Boys' 5-pocket Corduroy Pants
Nice pants, but beware the button!
I bought these in several colors for my boys, and the fit and quality are very nice. I love that LE offers many of their pants in slim styles. I wish these were iron knee. With three boys, I buy iron knee pants almost exclusively because they wear so great. My biggest gripe, though, is the button! The waist closes with a riveted button and buttonhole--no hidden slider, no snap. My oldest, a third grader, can't get them open on his own. Even *I* had a hard time unbuttoning them! Honestly, I think my boys might just have to wear them unbuttoned because I have bad visions of them needing to go to the bathroom at school but not being able to get their pants down. I am hoping that maybe the buttonhole will soften after a few washings so that they are easier to get on and off?!? I will be keeping most of the pairs that I bought because the colors are nice and the price is great, but I would feel a lot better about the decision if I were confident my kids will actually be able to work the button without my help.
September 12, 2014
Nice slim-fit pants
My 6-year-old granson is very slim, and these pants fit him well, though I have to turn the hem up a little. He, again, looked forward to his new cords at the beginning of the school year. Last year's pants are still in good condition, but he needed to go up a size.
August 17, 2014
Great Fit and Feel But Needs Iron Knee Treatment!
My 10 year old has been wearing these as his uniform pants for 3 years now and I would rate them a 5 if Lands End would only incorporate their "Iron Knee" technology into these pants. I have had to exchange many a pair of these pants when the knees have worn thin and ripped far too quickly. But the color, fit, and feel can't be beat (and I have looked everywhere and tried every kind of navy blue corduroy pant out there!). Lands End - please make this change!
August 6, 2014
Great jeans alternative
Perfect fit, can be casual or dressed up. Room to move without feeling bulky. Color stays true after many washes. If the fabric didn't wear thin in the knees I would rate these a 5.
February 25, 2014
Exceptional quality. Color fast with no shrinkage through years of ordinary laundering.
I have been purchasing these "cords" for my son since he was in high school. He will have his Masters' degree in May and I'm still buying them! The style changes slightly from year to year but the quality and fit remain exceptional. My son is not terribly large and swims miles every morning and although he is 22, a Lands End size 20 slim fits him perfectly. The fabric is of an excellent quality, regardless whether a wide or pin wale corduroy. The pants wash and wear well - for years, as a matter of fact. The color stays fast and they don't shrink. My son went to college in New England and is going back for more schooling this coming fall. These pants are perfect and so much more versatile than denim in the wet and cold. There is nothing worse that wet jeans when it's really cold. I wish that they were sold year round rather than seasonal. Whenever I see them on sale, I buy several pairs. Thanks. Hope this helps.
February 7, 2014
The slim fit is perfect for a tall slim boy and construction durable and good-looking
I bought 2 pair of these pants for my son in the fall and they wear so well. They launder well and don't wrinkle if you get them out of the dryer promptly. The color has not faded and they are very comfortable. I just bought 3 more pair since they are on sale and he has grown almost 2 inches since September! I buy ALL his pants from LE because the slim fit is perfect for my beanpole son!
February 2, 2014
Great quality and fit
These are great corduroys. They fit well, have an adjustable waist, and the style is very nice. I will buy more of these for my three boys.
February 1, 2014
Excellent Winter Pants!
The fabric is soft and the pants are well-constructed. The adjustable waistband makes for a very comfortable fit. My son loves them; he wears them to school everyday. It is a good thing I got more than one color.
January 18, 2014
Be extra careful with this material or it will tear like paper
I was excited to find brown cords as they are next to impossible to find this year. I was a little dissapointed in how thin the material was but they fit my tall skinny boy perfectly so I let it go. Then just a few weeks after we had them they split straight down the middle of the fabric for no apparent reason. So dissapointing. Now Lands End wants me to pay shipping so that they can send me another inferior product after I paid full price for these pants. This isn't the first time I've had problems with Lands End but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and ordered from them once again. Sorry Lands End, you've lost my business until you improve the quality of your product.
January 10, 2014
A gift for my Grandson
I have purchased 3 pair of these for myself (in adult size) and enjoy them thoroughly. I thought he might also. He wore them to a funeral after Christmas and they looked appropriate. His mother likes them and advised they fit him well.
January 6, 2014