School Uniform Girls' Perfect Fit Plain Front Blend Chino Pants
Poor workmanship and quality control means adjustable waist not functioning
The last 4 pairs of pants I bought in size 8 regular and 10 slim for my two girls all had the elastic sewn into /stuck under at least one belt loop. It appears that instead of threading the elastic through AFTER the pants are completed, they put the elastic in the waistband before the belt loops were sewn on to save a step. As a result, when stitching the belt loop to the waistband, the elastic got caught underneath the belt loop, and is sewn in under the waistband and DOES NOT MOVE/SLIDE. On one pair, I kept tugging and tugging and couldn't figure out why the elastic was only bunching in a two inch area on the side, rather than gathering evenly all around the back and eventually the threads tore and the elastic broke free and now I can see that about 1/4 inch of the elastic got sewn up with the stitching of the belt loop. With the other three pairs, they are even more stitched in so they are not breaking free at all and it looks like the only way to fix it is to take apart the belt loops. Even if the manufacturing process/steps are poorly thought out, no one checked these pants before they left the shop to see if the elastic was free to slide back and forth like it's supposed to. Very disappointing, Lands End. Plus the rise is still too low for my 8 yr old's taste. I know low rise is the current favored style but when little kids sit cross-legged in school, they are more concerned if their classmates can see the back of their underwear peeking out the top, which always shows with these type of low rise pants, than being on trend.
January 12, 2015
Cut too small
My daughter can no longer wear this style (12 plus) due to the new narrow cut through the thigh in particular. Will have to try a different brand. Definitely not an improvement!!
January 8, 2015
Very Strange Cut
My daughter is on the slim side, so the narrow pant legs were okay, but the hips and waist were very strangely proportioned. We had to pull the inner elastic waistband in quite far, but that caused the butt to "bubble" out. Furthermore, the rise was so short that they were nearly indecent in the back. Unfortunately, we washed ours, and they are so awful, they won't even be worn once for a band concert. I put "True-to-Size" above because they were big in some places but smaller than average than others...
December 8, 2014
Odd looking & terrible fitting
I am not sure what the little girl would look like who is a "perfect fit" for these pants...certainly not like any human girls I have ever seen. The pockets stick way out and the whole hip region is super wide while the legs are too narrow. My daughter hates them but she needs black pants for a band concert so I am keeping them because I do not have time to keep hunting but I am positive she will wear them the one time and that will be it. I am not sure what the problem is but the past few years many LE kids items are erratically sized and sometimes just strange looking.
November 5, 2014
Very nice feel
Uniform pants are such a good quality material.
October 23, 2014
Legs are too narrow
My daughter has worn this style of pants for several years with no problem. However, the new styling with a narrower leg is very uncomfortable. (Note that she quite slim, but the legs are still too tight.) Will be returning these and shopping elsewhere for pants that are comfortable enough to wear.
October 6, 2014
Runs large, not long enough
These pants run big. Even the slims are larger than you would expect. I never buy slims but have to in this pant. I also had to order the hen unfinished as the longest finished hem was a solid 3" too short for my child in her correct pant size. Please reconsider your lengths in this pant lands end.
September 27, 2014
Item is as described.
Material is of good quality. Perfect as school uniform.
September 24, 2014
cut slimmer than in the past
While i think the quality of the pants are nice, I'm frustrated with the fit. The past few years these have fit my daughter perfectly for school. She is average size and has always wore the size corresponding with age. We liked them because the rise is a bit higher , and they aren't cut as straight as ON and low as gap. ( she has a round booty and small waist) Just received a sz 12, she is 11 years old , and they are so snug, no room for any shrinkage or a bit of growth. I am going to try a 14 , but the fit guide measurements shown for a 14 are way bigger than she is.
September 7, 2014
My daughter is quite slim and definitely fit the measurements for a slim. However, we almost returned it as the waist just fits with no cinching in and the legs are super skinny (which she hates, but will wear). it is too early to tell how well these wear.
August 17, 2014