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Thread: Do you have favorite jeans?

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    I buy Lee Rider boot cut petites. Them, and an old brand "Chic", are the only ones that completely cover my "Bivens Buns". I hate low rise jeans. Not for this old gal. I do still own my first pair of bell bottom hip huggers though, with rhinestones on them, but no chance they will ever be in fashion again...
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    Lee Rider, with spandex. I have a black pair, and a denim pair, both have seen better days! Got them at Fleet Farm, but they don't carry this particular style any more. I live in jeans, or athletic pants/capris, and have been searching for replacement jeans for several weeks. I'm tall, apple shaped in the front only, and straight as a board from shoulders to ankles in the back!! Good fit does not come easy!!

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    I've never had the newer 2% spandex jeans get baggy at the knees (or anywhere else) and have some pairs I've been wearing for 10 years now. I guess it depends on what brand you buy. I find the more expensive ones are really worth the $$$ because of that.
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    Jeans @ bras take the longest to find a good fit. Then in a year or 2 what fit has either changed or been discontinued.
    I agree with a previous poster, small towns don't have very good selections.

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    Good question. I am long overdue for some new jeans. I am just going to try some on until I find something I like.

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    My favourite jeans are Levi Strauss & Co, 712 slimfit. The legs are straight but slim, definitely not skinny fit! They have a little spandex. The best part is the waist which is halfway between low and full waist, so no plumbers butt and nothing tight around my waist. I shattered a vertebrae in a motor vehicle accident and can't wear anything around my waist because of sensitivity from nerve damage. I also bought two pairs because they are so comfortable.
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    Just want to say, I love this thread! Thanks for starting it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    I have a women's clothing store and NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans) are our best seller. While the Marilyn is a great style, we sell more of the ankle style since a lot of our customers have a shorter inseam.
    My inseam is 28.5" ..I hem them to be 29.5 to allow for shoes with a short heel or wedge. I wash and dry them first to allow for shrinkage...if any...which is minimal at best. I managed a casual retail sore for 13 years years. Blue jeans were the focus. ( The Gap was our competition). Buying jeans are always a challenge...sizes, fit, everchanging cuts...can drive one crazy!

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    Do any of you ladies have trouble finding blue jeans that have the natural waist line with spandex in them? The natural waist line is so hard to find around here. I can't afford to pay $45.00 for a pair of blue jeans.

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    When I find a pair of jeans I like (online or in store) I try and get another pair in a different color. The problem is that pair doesn't fit like the first pair. If it's the same size and company, why don't they fit the same?
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    I buy the Jennifer Lopez brand at Kohl's. I wear a size 2 so my choices are limited unless I want to pay and arm and a leg for them. I refuse to pay upwards of $100. for jeans.

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    The best jeans by far!! Dress Barn straight jeans, not stove pipe legs. They are so comfortable you won't believe it. Come in capris also.
    I told them what I thought, this girl said that is all she has in her closet.
    I am pleasingly plump and she was the perfect size. Work for everyone, so comfortable!!

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    I was never found of jeans and seldom were one

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    I buy mine online at New York and Co. Mainly because my inseam is 33". I hate to see woman with hghwaters- that is one way to turn jeans into Mom jeans!
    I wish there were less spandex in most jeans- if the body can't fit into the size without spandex it's probably not a good idea to wear them. It seems like the waists are starting to get a bit higher sgain- the kids think they are frumpy, but it does hide the muffin tops on all ages lol!

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    Well, you all have given me some great ideas to go check out. Thanks for your answers. We do at least have a Macy's and a Dress Barn, and I think a Lane Bryant at the mall.
    I hate to shop, hate to try on clothes. It is depressing and demoralizing. I used to live in jeans, but now, when I wear them, I can't wait to get home and take them off & put on some sweat pants or other knit pants. The tight synthetic material doesn't let your skin breathe and it doesn't take long to get irritated. Combined with unbreathable spandex underwear, well, a lady is pretty much asking for trouble. And, like others have stated, tight waist bands are a literal pain.
    OK, I'll quit complaining. It is spring!

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    http://www.dillards.com/p/westbound-...%26orderBy%3D1

    i wear these. I don't tuck in my tops and they come down to the top of the jean back pockets so they look like regular jeans and are slimming. I haven't had the problem of baggy knees yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyM View Post
    When I find a pair of jeans I like (online or in store) I try and get another pair in a different color. The problem is that pair doesn't fit like the first pair. If it's the same size and company, why don't they fit the same?
    If you ever worked in a garment factory you'd know. Fabric is cut by a machine slamming a die(s) down thru many layers of fabric or via a thin wire cutting around a paper or heavy board pattern. The tiniest shift & it throws everything off. They'd squeeze dies/patterns to the very edge, sometimes a little beyond.

    If the sewer gets it caught in their machine, it's pulled out, & then trimmed & made to fit. Flat Fell machines were the worst for getting fabrics caught. Sleeves were often different lengths. We had to pull on the fabric to make it fit. And "Brand" didn't matter. We sewed for many of the top stores back then. They had been here for over 150 years when they closed all local factories & moved to Mexico back in the 80's. They still have some weaving done here, but all sewing is off shore.

    I always measure the arms & legs of any garment I buy, to make sure they are the same or very close in length.

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    [QUOTE=QuiltnLady1;7786818]I like the version of Gloria Vanderbilt that Costco used to carry

    I love Gloria's jeans & Capri's. They are sold at Beall's in Florida.

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    I have come across French Dressing Jeans. They make 4 styles for different body types. NO more gaping at the back waist. They do have a little spandex in them; they are wonderful. A bit pricey but I guess no worse than buying some designers name brand. I hate jeans that gape 3 inches in the back.

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    Size 2! I think I was born that size! Just kidding....

    you are probably all going to squish your nose at this,but I usually buy jeans at Walmart....Janz (I think that's the name)or Just My Size.... Some have a bit of spandex others don't. Either way...I like the boot cut and higher waist...I think that low sling waist is what causes more of that muffin top bulge!!!! When I decide I need a new pair, I just grab one of the shelf in my size and I know they will fit....! I prefer the darker blue color and black...altho I do have Gloria Vanderbilt in brown, burgundy and tan. - I think I purchased those at Kohls way back.. I do have to say, my jeans do not fit skin tight...a bit loose, but for me better looking that way....(18)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Size 2! I think I was born that size! Just kidding....

    you are probably all going to squish your nose at this,but I usually buy jeans at Walmart....Janz (I think that's the name)or Just My Size.... Some have a bit of spandex others don't. Either way...I like the boot cut and higher waist...I think that low sling waist is what causes more of that muffin top bulge!!!! When I decide I need a new pair, I just grab one of the shelf in my size and I know they will fit....! I prefer the darker blue color and black...altho I do have Gloria Vanderbilt in brown, burgundy and tan. - I think I purchased those at Kohls way back.. I do have to say, my jeans do not fit skin tight...a bit loose, but for me better looking that way....(18)
    I own a couple of pairs of Wal Mart jeans. As a matter of fact one pair is like 10 years old and finally has a hole worn in them. The hole is about 1 1/2" above the hemline from getting caught under my foot while walking.
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    I like the Jennifer Lopez jeans from Kohl's. I'm 5' 3/12" tall, wear petite plus size jeans. I also like some of the jeans from Avenue.
    Sharon in Texas

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    Geri B, I used to buy my granddaughters jeans at Walmart and added machine embroidery and crystals to them. They looked like expensive jeans. The girls are 2 years apart and they held up from many washings, hand me downs and eventually they ended up as capris or shorts for them. Walmart jeans are good jeans! If they had my size I'd buy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3 View Post
    I hate stretch jeans. After a while you get puffy knees & butt. There aren't any brands available for women that don't have stretch fabrics in them now. Men can still get traditional jeans. Like most clothing today it's nothing but cheap junk made overseas.

    I make my own. Been sewing since I was 8 (my Grandmother taught me) & have made a lot of my clothes over the years. I worked in a garment factory for 11 years. I un-sewed a old pair of jeans that fit, made a pattern & I make my own right down to the rivets, just like factory made. I have leather making tools, so my press machine works to set rivets. Years ago I found a place that sold rivets for jeans, the same as the factories used. I bought enough to last me my life time. I also found the same thread, they used in factories, in the same large spools.

    As a teenager I could not find size 0 or 1. The smallest the stores carried back then was size 6. So all my jeans had to be altered anyway. Years later I was able to find size 3. Even today I have trouble finding my size in local stores.

    One thing I no longer do is flat felled seams. I sew the leg seams, right sides together as normal, overlock the seams & then fold the seam to one side & do a double row top stitch. Sometimes I do embroidery on the pockets before setting them or on one leg. I can still find traditional, non-stretch, jeans fabics at Jo-Anns.

    Don't be afraid of the zipper. Use the drawing on the zipper package to trace the stitch lines. It'll make it easier for you. Use a jeans needle & go slow when stitching the belt loops on.
    Wow! I respect you for your talent! This is how lazy I am: I go to a nice resale shop near my house, take about 12-15 pairs into a dressing room and go home with 1 or maybe 2 ! If it's jeans and I like the fit, they can be made Capri length with not much effort.

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    I sure don't have anything against Walmart jeans, but I can't find anything that feels and looks good there anymore. I do know to go up a size when I am dealing with stretch jeans, but still no luck the last few years. My local Walmart is small, so that may be part of the problem.

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