What makes them commuter pants, as opposed to just pants? First, despite being made by Levi’s, these aren’t denim jeans – they’re just made to look that way. They’re actually made of stretch cotton, and feature a large belt loop on the back to store your bicycle lock (as pictured). Of course, no self-respecting hipster goes out with anything other than skinny fit pants, and these are no exception. They have a tapered leg, and, despite being skinny fit, offer just enough (and no more) maneuvering room for comfortable bike riding.
The pants also come up a little higher in the back, for what the product description calls “coverage in the saddle.” That’s terrific, because showing off crack is many things, but hip certainly isn’t one of them.
If you’re hungry for some new pants to go with your fixed-gear, have at it – they’re even available in the very hipster-appropriate colors of red, plum, and turquoise. They’re also available in khaki, but come on, you’re not getting khaki hipster pants. Also, keep in mind that these are skinny pants – don’t be like the disappointed reviewers who may or may not have known what to expect when ordering skinny pants from Urban Outfitters.
You can cop a pair of Levi’s 511 Skinny Commuter Pants for $78 off Urban Outfitters.