It’s one thing to love a pair of pants. It’s quite another thing to find pants that love you back.
Recently the folks at Anatomie sent me their Skyler Skinny Pants in dark grey (like those shown above. Those are not my abs, though I would order those if I could.) They’re also offered in Navy, Black, Khaki, and Electric Blue; this latter shade is more like deep denim color than 80s eyeshadow.
The pants live up to their reputation as an alternative to skinny jeans. You could fancy up the Skyler with cute sandals or heels or take the trails in your hiking boots. For example, I wore them (with flip flops) on a walk to the Spokane River, not far from my house. It was the end of another hot day, and I wanted to plunk my feet in some cold water among the river rocks. The Anatomie pants were breathable and kept me from feeling sweaty (or schweddy.) WanderHubs affirmed that they looked cute. I should institute a WanderHubs rating scale, perhaps one to five guitars or something, for product reviews. Stay tuned.
My favorite feature of the Skyler is that the comfy fabric comes in such a streamlined silhouette. I hadn’t heard of “French honiara fabric” before. Honiara could be a protagonist in a giant,sweeping Victorian novel. The Anatomie site has many modifiers for this ”super-light-weight Nylon-Lycra Micro Fiber” textile, made of ”92% polyamide and 8% elasthane.”
Anatomie’s attention to fabric in its “luxury sportswear” makes sense, given that Kate Boyer, one of the founders of the brand, is a former gymnast and fitness instructor.
I appreciate that there are snaps rather than a button above the front zipper closure. This is more durable hardware. I don’t have strong feelings about the oversized belt loops. The Skyler fit is rather booty-snug, so the back pockets are more ornamental than practical.
If the Skyler isn’t the look for you, check out Anatomie’s Find Your Pant guide.
Anatomie presents itself as an upscale brand. At first I felt very aware of my Kmart roots. The site offers personalized styling sessions “allowing [customers] to shop from the comfort of their living room, on board their yacht, in between sessions at the spa or anywhere that has an internet connection.” Can I wear these pants if a Hamptons Weekend is not in my travel forecast? If I’m bothered in a way I can’t quite pinpoint by the Safari Collection’s claim to “utmost African chicness”? If my yacht is in the shop?
Browsing Anatomie’s Set to Jet lookbooks is a chance to check out their styles and, perhaps, launch some dream vacations.
Well made pants a treasure, no matter where you wear them.
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