J.Crew Ryder Pant

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Today’s post is not included in my casual fall capsule wardrobe. I had originally planned to create one capsule that would work for both work and weekend, but I had a tough time narrowing down my work wear. I haven’t given up on the idea, but I’m still figuring it out. Nonetheless, I wanted to share this look from work last week. J.Crew premiered this style of pants with their first batch of fall releases, around July. I was interested in replacing my Banana Republic Sloan pants and my older J.Crew Minnie pants for a style with more structure and less spandex. I prefer the higher waist of the Ryder to the lower cut on both the Minnie and the Sloan styles. The Ryder is also more generous in the calf and ankle area, which I also favor.

Let’s do a little style comparison, shall we?

J.Crew Minnie Pant
  • Stretches so much through wear
    (I have joked that they are a size 0 when I put them on and a size 12 when I take them off)
  • Sits slightly above the hip
  • Slimmest of the three at ankle opening
  • Good pants for a casual outfit or business casual office
Banana Republic Sloan-Fit Ankle Pant
  •  Fitted look
  • Sits below the waist, at the hip area
  • Skinny at ankle
  • Best for a weekend outfit or business casual office
  • Spandex-like/stretchy feel when worn
J.Crew Ryder Pant
  • More structured, less stretchy feel
  • Sits above the hip, slightly below the waist
  • Slightly more room in the calf and ankle area
  • Structure and higher waist lend to a more work-appropriate look
  • Higher waist flatters the rear and tummy areas

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Meryl wrote:

    Love that you rated the pants. Very helpful. I do have a question regarding all though (and it’s a big one for me personally)…machine washable or dry clean only! :)

    http://www.mrsfranzos.blogspot.com

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Great question, Meryl! Both the Minnie and the Sloan pants are dry clean only. I will say that I washed both (inside out) on delicate in a washing machine. Washing definitely caused a bit of shrinkage and some fading over time, but overall they still looked fine. The Ryder is machine-washable, which is an added plus to this style. I definitely favor the Ryder of the three styles.

      Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  2. Chloe wrote:

    I love the Minnie pants! One of the few JCrew pants that fit me. Love your style!

    http://www.paperairplaneblog.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Thank you, Chloe! I’m glad it was helpful. I’ll check out your blog too; thanks for the comment!

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply

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