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Old 01-21-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I am not up for the current trend of “wear jeans to everything”. They’re often ugly:

1. Whether or not they’re sold with a distressed appearance, they fade quickly. Nobody would wear pants, other than jeans. That had faded more in some places than others, creating an uneven look.

2. All of the pockets, rivets and stitching just look rough and amplify when the jeans don’t fit well. If you wear khakis or or other regular pants, if they don’t fit, they just look too big and you see wrinkles. If jeans don’t fit, you see so much on the jeans, such as light-colored stitching, that amplifies the lack of fit.

3. Back pockets on jeans are almost never used and the designs on them can be ugly.

Anyone else agree? Back in the ‘80s, people wore Levi’s and there were few jean alternatives, so the range of ugly jeans didn’t exist, and people wore jeans only in more casual environments. That was fine.

Khakis, or jeans that are all one color (such as beige or black), are more presentable.

Anyone agree?
I don't agree. Jeans more than any article of clothes, need to fit well. Depending upon the jeans, they can flatter your figure or show it's flaws.

It isn't the 1980s. There are many styles of jeans out there. Not all are rough. Actually, designer jeans came out in the late 1970s.

I like American Eagle and Express jeans. I only wear denim and black. I don't like, and I have never worn, "dress pants". I wear dresses, skirts and jeans.

I wear yoga pants to yoga class. Lounge wear around the house - or jeans.

There seems to be regional differences in perceptions of jeans. Some older people thing of them as work clothes or farmer's clothes.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:57 PM
 
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You get what you pay for. 30 dollar jeans don’t fit well. 120 dollar jeans tend to fit well and look well made even if stylistically they are rugged.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:12 PM
 
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Anyone else agree? Back in the ‘80s, people wore Levi’s and there were few jean alternatives, so the range of ugly jeans didn’t exist, and people wore jeans only in more casual environments. That was fine.
You just showed that you don't know what you're talking about. The 80s were the height of the designer jeans era. Levi's?? Huh? Gloria Vanderbilt, Sergio Valente, Sassoon, Jordache, Calvin Klein, etc.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Yeah, I wear jeans almost every day. Even to work. I have 5 or 6 pair of jeans. Most of them are Boot cuts, but I do have 1 pair of skinny jeans (which IMO, look fine if worn with a tunic that covers the rear) , and 2 pair of jeggings (2 different colors) that I also wear with tunics.


I live in jeans. lol
I wear fitted denim exactly the same way I wear leggings or tights...as a layer underneath a longer layering piece, like a tunic, a-line dress, long cardigan, etc. I don't wear skinny jeans and jeggings as pants, really.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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There's an old saying, "Pigs in silk are still pigs."

So, I suspect a bad appearance isn't always the fault of the jeans.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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You get what you pay for. 30 dollar jeans don’t fit well. 120 dollar jeans tend to fit well and look well made even if stylistically they are rugged.
I pay around $130.00 a pair for my NYDJ ( not your daughters’ jeans) . They fit great and worth the money. I wear the black jeans to work so if Anyone wants to question my choice I let them know that at least my thong is not visible! ( kidding..but, yes, I would say it!). Lol! i buy one pair per year
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:46 AM
 
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You get what you pay for. 30 dollar jeans don’t fit well. 120 dollar jeans tend to fit well and look well made even if stylistically they are rugged.
I disagree in many cases. My husband and I regularly buy $40.00 jeans like Lee or Levis or Wrangler on sale, and they fit just fine. However, we are going for durability and fit more than style and good looks, and it also helps that both of us have fairly average bodies like the average people those jeans are designed for! :
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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There's an old saying, "Pigs in silk are still pigs."

So, I suspect a bad appearance isn't always the fault of the jeans.

Duluth jeans....rugged, real jean fabric, in real jeans color. Firehose sewn into the waist band and cuffs.


Fit? IDK. The waist is fine, and they don't drag on the ground. They are made for what they are made for. Not to be "fancy".


And yes, no matter how well people try to trick other people with their "fashion", you can still spot 20 pounds of flubber in a ten pound sack from across the room.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:28 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I pay around $130.00 a pair for my NYDJ ( not your daughters’ jeans) . They fit great and worth the money. I wear the black jeans to work so if Anyone wants to question my choice I let them know that at least my thong is not visible! ( kidding..but, yes, I would say it!). Lol! i buy one pair per year
I have two pair of them, but I find they get too baggy after a few hours, so I’m trying some Lands End for $35.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I don't care for the style of some of them, but to each his own. However, I don't find them very comfortable anymore - I think they were more comfortable 25-30+ years ago than now, but maybe that is just an age factor.
I have found the exact opposite. I remember when jeans were stiff and uncomfortable (in the 70's). Now they have softer fabric and more stretch in them. I hated the skinny jeans but now that I lost weight I bought two pairs and find them quite comfy.
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