I mean, they did it. They improved the old Graham Slackers. The slash pockets are long enough, the thighs have just enough room. Maybe I'm the only guy left wearing bootcut khakis, but if you are a thin guy who nonetheless has a derriere back there and athletic thighs, these are maybe the best pants you could possibly own. If it didn't seem crazy (since I already have a pair with plaid lining and smaller pockets/thighs), I'd buy another pair to have as backup.
Problem: something is up with the length of 31x30s
by Chapel Hill, NC
I own 2 pairs of Bonobo brand pants, both size 31X30, both boot cut. They fit great out of the box.
Then I bought this one, also 31X30. The first pair I received was 3 inches too long. I thought it might just be the pair I got so I exchanged it for the same pant. The second go around was also much too long, more like a 31X33. So I have to think there is a bad batch of 31X30, Gingham liner, boot-cut in this color..So now I still have to go back to UPS again and make an exchange. I think this time I'll choose this color but with the plaid liner since I had better luck with that liner in my Jet Blues...frustrating.
and feel AND fit! I'm 5 9 and 137lbs and the 28x30 fit me incredibly.
i don't like the slim legs on most chinos is see, so when i saw these and how they are kinda slim through the thigh and leg but with a boot cut, i went for it. I'll no longer waste my money on BR chinos which are terrible. I'll be ordering more in different colors for sure.
darn near perfect
It took me eleven other pairs of Bonobos pants before I finally decided to get a pair of regular khakis, and I'm so glad I did. Like Christopher said, if you have big glutes and quads but not the gut to go with them, these will seem darn near perfect. I ordered a 32x34 as I do in most pants (except the pinwale cords, which I order in 31x34), and the proportions are exact. I read reviews about previous versions of the graham slackers bemoaning the small pockets, but Bonobos must've been listening, because these pockets are plenty large. It's also worth noting that the pants lack a bit of the luster seen in the photos and may surprise you with how dark they look coming out of the box.
Good, but tore almost instantly
I like the style of these pants, but I ordered them long with the intent of getting them rehemmed (because I'm short). So, I can't vouch for the accuracy of the length, but they otherwise fit well. The boot cut is fairly loose.
But, after wearing them twice, I noticed that the sewing right beneath the zipper has come undone. I'm not sure when it happened (did they come like that? at the tailor, who I usually trust? did I do it?), but I've only worn them twice and the sewing is already coming undone...
From Bonobos: Jeff - this doesn't sound great. We passed your review onto the Ninjas who will be in touch about a solution, if you haven't been in contact already. We expect better quality! Thanks for the feedback!
I purchased 3
These are a great pant. I love the metal button that BONOBOS uses over a traditional button on a string. I am 5foot6&1/2 and the 30 length was still a good bit long on me and needed to be hemmed. I purchased 3 colors and would have purchased a 4th(lemonciellos) if they had my size. Thanks for making a great fitting pant!
My go-to casual pant
Runs a little roomier than other Bonobos styles as far as I can tell. Vanity sized: my typical waist size is a 36 and I wear a 34 here.
Not sure if any of the above has changed with the reboot of the style.
This is frustrating. I want to like these pants, because I have other pairs of Bonobos that I wear regularly and really like. However, they've exacerbated my frustration with the overall consistency from the brand. I have four pairs of boot-cut pants that are the same size. Two fit similar, one is slightly baggier and these are the worst. I need a waist size down, when the other pairs fit perfectly. But that would mean the legs wouldn't fit right. I should have returned them right away, but I wanted to give them a chance because I like the color.
Overall, I feel like I overpaid for underperforming pantalones.
Also, the name of these pants is good, but I would have gone with Graham Khakers.