Rated 4 out of 5 by CoastsideBean LL's are great jeans.
I really like the simple, clean look of these jeans. But I wish the rise was just a bit lower. Not much, maybe 3/4" to one inch. I know the 1912 jeans have a lower rise, but I prefer the plain back pockets of the LL's. Also would like to see a darker rinse, something closer to the dark rinse of the Signature jeans. I have the LL jeans in dark rinse, and they are fairly dark in lower light. But when you step outside, they look very "blueberry" in color. All in all, I really like these jeans.
May 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by spnak Lousy product
I bought two of these black jeans just a few months ago and they are terrible (just bought a couple of tried-and-trusted Levi's to replace these). Right after the first wash, both of them developed a very sharp crease about an inch from the inner seam of the legs. The black dye washed away from the crease and so now there's this ugly whitish crease just off to the side of the leg. The cloth is extremely stiff and so it's impossible to get rid of the crease. It feels like wearing cardboard. The dye is washing away in general as well and the pants look faded and old already. Never buying these again.
May 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Loveoldclassics Need to control quality.
I have two well-worn pairs of Double L classic fit jeans which fit me very well. The last pair, which I ordered online, are much too baggy in the seat and thighs. There is no way that they are "classic fit" despite having the "classic fit" tag sewn inside the waistband. I think that L.L. Bean needs to watch its suppliers a bit closer. It would be a shame to have an excellent brand go downhill because of quality control issues.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OverEducatedMom Thank you!
Thank you, LL Bean, for jeans that fit my tall and skinny teenager! It's hard to find jeans for a 30" waist and 36" inseam anywhere, let alone with Bean quality. I don't know what I'd do without you!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simon1978 Pretty much perfect
Some reviewers complain they're too baggy. They are a bit baggy, but really not too much. Anyway, they're just jeans, and I have certainly seen much worse: truly weird looking. These are standard, orthodox jeans, nothing fancy or foo-foo about them.Nice fit without anything goofy, such having an oddly low rise. They look nice. I have it on good authority: my wife, who has good taste and if these were too baggy, she would voice that perception right away. She did not.
For stiffness, I soaked them overnight in a lot of vinegar. Then I washed them in hot water, adding baking soda during the rinse cycle. Hot water does not shrink these. Nor does hot heat in drying. I suspect they, along with the vinegar and the baking soda, quickly diminish the stiffness. Vinegar leaves absolutely no odor.
April 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwampMouse Best fit even for women
As a 63 year old woman, I find that the new women's jean styles are too high-waisted among other negative factors. These jeans sit low on my waist, are very well-made and I absolutely LOVE them! After receiving my first pair to try on, I've just ordered five more in different colors and washes. Gotta love LLBean. To this day, still my most trusted online shopping experience.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojoon I received a call from L.L. Bean today.
I earlier wrote that the L.L. Bean leather label bled onto the legs of a pair of my light khaki jeans I bought in December, 2014. A L.L. Bean representative called me today and requested that I return both pair for a refund and they would be contacting their vendor. I appreciate their good service and is why I remain a loyal customer of theirs. The reviewer preceeding this review also commented on the leather label bleeding. I don't know which color jeans he has, but I don't doubt the bleed from the label may have migrated. That reviewer wrote about my writing that Resolve cleaned the bleed from my pants. As I was packing the pants today to return to Bean, I noticed there still is a little bleed stain left, but not highly noticable. Behind where the lables were sewn onto the pants, the pants are noticably stained underneath the removed labels. So, Bean is aware of the problem and I feel sure they will remedy it. I have not noticed any bleed from the lables on my dark wash jeans onto other clothing. Just like the previous reviewer said, the label bleed was not immediate and took place about 3 months after I had the jeans. I'm very careful about washing my clothes properly and liked the color of the jeans, so when the problem is solved, I will probably order replacements.
April 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by shoppernr17 Label Bleed
The leather (at least I think it's leather) label bleeds a red dye. I was trying to identify the source of the dye since it was on bath towels I washed with my jeans and on the jeans. (Unfortunately it also ruined an llbean light blue wrinkle resistant oxford dress shirt also). It did not start to really show up on the jeans until several wash cycles and to make matters worse just continues to bleed more and more! Shout stain remover didn't touch the stain, however, someone here says Resolve works. Until they change the label the only fix is to remove it.
April 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RedSox13 no comfort waist
Is there a reason why the classic fit jeans do not come in a comfort waist? The natural fit is way to baggy for me. I've been wearing Double L jeans for years and over the last couple I've noticed the waist is off on the new ones I've ordered. I still fit in the jeans I've had yet the new ones of the same size I can't get buttoned.
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojoon Light Khaki leather label bleed
If anyone purchases the light khaki color, be aware that the leather LL Bean label can bleed onto the jeans when the pants are washed. I have two pair and on one pair the leather label bled down the legs. I cut the leather lable off, used Resolve on the bleeds, then washed the pants and the bleeds dissappeared. I cut the leather label off my other light khaki pair to prevent another bleed. The leather labels probably bleed into the darker pants, but is not seen.
April 1, 2015