Pants you can wear to work, or to work from home. The best dressy sweatpants aren’t really sweatpants at all, but silk slacks — they just have an elastic waist. They are a versatile wardrobe essential no matter your lifestyle. They can be dressed up or down, and will probably be the most versatile items in your wardrobe next to our Marilyn or Francois tees. Versatility is the key to creating the ideal capsule wardrobe, and at the heart of our entire philosophy.
The key to the Carole pants is silk and fit. The style is relaxed, but not oversized. That’s the difference between pants that are only for home, errands, or travel. And ones you can wear to the office. Silk elevates everything, but is also practical and breathable. Breaking down the barrier between casualwear and workwear is crucial to creating a more streamlined closet. When one tee shirt like the Marilyn I or one pair of pants can be worn in a variety of different situations, only then will you be able to truly slim down your closet.
The style was inspired by Hollywood Golden Age comedic actress, Carole Lombard. She was as beautiful as she was talented and funny, considered to be one of the definitive actresses of the screwball comedy genre of classic Hollywood cinema. Comedy is often a very physical form of acting, one where the costumes require freedom of movement. She was a great fan of the outdoors — she and husband Clark Gable owned a ranch in California where they hunted and hiked. Some consider her an early feminist as she was extremely outspoken and considered a straight-shooter.
You should never have to sacrifice comfort for style, because it’s when we are most comfortable that we are most confident.