Rated 5 out of 5 by DanCK True to size
With all the reviews about these being bigger to size, I was somewhat concerned after placing my order. Immediately trying them on upon arrival, I find them true to size. Excellent option for summer shorts!
May 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sweetness74 Sizes Are Wrong!
I was stoked to purchase these shorts as the dog days of summer are headed my way. I ordered a size 40, which should have been big enough.
Not so, gentle readers... not so. These shorts feel two sizes too small... like a pair of skin and I could barely get them over my thighs.
I have purchased LLB's classic polo shirts in the past with much satisfaction, so this comes as a particularly hard blow. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED. I live in South Korea and had to wait 20 days for this order to get here. Now it's hot as heck (pardon my language) and I have to deal with trying to exchange shorts across oceans and all of that. Not happy with LL Bean.
May 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Plaid seersucker shirts
My husband just received the shorts in blue plaid, and loves the fabric and pattern. He takes a 35" waist, and these are a little large in the waist. He always wears a belt with shorts, so he plans to keep them. LLBean jeans in a 35" waist are never too big.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlannelLover Review for MADRAS summer shorts
I must (respectfully) disagree with everyone who says that the sizing is off on these shorts. Based on the reviews, I ordered my husband a pair in size 30. He ALWAYS wears a 32, but everyone is freaking out so much about how oversized they are, I thought even the 30's might be too big.
. . . cut to the chase. The 30's were too small. Gutted. Quickly ordered a pair in 32 & they arrived immediately, and they're PERFECT. Fit him like a dream. He is a slim guy (swimmer's build) & these are terribly flattering on him - not baggy.
So there you have it. They run true to size. That's my story & I'm sticking with it!
For what it's worth, they have a fabulous retro look to them. I swear my dad had these same shorts in the early '60's. Probably did - and he probably bought them at LLBean!
June 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jhoke76 Great shorts, but REALLY BIG
I love these shorts, but I ordered them for my husband and he typically wears a 36. He can pull them on and off without even unbuttoning them. We need these for our family beach photo this year and there is no 34 available. Great shorts, great quality, perfect seersucker....TIP: Order small or plan to put 2 people in them.
May 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BuckeyeCS Great summer shorts
Other than finding these shorts a size too small for me (I exchanged a pair of 34's for 35's), I really like these shorts. The fabric is lightweight, but durable, the colors do not fade with repeated washing, and they look great.
March 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by andy1234 Too big around waist
Agree with other reviewers. Ordered a 35 inch waist. It says 35 on the tag but they are huge. Guessing they are around 38-39 so will need to return
August 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KennyM Seersucker Shorts
Just received them in the mail today. Great quality that I've come to expect from LL Bean. I like to read all the reviews on products before I purchase and in this case I'm glad I did. A few reviewers wrote these shorts waist size runs large, they recommended ordering a size smaller than what you normally wear. Im between 35-36 so I ordered a 34 and I have room to spare they are loose at 34. But they are great quality and great looking shorts.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dradin Great Lightweight Shorts
I'm very happy with these. They're nice and lightweight without feeling flimsy. They could be a touch shorter, but overall very good. Comfortable without looking shabby.
June 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by alkinet Careful with the seams
Im a bigger guy, so it could be me. First, love the feel of the shorts. Super soft, worn in feel. I can already tell that the seams along the back going down between legs are starting to fray after only 2 wears. Worried that they will split at a most inopportune time. Going to try and reinforce with the wifes sewing machine as I love the look and feel.
June 12, 2012