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Jeans Genies

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Sep 19, 2008 14:54

Aren't jeans the hardest thing to buy? I'm kind of short, so I can never find the proper length.

I managed to find TWO pairs last week that fit just the way I like 'em. One pair is a little long, but that works with taller shoes, and the ones with the S added to the size for short appear to be working with flats.

No fancy jeans for me though. I'm pretty much a Levi's girl.

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Post by indiehorse » Fri Sep 19, 2008 15:16

I have no trouble buying jeans. I don't bother trying them on half the time. I've owned enough pairs of 501's to know what fits.

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Post by let it ride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 15:51

I hate jeans. I mean I love them (only super dark blue wash, or black. I do NOT do distressed) but they are so bloody hard to find.

I am tall which makes it awkward as well. Bah. I need to go on a proper jeans hunt soon I feel.
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Post by tompony » Fri Sep 19, 2008 15:54

I can get cheap jeans that fit me fine, but I find it impossible to find a "nice" pair. I only want to find a nice pair so that I can be appalled by the price being over £10 and not buy them, but that's not the point. Why do only Primark and Asda do jeans for short people?

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Post by cath » Fri Sep 19, 2008 15:55

I want some Diamond Gusset Jeans when I go to Nashville! I want the ones designed for lady country singers to wear on stage! Look! http://www.gussetclothing.com/wstage.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I might have to stitch up the ankle slit though, it looks a bit annoying.

I like the song about these jeans on the Nashville online radio station I listen to at work.

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Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 19, 2008 16:46

I'm a complete clothes-shopping-phobic and only buy the same things as I already own which for jeans is Pop. Unfortunately they don't sell them anywhere in Sheffield anymore and all my jeans have holes in so I was quite sad at never being able to wear jeans anymore. But I got home from work the other night, Jo had patched a pair of my jeans with a piece of the blind from Ralph's old bedroom that has a picture of a lion on it! I'm so incredibly happy about this and can't wait to go out tonight with my fantastically newly repeared jeans!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Sep 19, 2008 16:48

indiehorse wrote:I have no trouble buying jeans. I don't bother trying them on half the time. I've owned enough pairs of 501's to know what fits.
But you're a thin boy! It's much harder for girls.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Sep 19, 2008 16:54

i've been happier in the jeans stakes since i started wearing a belt. it astounds me that almost all the jeans i try on fit perfectly everywhere except the waist, where they gape massively. i've got fairly wide hips, i suppose, but i don't think i'm at all out of proportion, so i don't know why it always happens with jeans.

the best ones i've found are actually dorothy perkins one, at least within my price range. they're still too big in the waist, but they tend to be a better fit than any other cheapish jeans. the best pair of jeans i ever owned was a pair of black bootcut diesel ones that i got in the sale years ago, and i wore them to death and i think they've been discontinued, so i will never again be able to experience the joy of perfectly fitting jeans. sadface.

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Post by gloom button » Fri Sep 19, 2008 17:21

tonieee wrote:I'm a complete clothes-shopping-phobic and only buy the same things as I already own which for jeans is Pop. Unfortunately they don't sell them anywhere in Sheffield anymore and all my jeans have holes in so I was quite sad at never being able to wear jeans anymore. But I got home from work the other night, Jo had patched a pair of my jeans with a piece of the blind from Ralph's old bedroom that has a picture of a lion on it! I'm so incredibly happy about this and can't wait to go out tonight with my fantastically newly repeared jeans!
That sounds completely brilliant!

Those Pop jeans are the only ones I've ever found that I don't hate, but the fabric is weirdly heavy or something, isn't it? I feel like I have weights attached to my legs when I wear them so I never wear them. And I think I've passed some kind of jean event horizon where I'm so used to suit trousers/cords that any jeans just feel all wrong. I can live in hope though, of finding a nice pair of (mildly flared) jeans.
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Post by pennybroadhurst » Fri Sep 19, 2008 17:25

tonieee wrote:I'm a complete clothes-shopping-phobic and only buy the same things as I already own which for jeans is Pop. Unfortunately they don't sell them anywhere in Sheffield anymore and all my jeans have holes in so I was quite sad at never being able to wear jeans anymore. But I got home from work the other night, Jo had patched a pair of my jeans with a piece of the blind from Ralph's old bedroom that has a picture of a lion on it! I'm so incredibly happy about this and can't wait to go out tonight with my fantastically newly repeared jeans!
There's a new branch of Pop Boutique opened in Leeds next time you're up this way, if that's any good to you - I've not been in, but it's on Central Road. The lion sounds ace, mind.

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Post by SophieC » Fri Sep 19, 2008 17:30

most pop kids would be nude from the pants down to the socks without pop flares i reckon. i haven't bought a non pop leisure trouser that i liked in nine years now. i just get them straight from trouser hq. http://www.popboutique.co.uk/
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Post by alexie » Sat Sep 20, 2008 00:50

Cheap Monday are my favourites because they fit reasonably well, have a million and one different shades, and they're, well, cheap to boot!

I used to have such trouble finding jeans, but a few years ago I bought a pair of Miss Sixty jeans which were the first pair of jeans to fit me properly - around the waist, at the hips, everywhere. It was even better because i managed to find a pair that weren't super distressed or super skanky, like a lot of Miss Sixty things are. I guess because they're designed for curvy Italian ladies, they make them better fitting around the hips. It's a shame they're also designed for super-leggy Italian ladies, which means ol' short legs here has to either cuff them up or have them shortened.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Sep 20, 2008 06:53

I think Cheap Monday are like stupidly expensive in the States, or at least they were a few years ago.

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Post by let it ride » Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:35

Oh I do love a good pair of CMs!

In Sweden where they are from (so I guess the "fairest" price) they are around 399 kr (32 quid).

Cheap Monday, who also own Monki, a chain of clothing shops, were bought up by H&M recently, by the way.
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Post by stolenwine » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:32

my favourite jeans have been minnie by mavi, domino by guido and mary and monica by silver. ALL of them got discontinued! it sucks so bad because you finally find your perfect jeans and then you can't get another pair! one thing i love about going to canada is that there are loads of shops just dedicated purely to jeans, with all different brands and stuff and you can just spend ages in there trying stuff on (i do hate having to try on a million pairs of jeans, but it's nice that there are places with so much choice). the last time i went though, the shop that came through for me last time didn't have anything i liked, which was a bit deflating because i was so sure another perfectpairofjeans would turn up.

i recently got a pair of pippa jeans from topshop. they do fit alright, but they are SUPER skinny and "ankle skimmers" so they're a bit short. i feel very rawk chick \m/ in them, but mr.stolenwine says they look good so i think i'm going to keep them.
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Post by let it ride » Sat Sep 20, 2008 20:48

Oh I looooove ankle skimmers. That's my favourite style as long as the weather allows for it. So chic. I hate skinny jeans that bunch up around the feet.
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Post by stolenwine » Sat Sep 20, 2008 22:42

i'm not sure if these look chic though! they do look very ROCK. i am going to try to de-rock them though by constructing an audrey hepburn-ish look around them. i will probably fail miserably but i'm going to try!
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Re: Jeans Genies

Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 21, 2008 00:10

that's what i do too with my skinny jeans. i don't get why everyone is like "crazy hipsters!" when it is a sort of trouser that is super classic! i mean if you pair them up with hipser items, sure it's hipster-y but otherwise i think they are eternally good-looking.

yes, the audrey look is what they were made for!
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Post by tonieee » Mon Sep 22, 2008 13:26

pennybroadhurst wrote:There's a new branch of Pop Boutique opened in Leeds next time you're up this way, if that's any good to you - I've not been in, but it's on Central Road. The lion sounds ace, mind.
Thank you! Me and Jo are planning on a trip to Leeds soon so we might visit. Though if I get them all patched I can probably survive for a while without buying new ones.

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Post by tonieee » Mon Sep 22, 2008 13:29

gloom button wrote:That sounds completely brilliant!
Yes they are! I'm going to have different animals on my other jeans too.
gloom button wrote:Those Pop jeans are the only ones I've ever found that I don't hate, but the fabric is weirdly heavy or something, isn't it? I feel like I have weights attached to my legs when I wear them so I never wear them. And I think I've passed some kind of jean event horizon where I'm so used to suit trousers/cords that any jeans just feel all wrong. I can live in hope though, of finding a nice pair of (mildly flared) jeans.
I probably wear more cords than jeans but they also have to be Pop and most of the ones I have also have holes in...

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