These plaid wool CM pants have been languishing unworn in my closet for quite some time, and with plaid being on trend the upcoming fall, I decided to fix the situation. The wool is beautiful and the pants are lined. I have realized that the main reason I was not wearing them was the big, dramatic cuff they used to have at the hem - it was both unflattering on my short legs and it would collect dirt. So I have undone the cuff which makes the pants ridiculously long. In the photos I am wearing them with 3.5" booties and had to fold the material under for the proper drape. They definitely need to be shortened.

I am wondering if I should also alter the cut from bootcut into straight/skinny. This would prevent soggy hem issues, allow for more footwear options and therefore make them so much more wearable in the cold weather. However, I also own the plaid Kut Mia skinnies (attached the photo in finds) and fairly similar color scheme, so i wonder if that would be sort-of-duplication.

As I see it, my options are:
1. Leave them bootcut, hem for the higher booties in photos - the most elegant but probably the version I would wear the least.
2. Leave them bootcut, but hem for my SW wedge booties with a small heel (also attached in finds) - more wearable then #1, but still not wearable in wet weather.
3. Shorten and turn them into straight legged cut - most wearable, but close to the skinnies I have.

What would you do?

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