Rated 3 out of 5 by Frank123 Why did you change the cut?
I see that I am not the only one to discover that BB has changed the cut of its traditional dress pants. I recently bought three pairs of Madison dress pants and have found that they are uncomfortable. They ride below my waist and the crouch rise is too shallow. Are you trying to save on fabric? I can't wear them. They are not comfortable. I will no longer buy BB dress pants.
August 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jamesf Very Disappointed
Purchased the identical size of Gabardine trousers I have been wearing for the past year. The new trousers did not fit me. Very disappointed in BB. Not sure why they would change the cut. I do not recommend the purchase of the Gabardine trousers.
August 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by buddylove Worst pants ever!
I recently bought these pants for my husband to replace a pair of BB madison fit gaberdines that were getting old.I must say I got an ear full this morning when he put them on for work!The rise was too short, they were tight in the seat and they fit like hip huggers, other things that were said I cannot print here.I thought they would fit like the other madison fit gabs that he has been wearing for years, but they don't. I wish I had read the reviews beforehand. Brooks Brothers, you got the fit all WRONG!Middle aged men do not want to wear pants in their cracks all day and they sure do not want to be UNCOMFORTABLE! I sure hope that these can be returned!
July 2, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by StevenZee Why did they change the fit?
I purchased two pairs of these slacks in-store about two years ago and loved them. Recently, I purchased two more on- line and noticed that the rise was uncomfortably lower and that they rode somewhat differently on the waist. I am an extremely loyal Brooks Brothers customer -- I rarely wear other brands for my daily business-wear because I rely on the consistent fit. These have been a disappointment.
June 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AWR99 Horrible Cut
I have been a Madison 34/30 for years. I do not live near an BrooksBrothers store and mostly need to order online. For years, I have been able to order my suits, dress paints and shirts without needing to worry about the fit or size. These paints fit nothing like a Madison 34/30, they have a high rise and the waist was inconsistent in the two pairs I ordered.
March 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Szoboken In line with everyone else ...
Why o' why did you change the cut on these pants? Rise is shorter; waist is lower. You have forced me to evaluate other leading/comparable brands.
November 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by lgsocal70 Terrible fit
I purchased these recently because I had bought a bunch a few years ago and loved them. The fit has changed, they feel like you are wearing low-rider jeans They are tight in the legs and seat and the inseam is way, way to short. I returned them and will not buy again unless the fit is changed.
April 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by fellowes1 The fit is terrible if you are full figured...
I just got two pair of these pants delivered, after I ordered them online. Like everyone else, I found the rise to be too short and the seat to be too tight. Too bad - I love Brooks Brothers, but not these pants.
March 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ctba The rise is terrible
They changed the rise, and ever since, I have ripped the inseam on 3 different pairs! The rise is far too short. Needs to be increased back to what it was 2 years ago (2010). And the fabric seems to wear much faster than it used to
February 7, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by zeke320 Fit & cut changed
I have been buying these trousers for years but noted a change in fit and cut with last purchase, they are much tighter in the seat making them uncomfortable when sitting and also resulting in severe wrinkles after just one wear, will not purchase any longer, not happy.
March 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by berezotko Not good...not good at all
I have 6 pairs of these in my closet....I stopped by to grab 4 new ones in the same size and its like Im wearing skinny jeans...well no, the actual problem is that there is zero room in the crotch! Did the cut completely change?? I havent gained an inch - I am still a 32 x 30....what gives??
December 27, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pentif The Cut Has Changed
I really loved these trousers and had 6 or 7 pair over the years, but the cut has been changed. Where they previously were a normal rise, the rise, which is the measurement from the crotch to the waistband is decidedly short. I will be returning the ones I ordered.
January 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JoeM Wildly Varying Fits for Different Colors
The fits vary so wildly depending on which color you get that seem like they don't even come from the same manufacturer. The black pants are by far the roomiest, followed by the charcoal. Any other colors are very restrictive in the rise and almost seem like they must have mistakenly put a Fitzgerald fit in the Madison pile. I went to several different stores hoping to find a grey or navy pai that fit like the black or charcoal - no luck. I don't know whether they make each color at different factories, which lead to different standards, or what, but they need to fix this immediately.
January 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Goodcustomer These are not your traditional BB style pants I have worn the last 20 years. Very low cut/rise. Very European in fit.
BB has come up with so many names you can no long buy pants on-line and have confidence what you bought will fit.! They should go with two names "traditional fit" and "european fit".
January 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Keeneyclan look great... until they fall apart
These pants are the classic Brooks Brothers pant. Look sharp and crisp, and complement any shirt. I went with the pleated front, to give more room in the leg and thigh area. glad I did.
That said, the cuffs and seams are coming undone. Very annoying. I have had them fixed, and they are now fine. It seems like pants should last longer than 1o wears before they need to be repaired.
All in all, great look, but not up to the "brooks standard" I am used to.
January 30, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bespokelawyer Sad
Ordered the trousers online based on the great reviews regarding the "old" fit. What a disappointment. It is truly sad that Brooks Brothers sells dress trousers that fit like low-rise jeans.
January 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by MIDjr Should have read the reviews
I'm disappointed in myself for being a Millennial and not reading the reviews before making a purchase, like I do with everything else. I based my purchase on the input from my older colleagues whom swear by Brooks Brothers so I figured they would be a good buy and I wouldn't have to do all the research. The look and feel of the slacks is wonderful but the fit is horrible; like others have mentioned, the rise is way too high. I'm afraid to make a sudden movement for fear that the seam will rip.
July 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Snewton Too tight
The cut and fit has NOT changed. Impossible to wear with the tight crotch. What happened here? These slacks have great fabric in both feel and appearance . Had to return both pair I ordered online.
December 31, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShoppingWife Disappointed
My husband got a pair of these pants last year. Fit and look great. I bought same size in 2 more colors this year- and they dont fit! The saleslady admitted the cut was changed this year. He tried them in some other sizes- but just not right. Too bad, as the quality and look were above the rest.
November 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Antarsul This is what I call quality
I keep coming back to Brooks Brothers for the quality and fit of the products. They fit me perfectly every time, I stay with the Madison cut for the pants as I like them a little bit loose, nothing extreme, this cut just fit my taste perfectly.
Good quality plus excellent customer service is all I need. I find both here.
October 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by PokST Good all-around trousers
These trousers seem to run small compared to dress trousers from other stores. (a 36 waist fits me like my other size 35 waist trousers). BB always provides excellent service, so eventually I received trousers that fit really well. Other posters have commented that the rise is short and I would tend to agree, but the fit works with my body type (lean to average).
I bought two of these trousers: one in grey and one in navy. The beauty of gabardine is that it stays neat all day, and these trousers are no exception. They work well in the office with a shirt, tie and sport coat, or with a sweater and loafers on the weekend.
March 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuisC Glad to have old style back
After reading reviews of the style change, I tried a competitors comparable pants (Jos. Banks). Terrible pants, poor fit, cheap fabric. So bad, I gave them away. Returning to the Brooks Bros website, I learned that the old style was back. So I ordered a pair and I'm infinitely pleased. Glad to see that BB listened to its customers.
November 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJW63 Good quality trousers especially for the price!
These trousers are made from a great fabric that is a really nice weight. They are well made as usual for Brooks and are a nice navy. My only concern is that they were a little lower on the wiast than I like but only by like a centimeter so it doesnt matter much excpet to me.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidwestShopper Madison Fit Pleat-Front Classic Gabardine Trousers
Great product, nice finish and good quality. My trousers need some slight alteration and the local BB store was able to make the alterations quickly and professionally . Great job and I would definitely recommend this product.
March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CorpBuyer Classic Madison Fit
The Madison Fit Classic black is back. It fits Great. I worked with Brooks Brothers Customer Relations David Strong and received the Classic fit recently and he was outstanding to work with. Highly recommend these pants.
November 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ndslc Purchased Two Pairs - Madison
The quality and fit are far superior to any other dress pant that I have worn. The store altered the trousers quickly and professionally. Definitely my trouser for the future!
April 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RalphPB Madison Fit Pleat-Front Classic Gabardine Trousers
The fit and quality are of Brooks Brother's typical high-standard. I am very pleased with the wear and appearance of the trousers. What more can one want?
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogcat Pants on the ground!!!
Went by the Dallas store looking for some pants and found 3 perfect pairs. Was looking for tropical weight but bought these due to fit and fell. Great pants, great service.
October 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick1 Best pleat fit ever
These are the best fitting pants I have ever had. Pleats are so often much too baggy in the top. Not these. These were perfect.
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tizzle perfect dress pant
have them in every color....perfect dress pant....no complaints
December 11, 2011