Although it hasn’t been much of a winter this past season here in Southern California, I still love clothes made for the winter. One of them being cords. This pair is 7 For All Mankind – The Skinny Cord in Eggplant.
What I love most about these is the soft, comfortable material. Made of 76% cotton, 22% lyocelle, and 2% spandex, these have a comfortable amount of stretch to them. And the narrow corduroy material is very soft. It feels very much like velour. These are a fine, pinwale corduroy (16 ridges to the inch, to be exact). And corduroy has become a staple that never seems to go out of style. Around since the 1700s, corduroy seems to reappear in style every decade.
The color is called Eggplant, but I’d describe it more of a dark burgundy. When I think of eggplant, I think more of a dark purple color. But this is more of a bordeaux.
Although the name implies skinnies, I’d say these fit more like a cross between skinnies and straight leg. They are slightly looser along the thighs than your typical skinnies, which I find to be fairly typical of 7FAM. I also find that with a little wear, they stretch out a decent amount. If you’re familiar with 7FAM sizing, I’d say go with your normal size. Compared to other denim designer brands such as J Brand or Rag & Bone/JEAN, I’d say these run about a size larger. The rise measurement is 8 inches with a 29 ¼ inch inseam. The leg opening is 10 inches which I thought would make these a very skinny fit. But as I mentioned earlier, they are a little looser along the thighs and also along the calves.
The washing instructions are: Turn inside out, machine wash cold separately, do not bleach, tumble dry low, iron cool when needed, or dry clean.