Classic track pants! Remember those beautiful thick "jogging pants" from the 80's? Many of us still have a pair that are on their last legs. Yes, we age ourselves with this admission... I remember my first day of high school. I waited for the bus at the corner of the highway to take me into town wearing my new penny-loafers (no pennies or socks) and my new jogging pants (rolled up a bit), and I forget what I wore on top - probably an untucked button-down shirt. Now my daughter is in grade 9, and she regularly wears track pants too, but at least with running shoes!
We here at Dear Lil' Devas (at the suggestion of a few very much appreciated customers) thought we might like to recreate those stalwart pants, using our thick sherpa fleece. And of course, with a few DLD tweaks...
(sorry, no signature panel bottom this time, just a single back-rise seam)
DLD changes to the "Jogging Pants" from the 80's:
The waistband elastic is in a simple casing - not stitched all over it. This is so that should the elastic wear out, it can be easily changed - by anybody with a sewing machine, just in case DLD retires before these pants have worn out ;-)
The inside drawstring is the very same as the thin, strong drawstring on our Dream Pants, because... that is another thing about those lovely pants from the 80's, often the drawstring wears out before the pants do. And, because of a special trick, the drawstring cinches beautifully, but it cannot be pulled through - no way, no how!
The pockets are a definite DLD recognition point (although we have not put a logo label on these classic track pants). The pockets are stitched on on the front so that the track pants don't bulge at the sides.
Your choice of elastic cuffs at the bottom of the pantlegs or not. We recommend with elastic - it is not very tight, just enough to keep your body heat from escaping.
The sizing choices with these pants is extensive. 3 waistband sizes to choose from and 4 lengths - we've added measurements under the "sizing" tab, or you will also see them in the last 3 pictures of the photo gallery. The sizing is pretty intuitive, but you can also take out your measuring tape, just to be sure.
THE FABRIC Sherpa Fleece: this beautiful stuff is a rare find. It is surplus fabric, not needed by the people who originally had it knit, and so we here at Dear Lil' Devas were lucky enough to be able to "rescue" it.
Pale Ash: 100% Cotton (very thick)
Navy: 80% Cotton | 20% Polyester (thick, but not as thick as the pale ash)
Black: 95% Cotton | 5% Polyester (marginally less thick than the navy)
An additional point about this lovely fabric is that the "sherpa fleece" on the inside of all of the 3 colour choices is 100% cotton. The outside of the black and navy colours has some polyester, but it doesn't come in contact with your skin.
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