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    Best "high-street" men's jeans?

    Hello everyone

    Sadly, as I'm now 36 years old, and a bit "chunky" (14 and a half stone - but six foot one!) and couldn't get into skinny jeans, if my life depended on it. I am at a lost as to which shop offers the best choice (and price) for a normal-sized bloke.

    I'm just looking for a couple of pairs of jeans that I can wear with both smarter shoes and trainers, that will fit me, and not finish somewhere around my knee, when listed as a 32 inch leg!

    Also, what's the best colour/dye and cut for a pair of men's jeans?

    Many thanks in advance

    23 Comments

    My OH has a similar problem, except he HATES the skinny cut jeans. He got his last 3 pairs of jeans from Sainsburys and Sports Direct though if that helps? He is VERY fussy about jeans but finds those two stores the best.

    Burton's have lots of choice usually, I have a chunky monkey too dark wash jeans are nice.
    Edited by: "claire7519" 15th Dec 2014

    Next jeans are great, my hubby is a weird shape, very short legs lol. Next fit great

    Try the skinny too, they are not mega skinny and my hubby is 37 and he doesn't look like he's trying to be 18

    can never go wrong with the darkest blue wash available. Looks smart with everything. I find that straight leg bootcut look best on larger builds. I always check out TK Maxx first to see if there are any good brands.
    Edited by: "Kumama" 15th Dec 2014

    Don't go for completely black jeans or heavily stonewashed, go for something which is really quite dark blue with maybe a little bit of fading. I only really wear Levi jeans and buy nearly all of the from eBay for roughly £4-12 each, 90% of them are fantastic and would cost £55-80 in Debenhams.

    Primark

    Try Matalan as well if you have one near you, our local one has absolutely loads of Jeans so the choice is good.

    Also, what's the best colour/dye and cut for a pair of men's jeans?



    Personal really and depends on the makers design, I have all common colours and some are 'smarter' than others and depends on what you wear them with, a bit more tricky as everyone is different, I do own a pair of Navy Diesel Skinny Jeans and would never normally have looked at them but on they do look very smart with the right combination, Trainers/T-Shirt or Shoes/Shirt and surprised me. (And I'm older than you but not as tall ) or be done with it and just ask Jeremy Clarkson, I believe he wears a lot of Jeans....:D

    At a push I'd say a nice pair of worn faded Levis (501's)....

    Good luck with your fashion dilemma....






    Edited by: "Likely2" 15th Dec 2014

    MIDURIX

    Don't go for completely black jeans or heavily stonewashed, go for … Don't go for completely black jeans or heavily stonewashed, go for something which is really quite dark blue with maybe a little bit of fading. I only really wear Levi jeans and buy nearly all of the from eBay for roughly £4-12 each, 90% of them are fantastic and would cost £55-80 in Debenhams.


    100% agreed.

    Gap outlet stores for me. I am pretty much the same size as you I go for 36 W 32 L I avoid the skinny ones and go premium regular and they fit well. Only cost about £25 too.

    Try TK Maxx. i recently got some nice French Connection jeans for £19.99.

    I am 4' 7", 16st and have a 34" inside leg and they fit me perfect.

    Tesco, not kidding. My bf likes their basic ones which are about £6 and better quality than some ten times the price. not tight anywhere, plenty of room to move, very plain, thick denim, nice dark blue colour. Give them a try!

    Levi's definitely

    Less fancy Diesel or Duck and Cover in TK Maxx.

    From recollection Jeans are categorized by the weight (density of the yarn per square yard) of the cotton fabric, usually around 12oz. Depending on time of season, fashion, or usage of the Jeans they could be less or more dense. So a fashionable skinny jean could be 10oz (light weight), while the older style raw or work jeans 14oz+ (heavy weight). In the past most of the top manufacturers used American, British, and Japanese factories and sourced the material likewise, but with the brands moving their manufacturing to the Eastern Europe, or South America then the Far East the quality control dramatically worsened. Nowadays most branded Jeans are made in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Mexico using poorly sourced cotton yarn, and the quality control is terrible. Thus you find the jeans longevity has depreciated (especially using a washing machine and dryer).

    If you are looking for a high quality branded jeans look for brands manufactured in America (only certain Levis, Texas Jeans, Carhartt etc), UK (Wales), Egypt, or Japan(Edwin) with a high rawr weight content, Unfortunately most of these brands will set you back a £100 plus. Otherwise buy a pair of jeans from a good quality brand, wash them only when needed, and only hang them up to dry. Unfortunately it's a lottery especially with Wrangler, Lee, and Levi jeans.

    Concerning colour depends on what you wear, so the main blue colours (dark, and light stone wash), and blacks you shouldn't have a problem if you wear the appropriate top. Avoid coloured (yellow,reds etc), flaired, or boot cut, and instead try straight or fitted jeans and check the leg bottom of the jeans (some are much larger).




    Edited by: "nemesiz" 16th Dec 2014

    I highly recommend Uniqlo amazing jeans for the price. Stores in London but ordering online was easy, jeans are fit true to measurement

    Mantaray at Debenhams could be worth a look.

    Love for M&S here, not so much for jeans as other types of leg wear. Their North Coast chinos are a great fit.

    I have a slim waist compared to my thighs and my favourite for the last few years is G Star Raw Loose fit.

    Both fit and quality are excellent.
    Edited by: "Hansi" 16th Dec 2014

    I used to buy Levi 501 but i refused to pay the going price ,then i moved to wrangler they faded very quick on the knees so i did chew on a bit buying burtons jeans i got 2 pairs and binned them so last week went to matalan and tried on the farah jeans i liked them at £22 so when i came home i checked ebay and ordered these different colour ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

    Checkout Goldspun jeans, really good quality denim.

    My other half is around the same weight and age and finds his Bench jeans the best. His aren't slim fit

    This is the ones I mean, shame they are OOS. I got a pair for £30 from Amazon. They come in and out of stock a lot. Look for the loose fit ones on eBay. Also Voi jeans are worth a look.
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