Rated 5 out of 5 by Teddyann Great for 'shrimps'
This pants are very comfy. Since I am five feet tall, the fact that the inseam is a half inch shorter, which I learned from another reviewer, the petite did not have to be shortened. However, these pants run very large. At 120 lbs. they are roomy and the small petite fits well. The best part of the Perfect Fit Original Pants are the pockets. I actually do not buy pants anymore without their usefulness.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenS1212 Wish more slender cut
Think these are the most comfortable pants I have ever owned....fabric never wrinkles or loses shape. I wear around the house all year except winter when I need fleece. BUT, they are way too loose in hip, thigh, and leg to be flattering. I am embarrassed to wear them out because they look so baggy.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fullhouse PERFECT pants!!!!
I wrote a previous review indicating I was going to reorder these pants in a different size because had ordered a petite small for my mom (older, but zipping around like a lady half her age!) and they were a bit too tight and very short. OK - returned those and ordered a pair in medium, regular size. They are *perfect*!!! Mom is about 5' 3" about 135# needing a little more room in the waist area. These pants are fantastic! The material is stretchy but with more of a "cotton" feel to them. The length is absolutely perfect and the elastic waist very comfortable. The pants are a looser fit without being baggy or shapeless. They're slimming in her tummy and look very classy as well. The best part? Pockets!! She wanted pants with an elastic waist and pockets and let me tell you - I'm back on here to order her another pair in Navy and also the capris as well. And...maybe a pair for myself?!
Also - thank you LL Bean for your hassle free returns. I do a lot of ordering for my mom online, majority from LL Bean, and being able to have hassle free returns has been wonderful.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardengirl62 I live in these pants.
I like keeping things simple. I live in these pants through the four seasons in Maine. Casual. Dressy. They're the staple of my wardrobe. In the summer I wear the crops from the same line. When they've seen better days, I wear them to work in the garden. I always have to have them shortened but it's no big deal. I can't recommend these pants highly enough. Change your top. Slap on some jewelry or a scarf. You're good to go!
June 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by fullhouse Pockets!, nice material, slimmer fit than appears
Bought these for my elderly-but-spry mom as she prefers elastic waist pants and LL Bean pants fit her well. Quality material, and hurrah - POCKETS!! However we did need to return these as they fit a little more slim than we expected. Also, I ordered a petite as she's under 5'4" and some previous Bean pants were too long. These however were very, very short on her.
We might try a medium - which she doesn't wear in other Bean pants - simply because these pants have elastic waist and pockets, two things she really wants.
June 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rexella material used has changed
Was given a few pairs of these pants couple of years ago and I LOVED them. Hung on the body so well, flattering fit and wonderful fabric. The fabric has changed, its thinner and doesn't have the "body" of the other pants. My question is why fix what isn't broke and LLBean, please, please bring back the original material!!! Really, please!!
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bfletch Quality Fails
I ordered these pants in navy, black, and grey. The grey fabric is thicker and looks dressier. With the black you can clearly see the glossy sheen of the synthetics. It was my husband that first pointed that out to me. The navy faded noticeably with the third washing in spite of following the care instructions. These were not the only problems. The black and the navy are no longer wearable. The elastic in the waistband began to fail during my second time wearing them and after the fourth they won't even stay up. I even tried to use a belt but that was terrible with a baggy rear. I think it's reasonable to expect a longer life than this don't you?
June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lefkaditsa cute, comfy, even stylin' but hot in warm weather!
Wore these during my May trip to Rome, Italy, and while I fit in well with the European ladies (who all wore narrow-leg pants or leggings), I found that the 10 (or 20?) percent of spandex made these pretty warm. Had they been 100% cotton, I'd have felt more comfy, but with the polyester, they didn't seem to breath. Now, on a cooler day, they're so comfortable, but I don't recommend them for warm/hot weather, even though they look great.
June 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chapala Almost perfect
Fabric and color (deepwater blue) are great, and I like the fairly narrow leg cut. I would have preferred a bit snugger fit through the hips - they are somewhat baggy and poorly fitted there.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RubyKat Perfect Pants
I have 8 pairs of the original fit pants. They are perfect pants. They can be casual or they can be dress. My oldest pairs are 8 years old. While the material is thinner and they are getting to the end of their lifespan, they have held up exceptionally. I wear these pants everyday and they have been washed and dried countless times. I do hang to dry my newest pairs, because I feel it helps expand the life of these wonderful pants. If they quit making these I would be lost. The fit is perfect.
April 4, 2014