Rated 4 out of 5 by Prairie1 Nice Shorts
I really like the fabric and style of these shorts. The length is perfect, and the stretch is just right. They retain their shape nicely. My only con is that the rise is too high for me. Otherwise they are comfortable. I like the dark wash, and the pocket style and placement is flattering.
March 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by shortsgirl Professional, comfortable shorts
These shorts are great--they fit well and allow me to move (I commute to work by bicycle and I have no trouble riding in these). The cut is loose enough in the front to have some forgiveness there, and the cut in the back is flattering.
One criticism is that the material starts to pill quickly around the crotch area, but it mercifully only pills in quite small units and this may also be from my frequently riding my bike in them.
The waist in these is good as well. The give in the elastic is just enough to feel comfortable all day and it avoids having the actual elastic band in the side.
Please, more colors soon so I can expand my work appropriate collection of shorts!
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pozzi Too short
I love the fit of these pants, shorts and cropped pants. The touch of stretch make them very comfortable. And, the waistband does not gape in the back. I am 5'4". The shorts are not long enough, and after washing they are a bit shorter. I think they would be more flattering in 9-10" length.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ktoe Twill Easy Stretch Short
I enjoyed wearing these comfortable Bermuda style shorts. I even got a compliment on them. The waist is a little tight and the legs a bit wide. The elastic waistband gave me the slack I needed to fit, but pills somewhat. I bought the black pair and they are a versatile wardrobe basic. With the waist being higher, shorter blouses stayed tucked in and slight "muffin top" fat was covered while still looking fashionable.
August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by daydreambeliever Shorts too small
I ordered these shorts thinking they would be a great fit as I have purchased the pants and absolutely love them. The shorts were extremely tight and uncomfortable. I compared them to a pair of the pants and found them to be cut a size smaller. I returned them.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by prazHim great shorts
I just love these denim stretch shorts. I was a little hesitant to order my usual size 16 since many LLB items seem to run small on me but I'm glad I ordered my regular size. They fit perfectly, come to my waist where I like my pants to be and are just so comfortable. I'm really amazed. I can bend and stretch and do anything and they don't bind or pull anywhere...I really love them. They look good too.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lee61 Nice shorts but...
I like the shorts, but I ordered size 14...which is my correct size ....I never have a problem, but I felt these fit a bit snug...and I am sending them back to order a size 16... never wore that size in my life...but I like the shorts...and Ha Ha... won't be wearing the shorts inside out exposing the size label... hopefully these will fit and not be too big.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Avian The best shorts ever!
Ordered my first pair about six months ago and recently bought several more, in black and stone. Wish I?d known about them long ago! They are absolutely the most flattering cut and comfortable fabric of ANY of my other shorts. In fact, I?m thinking seriously of giving away all my other shorts in favor of these. They fit larger hips and smaller waist quite well -- I wear 10-12 in premium dress shorts, but usually by the time I find a casual short that I can pull on past my hips, I'm up to a 14 with three handfuls of gap in the waistband. I can wear these shorts all day -- sitting, standing, squatting, walking -- and they flex to make every movement comfortable, yet never seem to stretch out of shape. The material has a nice hand, neither flimsy nor stiff. They launder well, although I machine-dry them only about 10 minutes, just enough to fluff and remove lint, then hang to dry. The belt loops are a nice option. Something I especially like is that they have a fairly long inseam, 9?, which is hard to find these days. I wouldn?t have considered them otherwise. 10? would be even better. Here?s hoping L. L. Bean keeps these shorts available forever!
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LETITSNOW2 SCRATCHY WAISTBANK
I love the style, fit , durability, "give", color retention, and non-wrinkle appearance after washing/drying. The fabric is heavy and tightly woven. The stitching on the inside top edge of the waist band is scratchy (as noted in previous reviews) when a shirt is not tucked in. I don't like to tuck my shirt in so I try to ignore the "scratch" due to all the other positive qualities of the shorts. LLB-fixing the scratchy issue would make these pretty "perfect". Thank you.
July 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by aerialdancer Tuck your shirt in.
Very comfortable, good fit, holds up well to laundering, but the stitching on the inside of the waistband is scratchy.
July 3, 2013