There’s been some chatter about Pants of the Season (unsanctioned, mind you), but all talk on the matter would be incomplete without mentioning these striped Bativoga Trousers from Barena. My pant habit is both well-documented and financially crippling, but that means I take pants seriously—too seriously, by any objective measurement. And because my relationship with pants is so unhealthy that it might lead to gout one day*, I feel obliged to enter these into that holiest of conversations.
(*It should go without saying during these troubled times that I care about things aside from clothing. But it also goes without saying that the world is real heavy right now and we all could use a little levity. Sometimes, that looks like Floor is Lava. Sometimes it looks like $400 Venetian-made trousers. I’m here to judge, but from afar. It’s a semi-safe space.)
To be transparent, I’m nothing if not an elastic waist evangelist—comfort matters and I won’t hear otherwise—and so I was drunk on these from the jump, but I wasn’t wrong to be. Made in Italy from a bouncy viscose/cotton/metallic fiber fabric, these pants feature a drawstring at the waist, side-seam pockets, patch pockets at the back, a long rise, a wedding-ready alternating stripe pattern and a loose, slightly tapered cut.
Absolutely no one is having a non-Zoom wedding anytime soon, but whenever those start again I will be attending in these. Or whatever function will have me, honestly. At this point, I’d wear these to the street bars in my neighborhood if it were safe. Anyways, these pants make me miss everything.
Available at C’H’C’M for $425