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Looking for a nice pair of black cigarette trousers for work

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Cucumberscarecrow Mon 14-Apr-14 21:45:00

Anyone seen any nice ones?

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 22:08:39

Gap Ultra Skinny and Mango JAPO - both flattering, stretchy cotton and affordable. Size down, in both, though.

Kbear Mon 14-Apr-14 22:11:01

and when you've found them.. and I've bought them too... tell me what shoes does a person wear with them please?

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 22:14:03

Don't you just wear court shoes or pointed flats?

46direct Mon 14-Apr-14 22:15:30

Yes! Shoes link please
For me its more summery office related to look smart with broad feet!

46direct Mon 14-Apr-14 22:16:46

Higher comfortable sandals/ smart shoes please

Kbear Mon 14-Apr-14 22:20:55

I'm one of those weirdos who can't walk in flats, I need a heel, but not a stiletto, I need a bouncy wedge type thing. I have to walk for 25 mins when I get off the train... and I want to look stylish whilst doing so... so cigarette pants and something comfy....yet chic.....

46direct Mon 14-Apr-14 22:22:07

Yes! Exactly what I wanted too Kbear!!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 22:27:08

I know its a bit bad to do this, but these are the workwear shoes that I have put on Pinterest. The shoes range between flats and heels that are 9cm. All are leather.

For my money, if you get hot feet in summer, I would think about a d'orsay (cut away at the side), as I find sling backs v uncomfortable. Office are doing a d'orsay for £60, called Darling in black or snakeskin.

If you want a classic comfortable court shoe, the Dune Appoint comes in a range of colours and is £65 (leather and leather lined).

However, I have 174 shoes on this board, so hopefully you find something.

Cucumberscarecrow Mon 14-Apr-14 22:40:52

Nice work there Belinda. Lovely shoes. I think I prefer flats with cigarette pants. Hobbs ballet flat looks good as does a nice loafer although the latter probably now smart enough for my work.

Thanks for the trousers recommendation. Are they both fairly smart?

Cucumberscarecrow Mon 14-Apr-14 22:43:12

Just googled the Gap ones and they are lovely. Look great on the website worn with court shoes so you are spot on Belinda.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 22:47:25

Thanks cucumber, to be honest, I think the Mango ones are slightly smarter than the Gap ones, as the Mango ones have a finer woven fabric. However, they are both worth trying, I think.

SorrelForbes Mon 14-Apr-14 22:54:31

I've got a pair of Boden Chelsea trousers which I wore to work today with a jacket and black courts. I have worn them with black loafers too.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 22:55:21

By the way, if you want a matching blazer, then the Mango SHANGHAI2 trousers are cotton sateen and come with the blazer (£70 in total for both). However, I did slightly prefer the cut of the JAPO trousers. Do a search on Mango using the style names - they have about 5000 stock items to navigate through, otherwise.

46direct Mon 14-Apr-14 22:55:59

Never bought mango
If I am an 8 in next or a 10 in h and m
What size shall I buy?

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 23:05:53

I'm a 10 in H&M, and for the Mango JAPO, I needed size 8, for Mango SHANGHAI2 I needed 10 (maybe I could have gone down to 8, not sure - they didn't have them), and for the Gap Ultra Skinny trousers I needed 8 (or size 6 if you want them fairly tight eg for going out).

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 23:06:32

Sorrel - I must go check out the Boden workwear.

SorrelForbes Mon 14-Apr-14 23:19:49

I need to look at the Gap and Mango ones!
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BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 14-Apr-14 23:25:51

The Boden trousers come in a range of colours that you just don't get at Mango and Gap, and the reviews are very good. If you want a similar range elsewhere, you can also get it in the Banana Republic Hampton trousers.

Thanks for the Boden link, and good night - off to bed.

Cucumberscarecrow Tue 15-Apr-14 07:21:51

Finally found the Mango ones but they seem to be full length. I was hoping for 7/8th length (or slightly shorter as I have short legs). They looked lovely otherwise and the jacket too sad.

Cucumberscarecrow Tue 15-Apr-14 07:23:21

The Boden ones are indeed lovely but have a six week wait for my size.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 07:28:27

How about the Banana Republic Hampton ones, in a petite fitting? I just did a post where I tried them on (have also tried the Gap and Mango ones, too).

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 07:59:27

Just had another thought: the Gap slim cropped ones might work, and the Gap ultra skinnies are cropped too. Else, you could get the Mango ones taken ups. Although the SHANGHAI ones have a cuff at the bottom and the JAPO ones have a slit at the bottom. It all depends on your shape and leg length, doesn't it!?

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 08:24:34

I'm with blinners

jan2014 Tue 15-Apr-14 08:38:42

i actually got lovely ones from new look. all the other styles didn't sit right, i needed a little longer in the leg, quite slim legs and bigger waist and these are perfect, good price, although i don't know how long they will last.

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