Rated 1 out of 5 by Zandor Fraying cuffs
Both cuffs beginning to fray after 2 wearings and one wash.
June 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by cosmicthing Fit Is Inconsistent
A few years ago, I bought two identical pairs of these chinos at the same time, same size, but in different colors. Both Natural fit. One pair swam on me. Very baggy. I looked like Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy. 1950s-ish. The other pair fit perfectly throughout. Obviously, I saw that there is no size consistency from LL Bean's vendors and manufacturers. This time I ordered the Classic fit instead, but I have read that for some they are oversized and for others, they are smaller than the marked size. The same issue that I had with the Natural fit. I'm taking a chance again. If these two pants that I just ordered in Classic fit this time are not, in fact, the same size as marked, then this will be the last time I buy pants from LL Bean. By the way, I have had the same cuff fraying issue that others have remarked about, but it does not occur for about 2 years. Therefore, it's not unreasonable; I wear each pair roughly once every 7 or 8 days.
June 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by TheBigRed Classic Fit chinos too, too wide
Classic fit is still too wide in the seat and leg. Size 40 was so huge it is sitting in the charity bag after one wearing. Size 38 isn't much better. A huge disappointment.
June 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ladylondon hems worn out too soon
I purchased several pairs of these pants for my son, he liked the pants because of the odd sizes of waist (35) length just right. Within about 3 weeks the hems of the pants were all frayed. Very disappointed as he really liked the fabric and the easy care.
June 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Localphotographer They are what they are, not what they used to be.
One overlooked "quality" of wrinkle-free pants is that they resist hemming. That is, after hemming the fabric resists forming a sharp crease (at the hem) even with repeated ironing; the new hem being functionally a crease (or wrinkle) and so is "resisted." This still remains true after about five or six washes and ironings, so far.
This is my first attempt at all-cotton wrinkle-free and the fabric, to me, feels kind of clingy and less breathable. I believe it's also much thinner fabric than the Double L chinos of the pre-wrinkle-free era.
Perhaps the qualities that bother me are just what you're looking for. The fit remains perfect for my dimensions; it's a shame these pants can't be offered in a traditional all-cotton fabric.
May 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by WestintheEast "fraying" at the bottom cuff
Many of the reviews mention the "fraying" at the bottom cuff and the pockets. I am having the same problems. i came to the website this morning to buy some more but just decided after reading these reviews coupled with my experience to not buy anymore of these. At $40, I would rather pay a little more and get something that lasts
April 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GolfAlot Huge
If you want 34" pants, talk to the sales rep any you will find out they are really 35 3/4. Just got them and they are huge. LL Bean is sending out a 33" that are really 34 1/2 or 34 3/4" We will see.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 More Colors Please!
I love the Double L Chinos--so much so that I wear a pair just about every day. However, I would like to have some more variety to my wardrobe. LL Bean used to make these pants in a 'pale khaki' or 'soapstone' color that was much lighter than the 'khaki.' They looked especially nice in the summer.
Please, LL Bean, bring back the 'pale khaki' --and perhaps even introduce a 'Nantucket red' or some such. I will buy 10x alone!
April 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by rmRI Quality not as good as it used to be
These do have their upside: Perfect fit and they need no ironing.
Every pair however, that I have purchased over the last few years including the LL Bean replacements have torn or frayed at the hems (at the cuffs) after less than 8 months of use. I have older LL Bean Double L Chinos still in use that I have had for years. I have been an
LL bean customer for years and I have been 100% satisfied with all
other purchases.. I hope that Bean will correct this problem so I can resume buying my chinos at LL Bean.
April 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RichNazPA Good product but quality is slipping ,
These chinos have been a favorite and very durable item in my closet for many years. They look smart and,as advertised, resist creasing and stains.
Unfortunately over the last couple of years the quality has gone down and I have had to return them to the local l l Bean store for a refund. The problem is that the very bottom of the trouser leg above the shoe frays after only a few months of wear. The material is definitely not holding up as it did in the past. The pocket openings also fray.
In addition, on the most recently purchased chinos, the buttons are falling off..
The fit and tailoring is still excellent and I remain hopeful that LLBean can fix this problem which appears to be in the material. Itself. Perhaps the company is trying to continue to offer these trousers at a specific price point but if poor quality drives away loyal customers that may not be such a good policy..
April 2, 2015