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Where are all the jeans without lycra/elastane?

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bigbuttons Mon 24-Oct-16 13:53:48

I have 2 pairs of levis, different styles, neither with any stretch. I love them. I have skinnies with stretch, that's fine. Went into a Levis store the other day and the only style they have without stretch are 501's and I have a pair of those.
Are there any other makes that are just good old fashioned none stretchy denim?

jobrum Mon 24-Oct-16 13:56:54

I have the same dilema (well, less so noe pregnant again!) so watching closely. Used to love Gap ones but they all seem stretchy now.

bigbuttons Mon 24-Oct-16 16:08:48

yes they are all bloody sketchy. I am wondering about Wrangler and Lee Cooper. I have a couple of gap trousers that I love but they do have stretch. I am after some rugged basic denim.
It's funny because whenever I wear my 501's I always get compliments. Maybe I should just buy more of those!

Floisme Mon 24-Oct-16 16:27:53

Ease up on the lycra, yes. They've gone way over the top with it and it looks hideous. But go back to the old, no-stretch-at-all days? No thanks.

Before lycra came along, I had never owned a single pair of jeans that fitted properly. Not one. Not even half properly. And when you washed them.... sheesh. Days and days to dry then another couple of hours of brute force with the iron because they'd turned to papier mache.

Why does anyone want to go back to that?

Conversely (some might even say perversely smile) I'm bored rigid with 'buttery soft' leather and yearn for the thick, heavy old school stuff that looked better and better every time you wore it.

bigbuttons Mon 24-Oct-16 16:31:16

Ah, but I love the way my non stretch jeans change over a couple of days. Day on, quite fitted , then get bagger over the next couple of days.
So, still no ideas where to buy the bloody things though.

SorrelForbes Mon 24-Oct-16 16:31:29

I tried some Levi 505c the other day and the denim was quite 'old school', thick and rigid. Worth a try?

Floisme Mon 24-Oct-16 16:38:16

You are all insane.

bigbuttons Mon 24-Oct-16 17:41:50

Thanks Sorrel, I like the look of the cut. Will pop into our local store. The sales girl there is a bit dim I think. I asked for all the jeans they had without stretch. She gave me a handful to try one and all but on where as stretchy as they get.
Trouble is I am also quite small.( I know, it's not a trouble at all as such but is when it comes to find jeans that fit that are not skinny)
I have the CT's in a 24 but they fall off, so need to try and source a 23, but can't find them anywhere.

getmeachairwitharms Mon 24-Oct-16 17:49:46

Fat face do some proper jeans. I have two pairs. I too love the way they change over a day or so and how they AREN'T clingy like stretch!

TronaldDump Mon 24-Oct-16 18:48:31

Alexander Wang. I got some in TK Maxx the other day after looking for ages. Trouble is, I've put on a bit of weight recently and they're very unforgiving on the tummy so need to get back into them!

bigbuttons Mon 24-Oct-16 18:59:43

Thanks, will try FF and tk maxx.

poppym12 Mon 24-Oct-16 22:29:45

Gap original are 100% cotton, as are some of the asos branded ones.

Veterinari Mon 24-Oct-16 22:32:11

Second fat face!

Racheyg Tue 25-Oct-16 17:49:44

I have some 501's that have been modernised got them from John Lewis no stretch in them at all

OCSockOrphanage Tue 25-Oct-16 19:40:05

I went to Go Outdoors recently and liked the colour of a pair of jeans on the mens section, so tried the smallest size, and bought them. And they are my favourite at the moment. Slightly slouchy, double seat so wind resistant, and shaped a bit like the very expensive German brand that I can only afford in the sale.

alwayshappy101 Tue 25-Oct-16 19:44:34

Omg I hate elastic jeans.loose all shape and get ruffled lines in when oh accidentally puts in tumble dryer!

alwayshappy101 Tue 25-Oct-16 19:44:52


bigbuttons Tue 25-Oct-16 21:29:08

I had been thinking about small men's sizes in Levi's.

PNGirl Tue 25-Oct-16 21:39:48

Definitely try the mens' Levis. I had a friend who used to look fabulous in a pair of bloke's straight legs.

I have a friend who swears by hiutdenim - I think the girlfriend jeans are proper debim but expensive.

samecardoverandover Tue 25-Oct-16 21:46:25

I had been thinking about small men's sizes in Levi's That's what we were all wearing in the late 80's early 90's, the men's always fitted far better than the womans 501's. My then BF had a very skinny flatmate and I remember borrowing a pair of his (and not giving them back).

OCSockOrphanage Wed 26-Oct-16 13:24:14

I've always worn men's jeans because I don't have much behind or waist so the proportions are better on me.

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