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My husband bought a few pairs of these shorts for work 3 years ago and is still wearing them. He liked them so much he decided to add a few more to the rotation. So we bought 2 more and the new ones are his "day off" pairs while the "old" pairs are strictly for work. Dickies always makes sure their articles of clothing are well made, and these are really no exception. The downside is that it takes a LONG time for them to soften up and get really comfortable. It probably doesn't help that we machine wash them but then hang them to dry - I think that preserves the quality and prevents excessive wear, but then it also prevents for the fabric to break down and get cozy. The way we dry them, they'll probably last forever.
As other reviewers have noted, these are sized a little small. I would recommend as the others do, buy a size larger than what you typically wear and you will likely receive a pair that fits great. These shorts are very lightweight and breathable which is a huge plus. I like longer shorts and these fit my liking to a tee. At 5'10" and wear I generally wear my pants, these sit about an inch to an inch and a half below my knee cap. Perfect.
These aren't 5 stars in my opinion only because:
1. I think they are slightly overpriced. Yes you are buying a quality product but at $25 a pair, they are a bit salty for my liking. If these were priced in the $15-18 range, I would be much more satisfied, and would certainly purchase more pairs.
2. When you order these from amazon they ship (at least mine did) in "economy packaging" which equates to a thin plastic bag. Absolutely no problem there, i'm all about low cost packaging, the only problem was they have an odor to them. By odor I mean they straight up stink. I had to wash them twice before I was comfortable wearing them. I say this because I don't know if it's the straight from the factory plastic bag packaging that caused it or if I just got a funky smelling pair. It's worth noting.
All in all, they are a pretty good buy. A little cheaper and no smell and I would have rated at 5 stars for a quality product.
The quality of Dickies shorts is excellent, and they are really comfortable through the legs, crotch, and seat. Unfortunately, the waist size was significantly off with the pair I ordered. What I ordered was a 40 waist size, which was reflected on the label but not reflective of the true waist size. My son wears a size 36 waist and these just fit on him. Not sure if I received a mislabeled pair or if they just run that small. Either way, definitely not true to size based on my experience.
Ordered 2 pairs of the khaki color. on the second day of wearing them, the clip that secures them (these don't have a button) fell off. All other Dickies items I have, that clip has 'Elited' engraved and this didn't, so I'm not sure if this was a previously returned defect or what, but I had to fabricate a new closure. Regardless of that issue, these cargo shorts are the best. Durable, comfortable and fit just right.