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Old 11-23-2015, 01:28 AM
 
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I'm going to bounce off another thread I just read here about a lack of quality clothing.
I am also finding that fabrics have become quite flimsy, and I'm having a difficult time finding jeans because of it.
I'm aging myself here, but when I was younger, we all wore Levi's made of nice denim.
Levi's no longer fit me well (boy has my body changed over the years!) so they're out.

Are there any other brands of jeans that are made of a decent quality of denim, and still under $100?
It would definitely be a plus if they were also a more traditional style jean, not skinny jeans.
I have a rather ample rear already, and I'm too old to highlight that feature.
(Funny story. I was walking my dog, and a young man only saw me from behind. He said "Damn!" But when I turned around and he saw how old I am, he became really apologetic and embarrassed. heeheehee!)

Anyway, back to the jeans... I'd love to hear suggestions of brands and stores, if anybody can help.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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Eddie Bauer and Levi make the most durable jeans I know of, but you said Levi is out and I'm not sure if Eddie Bauer makes jeans for women - they probably do though.

Wrangler also makes very durable jeans, but I don't know of anyone that likes their styles.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: 🇬🇧 In jolly old London! 🇬🇧
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DM watts87 hes the main man when it comes to jeans

I've heard Armani himself is jealous of him
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:05 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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None of the major brands are made here any longer so you are overpaying for foreign made.
Or you can buy made in America for about $35 and will outwear the former big name brands, Levis, Wrangler, Lee.

If you don't care about "name" labels these are excellent quality and I buy them local for $35.

100% Made in The USA Jeans - Texas Jeans

Keep Americans working.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Lands End has made a push for their newly redesigned jeans. I have bought 4 new pairs of these. My chief complaint is that straight leg jeans in my size (XL or OX) end up hopelessly baggy after a few hours of wearing. And finding narrow legged jeans is hard sometimes in my size range. The LE jeans are fine but honestly the denim in the med blue color is not really beefy. I ordered a pair of wide legged jeans, like old fashioned bell bottoms from the 'seventies, in the dark blue, and that denim was a bit beefier. I like the fit of these jeans very well. Women's Slim Leg Jeans from Lands' End and Women's Mid Rise Trouser Jeans from Lands' End

There are other styles to choose from.

I think you can buy a beefy jean from LL Bean, if memory serves. I don't like the way their pants fit me, but the quality is always good.

Last year I bought a pair of straight legged jeans from Kohl's. They were Chaps brand and I loved that they were gray. They were made of very beefy denim, but the bagginess became a problem. When I wore them all day, I felt like a bag woman. Its the spandex. I think it must be hard to get the stretch most of us want without them going baggy. Lands End seems to have a better handle on this problem, IMO.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I am 67, and fairly tall. My current favorite jeans are Lee, and I got them at JC Penney, online. I really don't know how much they cost, but if they had been expensive, I would remember.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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DM watts87 hes the main man when it comes to jeans

I've heard Armani himself is jealous of him
Haha! You are too kind good sir! If only Armani was jealous of me!
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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You could try to check out Silver brand jeans. I've heard a lot of good things about them from various ladies as far as quality and style. They have some nice looking jeans that aren't skinny jeans. However, the price point may be a bit of an issue. I could be wrong but I think they come in around $100.00

I've also heard some good things about Lee jeans lately, and I think they are at a really good price point.

If you can find them at a thrift store, you can still buy some good old-school Levi's 501s with the high quality denim and they're usually at a great price.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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People may scoff but except for length issues,I'm fond of this season's Vera Wang jeans at Kohls. The dark rinse boot cuts are my favorite.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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I'm going to bounce off another thread I just read here about a lack of quality clothing.
I am also finding that fabrics have become quite flimsy, and I'm having a difficult time finding jeans because of it.
I'm aging myself here, but when I was younger, we all wore Levi's made of nice denim.
Levi's no longer fit me well (boy has my body changed over the years!) so they're out.

Are there any other brands of jeans that are made of a decent quality of denim, and still under $100?
Good grief. Go to the mall. There's a million of them.
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