When the skinny cargo craze started in Spring of 2010, I was hooked.  I wanted to own every pair in every color.  When I recently saw this particular pair, it brought back such fond memories of that unforgettable trend.  These are Current/Elliott The Flat Pocket Cargo Skinnies.

Anytime I find a pair of Current/Elliott pants that catch my eye, I already know they’re going to fit well.  That’s just how it is for me with Current/Elliott.  Their styles are almost always so flattering and comfortable.  So it was no surprise to me that I loved the fit on these.  They remind me quite a bit of their cargo skinnies that we reviewed a while back (see here).  The difference with these, however, is that the material is much lighter in weight.  And living in Southern California, light weight pants/denim can take me a long way.

The front has side slant pockets, almost like trousers.  Pockets like these on skinny pants are a little tricky. They tend to make the hips appear a bit wider from my experience, especially since these have a higher rise (8 inch rise).  But since I mainly wear longer tops, I don’t mind.  The rear have flap pockets with a snap closure.  The outer thighs have flat patch pockets that have zipper closures, so they’re a lot less bulky than the usual flap cargo pockets.  And given that they’re elongated in shape, they also give the illusion of longer thighs and legs which I can always appreciate.

The color name is Washed Black.  It’s a faded black color, so it’s not quite black, and it’s not quite grey.  The material is made of 70% cotton, 14% polyester, and 2% elastane.  The material feels like a light weight twill cotton.  The inseam is 30 inches.  The leg opening is 8 ½ inches with a 6 ¾ inch outer zipper.  I’d say these run pretty true to size.  They do stretch slightly with some wear as most Current/Elliott jeans do, so take that into consideration when ordering your size.

I wore these with one of my favorite ANINE BING Boots with Studs.

Washing instructions are: Turn inside out, machine wash cold, do not bleach, tumble dry low heat, Iron low heat.

Buy Current/Elliott The Flat Pocket Cargo Skinny Jeans here.


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