Rated 1 out of 5 by pantperson Changed the length!
The medium tall is now a half inch shorter turning them into "no longer perfect fit" pants. These have been my go-to pants for twenty years, the narrow leg makes them look slimming, the rise is just right, and the length hit at the top of my shoes. A half inch makes all the difference to us medium tall folks, please rethink the change.
October 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maryenne Not my old favorites at all
These have been my go-to pants for several years and I ordered new ones because the originals had started to fade. I received my order yesterday and was quite surprised and double checked to see if I had ordered the wrong pants. The fabric is completely different and now feels cheap. The inseam was longer than before. The pants legs were tighter around my ankles as well, almost like the slim fits. I will be sending these pants back and will hesitate before I order any more.
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Devotedshopper Quality has changed
Definitely noticed a change in quality of Original Perfect Fit pants including fabric (not as soft and thinner fabric), fit (same size comes with varying tightness of elastic in waist) and width of fabric at calf varies from legging tightness to comfortably loose. The gathered instead of stitched waistband is total junk! Have ordered these pants for decades, and continue to delegate oldest(10+ years) pants to wearing at home because they are faded and comfortable. LLB would do well to realize that many of us ordering Perfect Fit prefer the fabric and quality of years past, not the cheap imitations currently being sold. Unfortunately other items ordered in the past couple of years are suffering in quality as well, and end up being returned. Come on, LLBean, your history is quality merchandise, not the inferior products marketed today.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NeedToLookProfl Wear like iron
Mine are in at least their 3rd year, my go-to pants, and wear like iron; only just now starting to look a bit long in the tooth. I like that they are "somewhat long"--they don't look highwatered. Only complaint: the navy faded out pretty quickly, and the crotch developed an embarrassing stain; have had issues with navy previously. But other than that, great.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susu13 Perfect, as usual!
I have been buying these pants for a long time---and they last forever and always look great and feel great, too. They can be casual or dressy--these are my "go-to" pants.
October 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by maddi1124 Very Disappointed
I loved these pants for years, then Bean started to lower the quality, probably trying to keep the price down. I bought a couple pair a couple-three years ago that were already not the same quality of old, but they were still OK and I'd still be wearing them, but for having lost weight. This year's version, though, is just sad. The label says they are 90% cotton still, but they look and feel like 100% polyester, and cheap, thin polyester at that. The sewing is mediocre, especially the waistband, making for a bunchy sloppy fit. I'll be returning them. Bean, I'd glad pay considerably more for the quality of old. Maybe I'm not alone.
October 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by GirlyGeek Changes to the pant disappoint me
I have loved the original Perfect Fit pants and crops for years but I needed to get a new size so I ordered a pair of the black pants.
While they are still wonderfully comfortable and do not sag at all, I do wish they would bring back the flat covered waistband. In addition, the material has changed and it does not feel as substantial as before.
I wear Women's 1X and in the picture, you can see the difference in the waistband. The gathered look is not nearly as attractive.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saratoo catlington
As soon as I received my LLBean package, I tried on my perfect fit pants. They couldn't have been more perfect or more comfortable. They were a precise fit, a good weight, and just what I expected from LLBean. And, most importantly, they were so comfortable I left them on, picked up my laptop and ordered two more pairs. These will be my go to pants from now on. I bought them specifically for something really comfortable for an extremely long flight to Bankok, but they look so good and fit so well, I am planning to wear them most every day. These pants are typical of what I have always expected and received from LLBean: well made, excellent fabric, and good fit. Thank you LL!
October 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by josaysso Not the same as Perfect Pants of 'a few years ago'
Well, they aren't the same pants as 'a few years ago'.
These aren't the same fabric as 'a few years ago'. This pant fits ok... but not as good as 'a few years ago'. They are poochie in the front crotch area.
and... I got the Deepwater Blue that is on closeout..... in real life it is not even close to the blue on LL Bean page. I did a closeup on computer screen -- and held the real pants in my hands up to the screen. Wow. NOT the same or even close. Maybe that picture was taken 'a few years ago'.
Once again - I wish I was the same size as 'a few years ago'. Then I wouldn't be writing this review.
September 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by shopcarefully Not So Perfect Any More
I have worn these pants for years, but the quality has declined markedly in the last 2 years -- fabric is much thinner and cheaper looking (each pair I get seem worse - and I can compare the difference between old and new purchases - still have a pair of the older ones I wear on weekends); color does not stay true - no matter how carefully you care for the pants; and they just do not last -- after careful washing once a week, you now have to replace them after about 3 months because they are so faded out -- and that is only approximately 10-12 washings! Please bring back the original fit, fabric and color-fastness -- I am willing to pay more for the Perfect Fit pants of old that last and are truly perfect. I am actively looking at other companies' similar pants to find a substitute.
September 22, 2014