Wanted to love, but I'll settle for like.
Love the detail, the length (I'm 5'3" and the length is perfect - a tad long but I like covered ankles!), the two pockets. At first they seemed a little uncomfortable because of all the pintuck detailing and seams, but I've gotten used to it after a while. The fit isn't compressive and is actually a bit baggy around the knee area, but I don't use these for running, just wearing everywhere for that athletic-but-stylish feel, and they serve this purpose well.
But for some reason, the black color looks a little off-black compared to actual black shades. I wear a lot of black (and a lot from Oiselle) and unfortunately these pants look more blue-gray in comparison, so I can't pair these with black tops or shoes or else the pants look faded and old.
Also, I've had these for about 5 months now, and the seam detailing has slowly begun to show wear (pilling) which is understandable, but also means these won't last as long as some of my other athletic pieces.
- Design, detail, pockets, loose fit, length
- Color shade, pilling on the seams
- Reno, NV
- more than 1 month(s)
I wanted to love these
These pants have all the great attribute of Oiselle tights - stylish, functional, with great details. But they just feel... off. The fabric isn't as snug and comfy as other tights I have, and it bunches around my thighs and my knees. I was constantly pulling them up on a recent long run. I am 5'4"; and always wear 4 in Oiselle bottoms, and these ones just feel too big and long. I will still wear them on the regular, don't get me wrong, but they won't be my first pick out of the drawer.
- nice pin-tuck details
- too long and roomy
I love the New Portman Pants and bought them in both plum and black. The attention to detail is the icing on the already cozy, flattering, and versatile cake! I usually wear size 4 in Oiselle tights, but accidentally ordered the size 6 and found that they are great in length. When I went to buy my second pair, I stayed with the size 6, but am confident that the size 4 would also work as the size 6 are loose in the waist and knees.
- Color, comfort, and length!
I purchased the Portman pants a few seasons ago and was so happy to see that they have been re-released! The unique details of the pintucks and stitch lines make these feel like fancy pants. I love wearing them everyday with a longer flowy shirt and boots.
- the small details
Love these but just a tad too long
First, I absolutely adore the quality of everything I have bought from Oiselle and have not returned anything ever. I fit perfectly in the size 4 bottoms for the most part. I will not return these either but I just wanted to mention, that as a "tall" short person (5'3ish) they are too long for me and I do have extra fabric bunched at my ankles. This is pretty much a common problem for me in a lot of pants unless I buy an ankle cut or petite style. But I did just want to mention that at times with the pants here the length doesn't fit as well as the pictures.. Still the comfort and style is to amazing to return so i usually wear with boots. My only request would be to provide petite options for some of the leggings.
- Comfort, style