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The Single-Worst Pair of Khakis I've Ever Owned
on July 21, 2014
I posted a couple photos of the "damage" for others to see.
I'm not one to get online and post negative reviews unless the product was just flat-out unacceptable. If you'll browse my review history, you'll see that almost every review I've ever given is a 4-5 stars because I like to let people know when I have a good experience with a product. Well, my experience with these Dockers was unacceptable.
I purchased two pairs of these D3 Classic Fit khakis from Kohls because I had a coupon. I have four or five different brands of khakis in my closet, and the Dockers brand seemed to be the highest quality of them all, so I decided I'd pick up a couple more pairs.
The first time I wore each pair, everything was great. They fit me really well and they were very comfortable. Then, the second time I wore Pair #1, I noticed a 2-inch tear in the butt of the pants that started next to the left-side rear belt loop. Obviously this was quite embarrassing being as I work in a downtown office with a 1/4 mile walk to my parking garage. I went home in the middle of the day to change my pants. I figured I must have gotten a defective pair so I folded them up and didn't think much about it.
Then today (a few weeks later), Pair #2 formed a tear in the EXACT SAME SPOT, only this time it was about a 5-inch tear. It's also worth noting that I was already about to throw this pair away because the seams in the crotch of the pants were already starting to come apart. So once again after a giggling coworker informed me of an enormous tear in the butt of my pants, I made the 1/4 mile trek to my car to come home and change pants.
Now, before you go assuming that this is somehow my fault, here are the facts about me:
1. I am not obese and these pants fit me very well. I am 6'2" and about 220 pounds. If anything, these pants fit me slightly loose.
2. I work in an office and I have a quality, padded chair. There are no nails sticking out to catch on the pants or anything like that.
3. As I said, I've got four or five different brands of khakis in my closet, most of which are 2-3 years old and this has NEVER happened to me before. Tomorrow, I will wear a 3-year old pair of cheap Perry Ellis khakis I got from Sam's Club.
It's disappointing to me because Dockers used to be a quality product. Maybe not the highest-end stuff, but a quality product that the average person could afford. I have two pairs of these pants purchased on the same day that fell apart within about a month and are easily beaten out by cheaper brands that have lasted me years and years.
Dockers: fix your products. Judging by the recent negative reviews, my guess is you're losing customers at a fast pace with such shoddy worksmanship. The fabric and the sewing have clearly been outsourced to the lowest bidder.