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Mourning the demise of my all time favourite jeans

(43 Posts)
fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 15:56:53

They were (amazingly) from M&S, I think around 4 years ago. Lovely soft, stretchy denim, perfect fit, comfortable. They now have a big rip at the knee so really only suitable for wearing around the house.

They were the original M&S 5 pocket jegging, but the equivalent style in M&S now is just not the same. The denim is different (not as soft/stretchy) and they are not as long (I am tall). The label on my old ones says they are 28% polyester, 2% elastine with just 70% cotton, which I think must be why they were so comfy.

Any ideas where I can find something similar? Must be long in length and fit on the waist, soft and stretchy denim.

Please help!

fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 16:14:37

A friend has suggested Top Shop Jamie jeans as a possible alternative. Anyone tried them? I'm 44 and not sure I can face entering a Top Shop!

littleflowershop Wed 22-Nov-17 16:17:04

These from ASOS are lovely!

BeastOfCraggyIsland Wed 22-Nov-17 16:30:23

TS Jamie skinnies are great. I have them in blue (x2), black and just bought another light grey pair last week. They fit perfectly, wash well and go with everything.

fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 16:33:58

Thanks that's good to know Beast, I might be brave and order some online (I see it's free postage this week). Those ASOS ones also look a likely contender, and a good price, thanks littleflowershop

BeastOfCraggyIsland Wed 22-Nov-17 16:34:00

I meant to add, I also have a couple of pairs of FatFace 5 pocket jeggings that I really like. They're really soft and also fit well, could be worth checking out too.

HotDamnState Wed 22-Nov-17 16:56:12

No ideas I'm afraid but I have nearly worn out my holy grail of jeans, the sadly now discontinued Levi Curve, and am in mourning. Feel your pain.

LilyLongtree Wed 22-Nov-17 16:59:16

You can still buy new the original 5 pocket Jeggings on eBay from the ex chain store type sellers - I am wearing a newly purchased pair right now - supplies are definitely dwindling though

LaurieFairyCake Wed 22-Nov-17 17:04:40

You NEED these - they were recommended to me 18 months ago on here and I don’t wear anything else now.

4 way stretch, don’t fall down, no stupid bits that cut in, wash like a dream. They’re utterly perfect.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 22-Nov-17 17:05:11

Duh they’re NEXT btw

ihavetogoshoppingnow Wed 22-Nov-17 17:22:03

Top shop Jamie jeans were my ultimate jeans till they died a few years ago and when I replaced them and they were nowhere near as comfy as the ones I originally had <sob>

fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 17:36:58

Do you mean the Next 360 ones Laurie? I can't see any that are described as four way stretch confused

Ollivander84 Wed 22-Nov-17 17:38:31

Sainsbury's 4 way stretch. They come in long, are mega comfy. Bit tricky to get on the first time but they're so flattering as well

beyondworriedmum Wed 22-Nov-17 17:48:36

I had the same problem OP loved the M&S jeggings and disappointed in the ones they have now! Got great ones in Tesco you should give those a try and cheaper too 😘

fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 18:08:04

Problem with the Sainsbury's and Tescos ones is that they won't be long enough sad. I ideally need 33/34" leg.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 22-Nov-17 18:11:02

The Next Premium Modal skinny jeans

In the picture you can see on the back of the jeans it says 4 way stretch - they’re £42 if you can’t see the picture

They do long lengths smile

Ollivander84 Wed 22-Nov-17 18:26:52

Sainsbury's do long length. I'm 5ft 10, the jeans are long on me and their long leggings wrinkle at the ankle shock

fadingfast Wed 22-Nov-17 18:41:28

Might be worth a try then Ollivander, although on the website it says the long is 31" (and they are out of stock in my size anyway angry).

Cakescakescakes Wed 22-Nov-17 18:43:07

Try the Jamie’s. They are great. And I am nearly 40!

MeganChips Wed 22-Nov-17 18:45:58

Topshop Joni’s are much softer and stretchier than Jamie I find. No pockets bit I don’t mind that, I never use jeans pockets anyway.

Their black coated Joni’s are my favourite jeans ever.

Avocado0nToast Wed 22-Nov-17 21:57:36

Sainsbury's long ones are definitely longer than 31 I have 34 inch legs and struggle to get jeans long enough but love Sainsbury’s ones! Really nice stretch, super comfy and perfect length for me.

Ollivander84 Wed 22-Nov-17 22:01:01

Yeah I don't think they're 31 as they would be too short on me! I would say similar length to m&s long if that helps

TheMagnificentStanley Wed 22-Nov-17 23:27:19

What size are you. I've got a dark blue pair (canvas rather than Jean though) from around 4 years ago. They look rubbishy in me so barely worn. Your welcome to doing a wardrobe full so they'll just go to charity shop anyhow. Size 8.

MayFayner Wed 22-Nov-17 23:35:49

Get the TS Jamies online OP! I do, as they never have the 32" leg in my local store anyway. (I am not a 32" leg really but Jamies are slightly cropped so I prefer the longer length).

The one thing about Jamies is that each colour has different denim. I have a blue denim pair, the fabric is amazing but they're not my favourite colour. I have two black pairs, love the colour but the "denim" is shite tbh, it's thin and gets runs / small holes really easily. Love them though so still wear them loads. Then I've a grey pair that have different denim again, more stretchy than the blue ones.

I can't try Jonis as DD (16) has a pair. She wouldn't mind but I'd feel I was trying to be too young. I'm 41 btw.

MurielsBottom Thu 23-Nov-17 08:30:31

Tesco do the long length jeans online, I've never seen them in the shops but as DD is 5'9" we order them online and they are long enough for her.

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