Kelly by Clinton Kelly Regular Fly Front Twill Pants
These were my first pair of Clinton Kelly trousers. The fabric was thicker than anticipated but seemed OK at first. After several washings I noticed that the the bottom of the hem began to fray. I had the same problem with one leg being sewn incorrectly and twisted on my leg. Didn't like the permanent pressed crease down the legs. It made that twist down the one leg more noticable. I didn't like the faux pockets either. Would have been better to be faux in the back and real in the front. Won't be ordering any more from Clinton Kelly...Sorry.
Good fit but poor fabric
I love the cut and fit of these pants, they are very flattering. The problem is the fabric. It's a horrible poly blend that reminds me of clothing from the 70s. It may help with the pants keeping their shape and not needed to press them but the fabric is heavy, course, and uncomfortable. The pants came pressed with a heavy line down each leg which is now faded and almost white (I have both colors). Unfortunately one leg on both pants is cut and sewn crooked so the pressed line runs crooked down one leg on each pair of pants. Clinton, please keep the cut and fit, but change the fabric!!
I love Clinton Kelly and his clothing line. I have several of his pieces and love them all.
I don't like a soft flowy pant on me.........they just accent my flaws, especially when I'm walking.......it just grabs in all the wrong places. A heavier fabric seems to be more flattering on me, giving me the same "shape" whether I'm walking or standing still. I hope this makes sense. This twill is heavy enough to hold its shape, light enough for the Florida climate where I live and is good for office or casual.
I bought the white but ordered one size too small. (my fault). They fit me like a jean and make me look ten pounds lighter..........in WHITE! Love THAT! Now I've ordered one size up in all three colors! I think they run true to size for me if I use the measurements provided in the item description for THIS garment (not the usual QVC measurement chart), and if I wear my SPANX.
Thanks again, Clinton!
I found one of the best pair of pants. Thanks Clinton, true to size n adjustment on the waist is wonderful n great idea....
I love Clinton Kelly designs, sadly, this one was a miss for me. The material was just too heavy for a white summer pant. The fit was good, hence the 3 stars.
Great pants!! Fit is perfect!
Clinton- you did it!! These slacks are wonderful! Fit is perfect. 4 stars- Length could be a little longer. I'm 5'8" and bottom of pant hits mid heel of my foot in bare feet before I put shoes on . I like the fit of the pants so much I"m going to try to take the hem down all the way. (Please leave more hem to let down for us taller gals). Otherwise I would rate these pants right up there with Issac M., Dennis B. and Linea DelOlio. Would love to see them in other colors- charcoal, dark brown, navy. Keep them coming!
Love these pants - have two pair! Great fit! Yes, material is a bit heavier perhaps than the flimsy thin pants but it only adds to their neat and polished appearance.. I wore the white in the summer and no problem.with being too hot. Can actually dress up or wear casual. No problem with the decorative stitched down front pockets - who would put anything in front pockets anyway.. Would love to have these in a navy also! .
I love the cut and fabric of these pants. Perfect work pants. Thanks Clinton. Love seeing your line on QVC. Wish you had your own weekly show like Isaac!
Disappointed, Mr. Kelly & QVC
Material used was a MISTAKE! Loved the style and fit, but material looked WORN after first wash. And I'd bought 2. Don't hang your hat on this product!
Very Uncomfortable Fabric
I was excited about this "one time only value," but the pants were not even worth the low price. They were extremely uncomfortable because the fabric is so stiff and heavy. I don't know why they are introducing these in the summer because I couldn't imagine wearing them in the summer (or the winter for that matter). They actually looked decent on me, but they ran slightly small and too long for 5'5." I also hated the faux front pockets. The waist synching idea is a good one, but I think you only need it if you are really out of proportion.
Disappointed in Kelly
I am extrememly disappointed with these pants. First, what is with the fabric? They are extremely stiff and feel like the typical "polyester" pants. Second, faux pockets? What's with designers who believe women do not need front pockets! I was looking forward to the clothing line from Kelly and unfortunately this first piurchase from his line went back.
Wow. This is the first of Clinton's clothes that I have purchased. I am totally impressed with the quality, the fit, the length...and what about that waist adjustment! Nice! I think it's worth noting that the white pant material is a heavy twill, which I liked. Clinton, you really get what are the draw backs of poorly done white pants. The weight and density of the white pant are perfect for not showing lumps/bumps and panties! I think it also makes the pants more "crisp" looking. I don't know if the other colors are the same. I ordered the white for summer (so glad) and went back for the black pair. Can't wait to get those. Please, make these in navy! Love the pants!