Item: ASOS Just Female Denim Trousers (alt)
Appearance: Into The Dalek, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water
Original Retail Price: $175
First of all, I’d like to point out that my trousers are only 98% SA. I’ve learned of the ID of this one rather late and instantly went looking for the trousers on my various websites. Clara wears these trousers with the Shalex Eye Shirt in Into The Dalek and throughout ITFOTN. She also wears them during the scene in Dark Water where she’s standing on the road after Danny’s accident and she might also wear them in the kitchen scene. She wears blue trousers and it’s pretty safe to assume they’re the same ones, but since we never actually see them properly during the kitchen scene, it’s impossible to confirm.
So far, I think I’m the only Clara cosplayer that I know of who owns a match this close (unless someone else found them in the meantime), so I can’t really tell you much about the rarity of this, but the sheer amount of jeans and denim trousers ASOS produced makes it really hard and a lot of work to find the SA denim trousers among them.
I found a pair of ASOS jeans that looked like the right match, just a lighter colour. Looking more closely, I realized that the zip on mine is the other way around. I bought it regardless because of how close a match it is. I dyed it the right shade using Simplicol Back To Blue (available on eBay or Kaufland, Rossmann & DM if you’re from Germany). I think it turned out great and now looks like the SA shade.
You can see photos of the SA trousers on the ASOS website, but if you go on eBay and all you can find is the lighter alt I own, I would suggest going for it. The seams and cut are nearly identical and the biggest difference is that the zip is the other way around. You can dye them a darker shade using any fabric dye and since it’s a rather unknown ID, most people won’t be able to tell the difference. Alternatively, you could use any pair of dark blue chinos, but these trousers complete at least three of Clara’s outfits (possibly 4).
I found that the alt trousers I bought ran true to size to a little big, but they’re denim, so a washing machine and a round in the dryer will fix that problem for you.