ABC Pant (Regular)
Best pants, worst sizing.
These are the most comfortable pants, but good lord the sizing.
That 38 is not a 38. That 40 is not a 40.
Full grades for quality pants, one star taken off for lulu designers for either being unable to measure properly (or maybe Pants Society At Large had been lying to us and lulu has chosen the best pants they have as a moment to tell the Truth. Either way bad form).
June 14, 2015
Boyfriend loves...runs one size small.
So my bf has been eyeing these...picked them up for his bday. Lulu tends to run a size small for him (lifts, big Irish/German frame)...I was expecting these to be small...I grabbed him a 38 instead of his normal 36...length is good (he is 6'2")...still a bit tight but overall and excellent pant. I took a star off for the sizing being off.
June 5, 2015
At first I couldn't imagine spending this much on a pair of pants until I tried them on. I'm 5'10, 160# and have trouble finding anything that fits a 30" waist but has enough room in the crotch area. Fast forward a couple of months later, I now own 3 pairs. I love that I can wear them to work and casually. In fact I've gotten compliments on them at work. In the summer they are actually nice and cool as I live in Georgia where it can be super hot and humid. Honestly I like the change from last year's model to this year. They seem a little bit softer and breathe better. I would buy them one size up though. Overall they are my favorites pairs of pants.
June 5, 2015
crease won't go away
These pants fit and feel great, everything is as advertised except one huge thing, my pants have had creases in the front ever since i bought them and they just won't go away. I thought that they would go away after washing, but they haven't, and because I've burned a pair of lulus in the past, I'm not going to attempt to iron them. Because of this, I would recommend them if you're only looking for comfort, but i just cannot recommend them for style, as the creases look ridiculous in a more formal setting.
June 1, 2015
I'm normally a 34 in lululemon, but these aren't even close to fitting.
Can you please release/produce more of the Lotus Deep Navy Camo in size 36? Or possibly another dark camo color? The 36 was sold out as soon as I tried to return the 34.
May 26, 2015
Sizing is weird - buy a size up
The waist on these pants is extremely narrow. I have been a size 34 waist in all Lululemon pants and shorts. I ordered this pair of pants in confidence that a size 34 would be appropriate again.
Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. The waist is extremely narrow and in retrospect I need a size 36 for my 34 waist. I tried wearing them for a couple days but I just couldn't be comfortable in them. Lesson learned.
May 25, 2015
Great product, however need to take control when the shorten. They had employees that clearly have no experience with marking up a product to shorten. I have a pair that looks like I am expecting a flood completely ruined. Don't assume they know what they are doing, and make sure you take over when they tailor.
May 25, 2015
Straight Up Beauties
I bought these pants yesterday and it was well worth the money! So, actually I take that back. These pants are probably the most comfortable pants I have ever worn in my life. I also use them every morning for my figure skating (ice dance) and they are perfect because the pant is long enough to stay over the boot of my skate and stay covering it. Also, they are really stretchy which is perfect for how I am using them. The perfect all day pant, athletics, swag, and they just look cool! Back to what I was saying originally, $128 for a pair of pants? Really? Sure, they're perfect for how I use them but in no way would I buy these for simple every day use unless you have $128 burning a hole in your pocket.
May 14, 2015
BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO KHAKIS
I feel like jeans and khakis have kind of lost there luster, but these hybrid pants will restore your faith in the old standby "khaki" pants. First of all, they stay looking sharp despite wear and washes, so they don't fray and fade like cotton khakis; ooh and they shed wrinkles way easier too. Second, you don't BAKE in them like cotton khakis which no matter how loose they may be, those cotton pants will make you wish you forgot your underwear. These ABC pants truly do spare you crushing yourself in the tight places... and you can really get into all kinds of positions in them with your best karate kicks and still not come close to worrying you may bust a seam... which INEVITABLY happens with those cotton khakis right?!
One potential strike on these... buy a size larger waist then you expect to need. These ABC pants run slim (THE ABC TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THEM TO BE TIGHT BUT NOT UNCOMFORTABLE IN THE CROTCHAL REGION), and they are designed to run slim I believe, and perhaps making you look svelte in them makes them look truly sharper than a standard khaki. But if you have any muscle in those legs or that butt then you need to truly consider at least a size or even two sizes larger waist. For me it's an expectation I can't break, with cotton khakis you really don't expect them to hug you too tightly, and with these ABC pants it's the same for me- I like them to be tailored looking but not tight. It's just a warning to try these on first at the store unless you are skinny and like things tight ;).
That said, they will become the only "dress pant" you might ever smile to turn to in the dead of summer!
May 12, 2015
It would be hard to overstate how comfortable these pants are. They look nice with a sport coat and the rear pocket with the lay-flat zipper is much appreciated.
As I experienced with the Urban Slacks (which I wish would come back), the inner button popped off after about a week. Maybe I use buttons incorrectly but it seems like "activewear" should be made with durability in mind.
May 11, 2015