Women's Silk Interlock Pants
The perfect silk pants
Absolutely top notch. Soft, comforting against the skin, well tailored, yet relaxed. The waist band is firm, yet also relaxed, and not prone to twisting as some brands are. The ankle cuffs also stay consistent. They do not go baggy, as other brands do, and are, from the start, reassuringly well shaped. I would be the first to complain if they didn?t, as I wear them both during the day, under jeans, and at night as pyjamas. My family can attest to my fussiness! I shall be ordering my next set very soon. Tks. Lands? end. Keep up the quality.
October 27, 2013
bring back the regular waistband
The interlock fabric is good but the waistband was an unpleasant surprise. It is wide. The front is below my naval, while the back is high. It rolls and is bulky under slacks. I appreciate having a gusset? however, this one is not under my crotch where it should be. It ends up being too far toward the back, if you know what I mean! Please bring back the old waistband and fit. I have a normal figure, weigh 118 lbs, and wear size small.
December 2, 2013
Wide waistband rolls!
I have been buying your interlock silk for over 10 years and do not like the new wide waistband that I received when ordering last year. It folds and rolls when washed and is no longer smooth and flat. Therefore, I will not be ordering any this year, please bring back the old style waistband.
October 23, 2013
fit like a glove
I am a 4 in LE and got these in the XS and they fit perfect. They seem thinner than the ones I had circa 2009, but hopefully they are just as warm. I mostly bought them to wear under tights and leggings.
October 17, 2013
Thick, bulky waistband makes the fit uncomfortable
I have been wearing Lands End long underwear for about 5 years. They have been very comfortable. I was very disappointed this year, however, by the thick, bulky waistband, which is not comfortable. Please bring back the regular size waist band!
May 17, 2013
I have loved the silk underwear by Land's End. I bought 2 pairs of the pants to replace some worn out ones. Was so excited to get them. Wore and washed one time. The wide waist was never the same. The wide band folds over and will not flatten out. Consequently it's thick and uncomfortable around the middle. I will send the 2nd pair back. I cannot recommend this style with the wide waistband. Please go back to a regular elastic waistband.
March 22, 2013
I love these silk pants, but not the waistband.
I have a love, hate relationship with these pants. They keep me warm all winter. I have 2 pairs so I can trade off, because I wear them everyday. The waistband is strange. Strange that such a pricey, well-made pair of pants would have a poorly designed waistband. But I haven't found anything better, so I continue to wear them. And I do love them!
March 2, 2013
Nice fabric, bad fit
I wish these fit since I really liked the fabric & colors. But no-go. They are definitely a low rise cut. They would work well worn under more youthful styles of pants. LE should offer these in the standard rise waist as well. The LE Thermaskin long john pants fit good. But I wanted silk to sleep in. Please offer another style of the silk long underwear for women. Returning them with hopes for new styles next year.
February 27, 2013
Thick waist band has got to go...
I lend my voice to all who have complained about the rolly waistband. I have worn these silk long johns as pajamas for almost 10 years. I just returned two new and one worn pair BEFORE reading the negative reviews. I am so disappointed in the style. There seem to be more than a few of us who are expressing our concerns. Would be wonderful if LE could keep track of us and notify us by e-mail when and if they return to original style. I won't be purchasing again.
February 26, 2013
Bring Back the Old Sturdier Better Quality Silk And Ditch That Rolly, Thick Wastband
I use the silk underwear as my nightly sleepwear (life is too short to sleep in anything but silk AND high quality sheets!) and for years have gotten several pair. The quality of these silk garments has gone way down starting in 2011. My pants and crewnecks since then have not withstood the heavy wear that the previous years did so magnificently...The newer batches have gotten 'run's' in them and my crewneck tops have also had the seams starting to be coming apart at the neck.
Initially I washed and 'hung-dried' them as directed. After washing, the waistband annoyingly curled and was a bit thick and unruly.
Admittedly, after I 'break them in" (about 3-4 months of wear) I then DID wash them in COLD water, then DID put them in the dryer on a gentle cycle. As a result, they did shrink in length from this treatment, but I've had the same routine with Land's End silk underwear for years and starting in late 2011 the products haven't been holding up like they did in previous years...The silk is simply not as good quality as before. It is thinner than before..That extra weight of silk that they used to have was significantly more durable and long-lasting than any silk underwear that I checked out...including REI, Wintersilks and Ebay. Now, I can't any longer recommend them, but they are no worse than any others I've seen.
Still, these silks are soft, and there is nothing like silk when sleeping indoors or when camping.
On an aside, the creme color takes well to natural dyes. I have dyed one this year a pretty rose pink with an orchil lichen dye (Umbilicaria) and another one several years ago a lovely light brown from a Peltigera lichen dye. These older silks are STILL in good condition...They newer ones are falling apart on me...So far, I haven't bought my annual replacement...am waiting to see if I can find something better somewhere else. If you find some, let me know!
January 15, 2013