Rated 5 out of 5 by Lshkat Hooray for original fit
Thank you L L Bean for bringing back the original fit sunwashed canvas !!! (S thru XL & 1x thru 3X) upon seeing that they were available again I ordered the olive shorts & pants and also ordered both in the denim and they're perfect. Even though I have a dozen pairs now I know I'll be ordering more colors and looking forward to some new colors as well. The fit and material is just what it was before . I think it's fine if you have both styles available but these are my favorites. Very comfy and cool. Good job L L Bean !!!
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LALanie Good Fit, But New Style Online Is Different
I bought the green colored shorts (which sold out quickly) & have washed/dried them several times & they fit great. Today, I received the french blue shorts & tried them on & they have the same fit (yeah!). I also received the lemon long pant in the same style & am very happy with that fit (same). I just ordered the sunlit coral shorts & another pair of the same lemon pants seeing that LLBean has recently changed the way they have made the new batch of their sunwashed canvas shorts & pants. I wanted to get them before they sold out of the old style. I wear a size 14/16 and the size L works for me. I have a thick waist, so the working drawstring, thin elastic for the waist works well. Since the numbered new sizing is not cut the same as the S-M-L type sizing & other style changes, I do not want to order even though I like some of the colors & love the material. Too many reviews are saying sizing is an issue & even when you go up a size there are still issues. I can only recommend the old style, not the new one LLB has just come up with.
June 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bhboss original size and fit
For years, I have daily worn these shorts. They are very comfortable and a good loose fit for summer fun, play and work. However, after reading the reviews and calling L L Bean, I will not reorder these due to the change in sizing and fit. From reading the reviews, I can tell the fit is more tapered and less movement. This change cancels the original way I felt about the short. I hope L L Bean will reconsider and go back to the original style and size fit. Thank you.
June 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by rbhoughak Too small
According to the online size guide I'm a medium, but I read multiple reviews that these ran big, so I ordered down a size. They were too tight across my butt. Cute and comfy though.
For reference I'm 29 5'9" 143 lbs. usually an 8 in bean bottoms.
Even though these have an elastic waist band and look kinda baggy and matronly in the picture, I thought they were cute and a younger person could definitely pull them off.
June 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by momteacherfriend Bring back the old.....
I agree that the new style is cut just a bit more straight cut and shorter, which restricts movement when doing activities such as gardening, biking, chasing kids, etc. Please bring back the style from a few years back. i.e. the drawstring was more like a round lacing rather than a flat piece of material. These were the perfect shorts which I own (and know several others who also own) in every color. They're getting worn and I'd love to replenish in every color! Thanks for listening to a loyal customer!
May 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by alos missing the old style
I loved the old styling. I do a good bit of gardening and the old shorts were perfect in giving lots of freedom of movement. They were just the right length as well. The new ones are just too tight in the wrong places. Please consider bringing back the old style. Thanks.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michelle05 Don't like the new sizing and fit
I loved these shorts just the way they were. This year LLbean has decided to give them numerical sizes instead of the more general s/m/l. I don't understand why they couldn't leave well enough alone. The styling of these shorts does not lend itself to being more fitted. They are loose casual summer shorts. There are plenty of tailored and fitted shorts in the catalog. Why would you change a staple a lot of your customers reorder year after year. Please bring back your old sizing and fit. They were great shorts.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by chk1 best shorts ever
I have these shorts in every color they come in. My most recent pair, in navy, came in actual sizes; when I looked more recently, they seem to be S-M-L only. If you go by letter sizes, I'd say the shorts run big. I wear a 12, and a medium's fine. Anyway, I wear these shorts exclusively because they're both comfy and modest, but not bermuda-style that are long to the knee and then narrow on the thigh. I am 65 but I live in Savannah where it is hot and humid. These are perfect. I just want more colors, like white and black!
May 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pestfrombudapest Perfect Every Day Shorts
Super comfortable. Soft, peached fabric. I think these will be my go to shorts all year!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeinFL Best shorts!
Stock up on what's left of these perfect flattering shorts! The new 2015 fit of the sunwashed shorts is no where near the same as this classic fit that has been a much-loved staple for years.. Sure hope Bean will bring these back in the many great colors available last year!
April 16, 2015