Rated 3 out of 5 by gigi2006 Missing the Favorite Fit
I live in corduroys all winter in NH and have found the stretch Bayside cords to be my pants of choice. This year these pants don't seem to be available in the Favorite Fit which fits my 5 ft., size 10 body perfectly.
Classic and Original fit just don't work for this veteran, short waisted LL Bean shopper.
In the Favorite Fit the waist sits a little lower and doesn't bind so there is no need for the Comfort Waist feature. The legs are a bit big but they're comfortable and since I'm a grandmother who is not a slave to fashion, they are fine for me. I do like the stretch in the material. It holds up better. Please bring back the Favorite Fit.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinDC Make more, please
Ordered a 14 medium tall classic fit and the size, color and quality were just right. Tried to order more and they are out of stock, except for khaki which I already have. It's early November. Please make more soon. I've tried other brands and returned them since LL Bean's was best by far. Please add black and burgundy to the color selection.
November 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 02gamma Nice Cords
I ordered all the colors in these cords this year because I have lost a little weight so I needed to go down a size and switch from women's to misses. Not thinking I ordered the classic fit instead of the original fit and so the legs were just too wide at the bottom for me. They reminded me of the bell bottoms that I used to wear years ago.
The colors, material and sizes were right on just as described on the web-site.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by useditandreviewedit Too bulky!
The color is perfect. The wale is perfect. The length is perfect. And I so hate having to return them, but the fit wherever the pockets are sewn to the body of the garment make the pants look bulky; they do not fall straight. It's almost as if I'm "hippy" in these pants. The waist is a wee bit snug, too, but not uncomfortable. If you can put up with the bulkiness, these are perfect and I'll envy you! 4 stars is a pretty good rating and, if I hadn't just lost weight and want my figure to look the way it has become, I'd keep all three pairs and give 5 stars.
November 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by b3ck79 These run large...
In LLB jeans I fluctuate between 8 & 10; ordered these in a 10 and they were huge - to big to even stay up. Those are being returned and I ordered sz 8 as a replacement. They are also a little loose and long, but I'm keeping them.
It's too bad the sizing system is not consistent, but I like the slacks. They are soft, have deep front pockets, but just one back pocket on the right.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LTCmom Great pants!
I love these! I read many reviews before deciding to try these slacks. I am somewhat short (5' 4 1/2") and not skinny. My hip to waist proportion is not average. I need pants with some elastic in the waist to get a comfortable fit. These fit like they were tailor made for my broad bum. They are also a wonderful weight fabric, not the cheap cloth of the corduroys I purchased from a competitor last year. these will keep me warm and comfy this winter, and for several years to come! If you are thin, these are probably not the slacks for you. They will bunch in the back and probably be uncomfortable. If you need the space in the rear, these are great.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanGran Deep pockets
Nice changes from my last pair of these comfy cords! First, size 10P fits well, though my own measurements haven't altered since I bought the previous pair in size 12P four years ago! I suspect this is 'fashion creep', since I had to return a different style in size 12 last year because they were too large. Best of all, these good-sized pockets can hold a wallet without ejecting it when I sit or squat! I'm an active senior 5'1" and 123 lbs. and the fit is just right.
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Horizons Too big
I loved the first pair of Stretch Bayside Corduroys, Classic Fit Straight-Leg Plain-Front Comfort Waist that I purchased several years ago and decided to buy another pair. The shipping was fast and arrived several days before I expected them too. Because I had chosen the size and style identical to my last pair I never tried them on and simply threw them in the washer. The first pair fit perfectly, the length was perfect, the waist and hips fit right, I was so pleased.
The pair that arrived this week are too big. They are just a bit too long which will make hemming them a trial, the overall fit is bulky and larger and possibly one size down might have been better. The size tags are identical. I have to say this is the first time in my several decades of shopping L.L. Bean that I have not been 100% satisfied. Now on the positive side the corduroy is an excellent quality and the seams and finish are very well done.
I also ordered the Premium Washable Linen Tunic and it is gorgeous. Highly recommended for women with an ample sized chest and for anyone who needs a generous span between the shoulders. I can see this shirt becoming a favorite.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bookgreedy elephant legs
Received two pair one in black the other in blue both were way too wide at pant leg bottom 20" around had to have them altered to 15' around and then tapered up the leg so the description of them was wrong, otherwise good quality.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MontanaSailor Awesome pants
Love these pants. I have two pair and just ordered another color. The most comfortable pants I have ever owned. My only complaint is that I had to lower the hem on them. I am 5'8". I will willingly do that to have these pants. They are nice and warm without being bulky. Love, love, love these pants.
February 8, 2014