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First generation were good - now pretty poor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2020
I have bought 3 pairs of these to date, over the course of a couple of years. Being quite tall, and needing an inside leg of around 32”, I was so pleased to find that they were a decent length, and that the elasticated waist catered nicely for summer BBQ season, where you’d gladly consume way more burgers and ice cream than usual!
The first pair I bought in summer 2019 were a black tile pattern pair. I wore them constantly throughout the summer. They were lightweight, easy to wash and wear, and could very easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. I purchased a blue tile pattern pair at the end of the summer, and was just as happy with those. The fit is loose, and caters nicely for wider legs like mine, but the elasticated hem around the ankles keeps them from flapping around like flares and smartens them up nicely.
Spring 2020 arrived with an unexpected heatwave, so I purchased the only design which hadn’t sold out - a black pair with white hot air balloons on it. They seemed fine, and just as good as the last two pairs, until I washed them (We wash all our clothing at 30 degrees), when they shrunk fairly noticeably. The previously loose fitting trousers now clung to me like a pair of leggings. It looked really silly. I have no idea what happened - did the manufacturer change fabric supplier? Has a rival company hijacked the listing? I don’t know, but I’m stuck with a pair of trousers which I’m not going to be able to wear.