Just as I was posting about J. Crew’s “matchstick”-cut, neon pink corduroys earlier this week, gorgeous blogger Karen of Of a Certain Age was getting the same cords in an intense citron color. How desperately do you want these now?
Or should I stick to the matchstick style and get it in “sweet potato,” which is on major sale?
Or should I do what I did last year and spend so much time pondering the colors that by the time I’ve made a decision, it’s summer? What do you think?
UPDATED TO ADD: Take my poll on the right!
UPDATED AGAIN TO ADD: I should note that the lovely Jean of Ghost Tailor, a J. Crew cord-wearer herself (she got the bootcuts and altered them), informed me that in previous years, the purple was much brighter in person than in photographs. That’s what I’d be hoping for.
I like the aubergine, but I tend to do exactly what you describe; spend months deliberating on the style and color of a winter coat and decide just before Memorial Day.
The Seeker says
Oh I love those pants!!!!!
Deja Pseu says
You and Karen have convinced me I n-e-ee-ed a pair of these. I’m thinking aubergine….
Karen really does look amazing in that ensemble, doesn’t she?
persimmon please! 😀
Sweet potato! Or Aubergine. Or both? (Sweet potato is my #1 choice though…)
Savvy Mode SG says
i will be checking those cords out.
Lady Melbourne says
They are gorgeous, I wouldn’t wear them as it’s way too much colour for me but I do like the look of them. I need a smaller does, that citron colour but in a mini skirt perhaps!
I love jcrew. I saw those pants. they have beautiful colors in everything!
i kind of like the sweet potato!
I like purple anything.
I think you should do the red. It suits your personality and it will go well with your lipstick. But aubergine is a personal fave. Mind you, I think with cords it’s best to be adventuresome with colour – or they can look a bit “mom-like” conservative (gasp)
fashion herald says
tough to decide on the last three – i love how jcrew is using these amazing colors!
I love all the colors. If it helps, I have a pair of Uniqlo cords in dark purple I wear all the time. I voted for “decide next summer” because I love them all!
Get the citron! I love the colour…bright yet not overly bright!
Oh Lady E says
I think the persimmon would look especially snazzy with your red lipstick! 🙂
Karen looks great in those cords!
I voted “sweet potato,” because I think you need some orange.
As for what cut to wear, you already know how I feel about the matchstick version of these, but I think they’ll be great on YOU.
Or, get bootcut and tailor them.
m e l i g r o s a says
very cool. though, I find it annoying that Jcrew’s stuff seems to be oversized, thats the only brand ill fit into a 2-4. very odd LOL
Carol’s pants looks fierce! I really want one just like thisCarol’s pants looks fierce! I really want one just like this
Sharon Rose says
Hi there-I voted persimmon, as I’m sure you would have a matching lipstick, but I know you also like aubergine, so hurry and get one of the two, haha!!
I’m voting for aubergine.
pretty face says
I vote purple, or ‘aubergine’. But I don’t like to say that word because I hate it in food form so much.
Still, I think purple will look fantastic with your mainly black day-wardrobe.
And as for an all-acid-yellow wardrobe, I don’t see how that could be a bad thing…
They look great. But I know I could never wear them well.
I love the Aubergine and Sweet potato equally, but voted sweet potato because it’s more radical and unusual. Wonder if I can get them over here?
Fashion Tidbits says
i want it in red!!!!!! gimme, gimme, gimme!!!!!
Aubergine is winning but I say it’s dull! Go for the citron!
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I agree with K.Line, these should be in an adventurous color! Part of the citron’s charm is the unexpectedness of it! The aubergine is far less exciting!
So I’m partial to the citron or the persimmon, although the cut of the sweet potato looks flattering.
Oh gosh I just looked at your link to the hot pink ones! I love them!! I have never found a pair of j crew pants that didn’t make me look like a flat-assed suburbanite, but Maybe these are the ones!!!
miss cavendish says
Augergine is the most subdued, so I’d suggest one of the brighter pairs . . .
The Clothes Horse says
Oh, these are fantastic.
thank you for your comments!
your jewelry is so beautiful! it’s too bad i can’t afford any (yet) 🙂
Miss Woo says
Crazy colours! Though I must say the pink pair remains my favourite.
she looks so fab!
OH dear Wendy, you’ve gone and made me famous! I’m honored. I did something RIGHT fashionwise? And I’m old! YAY! Wendy, with your style personality, I recommend the pink or citron. Aubergine is too subdued to have the desired, “Screw You, Yes I Am Walking Around New York City In This Color” effect.
Bloggers: Listen, I don’t think that photo shows how neon these things are. But they are so comfy that after awhile you forget about the color.
Violetville: They DO make me look like a flat-assed suburbanite, but that is because I really do have a flat ass. Our family calls it the “Noassitol” disease. If you want to wear pants, get the underwear with butt chicklets in them!
OOoh, why only ONE pair? Especially when there’s a sale?
I’m a fan of the citron ones myself!!!
stef m says
i believe you can never go wrong with purple. i should mention that my fondness for purple has been credited to my childhood crush on donny osmond, who had a fondness for purple socks. ok, i’ll stop typing now.
purple. no question. with your coloring and personality, perfect choice.
♥ Marta ♥ says
Those bright yellow pants are wicked
Susie Bubble says
I’m loving the yellow ones…it’s a bright and juicy shade as opposed to mustardy which is what a lot of high street yellow is….
I have 2 pairs of J.Crew cords in boring gray & blue. I'm loving the purple, tho….
Grant Miller says
Everyone in my neighborhood looks like they belong in a J. Crew ad. It makes me feel weird.
You could always buy one of each colour. 🙂
Kaiser War says
I am tremendously late to this thread, however, while I love the Aubergin (purple one), and think that it will work very well against silver jewelery… I am a huge fan of adding bold splashes of colour during Winter. To which end, the persimmon (red) is almost like a burst of a confident smile. Though in my estimation Gold jewelery would help carry that warm look.