Men's Plain Front Comfort Waist No Iron Dress Twill Trousers
Snugger and Shorter Than in Previous Years
These pants are for men who are generally proportional but have a spare tire, like me. You buy them an inch or so smaller in the waist than usual and let the comfort waist do the work of making the pants look right in the leg and the waist. Lands' End has duplicated this service by making the legs snugger. No, we don't need that. They've also made the rise shorter. We don't need that either. We are too old for hip huggers, and the comfort waist already accommodates the paunch. We don't want slacks that button under our waists. We want pants which come to the navel like they're supposed to.
December 22, 2014
This is the only place we can find pants with the relaxed fit, which is extremely comfortable
December 11, 2014
Good except the black
Good fit, good quality. Just don't order the black - it is navy blue.
December 11, 2014
Fabric, sizing, coloring, value
The fabric is inferior to the soft, polished cotton material offered several years ago. Slacks feel like sandpaper even. after repeated washings. Fabric attracts extreme
amount of lint in any weather and looks terrible. Colors,
especially black and darker blues fade along creases,
pocket seams, under cuff seams and along zipper seams, after only several
washings. Sizing is tighter, even with comfort waste, which tells me that the comfort waste was introduced to cover the advent of cheating on sizes. Finally, the slacks are a real come-down compared to previous, high quality slacks, which were worth the price paid.
December 7, 2014
Good basic pair of slacks
The fit is a little snug but that's because I'm between a size 33 and 34 waist. The quality of the material is excellent.
December 3, 2014
Good for dress or casual
Good fit and finish on these. Perfect pair of pants for business casual with or without a blazer. I buy from Lands End because of the sizing options. I need a long rise and like the comfort waist for some give and take.
Quality on these appear good so far.
November 26, 2014
Suitable as Dress Pants
I ordered this for office wear on the last day of a sale. I realized at 3 AM that I'd ordered the wrong size -- I have been losing weight due to illness for the past 2 years and that was the main reason I needed new clothes. Lands End customer service was just great -- I called, explained, and they changed my order and still let me have the sale price. Furthermore, when the pants arrived, I worried it would be easy to get confused with the original order and the phone call countermanding it. But, Lands End was better organized than I was -- the pants arrived the right size for the new, thinner me.
I tried them on and the fit was perfect. They seemed well made although they have an odd feature -- access to the left front pocket from above and inside the waistband. This is the "comfort waist" feature that might allow me to go on wearing them if I recover to my normal weight. It would look very odd to use it for access to the pocket, in fact, it would look indecent -- don't do it in public. Whether there is a decrease in the security of that pocket because of this feature I'm not positive but it might be -- but only if you try to do handstands or something like that. For dress pants I'd say they are secure.
Two minor problems surfaced when I wore them to the office: that was the day the temperature went down into the 20's so I wore long underwear under them -- the pants are not insulated, and I wouldn't want insulated pants for the office since even in winter it's sometimes hot. But the texture of the cloth tended to make the long undies crawl up my legs, crumpling as they went, rather uncomfortable as well as leaving my lower legs cold. If you use long underwear under these, duct taping the underwear to your socks may be necessary.
The other minor problem is they seemed to attract more than their share of lint, very noticeable because of the dark color. Possibly this was also related to the cold conditions (static electricity). For those who have shedding pets like dogs or cats, though, these pants might not be such a good choice.
November 23, 2014
Better but still inferior
The recent redesign of these slacks brought them back closer to the classic design, but they're still a disappointment. They're much tighter through the seat now, even after ordering a size larger than the old pants I'm still wearing. Also, the fabric finish isn't the smooth, dressy look of yesteryear but appears to be just standard chino cloth, brushed a bit.
November 21, 2014
good color and fit
fit is perfet
November 10, 2014
Perfect in everyway
Always love Lands End chinos! My only complaint is that, for those of us who keep their billfolds in their backpocket, you tend to start to see the outline of the billfold after a few months.
October 15, 2014