Rated 5 out of 5 by NLHugh Finally, a perfect fit for me
The low-rise construction of these pants contributes to a perfect fit. It's hard enough finding pants that come with a 29" inseam (although Bean is MUCH better in that department than most), but finding the Lakewashed Chinos was like hitting the jackpot. The double button closure is a plus, as are non-creased legs. I spend a lot of time in and around the water; as well as at conferences, giving indoor presentations and the like. My "uniform" for virtually all my work activities is a kind of "casual plus" for which these pants are great. My only complaint: I'd like to see more colors like navy, loden, and the like. The wine and green don't quite cut it for me. Anyway, BUY THESE PANTS!
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SKI365 Best Pants in My Closet!!
I always find reviews the most helpful when you have an understanding of the person writing the review:
I am 5'10", 165 lb., late 20's early 30's, athletic build, preference for more tailored fit in my clothes but do not like super "skinny" fit. I would describe my style as "trendy comfortable." I own these pants in a 32/32, heritage khaki and love them. I think my wife is getting tired seeing me in these as I wear them so much.
I have typically shied away from Beans pants in favor of other companies that offer a more modern, tailored pant cut. Since Bean's started their Signature Series, I have wondered if the more tailored cut they have begun to offer would meet my expectations. Although these pants are listed as Standard Fit, I would definitely say they are a more modern take on a straight leg pant than what I was used to in the past from Bean.
-I like this change, though I can't speak to whether this change permeates to other pants sold by Beans.
Technically, I am a 31 inseam so I often fluctuate between a 32/32 and a 32/30 depending on how a company cuts the pant and the intended purpose of the pant for wear. Rarely am I really happy with the length fit, wishing a pant was just longer or just shorter. As I said, I have these pants in a 32/32 and after a wash or two would say they fit me like a well tailored 32/31 should. When I tried them on in the store, I was also happy with the fit, this 32/32 is a shorter length than some 32 inseams you will find, not as much bulky material piling up around your shoes. I wish every pant off the rack had this fit.
The fabric is excellent, mid weight and comfortable in the summer but does not lack for usability in colder months. Quality is top notch as is expected from Bean's. I wear these in more of a casual manner (oxford button-down untucked, a flannel, or a t-shirt) but could see these being worn slightly more dressed up for some.
All in all, would highly recommend. If the fit does not work for you, you can always send back thanks to the 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Hope this helps.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayP80 Well-fitting pants
The pants fit great and have not lost their color after being washed and dried. The employee was very helpful in finding pants with the correct size, since there was not a pair on the floor.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GhostCrab Great Pants
I bought these pants for my son-in-law. The pants fit well and were true to size. The color is just the same as the picture in the catalogue so you get what you see. They are made very well and the material is nicer than some other chinos I have purchased in the past. Guess it's the lakewashing.
October 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by loatheshopping the skinny jeans of chinos
Slim cut. no extra fabric here. A different look for my 51 year old husband, but he likes them.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by orville1 Great weight
I needed a pair of pants, not too casual, not too dressy, to wear to a function in Canada. Since I live in Florida and the function was in October, I was worried that they would be too "light weight" for the North. They are perfect. I have never been disappointed in anything that I have ordered from LL Bean, and I do order quite a bit.
September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SunTrish Color choice is odd
Bought a pair for my husband and he wanted the dark mossy green - whoa! "dark" should read "bright"... and they were returned for the dark khaki, which is kind of a mustard brown. The pants fit great and are so comfortable with the little bit of stretch, definitely 5 star, but I'm deducting a point for the color selection!
September 24, 2014