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Softly structured relaxed-fit wider-leg pleated pants

founder pant

Softly structured relaxed-fit wider-leg pleated pants
$148
3 Lengths
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* Size 00 in this colour is Sold Out Online but it may be available for pick up in store. Please call Aritzia Concierge at 1-855-ARITZIA (274-8942) and we’ll do our best to help!

The CEO of pants

These are high-rise pleated pants with a wider leg and a relaxed fit. They’re cut from (Re)ssential — softly structured stretch fabric that holds its form while you move easy. This fabric is sourced from a premier Portuguese mill and made with recycled polyester and LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose — responsibly sourced, wood-based fibres produced through a process that reduces impact on forests, biodiversity and water supply.

Recycled Materials
Responsible Forestry
Features
  • Inseam pockets
  • Back welt pockets
  • Darted back for shaping
  • Zip fly with hook-and-bar closure
  • Exclusive Babaton embroidery 
Materials & Care
  • Origin: Fabric from Portugal 
  • Content: 61% polyester, 26% viscose, 7% cotton, 6% elastane
  • Care: Machine wash
  • Imported
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  • Rise: High
  • Leg: Wider
  • Length: Full — Intended to be a long pant and hit at the ground while wearing heeled shoes
  • Inseam: Size 4 is 31" — Inseam varies by size
  • Model is 5'9"/175cm wearing a size 4
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4.1 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
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What Size Did You Order?
4
Love these - more colours please!
I love the wide leg cut and front pleats of these pants. Definitely a favourite for me over the Effortless as I find the Effortless look like they taper at the bottom when on.

I really wanted these to come in cream, but I am settling for white and ashen grey for now. They had the crepette fabric in a cream but they were way too see through. Unfortunately even though the essential material is pretty thick, you still can’t get away with wearing normal underwear.

Based on other reviews, it seems like the length is going to depend on how curvy or straight your body type is. I’m 5’3, 116lbs, slim (usually 25-26 in jeans), not curvy - I still need a 2.5 inch heel to make the short length work. I look like I’m a kid playing dress-up in the regular length, but the fit seems to work for people of the same height that have more curves.

I like to wear these as high as possible so sized up to a 4 so that they didn’t ride up in the inseam. My true size would be a 2. I’m a 2 in the Effortless crepette and a 4 in the Effortless linen.

I would love to see these in cream in the (re)ssential, and other colours in a soft suiting wool that didn’t need to be lined (I hate the half lined wool pants Aritzia makes - they’re uncomfortable and you can feel where the lining ends while you’re wearing them).
May 26, 2024
What's Your Height?:
160cm / 5ft 3in
What's Your Usual Size?:
2
Rated 5 out of 5
10 out of 10 for curvier girls
I have to rant and rave how amazing these pants look on. I wore with the contour shirt and it was sharp looking! I am obsessed and going to order more colors. Normally I am a 10 or 12 depending on the pant, sized down to a 10. I’m 160 lbs and 5’4. I got the regular length and it was perfect with an ankle boot.
May 24, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
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6
Amazing work pants
The founder pants are the most comfortable pants ever ! I like the fact that it is a thicker materiel so you can wear it in fall as well as in winter time. 10/10 recommend.
May 20, 2024
Purchased
1 month ago
What's Your Height?:
163cm / 5ft 4in
What's Your Usual Size?:
6
Rated 3 out of 5
Wanted to Love These
I typically love Babaton but these are a miss. The tailoring is so unflattering. The pleats are very unflattering and flare open. These pants are too big for me and they still fit like this. Maybe these would look good on someone with no hips or butt?
April 22, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
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What Size Did You Order?
00
Love it
I liked it because it was true to size and comfortable at the waste. The height was good too
March 25, 2024
Purchased
3 months ago
What's Your Height?:
163cm / 5ft 4in
What's Your Usual Size?:
00
Rated 5 out of 5
LOVE
Finally a pair of pants that are cut for wider hips and a smaller waist without getting the waist tailored!!! If ur in between sizes: size down. I’ve already bought every color available in my size - pleaseee restock and make these in more colors I’d buy every pair!
March 6, 2024
Rated 3 out of 5
Bulky
Loved the material but the design was too bulky for my frame.
March 1, 2024
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
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What Size Did You Order?
12
pleated style not for me
I wanted to love these pants, but the bulk around the top was doing me no favours. Material is thick and heavy which makes them drape well, but I was looking for more of a spring/summer/fall pant. They are true to size and were the perfect length for my 5' 7" frame. Too bad they weren't the best cut for me.
February 27, 2024
Purchased
4 months ago
What's Your Height?:
170cm / 5ft 7in
What's Your Usual Size?:
12
Rated 3 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
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What Size Did You Order?
8
Pants ok but fabric creases
I had a few compliments on these pants that I wore for the first time yesterday. The reason for the 3 starts is that the thick, heavy fabric creases a lot from sitting, crossing knees at work. Beware of this. This bothers me as it makes an elevated outfit look immediately less polished. Size8 is my usual size and it fit as expected. I am 5'7 and got the regular length and they hit the floor when wearing flats, which is what I wanted. The one other thing is the side pockets are on the seam which make them less easy to use and also split open if the pants are tight through the hip area. The pockets on the Effortless are not like this and don't have this problem.
February 15, 2024
Purchased
4 months ago
What's Your Height?:
170cm / 5ft 7in
What's Your Usual Size?:
8
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Smaller
 
Larger
What Size Did You Order?
8
Almost perfect
Babaton pants are almost always super true to size and the material of these pants are amazing, I love them over the effortless pants as these are truly wide leg and not tapered. Usual size is medium and the 8 fit perfectly. However I’m short so even though I ordered the short version I still had to get it tailored
February 11, 2024
What's Your Height?:
157cm / 5ft 2in
What's Your Usual Size?:
8