July 8, 2014 by dairycarrie
I’ve said it before and I will say it again; on a dairy farm, pants are not optional.
This is a problem for me.
I hate pants, as some of our neighbors and a few people wanting to ask me about religion have learned over the years, if I am in my house and you stop by unannounced, I will most likely be sans pants.
Why do I dislike pants? Well, pants are stressful and they never seem to fit me right. I’m 5’8″ but my inseam is longer than 6’3″ Hubs. Pants shopping at regular stores is a joke. I ask for longs and if they carry them, the inseam is like 32″, leaving me looking like a white, female Steve Urkle.
Back in May I got an email from Duluth Trading Company inviting me to pick out a few things from their catalog to try out and review here. I have always loved their products so, somewhat surprised that I was picked to work with them, I excitedly headed for their site to shop!
Here is what I picked out!
So this dress is super adorable and wildly popular. I know this because it was out of stock in my size and I couldn’t try it. But! They do still have it in Small and Medium and you can order it by clicking HERE. It would be adorable with a pair of boots and IT’S ON SALE!!!
Because I am the most amazing wife ever… and I couldn’t get the dress in my size, instead I ordered some pants for Hubs. Because these pants were from Duluth Trading, I knew I didn’t have to worry about normal pants criteria like, quality, crack coverage and “ball room” and base my selection on one thing, how good they made Hubs’ butt look.
I asked Hubs what he wanted to say about these jeans, these are his words.
“The elastic waistband is a wonderful idea. They are quite comfortable. The cut of the jeans fits well. My only detraction is that they are billed to be cooler than regular pants. I didn’t notice that but I also don’t know how hot I would be in the regular firehose pants.”
I like to see him leave while wearing them, if you know what I’m saying! You can order a pair of these jeans by clicking HERE and guess what!?!? They are ON SALE!
So what did I get for myself to try? After pouring over the website and much deliberation, I picked out two items that are now some of my favorite things ever!
I have been coveting a good leather bag like this for a long time. I am not a purse kind of girl, but a good, heavy leather bag like this is something that I knew I would use. This bag is gorgeous! The leather is so soft and you can tell that the bag is quality the first time you touch it. Since I got it I have been using it like crazy to hold my laptop, cords and whatever else I feel the need to carry with me on my travels. I’ve had tons of compliments on it and when I took it to Kentucky for the Alltech Symposium, I thought my friend Taysha was going to try and steal it from me! She has pretty great style, so I took that as a huge compliment! You can check out the full details of this bag and order it by clicking HERE.
So what does all of this have to do with my pants rant you ask?
THESE. ARE. THE. BEST. PANTS. EVER!
Ok gals, seriously. These pants rock! Not only do they come in a bunch of colors and have a bunch of pockets and roll up into cute capris and dry super quick, they FIT! When I first started looking around the Duluth Trading Company website, I was hesitant. My ape arms and giraffe legs make clothes buying a pain. I found these pants and the inseam options range from 31″ to 35″, that right there pretty much made my life! I got them home and I … well I didn’t wear them to the barn because I liked them so much that I wanted to wear them as good pants. I really think that a pair of these in Black or Coffee Heather or Khaki could be worn as the most comfortable dress pants you’ve ever owned. Coincidentally, shortly after these pants arrived, I ripped out the butt on two pairs of barn jeans in the same week. Lack of time to do laundry and curiosity got the best of me and I put these pants to the farm test. They passed with flying colors. Even after being splattered with manure, they cleaned up perfectly! I’ve washed them and dried them several times and have had zero shrinkage. Ladies, if you’re on the farm at a desk, or if you have one of those jobs that requires you to look presentable but also get down and dirty, which I think covers about 80% of you, do yourself a favor and order yourself these pants HERE. You can thank me later.
Thank you Duluth Trading Company for letting me try out your products! You guys rock!