Originally Posted by Michigan Planner
...A couple months ago I decided to give the LLBS dress pants a try (after previously only having some casual wares) and was really impressed with the quality. IMO, the waist fits TTS and they offer free inseem alterations measured out in quarter inch increments which is great for online purchasing once you get it zeroed in. I liked that 1 pair of pants so much (it was the tropical wool), I've since bought another of those, two pair of flannel pants, a pair of the cords, and a pair of the whip cords which I'm wearing right now... they all fit great. The dress pants aren't as refined as my Brooks Brothers dress pants but the slightly rougher nature of them works great for somebody like me who spends about 50% of his time in an office and the rest out at various job-sites...
I'm with you on their trousers. I bought the Tropical Wool trousers at the Flagship Freeport, ME store so I could get the free alterations in person. I travel up to ME every couple of months for business. I also ended up buying the Searsport Flannel's in Navy, and hope to pick up the grey when/if they go on sale. For my body type (far from slim), they fit so well. I have some of the regular LL Bean flannel trousers which are well made and reasonably priced but too baggy. The LLB Sig is a nice tailored fit, not too slim but not at all baggy...and they come in big guy sizes.
The only tough part is the very conservative SA's try so hard to talk me out of little to no break and 1.75" cuffs. It actually gets to the point of irritating when I have to say, shorter, shorter, shorter while he simply readjusts and asks me if I'm sure I want them that short. To be fair, the lady that does alterations in my town is the same way. At least she gets that larger cuffs are in style and understands whey i ask for 1.75" cuffs.