hanging on the rack they really resonated with him. He had been thinking of getting pants he could wear to work (he works in tech so he can be fairly casual) or wear for golf or a hike. A very nice educator named John at the Irvine store helped him out and happened to be wearing the same pants in the same size. He gave him some good insight into fit and function of the pants. John said he actually taught fitness courses in the pants and that a lot of men wear them for golf.
The fabric they are made out of is interesting. It's Ascent. It's two way stretch and quite a bit thicker than the Swift used in the women's Studio Pants. It felt like it would be very durable. My husband also liked that the waistband fastened with a button rather than a snap since snaps tend to pop open (so he tells me). The pants also have a cool iPhone pocket in one of the front pockets. The crotch also has some venting. The cut is much slimmer than Dockers through the leg, rear, and waist but I've been telling him to get some narrower cut pants for a while now. I really liked how they looked on him. They are at the store being hemmed but I will definitely update you on how he likes them and how they perform. They seem to be selling well on the website and get good reviews so far. (As far as the fit, the waist runs snug and there is no elastic so don't lie to yourself as to what your true waist size is.)
- made with tough and tumble Ascent fabric
- two hip pockets and two rear pockets for your cards and keys
- tunes pocket on left hip for easy access
- roll up the right pant leg for reflective detail while cycling
- discreet mesh venting along the inseam for your own A/C