Casual jeans reccomendation?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by crunky, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. bitter1


    Mar 3, 2008
    My Eddie Bauer jeans have lasted me for over a year and are still strong.
  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I being in Tucson too have to say that I've noticed the same things in my jeans. I usually hit the JCP for sales or when my girlfriend decides she needs to shop too. The top corners of the back pockets wearts out fast for some reason. I don't know of or much care to know the political stance of Levis. I wear jeans to work daily, unless my boss wants to buy me some [email protected] Docker pants to wear instead.

    The Silvertab jeans are made of better denim, there are also 514/550/501 "Premium" jeans. I bought a pair last Christmas and they are still holding strong. If you figure out why the jeans are wearing out so quickly, let's all 3 of us go and protest at the Park Place Mall! :D
  3. holygoat


    Sep 25, 2004
    I've been enjoying Diamond Gusset jeans recently. Noticeably better made than Indonesian Levis, the gusset is great, and made in the USA.

    If you *really* want durability, you have to start looking at the Japanese heavyweight jeans (e.g., Iron Heart). Hard to find ones that aren't stupid hipster skinny jeans, though.
  4. BlackHills


    Nov 6, 2006
    Cinch jeans....the best I've owned hands down.
  5. quietmike

    quietmike Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    +1 for diamond gusset jeans. I got my first pair two years ago and they"re still going strong.
    The diamond gusset never puts your junk in a bind.
  6. gulliamo


    Nov 26, 2005
    Duluth, Arborwear and Carhart are all rock solid!
  7. myright


    Jan 31, 2008
    I've recently become a Lucky convert. They are super soft and fit great. I'm lucky enough to have an outlet around me so I can get a pair for about $50 give or take. My other favorites to kick around in are Banana Republic and Gap. I've found that spending just a wee bit more gives me a better fit as well as last longer.

    I hike/camp in Eddie Bauer jeans - they are bomb proof (for me) but are not that great looking, IMO.
  8. Relayer


    Feb 21, 2002
    Take a look at Wrangler Rugged Wear jeans. Heavy (14.75 oz) denim, extra deep front pockets and over-sized hip pockets (and seem to be significantly better quality than the standard 5 Star Wranglers).

    I was recently deciding on new jeans and it came down to these and Carhartt. I actually chose Carhartt because I liked the smaller pockets they had for casual wear, but it was a close decision.
  9. dttomcat


    Apr 14, 2007
    I'm a 33x34. They are a little harder to find but they are out there. I used to be a 31x34 then I was a 32x34. Now I am a 33x34. :eek: Certain things about getting older suck.
  10. crunky


    Apr 6, 2010
    I try to avoid Park Place as much as I can. I don't think there is ever a time when traffic isn't hell on that part of Broadway; and I live right down the street. The only time I head east on Broadway is to go to Nico's or Tandy Leather.

    Thanks for the suggestions Gents, next paycheck I''l be trying out a few different brands suggested here.
  11. BBQ BOY


    Feb 24, 2009
    Try Mountain Khaki's jeans
  12. din


    Feb 16, 2006
    just give it a few more years, 34x34 are everywhere. :p:D
  13. dttomcat


    Apr 14, 2007
    :D:D That's not funny. :grumpy: ... :D
  14. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I wear Dickies regular fit jeans. Another favorite is the Kirkland jeans from Costco at $11. I wear my jeans approx 3 days before washing them.
  15. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dickies makes some good jeans too. Nice and tough. Calvin Klein still makes some boot cut and straight leg jeans too. I just picked up a pair of CKs and they have plenty of room. I can't stand skinny boy jeans either.

    Also, you might want to venture out into some cargo pants. They're are some nice tan cargo pants out there that will allow you lots of pocket room.
  16. Mr. Bad Example

    Mr. Bad Example

    Dec 4, 2009
    I like vintage Levis 545s (Relaxed) which I buy used off eBay. The new replacement, the 560s don't seem to hold up as well. My second choice is relaxed Wranglers, which also seem to hold up pretty well.
  17. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    i like wranglers myself, even though wranglers spokesman is possibly guilty of "donging" lol, but i have had great luck with levis too.
  18. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Duluth and Carhart are both good choices, but I can get a pair of Arizona relaxed fit black jeans on sale for $15.

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