Rated 5 out of 5 by YeaYea Pleated front bayside pants
I love the pleated front bayside pants. I cannot buy slacks at ANY retail store because they all have the short zipper, hip-hugger style. Wish you would bring back the raisin brown and indigo colors and keep adding new colors.
Would have nothing to wear to work if it wasn't for these pants.
Wish you would bring back the shorts with the pleated fronts.
March 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by HoundGal Begging for Old Style Back
Please. Please, bring back the Original Fit, Pleated, NON-elastic waist Bayside Twills. I would beg on bended knee but am terrified of wearing out one of my precious remaining pairs. Even though the sizing changed and I had to move up a number, the Original, Pleated, NON-elastic fit better than any other pants on the market. I accidentally caught an old pair on a drawer corner and ripped them, and I live in fear of that happening again! They allowed some ease for those of us with curves (5'3", 130 lbs, "sturdy" thighs); they looked professional, and they were comfortable for the bending, squatting, and stooping that an elementary school teacher does all day. I am nearing retirement, and I kid you not, I am factoring in "will the old twills hold up?" when considering whether to put in two or three more years. Yes, it is THAT serious. Please bring them back; my husband would appreciate my working a few more years :)
February 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LynneTW I should have listened to the other reviews
To my own shame, I ignored the reviews of other customers because I so prefer pleated pants to the plain fronts and was in desperate need of new casual, dark slacks. Although the fabric is good, the style and fit make me feel like an old woman. They are just awful. Because I wear longer sweaters, I thought I could get away with the back elastic waist, but no, they pull down and bunch and everything else everyone has complained about. Pleated fronts may not be the fashion right now, but they look better and give a bit of style . Please, please, please bring back the pleated pants WITHOUT the elastic waist. Ugh is all I can say. Incredibly disappointed.
February 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by samsonsmom Bring back discontinued styles
I have been wearing Bay Twill curvy pants for a number of years and I love them. .My last pair of navy curvy Bay Twill pants ripped beside the zipper. I thought it would be simple matter to replace them, but it appears I can't do that. After reading through some comments I have noticed a similar theme running through them. The fabric, sizing, style and quality have changed recently. I was pleased that I had finally found pants that actually fit. Not any more. Please bring back the "curvy" size - not all of us are "triple skinny" and we need the extra room curvy affords. I am going to try one more time and order a pleated style. I hope LL Bean is reading the comments and will bring back the missing styles and quality.
February 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ilovekhakis Bring back the old ones!
I was so disappointed when LLBean stopped offering the regular, pleated khakis. They were my "go to" pants and I literally cried when they stopped making them available. Just because I am over 50 doesn't mean I want to start wearing elastic waist pants. Honestly. The regular waist, pleated khakis were classic. Why in the world did you drop them? Bring them back, please!!!
February 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mrsmaurice Comfort Fit Waist? Come on, they're awful!
I've been a loyal LL Bean customer for over 30 years and this is the second time the original fit, pleated front, regular waist chinos have disappeared! The comfort waist is terrible looking and the fit is horrid! If the pleated chinos with the regular waist.don't come back, I'll never, ever buy another thing from LL Bean. Thanks LL Bean, you've just ruined a 30 year relationship with a loyal customer.
February 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by anniegirl2 Bring back the old sizing
I have worn these Twill pants for years, always ordered 18W Petite, which is no longer available. So ordered 18WReg assuming all I would have to do would be to shorten them. Well my waist has not changed but the sizing on these pants sure has. Could hardly get them done up. So I returned them and it cost me $16.50 to do so. Yikes.Please bring back the old sizing.
January 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Prettycat not comfortable
I have ordered the pleated front pants many times... the ones with the regular waist... and wore them all out. Now those have been discontinued and replaced by these with elastic in the waist. They are very uncomfortable and look awful, all bunchy up around the waist. Please, please bring back the regular waist pleated fronts!!!
December 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NorthernWIShopper When did the sizing change?
For years, LLBean Baysides have been my daily wear. I have worn a size 14 for 15 years and purchased replacements as the years have passed. Recently, I ordered two new pairs in different colors and can barely get them buttoned. I sent them back for the next size up, which are too loose. Bring back the old sizing!
November 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mybear New Pleated Bayside Twills
I have worn the pleated twills for years - without the comfort waist. Now the comfort waist is the only option. I DO NOT like the comfort waist. It is anything but subtle. PLEASE bring back the non-comfort waist. I WILL NOT be purchasing more of the comfort waist.
November 4, 2014