A dissenting view - I'm not impressed.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Buy American from Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Count me among the skeptics. And I may be the only one. I have purchased, owned, worn, returned (but not the ones I've worn!) many pairs of Bill's Khakis. I currently own several pairs, none of which I wear. My interest in the brand is based purely on the fact that the apparel is made in the USA. Unfortunately, for my needs, the brand does not deliver. First, the available cuts are very unusual -- M1 sits high on the waist, M3 sits low on the waist, M2 is supposed to sit on the waist. Is there a strategy to having this selection? Below-the-waist??? Are there any Bill's loyalists who are in the same hip-hop target market as Sean John jeans? Please, raise your hands, if you're not too busy trying to hold up your below-the-waist pants. I've tried all three cuts and none fits me well. (I'm six feet, 160 pounds, 34"x32"). The only material Bill's uses which I've tried and liked is the 10 oz, which I think is only sporadically available as a limited edition. However, the one I received was tight around the waist and there is not enough material for a tailor to let it out. The poplins are much too thin and wrinkle easily. And these 7 oz vintage ones to me don't feel "stout" -- the cotton feels actually very light. There is also the added factor of unhemmed inseams -- I don't see the point of that for casual, cotton pants. If the waist, tailoring and material are okay, I think most guys would be okay with pre-hemmed inseams. So... there it is. I wish Bill's would consistently use a heavier fabric, concentrate on one or two cuts, and do better tailoring.
- Cons: Material Too Thin, Poor Fit
- Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
- Length: Feels true to length
- Waist: Feels too small
- Was this a gift?: No
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