If I had to use two words to sum up M.M.LaFleur today, they would be Power Casual. Power Casual is a way of dressing that we define as the clothing equivalent of work-life balance—outfits that are polished without feeling stuffy and always comfortable. When you wear Power Casual, you should never feel overdressed or underdressed, no matter where you go.
The boundaries between work and life have melded and morphed over the past few years in ways we never could have anticipated. But the magic of M.M. is that our clothing has always been designed with balance in mind, whether that shows up in jackets that stretch like cardigans or elegant occasion dresses that you can toss in the washing machine.
Few products better embody that sense of balance than the Hockley jeans, made from a Turkish two-way stretch cotton that we call Better Than Denim. These jeans have the structured look of classic denim, but—as the fabric name would suggest—they’re better. In fact, they’re so comfortable that one customer recently admitted to napping in them.
But despite their legions of loyal fans and many five-star reviews, the Hockley jeans are occasionally overlooked in favor of the ultra-popular Foster pants. While these two styles look quite similar online, anyone who’s tried them on will tell you that each style serves its own unique purpose. Our Director of CRM, Alexa, has actually found that the Foster pants aren’t right for her, but when she got her first pair of Hockleys, it was love at first try-on. “I’m obsessed with the Hockley jeans and own them in three colors, because they are simply the perfect pants,” she says. “The fabric has all the stretch and machine-washability of your jeans, but with less bagging and wrinkling, so it travels better and looks much more put-together. The hidden snap in the hem lets me self-adjust the length, so I can wear them with any shoe and don’t need to go to the tailor. I have literally stopped buying jeans, because these pants double beautifully for work and weekend and are just more comfortable.”