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.