“The magic is in the cut and the fabric, namely, a streamlined cut with a blade-sharp crease and a natural waist. I like a slim, cropped, cigarette trouser, but even a fuller peg-legged cut can look streamlined if it’s cut properly. Never put anything in your pockets – pocket bulges are a sartorial sin of the highest order! And go for the best fabric you can afford: it will just hang better.”
-Nawaz Batliawalla in The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Getlewoman
Talking about the best fabric I can afford, I bought my trousers from Uniqlo. Their Smart Ankle Length trousers have the perfect length for my height. Unfortunately I bought my first pair in the size S, which is a size too big. Indonesia (where I bought them) don’t carry the XS size. Despite being a size too big, I have been wearing that pair constantly for the past two years. Which made me realise that another pair in the size a smaller size is needed to be bought.
A pair of trousers is a must for me to have and it has been quite a ride to find the one. I was trying to find an alternative to the Uniqlo pair but have found none so far. Being a petite person in a big people world makes it difficult to find pants with an appropriate length. I would like to go to the custom made direction if only I can find a tailor whom I trust.