As you know, I don’t often wear pants to work. But when I do, I wear Pivotte pants.
Last fall, the founder of Pivotte, Evelyn, reached out to me. She essentially dared me to try Pivotte pants. She promised that her pants could make me a believer in wearing slacks to work. I was doubtful, but what did I have to lose?
I chose the 24/7 pants because they’re Pivotte’s best seller. All of the styles are on the slimmer side, but these looked the most like work pants to me.
When I first took the pants out of the package, I wasn’t impressed. The fabric felt like The Editor pant from Express. So I wasn’t expecting much. But even though the fabric has a similar feel, it wears much differently.
On the first day I wore my Pivotte pants, I was running around like crazy. In my old work trousers (from J.Crew or Banana), I would have been tugging and pulling and pinched by 3:00PM. But the Pivotte pants seemed to stretch and move with me all day.
I won’t get into a textiles lesson, but Pivotte prides itself on the superior quality and comfort of their fabrics. Their Briosleek Twill pants are water and stain repellent fabric that I think would be good for parents. The fabrics also made with an eye to sustainability and social responsibility. And many of the pants are made and manufactured in NYC.
I wore my Pivotte pants a few times before I washed them. But I was glad that they were machine washable, since the dry cleaning options in Montana are expensive. They came out of the wash, I air dried them, and steamed them to smooth them out. I think they would be great for frequent travelers.
On sizing, the fit guide is very helpful. Usually, I would have chosen a size 6, but the guide was accurate when it recommended an 8. So take the time to figure out your measurements, and consult the guide.
Lastly, I know these pants are not inexpensive. $220 for a pair of pants is a spendy proposition. But if you wear trousers regularly, have a job that requires a comfortable, flexible pant, or need a pair of dressy pants that you can wear on the plane, give Pivotte a try.
I almost never wear pants. But when I need to, these are the pants that I reach for. They’re comfortable, wrinkle-resistant, and good for long, difficult days.
Full Disclosure: I did not buy these pants with my own money. I was approached by the Founder, and asked if I would be willing to try them. I was gifted a pair of pants, no money changed hands, and the content of the post was not dictated to me in any way. If I had hated them or thought they were meh, I could have said so. But they were comfortable and the fabric was surprisingly good quality, even though it didn’t feel like it at first touch.