Wednesday, September 23, 2015
the mystery of the traveling pants
So I bought these trousers from LL Bean to serve as my basic travel trousers. I love the fabric, they fit perfectly (after a quick alteration for length, and yes, the legs are the same length. It's just not a very good picture!). But I really have no idea what color they are and Mr. C is not much help. You know, after 10 years of laser treatment on the eyes the rods and cones aren't much help. The color in the catalog says "Wet Cement". I thought that meant a grey shade, so I set about getting together all my grey-ish shirts, sweaters, etc. Then I got them into a good light and discovered they aren't anywhere near grey. Not tan, not green, not anything I can recognize.
Here's a close-up of the fabric/color. Not khaki, either.
So what the heck color is this anyway? I even went out and looked at some wet cement and am no closer to identifying it. Perhaps it doesn't really matter but I am curious.
To distract myself from this world-shaking problem I made this delicious olive cheese bread this morning. SO easy and SO yummy. And the smell . . .!!