I explored the brand Theory for work pants some time ago, and walked away with nothing. I was frustrated because all I kept hearing from people were, “Theory runs really small, it would totally fit you!”, but I found the pants to be way too big. You can read my original Theory post here. Since then, I was having a really hard time finding pants that were not jeans. I wanted something in a nice gray fabric, preferably wool or a wool blend. Banana Republic was such a bad fit that my tailor told me they were not worth the trouble when I had her take a look at them. United Colors of Benetton ran small, but the fit was so awful, I questioned if I had mistakenly grabbed a pair of men’s trousers instead. Then I had wonderful luck and found two pairs of pants in the same week! Both needed alterations, of course, but at least they were alterable! The first were my Ann Taylor pants, which you can see here. The second is my new pair of Theory Max C pants!
These are the Theory Max C pants in Tailor (the fabric name) and Charcoal (the color). These are in size 00. Here they are before alterations. They are still big, but the fit is good, so alterations are easy.
Before alterations: the waist needs to be taken in, and the pants need some serious hemming.
Before alterations: the leg/thigh needs slimming.