Rated 3 out of 5 by BeansRegular Needs some Improvements
I was hoping that these pants would be the ultimate casual work day pant. I ordered them in my usual size 4, afraid that the 30" length would be too short for my normally 32" insearm. It turns out that the inseam is actually more like 31 1/2 inches, so the length was fine. I did like the quality and thickness of the ponte fabric and do not feel that is resembles sweat pant fabric. There was one major dealbreaker, that I am nor sure is true for every pair of these pants, but was true for the one gray and one black pair that I purchased. On both sides of the hips on each pair of pants, there was distinct puckering of the upper hip side seams where they were sewn over the edge of the pockets. This created ripples of fabric on both sides of each hip area on each pair that I had--the rippling was easily visible and would ruin what should be a smooth line over each hip. I am not sure if I want to order them again to see if this was just peculiar to the 2 pair that I had, or if this was present in all of that pants that were made. I am also considering opening the side stitching and see if I could sew a smoother seam. That would be a tedious repair to make, but would rescue the bulging, rippling seams from ruining the smooth look of the pants. I would only bother to do the repair because the pants are so soft and otherwise fit OK.
I would only recommend these to women who have a pear-shaped hip area, which would stretch the fabric there and make the rippling less noticeable.
March 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShopperInCinci Not sure what these are designed for
I tried these pants hoping they would be a comfortable business casual option. The material was nice, felt comfy, but the cut was awkward. I bought these in a 4 regular which usually just fits me or is a bit roomy. These pants were very long as noted by others. They also fit rather tight in odd places such as the thighs. The major reason I returned them was the awkward bulge at the hips where the pocket was joined at the side seam. There was a definite bulge at the hips. It seems the pants were cut to cling like sweat or yoga pants but designed to be like dress pants with bulkier pocket and side seams. The cut should be a bit more generous in hips and thighs; perhaps cut like Bean's weekend pants.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BreadbakingMom comfy! Great for traveling!
I just traveled internationally for 2 1/2 weeks and these were the only pants I brought. They are super comfortable. Waist was perfect if I wore a belt. These are a little long but I was wearing boots much of the time. As I transitioned back into the US this weekend I wore them to work a show and they looked professional and were comfortable. I did buy a 12--145 lbs/5' 2 1/2" tall--and they did shrink a bit after washing/drying. I wish they offered these in other colors because I'd far rather wear these out and about than jeans or other knit pants.
February 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by InRI Had to return - very poor quality
Although these pants fit me well, I had to return them. The material feels and looks thin and cheap. Worse, the button/hook closure stuck out so much, I had to cover it up with a heavy sweater if I ever wanted to wear these pants. I am 5'6" and 125 lbs and bought a size 4.
January 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by suesi Should have taken advice
Loved the material, not as heavy as other ponte knit pants I have, but I agree with another reviewer, each side has 2 distinct bulges. It has happened because of stretching while sewing the pocket area. I ordered 2 pairs. I kept the black and am currently trying to take the seams apart and resew. I returned the gray because the light color made this defect more noticeable. Also the hook at the waist is not placed properly so it doesn't lie flat. Buy only if wearing tunic length with it.
January 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cora55 great pants but has some flaws
I have these pants in grey and black. They are two of the most comfortable pants I have ever worn. They run small so I ordered a size up and they fit great. Unfortunately, they have a few problems. The hook on the waist does stick out as another reviewer said. I'm not sure if it's sewn wrong or what the problem is. I usually wear long shirts or sweaters so it's not noticeable but I know it's there. The zipper in the grey pair I have seems to be sewed wrong but I can't quite figure out exactly what the problem is. Once again, the hook does not lay flat. It's too bad these pants have these problems because I really like everything else about them. They wash great. I see they are marked down now and I assume it's because of these problems I mentioned. I am not sure if I am keeping them or not. The really are very comfortable and very flattering.
January 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cottagecountry Terrible fit, way too tight in the hips and waist
I had to return these trousers because they were such a poor fit.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by saleagain Comfortable, smart, great fit.
I love the trousers; they're casual/dressy can be worn anywhere for any function. They are perfect to wear for a vacation, whether sight-seeing, cruising or in a casino. I give it a 10* (10 star rating).even though your highest rating is a 5 star.
December 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ebarbar Many good things but just not a great pant
I initially loved these pants. I liked the classic fit-higher waist, roomy hips. However, when I wore them, I discovered they do not lay flat on the sides. The pocket seams are very bulky and stick out at the thigh. They should lay flat and smooth. I returned them.
December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dragonfly29 Ponte Knit Pants
I am disappointed with the fit of these pants. They run small for the
size. Also it is not what I expected from Pont Knit. Pont knit is more
plush and not so thin. Zipper if fine but too many pockets.
I know ll bean could have done a better job with these.
November 20, 2013