Rated 4 out of 5 by RidgeMan Good Jeans, but Black Color Fades Out Fast
Black is a hard jean color to keep from fading. I have an old pair of black LL Bean jeans that gradually and evenly faded over time. This purchase was intended to replace that pair. However, after only two washings, the black color was fading out in a very uneven way. I did not like the look and returned for exchange to a regular blue pair.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoppernr17 Problem Fixed!
Wrote a review citing my disappointment with the label bleeding 3 months ago. Subsequently ordered 4 pair and through several washes no problem with the label bleeding. Since LL Bean obviously reads these reviews I will echo the comments of others wrt "bagginess". Suspect the looseness of the weave (similar to sheet thread count) is the reason. They are comfortable and it stands to reason a looser weave requires less material resulting in less cost but a more tailored appearance would be appreciated. A little more substantial fabric (better, thicker feel or "hand") is warranted (along with a price increase). Based on other reviews I'll probably look into 1912's.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bud42 Shrinkage
I bought two pairs of these jeans at the Flagship Store last Fall. I bought them to fit, which was good until they were washed. I had them dry cleaned for months to preserve the color and fit, but while travelling, I succumbed to a dry cleaners operator, and they were washed. They shrank at least two inches in length. I believe LLBean sizes them correctly for them to be laundered, so order your correct size and plan for the shrinkage. Until washed, they will seem to be too long.
June 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Champion70 QUALITY CHANGING?
I have purchased Double L Classic Fit jeans for years. The last two pairs, however, which I ordered online, were not of the same quality as in the past. In comparison to other manufacturers, LL Bean's Classic Fit jeans have a terrible tendency to quickly fray at the bottom. Starting to get disappointed!
June 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nando Perfect & Great Experience
As a 1st time buyer to LL Bean I was pleasantly surprised.
I bought Traditional jeans first but had to exchange for the Classic.
Very Easy exchange process
What more can I say
May 26, 2015
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