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Re: Jeans

Post by Icemaiden » Sun May 12, 2019 6:15 pm

Marigold: you've confused me. Jeans that don't need ironing: is there any other kind???

And who was it who found loose fit jeans, & where?
I've been looking for a new pair of jeans, but being a size 16, "skinny" jeans & "jeggings" are out of the question. IMHO it should be illegal to make such things in anything over a size 12; anyone who tells you, if you're over a size 12, that you look good in them is definitely NOT your friend!!!

I wasted a couple of hours trailing around the Ashford "designer" outlet a few weeks ago looking for jeans. The Levi shop didn't have a single pair that came up to the waist; they all stopped just above the navel, giving an ugly muffin top & a cold draught. Gap have just stopped selling jeans in specific leg lengths & expect you to pay a fortune and then have to hem them. Still, they too have discontinued their only style of non-aerosol jeans anyway...

Last chance saloon for jeans is Matalan. One of my last pairs of jeans from there, about 8 years ago, are still going strong...

Please excuse me while I get off of my soapbox...!!
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Re: Jeans

Post by bigjim » Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Next always used to be good for jeans. You could always get the style you liked in the right waist and leg. Not been in there for years though.
I found some crosshatch jeans that fitted me, so just go on eBay and get the same again when I need some more. £20
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Re: Jeans

Post by LadyA » Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 am

bigjim wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Next always used to be good for jeans. You could always get the style you liked in the right waist and leg. Not been in there for years though.
I found some crosshatch jeans that fitted me, so just go on eBay and get the same again when I need some more. £20
I wear Next jeans mostly. I find they fit me best. My dau though finds that she can't find Next jeans comfortable or get them to fit her right at all. She finds pennys (primark) are the best fit on her. In Winter, I live in Craghopper thermal trekking trousers. They are so comfy and warm!
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
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Re: Jeans

Post by Hen-Gen » Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am

Yes, warmth. We have a crofter here who first thing every morning goes skinny dipping whatever the weather, whatever the season.
The odd thing is that he seems completely sane and rational in all other respects!

It’s clearly a major problem for most people here to find clothes that actually fit. I recently bought a cheapo fake Barbour jacket from Amazon. Sleeve length was perfect. The cut however was so voluminous that I thought they’d accidentally sent me one of Billy Smarts circus tents.
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Re: Jeans

Post by Marigold » Mon May 13, 2019 4:08 pm

The trouble with any very cheap clothing is that you know it has to have been made by what is basically third world sweatshop labour in slavery conditions. Not that some of the more expensive brands are necessarily guiltless over this, they just rake in even bigger profits.
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Re: Jeans

Post by Tweetypie » Mon May 13, 2019 6:48 pm

If you think about it, we are all different shapes and sizes. Some ladies don't have hips, some have hips and small waist, some have middle age spread but no hips... no wonder it is difficult to find trousers or jeans to fit properly.
I notice that the youngsters are wearing very high waisted jeans and think they look ridiculous. Might as well be under their armpits! Don't do any shape or size any favours IMO. I don't care for the very low rise either, not many people could get away with those.
LadyA I have some Next jeans and find their clothes are always generous, so I buy a size smaller. I always joke with my husband that I will wear the label on the outside to show off. :D
All I can say is thank goodness for elastane :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jeans

Post by LadyA » Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 am

I only have a couple of pairs. And two pairs of Winter trousers. I'm trying to cut down on "stuff", and I'm determined not to buy clothes until those I already have are worn out beyond wearing. I don't need "good" clothes, because I don't really go out. As long as I have enough so I can keep decent while I build up a full load for the washing machine, that's fine. The constant encouragement to rampant consumerism of cheap goods, including clothing and "this season's must haves", while at the same time going on about the environment and how we all need to consume more ethically,and the evils of "air miles" is driving me nuts! Seriously, this season's "must have" handbag? Who the heck changes their handbags according to the dictates of fashion?? Me, I have a small leather backpack for Winter use, and a canvas one for Summer use. Job done.
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Re: Jeans

Post by Tweetypie » Thu May 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Just for clarity, I meant wearing the label on the outside to "show off", was because it showed a size smaller than I actually am. 😁
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Re: Jeans

Post by Marigold » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:27 am

Last winter I promised myself that I would get a second pair of Rohan winter jeans if they came up in the sale in the summer. I missed having lovely warm legs on days when they were in the wash, even though they do dry fast. Mine are now on the way, half price!
https://www.rohan.co.uk/womens-bargain- ... sClearance

also available in Mens, HenGen. £47.50, hard to beat!
https://www.rohan.co.uk/mens-bargain-tr ... sClearance
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Re: Jeans

Post by Tweetypie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:57 am

These look really good, Marigold. Not too wide at the bottom, not too narrow. Wonder if my husband will treat me to a pair? ;-) The only problem is knowing the "fit", hence why I prefer to shop in store, or buy from ASOS. Free returns! Does the fact that they are lined make you look larger? My bum is big enough as it is :lol:
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