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Bootcut Jeans - an end of an era?

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If anyone here has tried looking for bootcut style jeans you will instantly know what I am about to say. Since when did retailers assume people only want to buy skinny or even super skinny jeans?? … Read More
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
If anyone here has tried looking for bootcut style jeans you will instantly know what I am about to say.

Since when did retailers assume people only want to buy skinny or even super skinny jeans??

I spent the past 2 weeks visiting a variety of retailers across different cities in England looking for jeans and 95% of those I saw were of this skinny variety. If you hunt in some stores you may come across some loose and if you are extremely lucky some bootcut style however unless you have a waist of a 14yr old then chances are you won't find a pair to fit.

How many of you 30 somethings plus have tried to fit into a pair of skinny jeans? If you managed it how long did you last before they either ripped at the seam or had you rushed to the hospital due to all the blood being restricted in your thighs?

Even for those with the ability to get a pair on and wear them comfortably does the fit even do your legs justice?? lol.. if that were even possible for most of us - I know, a few of you will be cyclists with impressive calf and thigh muscles however I still challenge you to this skinny jeans feat.

Those who can (or think the can) pull them off by all means enjoy doing so however for those of us that like our bootcut style are extremely restricted when it comes to finding our next pair of jeans.

So after exhausting all my offline store options I jumped online to see what I could find there. It was so similar, some retailers just don't stock them full stop while others are limited in size or colour or style (i.e. zip vs button fly or leg length).

I just want to be able to go into a store, pickup a pair of comfortable bootcut jeans, try them on, be happy with the fit and style and leave the store after paying with change from £50. I throw that last part in because I did come across Diesel.com, prices starting at £70 in their sale... however even though after seeing this and deciding to bite the bullet found they didn't even have my size!

I'm not a difficult fit (34w 34l) and I didn't think I was asking for much but from the look of it I may have come across the impossible.

I'm sure there will be retailers out there who can help me but a shop for jeans shouldn't need me to travel the length and breadth of the country.
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Boot Cut = awful oO
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#1
Exactly the same issue, I ended up with a pair from Next. Not my shop of choice, but they are reasonably comfortable.
#2
If your desperate maybe try a 2nd hand shop or ebay.

Or give boyfriend jeans a try. They have a very relaxed fit which sounds like what your looking for.
#3
pookey1
If your desperate maybe try a 2nd hand shop or ebay.

Or give boyfriend jeans a try. They have a very relaxed fit which sounds like what your looking for.


You are right, I have already done this buying from eBay from no choice however I would also like to buy new. This isn't a 1 off issue.. this is a problem for many people

Edited By: cooliomoolio on Dec 29, 2016 10:17: Additional detail
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1 Like #5
exactly my predicament...!!!@
#6
Skinny jeans will look fine with a 34w. Just swap to different style trainers/shoes and you will probably like them once you get used to them.

I was in the same position but now prefer skinny jeans over bootcut.
1 Like #7
im actually the sams size 34 x 34 and never struggle getting mine from either the for mentioned Next or Burton
1 Like #8
I have the same problem. The only jeans I have bought in the last couple of years have been from Hollsiter as their bootcut are decent

https://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/guys-jeans-and-bottoms-boot-jeans?icmp=ICT:BTS16:M:NAV:GUYS:K:x:JEAN:Boot
3 Likes #9
Likewise, I'm a fan of the boot cut and have a strong distaste for skinny jeans. Usually buy mine from Next but they have to order them in specially. Not sure know why this style is so hard to get on the high street :(

To make matters worse at one stage you could only get them with a zip fly, though fortunately the buttons are now back.

Edited By: MBeeching on Dec 29, 2016 10:29
1 Like #10
I have gigantic legs from squats, and I can still fit into skinny jeans, and they look okay - just needs to be the 'stretch' ones.
#11
Matalan in preston had loads last night in the sale reduced to £5 a pair if its any help to you :)
1 Like #12
cooliomoolio

however unless you have a waist of a 14yr old then chances are you won't find a pair to fit.
Or unless you're not fat.
#13
What about straight fit?
#14
Try FatFace. they still offer BootCut jeans.
1 Like #15
I can't even wear slim fit as my legs are really chunky and muscly. It's annoying - I tend to get 'regular' jeans from Primark as they are a decent fit for me but even then almost every nice pair of jeans - and even suit trouser - seems to be slim or skinny fit. I literally can't even get skinny jeans over my legs. Ironically even skinny people find it awkward to take skinny jeans off, which must be awkward for young, promiscuous late-teens engaging in sexual activity. I wonder how many broken ankles and black eyes have resulted from hurriedly trying to remove these chicken-leg monstrosities.
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I look like Max Wall in most of the jeans I try on

http://www.pictorialpress.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/07/001-040356-600x409.jpg
#17
I get my jeans from Next and there comfortable, I buy tapered now which have plenty of room on the thighs. Don't think the even stock bootcut anymore and straight jeans seem to be getting less and less as well.
#18
There is loads of options at next and debenhams
#19
Got my other half a couple of pairs from matalan.
#20
I have this problem. 80% of jeans are skinny/slim fit, the ones that aren't tend to have an uncomfortably low waist or they are just constantly out of popular waist sizes. I like wearing jeans because they are (or can be) comfortable, not because I want people to look at my figure.

Went to an American Walmart recently and they had Wrangers with boot cuts, stretch fits, comfort fit, they were very cheap (£20-ish) and had a massive range of leg and waist sizes for each fit.
#21
plenty of slim straight fit jeans available.
1 Like #22
I'm a 32L. Tesco have loads of Bootcut jeans if you're that way inclined.
#23
peeej1978
Try FatFace. they still offer BootCut jeans.


They do sell bootcut however extremely restricted in sizes right now, tried online and in 2 stores with them.
#24
I love skinny jeans. Finding a real pair made of proper denim, not this stretchy rubbish that is supposed to be easier for anyone of any shape to squeeze themselves into, that goes saggy within a week has become very difficult indeed.

So yes, being back bootcut jeans, so in turn I can have my real skinny jeans back please. Not this half way abomination.

Nor do I want them to come up to my armpits, my name isn't Farmer Giles.
#25
Next and USC (Firetrap) have boot cut jeans.
3 Likes #26
I thought I was the only one! I've suffered alone....

Please let the fad for skinny jeans end soon...so that I may be able to buy Boot cut again :(
#27
Exact same problem, except I can't get them over my calf muscles. Any time I try on a pair I have to roll them inside out and peel them off my legs. I find about every 18 months or so, very baggy jeans come back around (by very baggy, I mean a pair that will allow me to put my phone in my pocket), so I usually have to stock up then!
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Boot Cut = awful oO
1 Like #29
Skinny?
Ever heard of straight or slim fit?
4 Likes #30
Tesco still sell bootcut, although not sure who is buying them still, I prefer slim jeans as skinny are too tight for my age and looks like I am smuggling a walnut.
2 Likes #31
Straight or slim fit all the way
#32
Replay. In the sale at masdings.com
#33
I thought boot cut were back in fashion???
2 Likes #34
Personally I only wear slim or skinny so didn't think this was an issue, but then having Googled ladies bootcut jeans, I realise it isn't an issue :|
2 Likes #35
Been looking to get a nice pair of burgundy jumbo cords. Have had to settle for skinny jeans in the end,not happy tbh. :(
1 Like #36
ritchiedrama
I have gigantic legs from squats, and I can still fit into skinny jeans, and they look okay - just needs to be the 'stretch' ones.

Please don't post any pics if you look like this. I'm not sure I could contain myself :p

http://broscience.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/bodybuilders-trying-to-wear-skinny-jeans.jpg


Edited By: deeky on Dec 29, 2016 15:41
#37
cooliomoolio
peeej1978
Try FatFace. they still offer BootCut jeans.

They do sell bootcut however extremely restricted in sizes right now, tried online and in 2 stores with them.

Oooh aarrr
#38
Aiden1512
Personally I only wear slim or skinny so didn't think this was an issue, but then having Googled ladies bootcut jeans, I realise it isn't an issue :|


If you try searching men's you will see where the issue lies.. there is a distinct lack of retailers stocking bootcut now and those who do have very limited choice in terms of sizes and finishes.

Today I am on the high street again but this time in my 3rd city, Exeter, and I have spent 1.5hrs looking with no joy.

I have come across a few choices in Debenhams however found the fit wrong and another only zip fly available.

The stores I have tried so far are

Debenhams
Next
River Island
John Lewis
Fat Face
Superdry
GAP
Hollisters

I have spoken to sales people in each one and most have confirmed that bootcut is rare now with one recommending that I try 'spray on' (I think that is what they said) which looked even skinnier than super skinny!

I read some comments here and thought perhaps I was wrong and just overlooking them but now I am confident I was correct first time around.

Finding a pair of bootcut jeans is a mission.
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cooliomoolio
Aiden1512
Personally I only wear slim or skinny so didn't think this was an issue, but then having Googled ladies bootcut jeans, I realise it isn't an issue :|
If you try searching men's you will see where the issue lies.. there is a distinct lack of retailers stocking bootcut now and those who do have very limited choice in terms of sizes and finishes.
Today I am on the high street again but this time in my 3rd city, Exeter, and I have spent 1.5hrs looking with no joy.
I have come across a few choices in Debenhams however found the fit wrong and another only zip fly available.
The stores I have tried so far are
Debenhams
Next
River Island
John Lewis
Fat Face
Superdry
GAP
Hollisters
I have spoken to sales people in each one and most have confirmed that bootcut is rare now with one recommending that I try 'spray on' (I think that is what they said) which looked even skinnier than super skinny!
I read some comments here and thought perhaps I was wrong and just overlooking them but now I am confident I was correct first time around.
Finding a pair of bootcut jeans is a mission.

Oh I thought you were a woman X) sorry, didn't read the thread properly.

Wouldn't know about men's then, but my partner only wears straight/regular fit and he has no issues finding them in most shops. But bootleg on a guy oO erm, there's a reason they went out of fashion :D:p



Edited By: Aiden1512 on Dec 29, 2016 15:55
2 Likes #40
Bootcut jeans have been out of fashion for a while so it's going to be hard to find them. That doesn't however mean that all that's left is spray-on or skinny jeans.

Most decent menswear retailers will do a relaxed/straight-cut/custom-fit selection of jeans.

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