The Perfect Trouser
Having picked up The Times this morning ME+EM HQ is on a serious high. Fashion director Anna Murphy has found the ultimate trousers – and they’re ours. Meet our Slouchy Satin Cargo Joggers.
“Precisely ten days into 2018 can I present to you the perfect trousers? They are satin cargo pants. Chic yet cool. Classic yet youthful.”
The Trouser Obsession
“I am delighted by the genius of these trousers. But I am not surprised. Because they are the brainchild of one of the biggest trouser geeks in fashion, Clare Hornby, the founder and creative director of ME+EM.”
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with creating the perfect trousers. Cuts that genuinely flatter a variety of body shapes; fabrics that will survive the wear and tear of a busy lifestyle; trend-inspired details that elevate a simple smart pair of trousers to a true investment.
Our Slouchy Satin Cargo Joggers are the ideal example of that dedicated process. Talking to Clare, Anna breaks it down:
“The gathering at the waist “means the satin doesn’t cling, which makes it flattering,” [says Clare]. And the cut of the legs – “It took us a long time to finesse the shape. I wanted to achieve a slouchy look without making them too baggy. I also wanted to elongate the leg and to maintain the gap between the legs to the top. As always we use three different fit models with contrasting figures in order to ensure they looked good on as many people as possible.”
A trouser for all occasions
“These are the ultimate go-everywhere trousers. I have worn them to work (with a tailored jacket). On my sofa (with an oversized jumper). On a date (with the same jumper). On New Year’s Eve (with a party top).”
Marrying a traditionally laid-back shape with luxe elements like textured satin and pale gold details bridges the gap between smart and casual. All it takes is some simple styling and these trousers work for all occasions.
“Here are trousers that look great with trainers, look great with heels. I am sure that in summer they will look great with sandals too.”
The true definition of an investment piece is something that you will love now, next season and next year. Something that works for breakfast meetings and dinner with friends, for weekends and work days.
“The ultimate sign that she had nailed it, Hornby says, “was when both my 70-year-old mum and my 13-year-old daughter asked for them for Christmas.” And then there’s me, somewhere in the middle. Job definitely done.”
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