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What is your favourite pair of jeans?

(43 Posts)
dairymoo Mon 01-Oct-12 14:53:55

I am on the look out for a couple of new pairs of jeans, after mine have all gone through at the knees (too much crawling around after the DCs!) and am after some recommendations.

In the past, I have loved a pair of J Crew Vintage Slim jeans, until they got too holey in the knee.

I have got a great pair of GAP High Rise Skinny Jeans at the moment, although they are a tad on the skinny side, not v comfy for every day wear.

I do like TS Baxters, but find they get a bit baggy after a while.

FWIW, I am 5'6" and pretty slim, legs are my best feature - hence my desire to find some flattering jeans.

So c'mon S&B'ers - which jeans do you rate?

Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 14:57:16

I love James Jeans, they are mega skinny and don't seem to stretch.

dairymoo Mon 01-Oct-12 14:58:47

Great - will add to the list. Any specific name for them or just skinny?

Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 15:09:30

The ones I have are called Twiggy.

Clure Mon 01-Oct-12 16:07:55

just bought [[French Connection]] skinnies. I too like Baxters, these are tighter fit though - breathe in!

Clure Mon 01-Oct-12 16:08:21

sorry link again!

dairymoo Mon 01-Oct-12 16:40:19

Thanks, another pair to try.

Any boyfriend jean / straight leg suggestions? Am quite partial to boyfriend jeans, I like Gap's sexy boyfriend but would like to find something comparable as I don't always like the colours/washes they have in store.

Rebecca54 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:41:36

I find Levis fit me best - not the cheapest I know but tend to last longer that less expensive brands as well.

Caerlaverock Mon 01-Oct-12 16:41:49

I love 7's but they don't last long

Cherrypie32 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:46:54

I've just bought some M&S Limited boyfriend jeans and they are great, v comfy, that said my skinnies are prob more flattering.

SorrelForbes Mon 01-Oct-12 16:48:51

I've just bought some Next Relaxed Skinnies which are very nice but not as nice as my Gap High Rise Skinnies (flattering, comfy and never fall down!).

iwantavuvezela Mon 01-Oct-12 16:50:00

I have just bought some MiH. Love them! Previously 7's but as someone else said before they do wear out after a year .... But I do wear jeans a lot!

DonaAna Mon 01-Oct-12 18:23:12

Wearing MiH right now - they do beautiful soft denim.
I have found it practical to have jeans in all the current styles (except boyfriends that don't look good on me): skinny, bootcut, straight leg and flare, so that I can choose the right pair based on the proportions of the outfit. Voluminous coatdress - skinnies; close-fitting cropped jacket: bootcuts or flares. More dressed-up classic look: straight-leg. I also have lighter denim for summer and deep indigo shades for winter.

AmberNectarine Mon 01-Oct-12 18:38:38

Goldsign high rise Virtuals are my absolute favourites, but they are the best part of £300 which is crazy. Also like Nudie High Kais which are more sensible at c. £90. I favour a higher rise.

Beaverfeaver Mon 01-Oct-12 18:47:37

I have a pair of next ones and they are very comfy, nice stretch to them

sugarice Mon 01-Oct-12 18:52:45

I love Nudie jeans. They fit really well, don't go baggy at the knees and aren't hugely expensive.

BonnyDay Mon 01-Oct-12 18:53:21

Top shop baxters.
Leigh ok but too thin. Could imagine they emphasize fat legs

cairnterrier Mon 01-Oct-12 18:54:02

Have you tried Gap real straight?

noddyholder Mon 01-Oct-12 18:55:08

Zara trf skinnies and diesel boyfriend jeans
Also like primark super skinny in black as they stay both black and tight

Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 19:17:12

Interesting MiH get good reviews here as I've a couple of pairs and have vowed never to get them again. Both seem to have stretch around the waste and now fall down sad
I agree with the Zara recommendation, I have also managed to find shorter length ones in the which means I don't have to get the shortened (I'm short).

MarshaBrady Mon 01-Oct-12 19:22:55

I really like MiH and Avedon skinnies. But I still think my ultimate ones are out there.

BonnyDay Mon 01-Oct-12 19:32:59

Agree primark keep shape.

noddyholder Mon 01-Oct-12 19:37:10

If you need a jumper for jeans can i recommendthis

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 01-Oct-12 19:38:33

I've tried too many jeans. So much depends on your actual shape - goldsigns do nothing for me but j brand are good. Equally 7's are hideous on me but I like MiH.

But my best discovery recently has been River Island amelie or lana - particularly the latter which has a flattering high rise. And they cost £30.

dairymoo Mon 01-Oct-12 19:41:06

Wow - so may replies, thank you!! Just popping out to my running club (gotta keep the pins in top shape!) but will read through later. Thanks again...

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