Friday, March 11, 2005

Anyone else out there a jeans purist?

I am having a problem. Nothing major, I just cannot find a pair of jeans in 100% cotton that I like and would wear. All I am asking for is bootcut, a little bit lower rise, but not down to my cooch, and 100% cotton. Nope, not out there.

I went to Old Navy, my old standby. Nothing in my size except stretch denim. The shit they put into these things makes me so damn itchy I wanna scream. I double check, the salesgirl was right.

Okay, now to Lerner. I have their NY Jeans in bootcut and I love em. I am wearing them when I go in. I ask the girl "where are your jeans, I want a pair like these". First of all, she tells me they "don't sell straight leg anymore". Now, these jeans are only a year old and not straight leg, but I just say "Okay, where are your REGULAR jeans". She point to a wall with about three small shelves of jeans, all freaking stretch. I ask for anything that doesn't have stretch denim. She stares at me as if I am an alien from another planet. I leave.

Next, American Eagle. I end up buying "boyfriend" jeans. These are lower rise (the highest rise they make says the cute, skinny, pert 19 year old salesgirl), flare legged, but not stretch. Even the petites are too long, but I grab em cause there's no stretch in em.

Now, I remember the day I could walk in any store, find a million pair of jeans in my size and never have to try em on. Now, all the jeans are cut in funky ways, petite/short doesn't mean shit, lycra/spandex, etc is added to all. No wonder America looks overweight. We're pumping ourselves into tight, stretchy jeans with low waist, which makes our tummies roll over the top and out asses look like we're smuggling a pair of rump roasts out of a store. The flare bottoms do nothing for anyone unless you're over 5'8" tall.

I JUST WANT A PAIR OF FREAKING JEANS THAT ARE LIKE JEANS USED TO BE!!!! IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK???????

9 comments:

Lara said...

I hear your pain - and have only found one brand of jeans that consistently fit me the way a good pair-o-jeans should...CK Jeans.
If you aren't opposed to buying jeans online you could try http://www.jeans-online.pl/index.php?levis=levis-red-tab-jeans-jeans-womens
or if you have a levi's store anywhere close I'd suggest trying them - their jeans tend to sway toward the purist side with a few exceptions.

Stacey said...

I *hate* buying jeans! The only ones I can find that aren't stretch or all flared out around the ankles or too long or whatever are the kind that come up past my belly button, and I hate that! That's one of the reasons I keep trying not to buy any until I go down another size, hoping that maybe I'll be able to find something that looks okay on me once I lose a couple more inches...

mrsfrenchy said...

You can still buy real jeans at LLBean. I love them and they are worth the extra money. They also make a 100% cotton jean with a little elastic in the sides for days when you feel bloated, etc.
Also, try "Just my size" maybe at wal-mart or somewhere like that. They fit real nice and are all 100% cotton. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Do you have a Kohl's - I am 5 foot even and can buy Sonoma Petites and they fit perfectly (with no hemming) they are also 100% cotton.
Michelle (micountess)

Heather said...

Deneen.... Buying clothes just sucks huh???

I do happen to LOVE flare bottom jeans with a low rise waist... Comfy for me.

I do have some boot cut... Levi's or Old Navy for me...

Heather (YarnFeather)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one. I used to buy GAP long and lean jeans, and they USED to fit me perfectly. Flared leg, but not a huge flare. What nowadays is called "boot cut" I guess. My old boot cuts are what some people are calling straight. I looked at GAP and online at their store, and I've determined that they make no women's jeans that don't have stretch. I hate stretch. The first week, it's too tight, after that, the jeans completely loose their shape! You can't wear them more than one time without having to wash again. Ridiculous. Anyway, I'm thinking of trying guys jeans, after trying on a pair of my boyfriend's, and him saying "Wow ... those look good on you." :-)

Deneen said...

I just gave up-now I buy Levis 505 and yes, they have stretch in them. I had a pair I loved last year from Kohl's, bought the exact pair online, same size, same everything-they were too big and looked like crap. I really have given up completely!

Anonymous said...

I too hate stretch jeans! They don't look like real denim and they certainly don't fit like the real thing either. Jeans were always great for hiding certain figure flaws the stretch kind just mold to all the problem areas. I haven't been able to find a new pair of jeans for over a year now. How do we get jeans manufacturers to go back to good old 100% cotton?!

noricum said...

Oh, I *hear* you! I muffin-topped something bad on one pair the sales lady had me try on.

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