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Looking for boyfriend jeans with NO rips

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CointreauVersial Thu 08-May-14 20:43:03

I love the slouchy fit of boyfriend jeans. I have a pair from last year which are in constant use (M&S Indigo) and I really want another pair.

The trouble is, almost every pair I've seen in the shops are ripped. Shredded, threadbare, knees poking out....I don't mind a bit of distressing, but I'm 47, and just think it's too young a look for me.

They may look charmingly studenty on the youthful, but if I wear ripped jeans I look as if I've forgotten to change out of my gardening trousers.

Can you find me some suitably slouchy/boyfriend cut jeans that don't have rips? Below £50 please.

JessyJames Thu 08-May-14 20:51:26

My M&S boyfriend's have worn away through over use, I loved them. I have struggled to find another similar pair, I finally got some from Long Tall Sally, only helpful if you're tall, sorry!
I bought some from Next and Sainsbury's but they fit for 10 minutes and then become enormous, no good at all.

CointreauVersial Thu 08-May-14 21:23:51

I'm 5'7", so not Long Tall Sally tall.

I'm going shopping on Saturday and would rather narrow down my search before I go.

bettereveryday Thu 08-May-14 22:07:52

bought a pair yesterday from Gap smile ...and not sure if I keep them as I wa shoping for ripped pair lol x

CointreauVersial Thu 08-May-14 22:43:39

OK, I'll have a look at Gap or wait until they have a sale

KosherBacon Fri 09-May-14 06:10:37

Mint Velvet have them.

Clint88 Fri 09-May-14 06:35:35

Try Sainsburys, their boyfriend jeans are lovely. Decent denim and about £20, you'll probably need to size down though so if you're a 6/8 probably no good.

oohdaddypig Fri 09-May-14 06:39:03

Mine are from H and M. No rips - hooray. They are crops though (cold ankles)

<note to shops - women over about thirty hate ripped jeans. And white fading on arse area>

Pandsbear Fri 09-May-14 12:08:37

There is one boyfriend style in Zara as well that isn't either ripped/faded pale denim/or both. Massive sizing though even though they are called 'boyfriend' jeans and I had to size down as far as I could!

CointreauVersial Fri 09-May-14 13:10:00

Right. I shall try Zara and H&M.

MV is too spenny for me.

There is a massive Sainsbury's not too far from me, although I've not been blown away by their jeans in the past.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

And yes, tell the retailers - what's with the blinking rips everywhere?!

Hebburnisaplaceonearth Fri 09-May-14 17:13:13

These are good , but def size down asos

aoife24 Fri 09-May-14 20:02:43

I have these from Mint Velvet, not a rip n sight.

SandorClegane Fri 09-May-14 20:17:01

I bought a pair in New Look this week, they also have Mom Jeans which are similar fit with a higher waist.

CointreauVersial Fri 09-May-14 20:37:06

Gah! Not sure I'm ready for Mom Jeans. confused

Jbck Fri 09-May-14 20:46:31

Oh but the Slebs are rocking the Mom jean look dontchaknow.

MissBlake Fri 09-May-14 21:28:29

Mine are from river island, very plain darkish wash no rips ect but a bit of distressing and none of the tacky embelishments ri are fond of. They were £36 pound I think.

SilverSixpence Fri 09-May-14 21:32:30

These Baukjen ones look nice here

CockBollocks Fri 09-May-14 21:37:40

I am a Jack Wills convert, bought a pair of boyfriend jeans and they hold the shape beautifully - not a rip in sight!

CointreauVersial Fri 09-May-14 23:04:00

Nice, Silver, but twice my budget. smile

JoyceDivision Fri 09-May-14 23:27:35

I love boyfriend fit jeans as they agree with my rugby player size thighs!!

Def recommend Gap's sexy boyfriend with them rolled up a bit, they tend to do a more lightweight version for summer, usually a ripped and unripped style,I got a pair on the sale rail so it is worth going on sale racks or in the outlets, plus keep an eye on grazia magazine as they sometimes do 30% off promotions

Sunnyfeet Sat 10-May-14 08:54:37

Do boyfriend jeans have to be turned up at the bottom? That seems to be the case looking at pictures in magazines etc

CointreauVersial Sat 10-May-14 21:02:38

Reporting back from my quest for rip-free boyfriends....

River Island - nothing
Top Shop - nothing
Mango - nothing (I overheard the shop assistant say to her colleague " that's the first time I've ever been asked for boyfriend jeans with no rips")
Next - had a rip-free style, good price, fitted nicely at the top, but the hems were so wide that the roll-ups looked like little doughnuts around my ankles. No.
H&M - never made it there
Zara - there wasn't one
Primark - nothing
Gap - well, hello Sexy Boyfriend! And hello 30% discount on denim! We have a winner. I'll have to use a belt, but that's no hardship with boyfit jeans. Nice and soft/faded/distressed but rip-free. Although it's a long time since I've needed to use the phrase "sexy boyfriend".grin

I popped into TKMaxx and spotted a pair of Levi Demi Curve skinny jeans, which I also tried on. They were sold as "seconds" because there was a tiny fault in the fabric on one leg. Oh, the irony....grin

JoyceDivision Mon 12-May-14 23:04:56

Glad you are now'sexy boyfriend-ed' op!

AwkwardSquad Tue 13-May-14 08:04:42

Thank you for doing all the hard work, Cointreau grin I too am 47 and 5.7, and have done the ripped jeans look back in the 80s, not doing it again. (Second hand Levi red labels from Flip...)

I shall sally forth to Gap!

AwkwardSquad Tue 13-May-14 08:07:07

Oh and we had to WORK for those rips back in the day! They didn't come distressed, we had to upset them ourselves! Young 'uns. Don't know they're born wink

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