This would be a great buy if you normally fit into their regular-length mid rise pants without issue.
Pros: Nice deep pockets, accommodates my quads and glutes, versatile fabric, comfortable.
Cons: I'm pretty sure Fran added the size down note to the product page after I already purchased it. It is weird that I need to order a different size pant depending on the specific product. I'd like to see more consistency in fit from product to product.
I would love to see different styles in a professional pant. I will get the leg tailored because I think the ankle is wider than is currently fashionable plus petite options would be awesome.
Also, if your hips and waist are more than one size off like mine are, I think the waist on these could be a problem. Since there are no belt loops this needs to be taken in at the waist. The main benefit of this brand is that I don't normally need to have my clothes extensively tailored so that's a bummer.
I am so pleased I found Fran Denim on Face book, or I should say they found me. I cannot believe the fit of these slacks. I am so over work pants that are too tight in some places, too high of a waist, not long enough, etc. The ankles on these bad boys are perfect! Not too baggy, not too slim. I cant get over how perfect they sit at the waist, perfect height and perfect waistband, and they're not too baggy at the inseam. I want to order a pair in black ASAP and really hope they launch a new color soon!
These pants are great but I wished I ordered 3 sizes down. I am under the petite sizing so I expected the length to be long (5’0). From the sizing chart, I’m a 27 but I go with size 26 in jeans and should have went with a size 25 or possible a 24 in the Carol Slacks. Follow the website when it says ‘order two sizes down’. I’m in Canada and it’s not worth the price to exchange the item so it’s my looser work pant, which is ok. I like that it doesn’t come with a belt hoop!
I bought these pants as a chiropractor who needs to be able to move when treating patients. The waist sizing is a bit larger than those of the Fran Denim jeans I typically wear, so evaluate the sizing guide before purchasing. My step son could not get over how great the pants looked and was excited that when I moved, there was no gap in the back! I will definitely be purchasing more in the future.