We laaaaughed when we saw J. Crew’s distressed painted cargos. I easily and inadvertedly created a couple pairs of paint splattered cargo pants while attempting home improvement projects. However, I wasn’t trying to half-tuck a shirt into them and pair with heels. I think the concept is bizarre. Mass production = probably close to identical. It’s not like they’re hand painted by a famous artist. That said, I do like the color of J Crew’s and I’m usually a big fan of their cargo cuts. I’ll bet the creme and pink splatters go well w/some of the shoes.
I like the richness and warmth of AE’s option, based on the stockpic. I don’t know how much filter factor is an issue between stock pics and real life. The cut looks pretty good, too. And the price can’t be beat. If you’re gonna do it, try the AE for sure. They’re currently an addtl 40% off, no code needed. Shipping is free on $50+ and you can make returns to the store.
AE for the win, by price.
Thanks, vegkid for sharing these Zara trousers with paint marks.