Rated 3 out of 5 by Growpeas Sizing ALL wrong
I bought a pair of these in 'collegiate blue' on clearance - and now I know why they were on clearance. The sizing was WRONG. I've bought size 8P in the past and have gained some weight since then, so I ordered a size 10P this time. Let me tell you - the 10P was a good inch smaller in the waist than the 8Ps. I am rating this product a 3 based on prior history with them, but if it were only based on this pair - it would be a 1star.
April 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by shopbean15 Inconsistent Sizing
The last two pairs of Bayside Twill Original Fit pants I bought (14 MT) fit great. The hem started to wear so I just ordered another pair. The fit is not the same. I pulled out my tape measure and compared the new with the old. The waist on the new pair is 3/4" smaller, the crotch, front to back, is 1" shorter, and the width of each leg is 1" narrower. No wonder they're uncomfortable. It feels like you cut a petite size 14 pattern, hemmed it to 32" and called it a Medium Tall. Did you change the 'Original' fit or was this done in error?
April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PantsFinder Great fit
I have a small waist and these fit perfectly. I like pants that fit on my waist and they are extremely difficult to find, but not any more. I am a very satisfied customer and have already ordered another pair of these original fit pants.
April 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SweetyDarling Traditional fit pleated chinos
Please bring back the pleated version of the traditional fit chinos! They are the best and fit much better than the non pleated chinos.
April 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by FanOfOlderStyleBaysides Poorly designed Bayside fits
I too am extremely disappointed with LLBean for all the changes over the last few years with the fit of Bayside Twills. I have been wearing these pants as Business casual for 18 years (5 days/week) and the primary reason I became an LLBean customer. The last few years there have been soooo many fit changes and none of them work for me. I have several pair I have been wearing that are needing to be replaced yet I cannot find a fit that works. I have tried them all. Relaxed fit are soooo baggy in the legs. Original fit is ridiculously small in the waist. LLBean please bring back the original pants. Both plain and pleated. Why can't there be an Original fit with the "hidden" comfort waist? Does anyone ever buy those ridiculous ones with the comfort waist? Really LLBean....us working ladies don't want old lady pants for work. LLBean is losing a regular customer as I am not going to keep paying a tailor to fix these pants.
March 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shelby19 plain front original fit
I would have given them a 5 if it was not for the variability of the waist and usually it is tight.
Color selection is not always consistent and they NEVER have the pleated front original fit anymore without the "comfort waist" which personally I find to be unattractive and not as "hidden" as advertised,
I've tried other fits and unfortunately for me I have not found them comfortable. I use these as business casual and the best is the original fit I wish the waist was a bit larger and that they again would offer the pleated without the comfort waist.
March 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Peatoonia Not happy with these pants
I really wanted these pants to work. I ordered them 3 times trying different sizes but they are way to small around the waist. I am normally a 10 or 12 petite in pants and I tried a 10,12 & 14 in these and they were all too small. I can't believe the size would be off by so much! Very disappointed in the size. Wished they could have worked.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0calorie Great slacks!
I ordered four pairs. They fit well. I love them. Wouldn't change a thing about them. Great quality.
January 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Archerz Meh Fit
I need a pair of twill / khaki / non-blue jean type pants and these seem to fit the bill. I had previously ordered their cargo shorts (Original fit as well) and those fit extremely well.
These pants? The fit is "okay". It fits around the waist just fine, but when they say "Relaxed through hip and thigh" in the description, they really do mean RELAXED through the hip. It's not baggy, but I can see where someone might not like the fit. I would have preferred the "pleated" version, but I don't like elastic waistbands. Their Original Fit Bayside Cargo shorts fit me fairly well in the butt/hip area, so what gives here?
I had also ordered the "Double L Jeans, Relaxed Fit Flannel-Lined", which are also an "Original Fit" but the cut of those pants fit me better in the hip/butt area than these do despite the same exact description (-1 star for the different fit between all "original fit" pants/shorts)
I'll keep these because I need them for an upcoming event. They look okay when you have an untucked long baggy shirt or sweater. I can't attest to their washability or longevity.
Oh, and the other thing about these pants? The belt loops don't fit standard width belts. You have to get a slimmer belt to use these. As I wear belts from which I hang utility objects, this is an annoyance. The jeans are able to use standard belt widths. (-1 star for that).
January 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kandri Not a great fit and not wrinkle free
I was a fan of the old Bayside original fit pleated style because they were the perfect length and came out of the dryer wrinkle free although they did tend to fray at the bottom, but I guess this is to be expected after years of washing and wearing This style is disappointiing because they are about one inch too long and definitely not wrinkle free straight out of the dryer. Decided to keep them anyway because they fit well in the waist/hips and I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning them. Would have given this item a 5-star rating had it not been for these issues. LL Bean, please listen to your customers and bring the pleated style back. We loved them. Thanks.
January 2, 2016