Athletic Cut Jeans - How to Find Something that F'ing Fits?!

  • neosyllogy

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    Feb 20, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    One Reason I hate Shopping - or - A Cry for Help

    Okay guys with an athletic bodytpe. Especially runners, wrestlers, and thai boxers.
    Where do you buy jeans that don't cost $100 (or heck, even if they do) that fit?

    I just bought jeans 4 sizes to big, relaxed cut, and they're still too tight to move comfortably. (I was hoping they'd stretch, but instead they shrunk a bit icon_confused.gif).

    I have big legs to begin with, and do sports that tend to enhance that.
    I also hate shopping and am rather frugal.
    So... anyone know of nice 30x34 athletic cut jeans (i.e. really roomy; size 36 thighs for a size 30 waist). [Yeah, 30x34's aren't common either, which makes discount bins a tough option.]

    Heck, any designer options, maybe I can get lucky and find them cheap somewhere? (I've had some luck with Lucky Brand blade 181, I've heard Big Pickle by Salt&Pepper or some such is good -- but I'm toward the end of the bodytype gaussian here when it comes to legs... though serious bodybuilders must deal with this all the time.) icon_neutral.gif


    Any help for a frustrated, big-thighed student much appreciated!!icon_exclaim.gif!!
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    Feb 20, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    i'm pretty sure i've seen somehwere on this ofrum someone said they found jeans at Levi's or Old navy help solve those problems. Did you try them? I know for sure Levi's has LOT of options. Hope this can help
  • neosyllogy

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    Feb 20, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    ddt8665 saidi'm pretty sure i've seen somehwere on this ofrum someone said they found jeans at Levi's or Old navy help solve those problems. Did you try them? I know for sure Levi's has LOT of options. Hope this can help


    Yeah, thanks, Levi's were what I just bought (and now need to return); I tried on over 10 pairs of pants at Target including several Levi's cuts. Levi's were the best of them, but still too tight. I've tried Old Navy in the past with no luck. [I've really only had partial luck with one cut of Lucky Jeans, but I'm hoping there are good options I haven't tried.]

    (I do think there is one more cut to try that was loose. It fit comfortably (though they only had 30x30), that particular cut though... it's not really an adult style. It's not the kind of thing you could wear to work/a lecture for example - basically denim pajama pants. icon_smile.gif)
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    Used to have a bud with the same problem. He bought jeans that fit him in the legs. But then had a tailor take them in at the waste. It only cost him about $15 to get that don't. The tailoring really made his ass look hot!
  • starboard5

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    Feb 21, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    my legs are on the big side, too, and I've had pretty good luck with Old Navy, though I don't think quality control is consistent so it may still be a matter of hit or miss.
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    There's not really one place I shop for jeans at, and I'm VERY picky at jeans because they are hard to make look good on you. My advice is just go to any store and just keep trying them on until you see a pair that fit and make ur butt look good.

    I don't ever buy bootleg jeans cuz they just don't suit me, so I guess you just have to see what fits you individually.
  • J450N

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    Feb 21, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    Hey,

    Try Gap's Loose fit Jeans. They should be what you are looking for. They don't carry them in-store but they carry them online.

    I'm a manager at the Gap and I help customers all day with fits. Hope this helps good luck! Let me know how it goes.

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    Feb 21, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    I get Quiksilver jeans, but only the relaxed fit cut. Even the regular straight leg one is too small. I didn't think my legs were GARGANTUAN, but according to the jean manufacturers, I guess they are.
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Fuck jeans...haven't worn them in years...always uncomfortable.
    I either go with jogging pants or khakis when full-length pants are needed (which is seldom here).
  • Webster666

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    Feb 21, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    Maybe hotbodz.com
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    Don't have this problem exactly but I know where you are coming from... height to waist ratio is a problem for me.

    I would agree that if you are an extreme example tailoring may be the only option, find a good one and think of it as an investment.

    However, certain bands are made with certain body types in mind, and lets be honest, those 'cuts' never really tell what they mean, most referring to the waist and ass regions, not the leg cut. Best piece of advise I have about shopping is - If you know what you want ask someone, it will save you a lot of hassle, and that is what a sales person is there for. Sure it can be intimidating or annoying at times, but you would not believe what some of those men and women have found for me.

    From the sounds of it you want them to be looser fit than normal (ie the relaxed or straight leg). If these aren't working for you its time to move to the 'skater cut' so time to check out where the skater boys in your community shop. Now not all 'skater' jeans are going to be what you want, there are some that are super skinny, some are hang off you ass too baggy. But!! the rest are designed to allow greater quick mobility in the leg region. They do this through making the thigh and calf a bit larger than the average pair of straight legs or relaxed fits, while still remaining wearable in the waist. Also to get that rumpled and baggy look, they come in slightly longer versions. Some are not a true denim and instead are a stretch denim, which you have considered and might be a good choice, though these wear out faster.

    Also if its not stretchy to begin with, its only going to get tighter/stiffer for the first 5-10 washes. Also only buy preshrunk, because even after the first few washed denim will shrink (especially if you put it in a dryer! I do it cause I'm not waiting days for them to dry...). But one thing about denim (especially good denim) as you wear it, it conforms to you.

    Good luck!
  • sfjock11

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    Feb 21, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    i have the same problem. i.e. legs larger than most pant legs. you will have to try a ton of pairs in different brands and styles to find something that works. my latest find has been levi 514s. they are marked slim fit but it seem to apply to the waist area and not so much the legs. they fit me perfectly and they run around $25-99 (for the raw ones). check them out.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Feb 21, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    I have big legs and Lucky Brand work well for me.
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    lol and the next add I get is... build your own jeans...

    http://www.indicustom.com/?gclid=CPqh3JeLmKcCFQUSbAodCy-

    hmmmm
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    My problem is my legs/butt are big, so I buy them to fit those areas, then the jeans are too big around my waist haha ... I've found that J Crew jeans work the best for me
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 21, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    I wear Levi's 550 jeans... very roomy in the thigh and regular jeans are always very tight with my legs... still tight in the ass, but thats awesome.
    They are very comfortable otherwise. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    Unfortunately, they're pricey BUT they're worth it.

    http://www.rufskin.com/cart/denim.html
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    Levi Silvertabs are great, and they fit your abnormally large quads perfectly without being too tight in the waist.
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    God forbid a short person has bug thighs for his size.
    Ive never found a brand that fits.. comfortably.
    Shorts and sweats.
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    Feb 21, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    mnboy saidGod forbid a short person has bug thighs for his size.
    Ive never found a brand that fits.. comfortably.
    Shorts and sweats.


    All for the shorts and sweats lifestyle ha
  • Timbales

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    Feb 21, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    find a good tailor
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    Feb 21, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    To see dozens of threads on this subject, click on "FORUMS" and type "jeans" into the search box.
  • neosyllogy

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    Feb 22, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    Thanks a lot for the replies.
    A lot of options to hunt down. (Also been looking at a lot of cheap online outlets, so maybe some shopping {bah} and trying on at higher-end stores are in ordere followed by online purchases.)

    Will post back here anything useful I find.
    One problem I have with a couple of the (good) suggestions made here is that I'm uncomfortable buying anything I haven't tried on...
  • neosyllogy

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    Feb 22, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    PS: To respond to some direct mails:
    Yeah, I like the jeans in my pics too. They're a couple sizes too big, but they fit nicely enough with a belt. They're the Lucky blade 181 cut I mentioned, but they're a bit pricey, and I figured I'd see if there were any better options.

    Also added a leg pic to profile to give a sense of physique (under adult; I don't know, it feels vaguely revealing to me EDIT: They disagree, mods moved it to public. *shudder*).
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    Try TRUE RELIGION.