Rated 4 out of 5 by stoosh023 Initial Review
I have only worn these pants twice (after having been washed) since getting them. At this early point in time I am very pleased with the one pair I bought. They fit better than than any of my other pants because of the available size I needed (31/29) and are very comfortable. However, the front pockets are so narrow that it's a struggle to get my hand into them. Not a huge issue for me as I don't carry anything in any of my pockets anyway.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EagleM08 Great pair of cords
Just got these today, and I do like them quite a lot. They are true to size on the waist, but be warned: they fit somewhat trim through the thighs. Additionally, they run about 3/4" long (I work in clothing and measured them on my tailoring table).
Overall, this is a great pair of cords.
October 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tetonman Bell Bottoms are Back at L.L. Bean
I looked at the illustration in the catalog and on line and thought, "Hot dog, finally a pair of cords cut like jeans". What arrived in the mail was something entirely different. They were cut like the bell bottoms I left behind in the 60's. To make things worse they were made from the same floppy fabric as used the 60's. Unless you are going to a 60's party, I'd forget this item.
October 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by phantom845 Comfortable but poor quality
Very soft and comfortable, but alas they lasted hardly 3 months of moderate wear. Fabric was worn out at multiple places.
October 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MDArchitect Standard Fit Too Tight
Received as a gift. Rise too short, pockets too small, waist and legs too small. Standard Fit must be for teen-agers.
September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Poor quality first time. Replacement worse.
I purchased two pair of these pants earlier in the year. They soon developed tears where the fly was not reinforced, and I returned them. The return and replacement process was painless, but the product I received in return was worse than before!
The seams were poorly sewn and started coming apart after the first wash. My wife, who is a seamstress said there is no excuse for not adjusting stitching on the sewing machine. The quality control was bad. The fabric, too, is inferior and already is developing holes. But worst of all, one of the seams had been torn out and redone before it was sent to me.
It seemed like the replacement product had been taken from the "seconds" bin.
I really do like the style and fit of these pants and want them to be of adequate quality, so I was willing to give them a second chance. But the guarantee sent me something that was not built to last as the pictures show. Where is quality control?
July 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by slewfoot looks good - poor performer
Bought a pair in the Chicago store. Loved the yellow color (looks like they no longer stock that. Quickly became my favorite pants - then I noticed the fabric had worn out around the back pockets. This is only after 2 months of wear. Not good. The pockets themselves are heavily stitched - but the fabric is thin.
April 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by timeout1 Well, at least one pair fit.
I purchased a pair of these cords (35-32) about 4 months ago. Overall they were/are great. Size, quality of materials and fit were all fine. I purchased a second pair a month ago and unfortunately they must be at least two sizes smaller than labeled. I sent them back and absorbed the return shipping. Given the other comments on this thread, I don't plan on trying again.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nordik Total satisfaction
I am a long-since retired professor and I always like to look trim, whether for a social function or to work outdoors. The styling and quality of these 1912 cords are excellent. This is the 3rd pair that I purchase from LLBean, and probably will not be the last.!! The first pair was worn and washed several times, and still looks smashing..!!
Congratujlations on your great customer service and efficient delivery.
March 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HMartin great pants
I ordered these and then read some reviews and actually tried to cancel the order. When they came, I tried them on and the complaints about sizing, pockets, just didn't hold water for me. I have worn them for about a month now and love them. The weight is nice and substantial but not bulky at all, pockets are fine, sizing was dead on as they are not tight or too loose. Please continue them as they are a good value and are wearing real well. Just pulled from the dryer and thought you guys should know--they are good. HM
March 8, 2013