Rated 5 out of 5 by FirstQuality Great fitting pants
- great looking too. I wear a 12, and ordered a 12, and the fit is as good as it gets. I like where the waist sits, I like the flat waistband that stretches but doesn't show, I like the stretch (the non stretch Baysides just don't feel comfortable to me), and even though I'm 5'4", I ordered medium tall, since I have long legs, and the length is perfect for me. I expect a bit of shrinkage length-wise and that will be okay since the pant legs break just at the top of the foot with a tiny bit left over - for possible shrinkage.
I've been looking for khakis for a long long time. I'd about given up. Seems that designers and manufacturers believe that all women after age 50 or so require gathered elastic waist pants - the kind they wore as little girls. Most all pants for "mature" women have gathers, front and back or back and sides or everywhere - I can't figure it out, because those gathers are the most unflattering and uncomfortable waist style I can imagine. They pull down in back, they puff out in front and in worst case scenarios, they fall down, inch their way down during the day. They are just bad all around -pun intended - those pants.
On the other hand - these pants will fit most women of all ages I imagine, and they look casually sophisticated. Not like you're wearing an enlarged version of size 2T pull ups, the kind you used to buy for your toddler daughter.
Anyhow, with these pants, LLBean proves once again that they know what they're doing, and I for one am grateful that they do and I trust they will continue to provide well made classics to women all along the age spectrum.
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Irishwoman1927 Too tight
I have been buying pants from LLBean for several years. This is the second pair of this style that I bought because I loved the first pair. It was a perfect fit.
This pair was definitely too tight and too short in the crotch area. Very disappointing.
I will try one more pair of this style because I liked my first pair so much.
September 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by StarryCrab Fabric too stretchy
I purchased these pants for the classic cut and stretch fabric. I like that they don't gap badly at the waist, although they are a bit roomy when first put on. Unfortunately as the day goes on they became quite baggy. Washing and going through the dryer do not help. I hesitate to buy a size smaller. Exchanging a reasonable fit that turns sloppy for a tight fit that finally stretches to size is not a good solution.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patatoaks Great Pants
I have two pairs of these pants and I love them! They fit me perfectly and are extremely comfortable, but also nice looking - I wear them to work all the time.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernLady01 Great Pants
Soft fabric and the waist fits perfectly! I have a small waist and usually have about four inches more than I need in the waist. However with the hidden elastic on the inside of the waistband, the pants fit perfectly regardless of waist size! I've ordered 4 pairs and will order more. Just one suggestion for improvement LLBean - PLEASE replace the scratchy tags in the back of the waistband with just a stamp on the material. They were so irritating, I had to remove all of them before I could wear the pants. But small matter - I love the pants!
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LikeLL2010 Very nice pants.....
but I really have trouble with length. I ordered the regular length and still have to try them on with various pairs of shoes before I decide whether or not they are too long. Exchanging for petite is not an option because those will be too short. Other than that, these are very nice in terms of the quality of the material and the style. I prefer fuller-cut pants for work.
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thebearsmith Feel Good/Look Bad
These pants are very comfortable because of the stretch, BUT, they wrinkle a lot. After just a short while, they look like I slept in them, which isn't a very professional look, since I wear these at work. Also, the legs are baggy and too loose fitting. These are one of the highest priced khakis from LLBean, so I expected a more polished, professional look and am very disappointed. I'm returning them.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by true4petite At Last!
Kaki pants that fit! Great fabric, good fit, very comfortable!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvkrafts Great fabric and fit
I have been buying LLBean Twill pants for years. My favorite pairs are about 15 years old, but the hems have frayed so it is time to replace them. Tried the 100% cotton twill pants but the fabric content was not to my liking. I was very happy to see the fabric in these pants is a cotton blend, similar to the blend in my favorites from long, long ago. Generally do not like elastic waists, but the elastic in these pants is not bunchy and just gives the pants that tighter waist fit, thus eliminating the waist gap I usually have with pants. The regular length was too short for me and I ended up exchanging for MT.
Love, love, love these pants and have them in both black and khaki. More colors, like navy, would be wonderful!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schnarps Fit me perfectly
These fit me perfectly in 18W. At first they were a bit tight in the waist and the legs but within an hour stretched to be extremely comfortable but not at all baggy. I have learned over the years to buy my pants in the smaller size when the material contains stretch because if such pants fit well when first putting them on, they will almost fall off of me within an hour or 2. I am therefore very happy with these pants. The material is lightweight but not flimsy, and the hidden comfort waist is a truly great feature. Have already ordered a second pair! Love them.
June 6, 2014