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Comparing Our Women's Pants

Stefan Loble
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If you’re familiar with one of our hallmark pants, you might be wondering how our three women’s pants compare with each other.

In this post, we’ll look at the fabrics, designs, and pockets of our three women’s pants: the Palma Chino, the Petaluma Ponte, and the Naha Jogger.

The Fabrics

Close up of Palma, Petaluma, and Naha fabric.


When we’re developing a new product, fabric is critical. Here’s what all three have in common: they’re machine washable, wrinkle resistant and contain stretch – because no one wants to hassle with dry cleaning, ironing, or restricted movement.

The Palma Chino fabric – a lightweight, quick dry stretch twill that won’t wrinkle – is the women's companion to our men’s Ascender Chino.  Utility in nature, but sophisticated in look, the Palma is a durable work horse.  

The Petaluma Ponte fabric is our upgrade to the basic black yoga legging.  Our women’s ponte pants are soft and made of a tightly-woven double knit, which give the illusion of a basic black bottom with the comfort and stretch of a non see-through legging.  

Our Naha fabric is the most lightweight fabric of the three, made of a stretch polyester and spandex blend.  The naturally wrinkle resistant material keeps you cool and dry in warm weather or on the move.  

Take a look below at how the three compare:

 Palma

 Petaluma

 Naha

 Style

 Business casual

 Elevated legging

 Casual / athleisure

 Texture

 Light, twill weave

 Soft, dense knit

 Silky, cool and airy

 Leg Shape

 Straight leg

 Skinny leg

 Cropped, banded bottom jogger

 Length

 Full

 Ankle

 Mid-calf

 Temperature Zone

 All year round

 Cooler weather

 Warmer weather

 Product weight

 Lightweight

 Medium weight

 Lightweight

 Fabric weight

 5.57 oz per yard

 7.08 oz per yard

 5.31 oz per yard

The Designs

Our design approach always follows fabric. Aside from our Bluffworks benefits of easy care and performance ready features, each fabric is specifically paired with a product design to enhance its versatility.

Palma chinos worn with a white tee shirt at a dog part in the spring.


The Palma Chino is a smart, casual straight leg women's chino with lots of stretch and pockets for hands free movement (say bye to your purse!) 

Petaluma Ponte Pant worn in a business casual setting.


Once we found the soft “hold-you-in” knit fabric for the Petaluma Ponte Pant, we elevated the fitted legging look with slimming side seam details, a slit opening at the hem and zippered pockets.

Naha Jogger worn biking in the city.


The Naha Jogger was designed with low-profile cargo pockets, a drawstring waistband, and half ribbed hem for a sleeker look.  Don’t worry, you can still run, play, and sweat with no problem and plenty of room for movement.
 

All three pants are available in the same options for ordering:

  • Fits: Standard and Petite 
  • Sizes: 0-16, XS-XL

The Pockets

We heard that women’s pants with pockets that are functional as well as stylish are hard to find. That’s why pockets are a priority in all our products, both for everyday carry as well as travel security when we’re on the go. They’re integrated with the overall design of the product to ensure a comfortable fit while always looking good. 

We approached the pocketing in each pant based on what was appropriate for the style as well as what seamlessly fit within the design. 

All 3 pants have at least 2 front pockets, 2 back pockets, and some zippered options for security.

Palma Chino Pocket Detail


The Palma pocket profile is most like our men’s Ascender Chinos, with a total of 6 pockets including our signature back waistband phone pocket and the alternative patch phone pocket inside the wearer’s front right.  Both hold your phone securely and comfortably.

Petaluma Pant Pocket Detail


The Petaluma is proudly built with 5 pockets - all but one sporting secure zippers.  The hidden envelope pocket inside the extended slimming waistband is perfect for smaller items like credit cards, hotel keys, or cash.

Naha Pant Pocket Detail


The Naha is the easiest style for loads of pockets, sporting 8 in total.  This women’s jogger is the most diverse in pocket design ranging from zippered leg pockets, open hand pockets, and two different patch pockets to securely slide your phone in and out with ease.

Ways to Wear Them

Left to right: Amanda is wearing Palma Chino in Olive Leaf, Azores Blouse in White Sand, and our Men’s Presidio Bomber Jacket in Thunder Grey. Jomarie is wearing the Petaluma Ponte in Eclipse Black, paired with her own sweater and denim jacket. Amanda paired the Naha Jogger with our Men’s Zenith Dress Shirt in Cobalt Blue Stripe.

Left to right: Amanda is wearing Palma Chino in Olive Leaf, Azores Blouse in White Sand, and our Men’s Presidio Bomber Jacket in Thunder Grey. Jomarie is wearing the Petaluma Ponte in Eclipse Black, paired with her own sweater and denim jacket. Amanda paired the Naha Jogger with our Men’s Zenith Dress Shirt in Cobalt Blue Stripe.

Left to right: Jomarie is wearing the Palma Chino in Olive Leaf with the Threshold Crew Neck T-Shirt in Onyx Black. Amanda is wearing the Petaluma Ponte pants with the Threshold V Neck T-Shirt in Onyx Black and our Men’s Gramercy Shirt Jacket in Blue Hour. Jomarie is wearing the Naha Jogger with Azores Blouse in White Sand.

Left to right:Jomarie is wearing the Palma Chino in Olive Leaf with the Threshold Crew Neck T-Shirt in Onyx Black. Amanda is wearing the Petaluma Ponte pants with the Threshold V Neck T-Shirt in Onyx Black and our Men’s Gramercy Shirt Jacket in Blue Hour. Jomarie is wearing the Naha Jogger with Azores Blouse in White Sand.

We’ll start by saying this: all of our pants can be worn professionally or casually.  Versatility is a key element of good clothing and we really focused on that with these designs.

The Palma Chino is most easily worn with a leather shoe or ballet flat and your favorite work appropriate shirt or blazer.  However, roll the hem to cuff the bottom and throw on a sneaker and Threshold t-shirt for an easy weekend look with ease.

Our Petaluma Ponte feels like yoga leggings but looks like tailored skinny women’s comfortable pants.  Likely our biggest fan favorite, styling these are all about the shoe (heel? slide? sneaker?...anything goes) and how you accessorize these super versatile pants.  Did we mention this legging also has 5 pockets?  You’ll end up living in these during the cooler months.

A closet wouldn’t be complete without a true athleisure option.  The Naha Jogger takes the super casual jogger and raises the bar with design details that make it easier to dress up if needed. And when it comes to travel, nothing beats the airy, non-wrinkle nature of the Naha women’s joggers on a 6+ hour flight.

Three women on a stoop in NYC chatting, each wearing one of our pants in a different style.


Our three pants are each unique and an improvement on a classic. We hope they level up your style and blow your mind with comfort and versatility.

 

 

 

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