Men's Elston 608 Slim Fit Chino Pants
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
Brilliant pant cut short by cost cutting.
I own chinos from a number of "premium brands" and these are every bit as good or better in some areas with some concessions in others.
The Elston has a modern cut, a low rise (I personally wouldn't mind it to be a bit longer), and stout fabric that should stand the test of time. They feature natural buttons and though the edges are unpolished it is something I can forgive. One minor quibble-which seems to run through the brand-is that I feel the colors are not a nuanced as some other companies; however, these are garment dyed and I anticipate that the colors will soften in time.
The strongest criticism comes in the area of the pockets which are all but unusable. They are so shallow that you'd be hard pressed to place anything in them. Your wallet and mobile will gladly peek out for all to see. If you value either of these things you'd be foolish to transport them from within for they will readily fall out. These pockets are 2 or 3 inches short of most other pants, including earlier versions of the same pant. Were it not for this one flaw, I would think I'd found my go to pant given the high value they offer. Because of the pockets, I will probably seek alternatives even though they will likely cost more.
December 21, 2013
GOD BLESS THESE CHINOS!
I live in chinos.
And I finally had to give up my beloved pairs of All Saints chinos after two years of continuous use. They were high quality and durable -- and I had no idea how hard they would be to replace!
It is very difficult to find quality chinos in a modern fit. I tried versions at Gap, J. Crew, Banana Republic and Brooks Brothers -- and none matched the quality and fit of these.
They are very modern, very trim, and very high quality. As I said, I live in khakis. And I would have died without these. Try them immediately!
November 22, 2013