Instead of creating a new post, I’m going to append to my old post (old post below) I finally got around to taking the pair of pants for a spin this past weekend. I took a redeye to Chicago, and so it was the perfect time to try the pants on. Like I said before, the pants are nicer than walking around in sweats or track pants, but I still wouldn’t wear them into Alinea (which I wore my Lulu ABC pants in.) They are definitely stylish and comfortable. However, like I said before, they do feel a bit thick so if you’re in a hot airplane cabin, this could be an issue. If you’re mostly flying domestic, I think they are perfectly fine. Another issue that sorta bothered me was that due to the material, you could see the phone bulge in your pants. See picture below of a pair of Airpods in my pocket. I’ve never noticed this before in the pants I’ve owned, but I’ve also never worn a pair of pants like this before.
Now, I will say I did go into a Lululemon store in Chicago and saw what I thought were the exact pair of pants. Yes, the Lulu Discipline pants are almost identical to these pants; from the side zippers to the flap over back pockets. I even went to try them on for shits and giggles just to compare them to the Public Rec pants. They fit and look almost identical. I then put my phone in the pocket and sat down and sure enough, they bulged like these pants, which leads me to believe it’s the material/style of pants that makes things bulges.
Anyway, I’ve decided to keep the pants instead of returning them. I could see myself wearing them to the mall in the winter time. But if I’m traveling and knowing I’ll be going to a nice restaurant, I’m leaving them at home just because they aren’t dressy enough in my opinion.
[Update – The founder of Public Rec reached out to me and convinced me to give them a test run, so I’ll do that and update this post in late August.]
For long time readers, you know I am still looking for the perfect travel pants. Right now, I’m still wearing the Lululemon ABC pants; they seem to be the leading candidate right now. A reader sent me a link to these Public Rec All Day Every Day pants. He had a $20 referral code for both he and I, and so I was able to get the pants for $75, which I thought was reasonable. The company shipped out the pants the next day via USPS Priority and I got them within 2 days. Great service!
Trying on the pants
When I got them in, I was very excited to try them on. However, that excitement faded very quickly. The reason for that is because the pants felt too “thick” for my liking. Like if the F cabin was Asiana hot, then I could see myself sweating and wanting to take them off ASAP. They also looked a tad bit too much like sweats more than dress pants. The side zippered pockets and pockets in back were awesome though. I was going to try them out on my trip to New York, but at the last minute decided not to. The reason for that is because I couldn’t see myself walking into a fancy sushi place with these pants whereas the ABC pants are more than adequate. For you readers who don’t care about that, then I would recommend these pants to you. They come with a 30 day free return policy, so if you don’t like them, then you can easily return. And if you do want to try them out, use this referral for $20 off the pants. Btw, I had chosen the charcoal gray color.
My Clothing Arts pants are still on order, so I’m waiting for them next. I have a feeling the ABC pants will remain the king though.