Closeouts. An alternative to boring winter pants, Bills Khakis M2 Alternative Corduroy pants have a subtle, garment-washed plaid pattern and a thick, velvety hand that's perfect for log-cabin getaways.
Reviewed by JimmyRussle from Beetusville on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ordered: size 32
Me: 5'7", 170lbs
They were a bit tight in the waist at first but I was getting fat and lost some weight. Fit great in the waist now.
The hips and and legs were just absurd out of the box. Way, way, wayyy too roomy. Perhaps this works OK for a larger sized waist, I don't know. But at 32" waist it was just ridiculous how much fabric there was. The fit was like clown pants (not to mention the paisley pattern... I love that part!)
Being an amateur tailor, I took it upon myself to learn how to make these pants fit right. I'm a perfectionist so it took many hours and iterations to get it right.
At first I just brought in the legs, from the unfinished bottoms, all the way up to almost the crotch region. I brought in several inches. This made the legs fit well, but after wearing them a few times, I realized (accompanied by several comments about them making my butt look huge) I had to find a way to bring in the hips are, as well.
So I did what I didn't want to do... I continued from where I stopped at the legs and connected from leg to leg, making a brand new crotch. There's no way my sewing will be as sturdy as the original crotch, so I'm sure I'll have to fix them someday. I just hope it's not someday soon. But at least they fit well now.
I am happy now that I have beautiful, comfortable pants that fit, but it was a long and frustrating road to get them there, and now I have to worry about their longevity. At least I got them at deep discount.