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Zig When They Zag.

Women today are flocking to tight designer jeans, narrow at the bottom and low at the waist, hoping to accomplish what the gym couldn’t.

Well, their wallets are thinner.

You, on the other hand, have never been one to follow the crowd; so I’d like to suggest something different. A new take on the silhouette that made stars like Harlow and Hepburn lankier, leggier.

Yes, wide-legged pants in denim.

“Hmm, you look taller, somehow; new hairdresser?”

I spotted the original in Paris, where they know a few things about flattering the female form.

Lightweight Denim Wide Legs (No. 2388), in soft, weathered cotton. Clean, Hollywood waistband with big, well-spaced belt loops, an open, refreshing look. Trim on-seam welt pockets and front and back darts. Waist curves up in back to form V-shaped notch, for victory over the commonplace. 31" inseam. Imported.

Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.

Colors: Hunter Green, Red, Silver, Sand, Dark Indigo, White, Light Indigo, Black.

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Lightweight Denim Wide Legs

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Item No. 2388




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Fabric Content:

    Colors: Black, Indigo, and Light Indigo.
      65% Cotton, 33% Polyester, 2% Spandex

    Colors: Burgundy, Chocolate, Sand, Red, White, Silver, and Hunter Green.
      98% Cotton, 2% Spandex.

Care Instructions: Machine Washable.

Inseam Length: 31".

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Albany, NY
Confirmed User
Love these wide-legged jeans
Have them in white. Want them in at least two other colors. The fit is great, very flattering.
By ARowe
Confirmed User
I love these pants. I initially bought the indigo, because I wasn't sure of the size or fit. I was floored everything was perfect. I love the way they fit from the waist, to the hips to the legs. As luck would have it, they went on sale and I purchased four more pairs. Sad that the white were not available in my size, but I am on the watch.
By CDavid
Confirmed User
Need more length at the hem otherwise perfect
I'm glad that others have spoken up about the need for more length. I, too, am long-torsoed and pear-shaped, and was thrilled to find these Katharine Hepburn-esque trousers that are office-appropriate, washable, comfortable and stylish. Unfortunately, even after letting out the hem, I still needed another inch in length - and I'm only 5' 4. This is a market niche that desperately needs to be filled. More length, please, Peterman!
By cForest
Exactly what I am looking for.
Too bad your buyers are short. My 5 feet 10 inches would be sad even in flat shoes.
By RSmith
Sacramento, CA
Confirmed User
These are the perfect denim wide leg slacks. They are so sleek and elegant in cut and fit. The waist is perfect with or without a belt and the loop accommodates a variety of kinds of belts a well. The length is perfect for me as I prefer a 30 or 31 inch in seam. I had a pair in indigo and loved them. I wanted a black but they have sold out so I am on the lookout for them and the other colors as well. I am a staunch long standing J. Peterman customer and love this company. In fact I had luggage stolen years ago with some of my fave JP pieces that are irreplaceable so I recommend buying several items in varying colors when you find favorites.
By AJordan-Duke
Kansas City, MO
Confirmed User
Tall women also?
I was given a pair of slacks as a gift, so sad I can't wear them. The Classic look is to die for...but not all are the little woman. I am 5'11 and size 9/10 with a 35 inseam. Please sell your women's slacks and trousers unhemmed, same as gentlemen...Start with the Lightweight Denim Wide Legs...I'll be happy to submit a picture to show you the justice tall women can do to a classic style. Thanks.
By DEricson
kc, kansas
Confirmed User
Why, oh why, are nearly all of your ladies pants/jeans length so darn SHORT!!!!!!
I thought you took great pride in the quality and workmanship of your garments. I imagine any lady would buy slacks if all they had to do was pay a couple of dollars to hem the pants. ONE CAN ALWAYS SHORTEN PANTS, BUT NO-ONE CAN ADD LENGTH IF THE FABRIC IS NOT THERE!!!
By DHoward
Atlantic Beach Florida
Confirmed User
Absolutely Fabulous!
I ordered these pants in indigo and black. They are fabulous! I'm want them in white but my size is not available...BOO!!! I am 5'6 and wear a size 12. The fit is great and the length was perfect even after washing. They just make you feel so slim and sophisticated! Even in our hot Florida weather they are very comfortable. You can dress them up and wear out to dinner or wear for a casual event and look really smart. Hope they wear well cause these are my new go to pants for everything!
By LHammons
New Mexico
Confirmed User
Legs TOO wide
I really wanted these pants, as it is hard to find high-waisted pants, but the legs are incredibly wide and unflattering to me, so I sent them back. Please, J Peterman, try another high waist style with pockets.
By LPorter
Madison, NJ
Confirmed User
Too short for me. How about making pants for women in tall sizes? I'm 5'11 and need a 35 inseam. My long legs would make your pants look beautiful!
Confirmed User
Being of average height (5' 5), I was optimistic when some of the taller reviewers stated that the Lightweight Denim Wide Leg Pants were a bit short after washing. I purchased a pair and low and behold, FINALLY a pair of pants that I do not have to get hemmed. I will be buying more of these. THANK YOU J. PETERMAN!
By EPattison
Rockville, MD
Confirmed User
I love these pants!
I bought these pants in indigo! Comfy! They make my curvy body look incredible! If I had the money, I would like to buy ones in every color.
By HBryan
Baltimore, MD
Confirmed User
Great Pants
I'm a curvy woman and buying pants and jeans that fit my smaller waist and larger hips is nearly impossible. These pants are perfect. No alterations needed. They look sharp and are very comfortable. I plan to buy at least one more pair.
By jkmetz
Confirmed User
beautiful, perfect fit
first pair of jeans I have been able to find that actually fit my pear shape. I don't have to alter the waist and the fabric is a nice mid weight. Can be worn in the summer. great elegant elongating look. I am tall also. they are not too short for me but I have a long torso, smaller waist and a real bum and not a large tumm. going to buy a 2nd pair. really nice with a good blazer. I hope you do another black and white herringbone next fall as I need one badly. Love your classic retro hepburn styles. Thank you. Buyers designer for a ook with class
By GMurphy
San Ramon, CA
Great Pants-But...
These are great fitting pants, but a little shorter than expected. I am keeping them, but have to have them lengthened.
By KGrier
Confirmed User
Finally pants that fit!
I still have a waist (okay, not as small as it used to be....) and I HATE low-cut pants. I feel like they are on the verge of falling down all the time. These are great for those of us with a waist and curvy hips and the wide legs are very flattering!
By JMiller
Cleveland, OH
Confirmed User
Didn't meet my expectations
I am so disappointed with J. Peterman. Received two size 18 pants (navy and black). Both fit well so I washed them prior to wearing as advised on the sewn label and in the slips of paper that accompanied the pants. They both shrank from 31 inseam to a bit less than 30 rendering them too short for me. Since washed items are not returnable, I am stuck with them. Many other stores (LLBean, Nordstrom's, Eddie Bauer) accept returns guaranteed (even after washing or wearing them). I called the customer care number and all the representative could say was I'm sorry. I'm sorry too because I loved J. Peterman's catalog and made my first and perhaps last order.
By JBata
Confirmed User
I love my new pants- were a bit short (size 12- Im 5'9) but there is plenty of fabric to let out to make longer. The fit is perfect through the waist, hips, thighs and the fabric wonderful. I will be buying in more colors!
By JMcKeon
Stamford, CT
Confirmed User
Classy and timeless
I am starting a new job at a company that has a smart casual dress code. Most people wear nice jeans, and for me, this is difficult. I like a more polished look. I happened to find this pants online and am blown away. I feel so put together and polished while honoring the culture. They fit beautifully and are incredibly stylish. Looking forward to adding to my wardrobe.
By NHrdlicka
Milwaukee, WI
Confirmed User
Love them yet disappointed
Bought a pair in the dark indigo and washed before wearing as instructed. While the pants fit great and felt great, the length just reached the top of my foot and I am just under 5'5. Wasn't a huge deal as I felt I could take the hem down. Not so. There was a light blue line running along the factory hem. Guessing they sat on the shelf a long time. Couldn't return and wouldn't recommend.
By SColmant
Pilot Mountain, NC
Confirmed User
Difference in fabric
This summer I got the pale blue as well as white pants!They are wonderful.I got the black ones today.The fabric is not the same.The black heavier and feels as if it has more spandex .I love the style so keeping the pants..
By SHayes
South Florida
need more colors
I have a pair in every color. Would love to add a light yellow and a deep purple(eggplant). Some of the first few I bought several years ago had back pockets, which the current ones do not, but I will still buy a replacement should they ever wear out (no sign of that yet!) These are my favorite go-to pants.
By DBass
Santa Rosa Valley, CA
Truly WIDE legs!
These are wide from the hip downward they are not tight through the thigh at all. They hug the derriere as well, so they look flattering. Very nice surprise. Light weight and feels great! Waist is old fashioned at the waist not low rise at all. I'll probably sew the pockets shut.
By LHatcher
Virginia Beach, VA
Confirmed User
Terrific Pants
WOW! At my age these jeans which most are skinny of today are not comfortable. These are now my favorites. Purchasing more as they are comfortable, great fit, wear casual or dress-up, wash beautifully, and had many compliments. Will definitely be getting more. Thanks JP
Confirmed User
Nothing Like Them
I've lost count of my wide-legged denims however, I'll keep wearing/buying them as long as you make them, Messrs Peterman. Inspired! In fit, shape, colors. Thank you.
By RMcRae
Plant City, FL
Confirmed User
Truly the Best
These pants are fabulous both in how they feel and how they look. I got them on sale and keeping checking to see when they go back on sale so I can get more. They are really that good.
By GHall
New Jersey
Confirmed User
Exactly What I Wanted
For approximately two years I have looked for red wide-legs pants and these pants are exactly what I wanted. I am a size 8 and the pants fit me perfectly. I am very pleased with my purchase.
By CChristian
Alameda, CA
Confirmed User
Long-time fan
I have owned so many pairs of these wide-legged pants, in varying fabrics & colors, that I have lost track. Unfortunately, I fell & skinned my knee while wearing my latest pair, so I need to buy some more. Really more than I can afford, but they are the only pants that fit right & look good on me!
By MFredericksen
White Mountains, Arizona
Confirmed User
Best denims ever to fit me.I wear a size zero and these are a true fit. The length varies a little in each pair, but have altered none. I have 7 pairs. Love the high waist and wide look, both so flattering. If you can think of any more colors to make these in PLEASE do. They launder beautifully, and are a great buy.
By JStatz
Confirmed User
keep making these pants
These are the best jeans... they sit at the waist and the wide leg flatters. I just bought brown and indigo to add to five others worn nearly every day. FYI: Some are 65/33 (cotton/poly) as the website says and some (red, sand, brown) are 98 % cotton. These tend to shrink more and become stiff even when delicately washed and hung to dry. Please, J. Peterman, keep making these pants with the 65/33 fabric blend!
By KDuhe
Baton Rouge LA
Confirmed User
When theyre good, theyre very very good
and Im not sure how many good pair Ive had….Ive worn them for years, it seems. Went down to a size 10 from a 12 last year and got the Sand….all good, wore several times before washing (cold, low heat) and didnt wear again until last month, at which time I couldnt zip them. At all. So, tried the Dark Indigos, also a 10, fit perfectly, washed, hemmed, wore, washed again ….they still fit. Im ordering another Dark Indigo, but Im so disappointed with the Sand. Ill donate them dont think theyll ever fit again. So sad.
By JBaum
Portsmouth, VA
Best Fit!
I have these slacks in 6 colors. Some are multiples of the same color! The fit is wonderful for my figure type. I can now find slacks that are slim in the waist, hips and seat but fit well in the leg because of the trouser style is flattering for a fuller leg. My only wish is that the black would be a truer color rather than more of a washed out look. Would really love to see a true black. Tempted to dye to see if I can deepen the color. Ive been wearing this style for at least 5 years. They are super!
By HBenziger
Confirmed Buyer
Love, Love, Love
I have three pair and am about to get another. Just know that you will need to wash these after one wearing as they do tend to wrinkle due to their weight I would also love to see these with a button and not a clip. All things being equal...I think the fact that I am about to get my fourth pair sums up my feelings!
By JDykas
Confirmed Buyer
Practical fun!
I could wear these trousers everyday. They are super comfortable and look great. They can be dressed up with a jacket, but work with just about any top. I now own 3 pair, and I am ready to get another color! Did find that they run slightly large and slightly long.
By SCullen
Kenosha, WI
Confirmed Buyer
great pants!
At last....a jean for a FORMERLY non-jean person. I bought the dark indigo type. I live in them. Fit is good. Fabric is light and comfortable. My workplace has a very casual dress code....and I can wear these and look casual yet polished. I would like another pair in chocolate and maybe black.
By DMontgomery
Plymouth, MI
Confirmed Buyer
In love
I never write reviews and I never gush, but . . . oh.my.word. I am in love. Perfect!! I may never wear anything else. Goodbye to all the low-rise, skinny jeans, worrying about plumbers butt (shudder) or muffin top, that are everywhere. Someone knows how to make real pants for real women that look glamorous and feel oh so comfortable. Please never stop making these. And I'd love them in a charcoal gray. Thanks J Peterman, I feel like a million bucks!
By BKawahara
United States
Confirmed Buyer
Best relaxed pants
I live on Maui, and these light weight denim pants are the best for the tropics. They're cool, comfortable and fashionable. Thank you jpeterman, dont stop making them.
By BGreen
New England
Confirmed Buyer
My very favorite!
If I could get away with wearing these every day, I would. Theyre perfect, and fit me perfectly! They are classic and and very well made. They go with everything! I can dress them up or wear them as the foundation for a more casual outfit. They wear well, and although I own two pairs, Im going to buy more colors. I cant say enough good things about these trousers!
By nmendiburu
san diego, CA
Confirmed User
Love them
I have them in several colors and I am coming back for more , I live in southern California where the winter is 72 degrees so I wear them year round , the cut is beautiful, and I honestly believe everybody looks better in them , thanks Peterman !
Tenafly, NJ
Confirmed Buyer
I love it
I bought one pair, liked it so much. Later, ordered two more in different color. Perfect for warmer weather. However, they run big! I usually buy size 6 or 8. J. Petermans clothes tend to be big, so I first went for 6. Beside the generous cut and forgiving styling, the actual waste band was way bigger than any other size 8 pants in my closet. I bought size 4 for the second time, and they feel perfect. still very comfortable, but wont fall off!
By CBoyles
Holden, MO
Confirmed Buyer
TheseC are gorgeous!
these pants fit true to size and really flatter my figure, in spite of my little pot gut. After wearing them several times, I bought more. I wash them and hang to dry. Ive never had to iron them. Way to go, JPeterman!
By HFacciano
Camarillo, Ca
Confirmed Buyer
Great fit!
This Jean is the best fitting pant in my closet. It is so comfortable and smart. I have a long waist and love the fit.
By HNewell
United States
Confirmed Buyer
not what I hoped
Despite the exquisite prose, nice details and really nice fabric, my husband claims these make me look 15 lbs heavier longer, leaner and lighter. Maybe tne pleats are too deep. I wore them all day, so cant return.
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