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Black jeans made of - shock - denim?

(19 Posts)
CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 24-Oct-17 16:48:41

High street shopping today and looking for fairly low priced skinny black jeans but all I could find were very thin cotton ones - jeggings really.

Tried the usual suspects - Zara, H and M etc. I had a look in Fat Face. Didn't get a chance to look at Gap and I know they have these new ones they are promoting so I will look there but does anyone have any ideas?

I want something that isn't either too thin or 90% lycra. And I might have a look at more expensive brands in the sales but probably not pre-christmas. Help?

Crispsheets Tue 24-Oct-17 16:53:04

I know Next is a 4 letter word here but I like their black jeans.

OydNeverDeclinesGin Tue 24-Oct-17 16:55:13

This is causing me massive frustration too. I just want black skinnies made of denim. Why is that suddenly too much to ask. confused

Skyllo30 Tue 24-Oct-17 16:57:04

I got great ones in Matalan about 6 months ago - thick but stretchy. I saw ones in New Look last week too.

talllikejerryhall Tue 24-Oct-17 16:58:21

ASOS do excellent ones, bought two pairs cause I like loved them so much!

jenandjess Tue 24-Oct-17 17:05:33


DaisysStew Tue 24-Oct-17 17:09:01

Got some black, denim skinny jeans in Dorothy Perkins last month. It was my last port of call after trying and failing to find a pair in several other shops. Think they were about £20ish.

Lobsterquadrille2 Tue 24-Oct-17 17:28:08

Leigh from Top Shop. Or Next.

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 24-Oct-17 17:29:25


I haven't tried Next - I might if we think the jeans are the exception to their rule smile. There was a skinny jeans thread here a few weeks ago and I thought DP got real Marmite reviews.

Levi's yes - I can imagine they still make something in a lower fat lycra mix - but haven't they got a bit spenny in their old age? Which ones are skinny?

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 24-Oct-17 17:30:11

Am wary of jeans online re ASOS - should I be?

TheImpsBabyGhoul Tue 24-Oct-17 17:30:14

I buy mine from Asda or River Island! Asda ones are sucky in more and a thicker denim but suit me well- they’re £25

Fabellini Tue 24-Oct-17 17:31:38

Top Shop have a new style of jeans now called Sidney. I've got a couple of pairs now and I'm really pleased with them. I used to wear the Leigh skinnies all the time, but these Sidney ones are thicker and more denim-y....that's what I wanted going into the colder weather.
Another bonus is that they seem to hold in my tummy more - never a bad thing smile

JoeMaplin Tue 24-Oct-17 18:11:32

Next black jeans really do stay black (Sainsbury's are rubbish for this btw). My daughter has some lovely ones from river island but not sure i could squeeze my size 14 bum into the jeans there.

StigmaStyle Tue 24-Oct-17 20:34:58

If you don't mind non-black stitching, you can dye them. I'm wearing my black denim skinny jeans right now - cheap M&S ones (from MN swears by in fact). I ordered them, fit was great but didn't like the colour so much, so I dyed them black with a dylon pod thing in washing machine. As long as they're almost all cotton (mine are 1% elastane) it will work.

Also if originally black jeans fade you can dye them as well.

WillowyGhost Tue 24-Oct-17 21:54:27

I’m wearing mine now. They were a bargain from Asda - I think about £12

MrMeeseekscando Tue 24-Oct-17 21:58:27

If you like bootcut, monsoon do black jeans at the moment. The style is Nieve

MrMeeseekscando Tue 24-Oct-17 21:59:38

Just saw you want skinnys! They might do those in black too.

jenandjess Tue 24-Oct-17 23:23:28

Certain re Levis. 721ks are high waisted skinny but the waist isn’t too high. Interestingly (or not), I ordered a pair in a 26” waist via HoF, the only leg length they do is a 32”. They were good on but too long so I ordered the same cut, style and colour from the Levi Store with a 30” leg. They barely fastened around my waist and were a completely different fabric. The HoF 32” were true denim, the Levi pair, more like cotton. The Levi pair are going back and I’ll stick with the others as they’re a much better fit.

ksb76 Wed 25-Oct-17 01:05:56

Not sure if they ship to the UK (I'm in the US right now) but Everlane have some fabulous proper denim black jeans.

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