A few weeks ago, I posted a Favorite Finds featuring a linen pant from Vince, and one of my biggest issues was that I wished it were a slimmer fit. Most linen pants are a classic cut because looser clothing, particularly in a breathable fabric, will keep you cooler than something that fits more snugly. While this is both smart and functional, I like a cleaner legline and that can prove rather difficult to find in linen.
Club Monaco has the answer with their Justice Trouser. Available in Eclipse (navy) or Graphite (darkish grey), this pant is cut like any slim trouser should be, it just happens to be made of linen. It has all the hallmarks of a trouser – zippered fly, hook and eye closure, welted back pockets, and front pockets on the side seam – so it can easily be dressed up, but is also casual enough to throw on with sneakers.
I tried on a 33 and it fit perfectly. The legline is slim, but still comfortable, and the two colors that it is offered in will go with pretty much anything. I can’t stress enough how important dressing for the season is, especially when that season is defined by record high temperatures.
The coolest feature on these pants is the adjustable tab at the back, but chances are you won’t really need it, because one of the great things about Club Monaco is that they carry the less popular sizes, like 28 and 31, so it is much easier to get your perfect fit.
One big benefit to these trousers is that they are machine washable, a definite plus to help cut down on your dry cleaning bill. At $98.50, the price is on the high side, like most of Club Monaco’s merchandise, but not unreasonable, and their quality is generally pretty good. They also offer a 20% discount to college students with a valid student ID, which sometimes makes all the difference when deciding if a purchase is worthwhile.
Though these justice trousers my not make you feel like Superman (sorry, had to do it), they’d definitely make a worthwhile addition to your summer wardrobe.