I love school trousers–they keep you warm, they’re made to last, and pleated grey wool is such a classic look.
I picked up this pair from the op shop for $7. The length and cut give away their daggy origins, but it’s nothing that an iron, scissors, needle and thread can’t fix.
I’ve removed some of the length and rehemmed with the hopes of refashioning these utilitarian school slacks into three-quarter-length dress pants. Now I can show off my $12 op-shop heels!
For those who have never hemmed by hand before, check out my post on the topic. After taking up the hem of a polyester skirt, working on woollen trousers is easy as baking Anzac biscuits.