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Old 01-13-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Groton,CT
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OK, I am not kidding. Why can't I find womens jeans that are 100% cotton? I do not care for the stretch jeans that are the big craze right now ( not even as low as 1% - they just stretch too much).

I went to 3 major anchor stores in the mall last week and 3 times I was practically scolded for asking if they had 100% cotton jeans. Macy's reply was "yes we do, in the mens department only". Now I understand that the stores only have X amount of space and they are forced to sell what people are buying, but really, would it be so difficult to have 1 rack of non spandex in them? I have major issues with the fashion industry as it is anyway with letting us have choices ( for example, most pants these days are low riders, even dress pants - I don't find them comfortable or flattering at all). OK end of rant...
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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OK, I am not kidding. Why can't I find womens jeans that are 100% cotton? I do not care for the stretch jeans that are the big craze right now ( not even as low as 1% - they just stretch too much).

I went to 3 major anchor stores in the mall last week and 3 times I was practically scolded for asking if they had 100% cotton jeans. Macy's reply was "yes we do, in the mens department only". Now I understand that the stores only have X amount of space and they are forced to sell what people are buying, but really, would it be so difficult to have 1 rack of non spandex in them? I have major issues with the fashion industry as it is anyway with letting us have choices ( for example, most pants these days are low riders, even dress pants - I don't find them comfortable or flattering at all). OK end of rant...

Is there a Land's End store near you? Some Sears stores have Land's End, too, although the one near me only has men's stuff.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Have you been to a LEVI's store? They definitely sell 100% denim.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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OK, I am not kidding. Why can't I find womens jeans that are 100% cotton? I do not care for the stretch jeans that are the big craze right now ( not even as low as 1% - they just stretch too much).

I went to 3 major anchor stores in the mall last week and 3 times I was practically scolded for asking if they had 100% cotton jeans. Macy's reply was "yes we do, in the mens department only". Now I understand that the stores only have X amount of space and they are forced to sell what people are buying, but really, would it be so difficult to have 1 rack of non spandex in them? I have major issues with the fashion industry as it is anyway with letting us have choices ( for example, most pants these days are low riders, even dress pants - I don't find them comfortable or flattering at all). OK end of rant...
Aww, come on!! Dontcha just loooove "jeggings"??? Nothing like acid-washed stretch pants with fake pockets sewn on!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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BTW, the reason there are blends is because they are less expensive (besides being "fashionable"). Have you noticed that you can now get a relatively quality pair of jeans for about $30? Denim is pretty expensive to work with and cotton prices have increased over 100% this year - so you're likely to see less 100% cotton items everywhere because stores don't want to raise their prices!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I have to agree...100% denim without the "stretch" will stay up without a belt! All of my "stretchy" jeans will start to slide off my hips, unless I put a belt on...and that leaves a "bump" under any shirt I wear outside of my jeans! (Sweaters and that sort of top)...
And they get larger the longer you have them on....I thought the lycra (or whatever) was supposed to keep them tighter on you!!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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I agree. I hate they way jeans are made today and it is very frustrating to find anything that fits properly.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Heart of Oklahoma
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BTW, the reason there are blends is because they are less expensive (besides being "fashionable"). Have you noticed that you can now get a relatively quality pair of jeans for about $30? Denim is pretty expensive to work with and cotton prices have increased over 100% this year - so you're likely to see less 100% cotton items everywhere because stores don't want to raise their prices!
$30?? Really? I'm picky about jeans, and I can't find any that aren't less than $75. I typically buy mine at Express or Gap. They last a long time with minimal stretching, shrinking, etc.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:29 PM
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There is an "Army/Navy Store" near me and they carry Levi's. The old kind that fit well and don't cost a fortune.
I don't like the stretch ones either. I also don't like the boot-cut style, which flap around the ankle when you walk. And I don't want super-skinny. Just give me the original straight-cut five-pocket denim jeans.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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$30?? Really? I'm picky about jeans, and I can't find any that aren't less than $75. I typically buy mine at Express or Gap. They last a long time with minimal stretching, shrinking, etc.
You can grab denim for cheap at Loehmanns. Joe's, True Religion, Chip & Pepper, etc. Or sample sales.
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