I love the look of cargo pants; the extra pockets, the sturdy fabrics, the functional look. So I bought these from Banana Republic Factory last fall. I've worn them a couple times, but I'm never quite happy with them. What Angie mentioned in the blog (about her first pair) really rang a bell with me. These feel a little baggy, the fabric's a little stiff, and I'm not sure about the color. Part of the problem is that BR tends to run a little narrow in the waist for me, so I bought these a size up from my usual. They fit great right out of the dryer, but then stretch out and feel a little sloppy.

But I love the details. The zippers at the ankle, the pockets, there's even a horizontal seam on the backside of the pants. Every time I wear them, I wash them, so I'll have that straight out of the dryer feel. I'm also hoping that the fabric will soften up a little bit over time. What do you think? Sometimes it's hard for me to tell whether something is an actual mistake or not.

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