Friday, December 16, 2011

Hell Has Frozen Over - My Husband Just Bought His First Lulu in a Store

lululemon work to play pant

lululemon men's work to play pant
lululemon men's work to play pant waistband

lululemon work to play pant iphone pocket
I'm still in a little shock. My husband bought his first full-priced piece of lulu in a store today. He has a decent amount of lulu but when he buys it for himself he buys it from eBay, often second-hand. He just isn't (or wasn't) into spending a lot on his clothes. (He'd much rather buy himself a new GPS with his discretionary money. I think he's bought himself well over 30 - between handheld units, golf GPSs, car GPSs, and running GPSs - in the years we've been married. I've lost count, but it's a lot.) However, today he opened up the wallet to buy himself a pair of Work to Play Pant IIs. He had been thinking of getting himself some lulu pants but he didn't want pants that feel like pajamas (he uses luon yoga shorts as pjs a lot) or super casual sweat pants. He's the kind of guy who spends 90% of his time in Dockers (I know, such a Dad) when he's not wearing shorts, so when he spotted the Work to Play Pants hanging on the rack they really resonated with him. He had been thinking of getting pants he could wear to work (he works in tech so he can be fairly casual) or wear for golf or a hike. A very nice educator named John at the Irvine store helped him out and happened to be wearing the same pants in the same size. He gave him some good insight into fit and function of the pants. John said he actually taught fitness courses in the pants and that a lot of men wear them for golf.

The fabric they are made out of is interesting. It's Ascent. It's two way stretch and quite a bit thicker than the Swift used in the women's Studio Pants. It felt like it would be very durable. My husband also liked that the waistband fastened with a button rather than a snap since snaps tend to pop open (so he tells me). The pants also have a cool iPhone pocket in one of the front pockets. The crotch also has some venting. The cut is much slimmer than Dockers through the leg, rear, and waist but I've been telling him to get some narrower cut pants for a while now. I really liked how they looked on him. They are at the store being hemmed but I will definitely update you on how he likes them and how they perform. They seem to be selling well on the website and get good reviews so far. (As far as the fit, the waist runs snug and there is no elastic so don't lie to yourself as to what your true waist size is.)

  • made with tough and tumble Ascent fabric
  • two hip pockets and two rear pockets for your cards and keys
  • tunes pocket on left hip for easy access
  • roll up the right pant leg for reflective detail while cycling
  • discreet mesh venting along the inseam for your own A/C
  • $118

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So funny - these also are the first pants my husband bought in store and he loves them. He now has 3 pair and asks me all the time if I've gotten any product notifications for new colors. He says they are really comfy, plus he gets lots of compliments when he wears them so he tends to wear them a lot ... They are pretty versatile and I love that they don't have to be pressed (plus I think he looks really good in him - definitely more flattering than his go-to khakis or old navy jeans that I despise).

Katie said...

Dude, I think I just found my husband's Christmas gift. He would LOVE these, and he too is NOT a full price lulu man. He has 1 pair of running shorts and loves them, but that is where he draws the line.

screenshop said...

Yes, my husband tried these on, and they looked amazing on him. He just wasn't sure what to do with them since he's either dressed up more for work, or wearing workout wear for hard workouts. But they're great looking pants, and would be terrific in place of boring old khakis, or maybe even replacing jeans as casual workout wear.

Susan (TJI) said...

Why does the logo have to be on the leg so prominent? i really like these except for that.

Anonymous said...

HA!!! Isn't that 80% of the reason Americans wear lulu?? Prominent branding?? Scuba hoodies are hideous, but they feature a huge lulu logo shape on the front, so they sell by the truckload.

LuluAddict said...

I wouldn't mind if lulu switched to tone on tone logos. I have a few older pieces with that. That way it's more on the down low.

LuluAddict said...

@ screenshop - I think a big part of my husband's motivation in getting them is for golf. He has an weeknight work golf league so I'm sure he's thinking he'd like to use these for that.

Susan (TJI) said...

I just think that on a man's pair of pants.... it might be better to make the logo less prominent. I don't think my husband would wear them with the white logo on the side of the leg. I don't mind it on my stuff so much. :)

Nicole said...

My husand has 3 pair of these and they are his favorite Lulu pant. I'm so glad your man has made it over to the dark side!

Nicole said...

Annnnd Mike just corrected me. His favorite pants are the Presta..but he likes the WTP also.

- N

Anonymous said...

Which luon yoga shorts would he use for PJs?

Anonymous said...

Hi , which Luon yoga shorts does he use for PJs. Looking to buy my husband something for Christmas from lululemon. He asked for comfy pants but I think shorts would be great also.

Anonymous said...

I have 5 styles of work to play version 1. Version 2 didn't fit me...I need them to bring them back! It's the only thing I wear!