Rated 3 out of 5áby ChangeBackPlease Fabric Too Thin
I have worn LL Bean Bayside Twills for about 22years. My favorite style was the original fit with pleated front. It fit me well, and I really wish you would bring that style back.
I have switched to the original fit with plain front out of necessity. The fit is OK/tolerable, but I am really disappointed by the quality of the pants I've purchased recently. I am a veterinarian and spend a lot of time bending down and kneeling on the floor. The last several pairs of pants I've purchased have developed holes in the knees within 3-6months of purchase. In the past, a pair of your Bayside Twills would last for several years before the fabric got so thin I had to throw them out. I am buying more today because it is very difficult to find pants w/ this design/fit anymore--it seems like everything in the stores has gone to a low waist, fitted style which just doesn't work on my body.
In the past, I've never had quality/durability problems w/ things I've purchased from LL Bean. I hope you take a critical look at your material suppliers and hopefully institute some changes.
December 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby cjALA My Favorite Pants.....but(ton)
I love and have been wearing the Bayside Twills for many many years now. My only complaint is the button on front. The buttons fall off usually after the first washing. They are sewn so loosely that I have now learned to go ahead and sew them again as soon as I receive a new pair of pants. Other than loose buttons, these are the only casual pants that I own and my most favorite in the closet.
December 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Distraught Bring back the Pleated - Original Fit
I like this style, but only as a second to the pleated fit. I have a hard time finding comfortable pants and have loved the original pleated fit for years.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby jcquilter Thank goodness the original fit is back!
I mourned when you tinkered with the fit of these pants and cheered when the old faithful original fit came back. I've worn these pants for years. Right now I have four colors and I'm currently eyeing the dark green ones for Christmas. They really are the most comfortable and easy care pants I have ever bought. One request: Could you please make them in gray? I bet a lot of people would like a charcoal gray pant.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeanLoverForYrs Back to perfect
I'm placing an order for another pair of these pants. The fit is perfect for me. Most of the time, if the pants fit in the hips, the waist is too big. These are just right.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ragbert I love how these fit, bring back the pleated front
I love the Bayside original fit twills - been buying them for years. I love that the waist is high and small but the hips are relaxed - these fit me perfectly. I also love the tapered legs - much more slimming than straight legs on a petite figure. (In fact, I could use them another inch shorter.)
Also... I'm very disappointed that you discontinued the pleated front version of these! Please bring it back - I cannot stand the "comfort waist" pants - they are not comfortable to me at all. I used to order your pleated front Baysides with the tapered legs and regular waist all the time - the flat waist fit perfectly and I loved the pleats. Please offer them again.
October 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Dinahh Bayside Original-not for me
I bought these to replace some from 7 years ago. I hate the tight high waist and tapered legs. They do not look dressy like my old pair. There is no crease in front making them look like ill fitting very casual pants. Will be returning to try Favorite fit which is hopefully a better style for me.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby windsurfergranny size information incorrect
The size chart says a size 6 fits a 37&1/2 inch hip measurement. However, the actual hip measurement for a size 6 is 41 inches according to the phone information I received. So, that makes the pants 3&1/2 inches wider than the hip measurement. Since I measure 37&1/2 inches at the hips, the pants were way to big in that area. Also, the waist was too tight even though it should have fit me according to the size chart. I had ordered 2 pairs and wish I had known this information before I ordered. I sent both back and am now out the 6.50 return fee. I am disappointed that I cannot depend on the size information and will not be ordering any more pants from Bean.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Nice pants, just may need next size up
These pants are great fabric, nice style (more like those of 5+ years ago, finally!). A little tight in the pocket area but otherwise great. LL Bean makes the only khakis that fit me nicely at all, so I'm grateful for them!
However, they do run small. I've always been a size 10 in LL Bean pants but had to order a 12 in these. Measured them against my "classic fit" size 10 pants that I still wear from a few year ago, and the waist and hip measurements of the new 12s are identical to the old 10s. Strange, but otherwise, thumbs up on these pants (and I'm ordering more).
August 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby MaryS910 Waist size has changed, order larger!
I have been buying LLBean pants for years. After reading the reviews, I ordered a size larger than I usually wear. Imagine my surprise when I could not even button them! I got out the tape measure and the waist on them is identical to a pair I have that the label says is a size smaller. I wonder what is going on, whether they are mislabeling pants or they have changed their sizes and just have not updated the measurements on the website or what. LLBean Khakis have been my 'go to' pants for years and now I have to send them back. Very disappointing!
July 28, 2014