Rated 1 out of 5 by merf Poor fit
I went looking to buy more Freeport Chino favorite fit shorts which were fabulous and could not find them on the site. They are a classic style and I was certain they just changed the name. Customer service replied promptly that they were discontinued and to try their replacement which was these washed chinos. I dashed over to the center valley store and tried them and the Bermudas as well. They are awful. 6" is too short and the 10" is way too long. The Freeport were about 81/2" after washing. Which is a perfect length for me. The legs are tight not skimming the leg like the Freeport chinos did and therefore would be hot and irritating. The fit pulls across the front while bagging over the outside of the hip... A very poor design. I am so disappointed.
Puleeze bring back the Freeport Chino shorts - with the same fit.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DailyDogWalker203 Best shorts out there for slightly curvy women
I purchased these shorts figuring I would return them, as I can never find shorts that fit a somewhat athletic but curvy shape and that are not too short or too long. After trying that first pair on I purchased four more in different colors. I usually wear a 6-8 and the 6 fit perfectly, didn't shrink in the wash or dryer and is perfectly comfortable with a little bit of stretch which becomes apparent as they are worn. They hit mid rise and look great without a belt, which was exactly what I was looking for. I am 5' 3.5" and weigh 119, and the 6 was perfect.
June 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by tasteful Disproportionate fit for a woman
The waist on these shorts is almost as large as the hip section. If you actually have a waistline or a figure even resembling that of a woman, this item will not work for you. The waist stood out at the back at least three inches. Dreadful! I do like the fabric and they seem to be well-made but that is of little use since the fit is so poor. I am considered small to average, 5'5", 125 lbs., and wear a size 6.
June 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SLNewYork Bad color representation
I am normally a size 8, but seem to always need bigger from LLBean so I bought a 10, which was a little roomy but fit. However, the color is supposed to be "Faded Olive." In the photo it looks more gray, which is what I was looking for. Unfortunately, in person "Faded Olive" actually looks more like "Hospital Green," which is made worse because the shorts are sateen and therefore a little shiny. So they are going back.I gave it four stars because the fit is pretty good and they seem well made, just beware that the color you think you are ordering may not be what you get.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jethabus Perfect Fit
It is incredibly hard to find a pair of shorts that not only are the correct length, but fit everywhere as well - and these are those shorts! They are not long Bermudas which look horrible on those with short thighs and they are not so short as to show too much thigh - just perfect. The hips and the waist BOTH fit! How incredible is that! I am 5'5" and weigh 115 and the size 2 fits great! I am so excited - I just got these yesterday and just ordered 2 more. More colors please!
April 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jensuni Wanted to love these!
These shorts are a light weight cotton, beautiful colors and very soft. The fit is just off. I am 133, 5'6" and got the 6. They fit however it is not very flattering. The model in the picture I'm guessing is quite tall and slim. I bought these because they said it had spandex, there is NO spandex in the waist, the part that so badly needs it. This is not the first time I've got shorts from Bean where they advertise spandex (which I love) but in the waist band there is none - I find this so strange. Anyway these will go back sadly. Loved the color and softness and I also liked how they fit on the thighs - overall just didn't work for me. P.S. For LLBean customer service: It is mandatory to say whether or not I would recommend these so I put no. However these may work for some people. Therefore I think you need a 3rd option that says "maybe ok for some" or "not sure", because I didn't really want to say no but if I'm returning them I probably shouldn't say yes I recommend them. So anyway, if you can add a 3rd option for those that are in between it would be nice.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARLM My favorite summer shorts!
I purchased a pair of these shorts last year in brightwater blue and they were my go-to shorts all summer! The fit is much more flattering and comfortable than a similar pair I purchased at J Crew. The length was perfect and a size 4 hit just below my waist, with plenty of space for me to tuck in a top if I wanted to. After many washings, they still look good as new! Will definitely purchase another pair for this summer.
March 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by dks222 Not for me
I found these to run a bit small and I didn't care for the almond color. It was too light for me. I might try the next size larger in a different color.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DailyDogWalker203 Perfect shorts for me
I am very happy with these shorts. The length is perfect for someone of a "certain age" who is trying not to be dowdy. I purchased the first pair in the store so I was able to try them on for size. I am 5'3", 119 lbs and somewhat curvy with a smaller waist and rounder backside/hips. The size 6 was a good fit which didn't shrink in the washer and dryer. The rise is high enough so that the shorts don't need a belt but not so high that they look old school. The dusty pink was slightly smaller than the other colors - not sure why but it didn't really mean I needed a bigger size. They do give a little bit with wear. Colors and material are beautiful. I purchased three pair all together.
September 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by KnitWit514 Great Fabric, Bad Fit
I love, love, love the fabric used in these shorts, and the colors are fabulous. However, that being said, the fit just doesn't work. My thighs are not big - I'm 5'8" and 148 lbs. - and the hems on these shorts are skin tight. I bought them on sale, so I'll have to see if an exchange is possible, but as they are in a size 10 (I'm either an 8 or a 10 usually), they just don't work.
August 23, 2015