Men's Elston 608 Slim Fit Chino Pants
Distinctive fabric, weight, details, they are indeed SLIM!
These are probably the best pants I've got from LE in 30 years of ordering, and now I gather the whole line is discontinued. My kids always complained that my khakis were baggy on me even if tight at the waist. But not these - no bagginess here! These are the skinny jeans of chinos - they almost bind a bit on the calves. I normally wear a 30 x 33, that was not available, so got 30 x 32, since these are so skinny that's ideal - 33s would have bunched up on the shoes. Ideal for topsiders or pennies. For reference, 5'10" & 158 lbs. These are a quite substantial brushed fabric, but there's still a bit of a crease. Really nice interior details, lining details look like University Stripe oxford cloth. Pockets seem a bit shallow, probably because the waist is rather low to begin with. But these comments appear to be for naught as these pants and the whole Canvas line look to be done for. The straight fit available elsewhere on LE is not the same - I really would like some more of these pants.
December 9, 2014
Good Fit, but Needs Ironing
The fit is good, but after washing and drying , the pants need ironing.
December 2, 2014
I was sad about these pants. Beautiful color and great fabric but they were cut funny. I love slim fit pants and these were indeed slim. First, the sizing was a little off from usual LE pants. My usual size (34x32) was too big in the waist on these and about an inch too long. The calves on these are a little past slim. They were okay on me but not by much. The biggest issue for me was the waistline. It is way low. It is lower in the back so when you sit or squat or bend over, not only does your shirt come completely untucked, but the world gets a view of your underpants. Wearing a t-shirt with these is out of the question if you have a decency or will be around children. It's a shame. Such nice pants rendered unwearable. I was forced to return them.
November 7, 2014
Great fit, great look, made well.
I bought these for my 17 year old son and they look and fit great. He really likes them, so much that we had to order him 3 more pair.
October 13, 2014
Love these pants so much - I bought a second pair
Perfect fit, stylish yet comfortable. I would agree with a previous review, the pockets could be longer. I loved them so much i bought a couple more in the same colors in the event they stop making them.
September 30, 2014
Good quality - a little low on hip
I am a thin 55 year old, and my wife really likes the look of these pants on me. I would prefer perhaps an extra inch in height from crotch to belt. My pants bought from another mail-order company are too large in the seat - make me look like an old man with belt around the navel. It's hard to find the middle ground. Lands' End, please include an actual measurement so that we know what we're getting, as in leg length, waist AND distance from crotch to top or similar. The fabric is good quality but may be too thick for our hot summer.
September 26, 2014
I could have worn these pants when I was in my 20's. Very stylish, well made, durable feel of fabric and construction. However, my 41 yo self simply couldn't pull these on past my thighs. I would recommend for a young, or very slender, person. I am 6'' 185 lbs.
July 8, 2014
Fit as Advertised
I have a few pair of trim fit chinos from another manufacturer that I love. Of course, in the past year this clothier has stopped producing them. I bought the Lands End pants because I love the trim fit jeans that Lands End now offers, and they have the same trim but comfortable fit. I am a fairly active 72 year old, so most pants out there - and, honestly, even traditional fit Lands End pants fall into this category - bag and gap on me. These trim fit pants fit as if they were custom made for me.
June 22, 2014
Just as good as the October 2012 pair I have in Yacht Blue.
I have a pair of these in 30x30 Yacht Blue which fit me like a glove now that I am back at a normal weight (6'0" and 170 lbs) from being down to about 155. Almost too snug.
So I ordered these in a 31x30 and I am very much pleased with the fit and finish.
Well-stitched, love the interior details, the cut is amazing and this medium/heavy cotton twill fabric will not quit.
Would recommend for anyone...
Pictured wearing the ELSTON in Slate Frost, and a 2012 LEC Selvedge Poplin shirt in Dark Grape Gingham.
March 16, 2014
Good fit, with unfortunate tailoring shortcuts.
I like the fit and fabric, but there are two glaring shortcomings. I purchased three pairs, and the pockets are far too shallow, so change, keys, and wallets fall out. Also, all the button holes are too small for the buttons, so I needed to take a seam ripper to modify them. Why make pants with these problems, that are so avoidable?
January 19, 2014