Rated 3 out of 5 by Standardfitter Changed the fit from the original cut
I have six pairs of these. The original pairs I bought when the 'Standard Fit' came out are the most perfect fitting jeans for me. Over time, tho, as I've added to the collection, the cut has gotten worse for me. The 'bucket' of the pants (assuming pants are made of 2 legs and a bucket) has gotten larger. This latest pair is a full 1-1/4" longer from the seam of the crotch to the back belt line than the original pairs.
This same size creep is happening in the chinos as well.
I need / prefer a low rise, and these are not as low as they used to be. In fact I had to return the first pair of this most recent purchase because the crotch tore to shreds the first time I bent over. Because the crotch hangs too low.
Hope you get the original fit back!
February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by OldSoccerRef 1912 Jeans, Standard Fit
I started buying LLBean jeans because Levis (which I have worn for years) has stopped manufacturing jeans with deep enough pockets. I can barely get my hand in them The first pair of LLBean jeans were relaxed fit and had nice deep pockets. The second pair, which I just received, have somewhat shallower pockets but still sufficient. However, the second pair was regular fit and had a somewhat minor problem. The button at the waist was apparently put in place through the slot on the other side of the jeans. It was very difficult to unbutton and as I tried on the jeans, I could not button it. I had to take a sharp knife and open the hole up somewhat.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatyBiker Last of the 36" inseam?
I'm a pretty big athletic guy at 6'7" and have loved fit and style of the 1912 jeans. I have purchased at least 6 pairs of these jeans over the years. The lower waist sat perfectly below my "love handles" and was able to get them in a 36" inseam that looked great with my boots. Now LLB is no longer carrying this inseam and finding comparable jeans are $70+ that are made more for millennial's than for us simpletons. I get much of my casual clothing from LLB because they carry tall's and cannot beat the style, price and service. I hope they will reconsider or at least make it a special order. I for one would be willing to wait.
January 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by weeeeeeeeee ok
These are nice jeans. But for me they were not good work jeans. I bought 2 pairs and they both had stitching come undone and rip on me. Both pair lasted about a month. I'm going back to double L jeans for work jeans. If you do not work tough manual labor jobs, then you probably don't have to worry. They were nice jeans and I liked how they fit. Just wasn't tough enough for me.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheTravler Great jeans, even better customer sercie
These jeans are great. I am somewhat larger guy and like to wear my pants well below my waist (imagine Hank HIll), so I am always searching for jeans that have a lower rise so that my pants don't seem crazy baggy. I can wear these jeans well below my waist and they fit perfectly. They are even snug across my hips, which is rare when you are built like me.
The dark indigo is a great color. I have stayed away from a lot of LL Bean jeans in the past because the color/wash of the pants scream "old man jeans" to me. It is hard to describe. But, all of the 1912 colors are great. The colors are more classic to me.
I normally wear a 38 waist and a measurement of exactly 38 in. fits snug. So, I ordered a 38 and they were very large on me. I measured them and really they measure more like 40in. I thought they might have been tagged incorrectly. So, I jumped on chat customer service. The person there said no problem and immediately sent me out another pair. I was worried that the pants were not marked incorrectly and I would just get another pair of 38s that were too big. But, the customer service rep. requested that the pants be hand pulled and measured. The person who hand pulled must have seen that they do run large and sent me a 36 instead. They fit perfectly.
January 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by UpstateNY01 Ripped back pocket--twice!
Purchased these jeans once(vintage wash) and had the back pocket tear. Returned and got another pair(less 'wash' this time--stonewash) and within 2 months had the back pocket rip AGAIN.
Stay away from these unless you are wearing for city fashion use only. They don't hold up. Really not what I expect from LLBean.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yogahunk Best fitting jeans ever...
Just received this today and wore it right away all day, no breaking in required. Fit around the waist and butt were perfect, unlike another pair from a competitor's which I returned. Of all the jeans I've bought over the years, LLBean's "1912 standard fit" has been the most comfortable and best fitting. One minor niggle was the top button was very, very snug, but I think with use over time it should be ok. The weight of the cloth is perfect for our warm Southern Cal winter weather, not too heavy but substantial enough for durability. Good job, LLBean!
December 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by Rob715 2nd brand new pair to rip at the same spot
I have ordered 3 pairs of 1912 jeans in the past year and two of them have ripped right where the pocket is sewn to the back of the jeans. The first pair I thought was just an anomaly, as I have been a huge fan of LL Bean products for many years. The second pair split in the same spot, the first time I wore them. It is not a size issue as they fit fine (if anything, they are a tiny bit large) and the one pair that didn't rip has been great. Very disappointing, expect better from LL Bean.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by butraveller Very Satisfied Customer
I bought these jeans recently and have washed them once. I have been buying the 1912's for years now and I was somewhat anxious to buy again due to some of the recent reviews. I need not have worried as they fit me beautifully. I really see very little difference from the originals other then they are a bit longer on me which is perfect. The fit and look are great and it's the same soft denim. Additionally, a pair of older style 1912's that I bought last spring and had LL Bean alter for me broke their zipper in the wash. I called LL, got a live customer service person (Allison i believe), who offered; repair, exchange, or refund without hesitance. She truly made me feel that at LL Bean the customer comes first. Thank you everyone at LL and please keep up the good work.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shane2886 Perfect
Great jean and perfect fit!
October 18, 2014