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Awesome, lovely...but they do stretch out when I wear them.
on April 25, 2014
I wear Dockers to work. They are usually comfortable, somewhat forgiving, flattering, and dressy enough for what I need. I have a bunch of pairs in different cuts and colors. The feel of these Hello Smooth pants is really nice - so soft!
When you put these on, nice & clean, they are supportive and very smooth - they look nice and give a nice silouhette...but then they stretch out as the day progresses. By the end of a standard work day at the desk, these pants look a little droopy and have lost some shape. They also do wrinkle up a bit more than Soft Khakis, but about the same as a Metro. They bounce back after each wash so far (I've had them a couple months and wear each pair about once a week), however.
I got these in black, and the grey/quiet shade. The colors were true to display and consistent with other Dockers "models". The black doesn't have that red hue I hate (which makes them look old and not match up so well with all colors) - these seem a true black with blue undertones that goes with absolutely any other color. This is something I've found with every pair of black Dockers I've worn these many years - they are a wardrobe anchor. The quiet shade is a cloudy grey color with some blue undertones as well. Very nice with lighter colored tops, winter sweaters - year round it's a great, great color!
I've lost some (more) weight since buying these pants, and note that they are starting to look baggy - that accentuates the end-of-the-day look of these on my pear shape. When I put them on in the morning, great...then before a shower at the end of the day, I can almost slide them off without opening the fly. I estimate the change is about 1.5 sizes. So I would suggest buying these pants so that they will go on snug. I haven't decided yet, if I will buy more of these or go back to my Metros and Soft Khakis (which do less of the "relaxing" over a work day).
I'm giving the pants 4 stars because they are sooooo comfortable - like they aren't really there, and the colors are true and wash well so far. The length is right, the cut between colors has been consistent, as is the sizing compared to other Dockers slacks. Also, others may not have the same experience I do with the stretching. Perhaps it's the deskwork or my size (or a combination). The seller is always great about returns and sales. I really like Dockers and think that buying with them is a good thing.