Women's Fit 1 Ponté Demi-Boot Pants
I really like these pants. They are super comfortable, yet very professional looking. They are the closest I'll ever get to being able to wear yoga pants to work! I am glad LE seems to have improved the waist closures on their ponte pants to make them sturdier. My only complaint is that these pants are quite long. I am 5'7" and for the most part, regular length fall perfectly length-wise. When I tried these on, even with my highest heels, they were dragging on the floor. They were so long that I went back to the packaging and shipping receipt to make sure I didn't accidentally order a tall. Honestly, though, not a big deal. I sew and plan to just take them up a bit myself. For the price I paid and how much I'll wear them, I'm happy to make this easy alteration.
September 25, 2013
I live in a black pair which I praised on line, then ordered the grey & find them a 1/2 size smaller. With free shipping I ordered the next size to try. Lands End Product is inconsistent with fit varying by color, fabric weight within the same item or country of manufacture, as a result I will only order online when shipping is waived.
September 24, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants!
I am so impressed with the flattering fit and the high quality fabric. I have already bought FIVE pairs! Please don't stop making these!
August 19, 2013
I really like these pants and I'm ordering a second pair.
These fit nicely and are super-comfortable. I wear them to work and I've decided I need another pair. I'm 5'3 and these (the petite) are a bit long for me. I wear them with heels to make it work, but otherwise they are perfect.
March 9, 2013
Solving the shrinking problem
Love these pants, but they require a little TLC if you want to maintain the fit. After washing, stretch the waistband and pant legs, and then hang the pants over a towel rod with a towel underneath. They dry very nicely and retain their softness.
March 9, 2013
Never stop making these!
I totally love these pants! Got 2 pairs (black and grey) and love them both! I did have to hem them about 2 inches (I am 5'6' tall) and top-stitch all pockets so they don't stick out. Fabric is heavy and holds shape perfectly. One of the rare pants that actually fit me: I ordered size 14, which fits nicely on my 44-inch hips (I have 36-inch waist and 27 inch thigh at its fattest point). I will never wear them as shown on the model though; it looks better with a mid-hip pullover.
January 7, 2013
Beware fit after washing!
I was looking for an alternative to the other dress pants at Lands' End, considering they don't make their commuter pant anymore. (Those were great btw, and they need to reinstate them!) I bought 2 pairs of pants, about a week apart from each other. I needed a dress pant that was black, had belt loops, and would suffice as "uniform" pants (meaning not-fancy). I thought this would be a comfortable, classed-up, uniform pant. I ordered size 10 since my commuter pants were big at a size 10 and I had read that the ponte pants shrink. Long story short, let's just say my mostly-men co-workers were thrilled with my new yoga-pant-"I work OUT" (to the song)-pants. When I tried them on, unwashed, they were slightly loose with the waist being more straight up and down than me. Near-perfect, slightly-large size. I washed and dried them exactly as the label said. They both ended up form-fitting, all the way to the knee. (Read: hoochy mama not-acceptable uniform sort of way and brings lots of stares from the opposite gender). They shrunk about a size and a half. (Size 10 shrunk to tight on 38.5" hips; and relatively looser on a 31" waist. Very form-fitting on my athletic thighs. One pair shrunk to my typical 32.5" inseam and the other held about 33.5".) I've decided I'm keeping the longer pair for my husband's benefit and also for the times when I don't mind guys looking at my attributes (because I DO work out). Sadly, I'm definitely looking for another 2 pairs of uniform pants. My regret is that I won't find them on LE.
They are cute, cute pants but in order to get the size right, you'd have to try several pairs and wash them, which means returning lots of pants. The fabric is wonderful but for all the shrinkage. They should have washed the fabric first, then cut, and assembled. They are super-comfortable...and not at all acceptable for a uniform. It's really too bad. Lands' End can do better than this.
December 20, 2012
I am in love with these pants.!
They are so comfortable and look great! I here to buy some more before they're gone. The only thing I wish they had was their wonderful free hemming. But I like these pants so much. At this price, I don't mind paying to have them hemmed.
November 27, 2012
Absolutely love this pant and I selected it because of the reviews. Wasn't disappointed. I do find the boot legs too much (fabric) and I will take these into the tailor to get modified but since the fit and fabric are so great, I'm not disappointed about it. These are after all boot cut, I just happen to like a slimmer leg.
November 21, 2012
Really, Really Long
The description says that these are hemmed long, and they mean it! At 5'8", most pants are a bit short while talls are too tall on me but these are at least 2" too long in the regular. The pants are very comfortable and fit nicely so I will have them hemmed but be warned ....if you are less than 5'9", go with the petite.
November 20, 2012