Top positive review
Decent pants - a little oversized
on March 7, 2016
I'll give these pants 4 stars, but that's probably just a little too high. I bought them for wearing to the office - I wanted something that was a little dressier than jeans but wouldn't look out of place with a pair of well-used work boots. Something that said "Yeah, I go to NASCAR races, but not EVERY weekend". I think these pants meet that objective.
The material is very soft and it looks pretty good, but I'd have preferred 100% cotton. These have just enough polyester to slightly - just slightly - remind you of the microfiber pants of 15 years ago. Plus, on colder days, they do tend to grip your legs like polyester pants are prone to do.
The legs are definitely straight and they do fit very well over boots. In fact, they're just a little wider than I would like. I wear a pair of western work boots that have very wide shafts and these pants easily fit over them. I would prefer slightly narrower legs, but since it's about impossible to find khakis that fit over boots these days, I'll take these just as they are.
The most notable issue with these britches is the sizing. I typically wear a 34 waist for khakis and chinos, and sometimes I'll go up to a 36 if the sizing runs small or if I plan to wear long johns under the pants. I ordered a 34 waist in these, and they fit like a generous 36. I should have ordered a 32 waist. It's been 18 years since I purchased a pair of pants with a 32 waist, so I'm left to conclude one of two things: Either there is some real vanity sizing at work in these pants, OR Little Debbie Peanut Butter Creme Pies and Chocolate Ice Cream are about the become the cornerstones of the next fad diet. I would prefer the latter, but I suspect it's the former.