Buying Jeans is like picking out a car lately!!!

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    Oct 02, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    So i'm looking at getting some jeans and there are so many choices, and whats up with all these SLIM Fit all over the place. Anyways I went out and with so many damn styles and colors and cross-washes, there was no way in hell i was going to try them on in the fitting room. I used to be a shopper now i do most of it online, but occasionally do go out, however with jeans u gotta try em on. What jeans are good nowadays without spending crazy money. btw im 6'3 , 210 so i need at least a 34 x 34 or 36 x 34( big legs and bubble) so that complicates finding a size. I dont like relaxed i want somethign roomy but not baggy.icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    This thread makes me happy that I don't give a fuck about fashion.
    Gimme some jogging shorts and tank top, or board shorts and a t-shirt - both outfits including flip flops - and I'm happy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    It's easy if you know exactly what you want.
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    hunni, fashion is working against u then.
    Skinny jeans are hot right now, same with slim fit.

    I think skinny jeans look good on certain people in a certain age group, but beyond like 22 I think the person looks ridiculous.

    Slim fit jeans can look good as long at there is enough length, when they look like flood pants, then the wearer looks like an ass in my opinion anyway.


    I dunno. Go to Macys or bloomingdales. obviously u wanna be comfortable. Just remember one thing, dont get stone washed jeans or acid washed jeans.

    Awful.
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    Oct 03, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    Get a custom made pair...there are several websites where you send them your measurements and they'll make a pair for you
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    Oct 03, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    ruggeD saidSo i'm looking at getting some jeans and there are so many choices, and whats up with all these SLIM Fit all over the place. Anyways I went out and with so many damn styles and colors and cross-washes, there was no way in hell i was going to try them on in the fitting room. I used to be a shopper now i do most of it online, but occasionally do go out, however with jeans u gotta try em on. What jeans are good nowadays without spending crazy money. btw im 6'3 , 210 so i need at least a 34 x 34 or 36 x 34( big legs and bubble) so that complicates finding a size. I dont like relaxed i want somethign roomy but not baggy.icon_neutral.gif


    Wow, I am glad that someone brought this topic...I am having the same issue for me, is the inseam since I am not a tall guy 5 '7 and I like an inseam of 29 try getting that on a 33 or 34 is like going on a scavenger hunticon_sad.gif and trying to pinpoint the stores that might have then...what I noticed is that I get lucky just before the school years starts...which can be a hassle going into the stores with all the kids and parents...but when I do find a pair that I like, it fits good, and its slim...I do not like baggy either I by two. I recently found a good pairs of Lee which was unsual for me I am usually a Levis guy, but could not find a Levis that I liked.
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    I have wayyy to many pairs of jeans (like... 12) and i find the ones that fit the best and look the best are guess jeans! They last forever, and you can get them cheap at winners (there are always like.. a million different pairs there)
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    I love shopping, so that's not an issue for me.

    In terms of jeans, I totally rediscovered LEE. I had no idea they're making these amazing jeans. I love mine plain, timeless, classy and slim. I bought all three pairs I liked, because the fit and comfort was amazing. Also, they're really cheap, like 100 euros each. We have the same length and although I am not as big as you are I like my jeans to be a bit loose above and straight/slim below, LEE does cater for that. Just go to the shop and ask for a jeans expert. They'll be happy to help you out! Good luck!

    Oh and by the way, if you would like to invest in a pair of jeans you might want to consider Armani. They have this special "comfort" line. These jeans and trousers are so comfy and fit very well in general.
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    I'm 6'4 200lbs I normally go with regular fit straight leg, something like levi 501's
    or banana republic. dark wash
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Import saidhunni, fashion is working against u then.
    Skinny jeans are hot right now, same with slim fit.

    Skinny jeans are the bane of my existence.

    I stopped fitting into anything with the word "skinny" or "slim" or "fitted" when I hit puberty!
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    Puberty!

    Who knew?!
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    I am 6'3 as well. big legs. and I went to Lucky Brand the other night. They have decent stuff and it fits and looks great!

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    Oct 03, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    I swear by Dolce and Gabbanas. Extremely good denim that really lasts.

    Diesels tend to wear out after about four years. However, I've had these Armani's for almost five years. They're still strong.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    Actually, today I bought jeans and a car and picking out the car was easier. Tired of sedans and SUVs I only considered two options - a Prius hybrid that was legal to drive solo in the HOV lane and an Audi convertible that was the only ragtop that'd make it up the icy hill to my house. Since I don't commute regularly I went for the Audi. It took longer finding the right jeans (Armani).
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    Oct 03, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    Brands don't really matter once you find one that fits your body type, and you certainly should try them on. I personally like those Gap jeans because they look good on me. Oh, and a good thing about skinny/slim fit jeans is that they look more tailored than other baggy jeans when they are fitted in a right way (needless to say, REALLY skinny jeans will make you look like a hipster unless you want that look...)

    That said, if your jeans don't fit right, even a $200 pair isn't worth it. Fitted, dark jeans can look nice when you want to wear them casual and dressed up a little.
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    Oct 03, 2010 9:02 AM GMT
    I have a large rear and thick thighs. I could never find a jean that was flattering. Until I discovered Smash Jeans. The over kill designed jeans are so tacky but they fit me perfectly. I literally have three of the same pair of jeans but a dark color wash.

    But I agree with the guy who lives in shorts and sandals.
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    Oct 03, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Brand doesn't really matter but remember, you get what you pay for. Also, please please please don't buy boot cut! Guys in flare jeans...not an attractive thing. Straight leg, slim fit is the way to go. Relaxed fits usually give you a saggy ass. Skinny...well you need a certain body for that. Any guy that works out on a regular basis can NOT wear skinny.
    I have big thighs, 32x32, and Diesel Viker is probably my favorite brand/fit. They're expensive but fit me like a glove and are awesome quality.
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    Oct 03, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    This is why I only get jeans from Buckle. I walk right in the store, tell the employee what I am looking for and they find the exact fit, wash, and style I want! In and out in 15 minutes!
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    If you don't want to spend crazy money then you should go with Levi's. They are reasonably priced and do not look tacky. Plus they have tons of different fits. Just make sure your ass looks good in them, this is the key thing! You can also upgrading to premium denim, others have mentioned and I agree are totally worth the price, like rock and republic or joe's which are the two brands that I go for first.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    Momotaro jeans. They come in a standard length of 36"

    Naked and Famous brand has some "Weird Guy" fit jeans that provide some extra room for when you have "junk in the trunk".
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    The biggest problem I have buying jeans or shorts these days is that the sizing on the label is a joke. I've got cargo shorts that read size 32 w hich are loose on me yet there is no way that I am a 32 waist or smaller (even if I measure below the proper waist I'm still at least 34)
    The situation with jeans is even worse. I got a pair of 33 levis which while snug fit ... except the hips and legs were tight.

    So any guy who says "I'm a 30!" or anything else and bases it on the label on their clothes is full of it. If I get the tape measure out I'm a 36/37. Yet I run around in jeans marked 34. [I weigh in at 160 and 5'8 and yeah I could drop 10 or 15 but I'm hardly a fatty or huge gut]

    Somebody else mentioned Lee. I've found them to be most consistently close to reality size wise. And there is no stretch like you are starting to see in Levis. Wrangler falls in between. All these companies are doing 'vanity' sizing for stuff that is sold in America [Levi's admitted it on the phone to me when I complained about a pair I purchased w/o trying on based on sizing of an older pair]. So make sure you try before you buy.

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    Oct 03, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    If you have ever done a squat in your life, it is hard to find jeans at Banana Republic to fit you. Same with American Apparel. At least that's been my experience.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    I recently just started getting my Jeans custom made, which I love. If you don't live in the city there are websites that will custom fit your jeans to your measurements. You pick wash, stitching etc.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    sean_ny81 said Also, please please please don't buy boot cut!


    Some of us wear boots...
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    Oct 03, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    I love Slim fit jeans, they are not baggy and neither too sticky like Skinny. Esp the the ones at Gap, sit low on your waist and slim through legs. icon_smile.gif