Got the p30a in xs yesterday and had been wearing them around and thought I’d drop some first impressions.
In general I’ve always worn form fitting clothes so the ultra wide pant was a chance at something new. From pictures I had seen before, out of all the drop crotch pants, these seemed most approachable since they tapered at the leg and could also have a cropped look which mitigates the overly baggy look. (For reference I’m 5’7” and 140).
When I first put them on I felt pretty uncomfortable since there was so much excess fabric in the crotch area. I felt pretty silly having these parachute pants on but after looking in the mirror, they feel much baggier than they actually look. I do like the absurd amount of slack and space I have for my legs which makes it a very comfortable pant. For the draw strings I did have to pull them a bit since the waist was pretty big but it wasn’t to the point where crumpling up around the waist ruined the drape of the pant.
My favorite feature is the removable cuffs since the increase in airflow is significant after removing them. The zippers at the end inadvertently add form around the hem of the p30a which gives it some good structure. You can feel the zipper teeth slightly when walking around or going upstairs but it’s effect on wearing experience is negligible but thought I’d note it anyway. I really see this as an ideal spring and summer pant (with or without the cuffs) but don’t know if I would wear these in the fall or winter. If I did, I’d def wear with the cuffs and would probably wear a liner or some long johns beneath them since 1) I have the space to and 2) it would keep my legs warm instead of having all of that open space and potential cold air flowing around.
I found that the drape of the pant can look drastically different depending on your body and posture. There were times where I looked like I had shat my pants when my back was slouched but would immediately disappear if I straightened my back (might not be the case for everyone but it was for me). What I did notice though is that when in movement (walking, running) the pant looks great basically at all times. It’s just that it can look odd for some if you’re standing a certain way or if the crotch fabric is flowing one way or the other but this too imo is negligible since you’ll hopefully be out and about not worrying about what they look like at all times.
I haven’t found the right shoes for the long mod to wear these with but for the cropped mod, most ankle or sandals or slides look great with them. (bare feet somehow looks best for both lol)
Overall it took me a good 2 hours to get used to and I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked them or not during the initial wear. After some time I’ve grown to like them but feel like these are the type of pant that’ll exponentially grow on you and you’ll love them more the next wear than the wear before. Cheers to returning back to the baggy era!