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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 01:24 PM
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21. It isn't 'obvious' they last longer
Edited on Thu Nov-01-07 01:25 PM by GirlinContempt
Because I've had numerous and diverse pairs of jeans from numerous and diverse manufacturers that were inexpensive, and without fail they lost their shape, split, and just plain wore out fast.
I'm glad you've had good experiences with your 40 year old jeans, but that isn't proof positive they all last the same.

Brand loyalty is with merit, if that brand makes a really high quality product that lasts a long time. I know they look better, not because of the higher price tag, but because they do. And some jean styles are classic. My Olsen jeans I've had for four years now, and they aren't out of style, because they're a classic. I've had to re-buy the same style because of a change in size.

Classic clothing is an investment. I'll go cheap on some things, things I know I won't wear often, or will go out of style fast, but things like jeans, dress pants, and work staples I'm willing to shell out a lot of money for if they're proven high quality and long lasting. It is an investment, because they last and look good for years and years, instead of going to Zellers and replacing it with something cheap every few months.

I guess each persons experience is different. But your personal experience doesn't match up with mine, so I wouldn't jump the gun on the 'sad' comments. Not that it's surprising.
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  -Favorite brand of jeans? GirlinContempt  Nov-01-07 01:10 PM   #0 
  - I have 1 pair of Levi's, 2 pairs of Kenneth Cole...  ALiberalSailor   Nov-01-07 01:11 PM   #1 
  - Hey, everyone is shaped a little differently  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:12 PM   #4 
     - That's the funny part, I don't have a particular body type...  ALiberalSailor   Nov-01-07 01:26 PM   # 
        - Even so  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:29 PM   #25 
  - Whatever I can find at the consignment store.  janesez   Nov-01-07 01:12 PM   #2 
  - Wow.  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:13 PM   #5 
     - Eh, I don't spend money on clothes - cuts into my book and yarn buying.  janesez   Nov-01-07 01:14 PM   #7 
     - PS. My jeans never fall apart and I wear the hell out of them.  janesez   Nov-01-07 01:16 PM   #11 
        - Ahhh  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:16 PM   #13 
  - express jeans.  lionesspriyanka   Nov-01-07 01:12 PM   #3 
  - Hmmm never heard of them  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:14 PM   #6 
  - Express is the store.  janesez   Nov-01-07 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Hmmm must not have em in Canada  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:17 PM   #15 
  - its part of the company express. i love them because they make short sizes.  lionesspriyanka   Nov-01-07 01:17 PM   #14 
  - That's what I wear, too. n/t  ElizabethDC   Nov-01-07 01:23 PM   #19 
  - Second that. Their "editor pant" is also GREAT.  Shakespeare   Nov-01-07 02:24 PM   #57 
     - Clothing for editors?!  CBHagman   Nov-01-07 11:30 PM   #73 
  - Levi's Slim Fits  davsand   Nov-01-07 01:15 PM   #8 
  - I have a friend who loves Levis too  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:18 PM   #17 
  - Another vote for Levi's.  Dulcinea   Nov-01-07 02:36 PM   #58 
  - Shoot... I can't remember the name.  redqueen   Nov-01-07 01:15 PM   #10 
  - We are breathless with anticipation  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:47 PM   #37 
     - Hahahaha... I remembered! Style & Co.  redqueen   Nov-01-07 01:50 PM   #45 
        - Why does that name sound familiar....  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:51 PM   #48 
           - Do you shop at Macy's?  redqueen   Nov-01-07 02:00 PM   #54 
              - No Macys in Canada  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 02:14 PM   #55 
  - Wrangler  Oeditpus Rex   Nov-01-07 01:16 PM   #12 
  - What about tall fat guys?  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:47 PM   #38 
     - Dunno  Oeditpus Rex   Nov-01-07 01:48 PM   #41 
        - I'd love to find some good jeans for this guy I shop for  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:49 PM   #43 
  - i haven't found that to be the case at all  pitohui   Nov-01-07 01:18 PM   #16 
  - It isn't 'obvious' they last longer  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:24 PM   #21 
  - I'm a Levi's girl and I have a pair of magnificent Buffalo jeans I love  judaspriestess   Nov-01-07 01:19 PM   #18 
  - I think my sister wears Buffalo  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:48 PM   #39 
  - Old Navy  krispos42   Nov-01-07 01:24 PM   #20 
  - Good find  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:48 PM   #40 
  - For Not Your Daughter's Jeans...  CBHagman   Nov-01-07 01:26 PM   #22 
  - Thanks!  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:26 PM   #23 
  - The denim in Mavi jeans is wicked comfortable.  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:27 PM   #24 
  - You're kicked out of club hipster  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:49 PM   #42 
     - But...but...but...they're skinny jeans, that has to count for some hipster points!  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:50 PM   #44 
        - Not if they're from bootlegger they don't  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:50 PM   #47 
           - Fine...where do I hand in my hipster ID card?  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:51 PM   #49 
              - Find the shaggiest haired, biggest sunglassed tightest jeaned  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:52 PM   #50 
                 - Sigh...okay...  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:56 PM   #52 
  - Levi's...the old standard  Reverend_Smitty   Nov-01-07 01:31 PM   #26 
  - Don't worry, I think grunge is coming back  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:50 PM   #46 
     - cool!  Reverend_Smitty   Nov-01-07 02:53 PM   #62 
  - I used to buy Levis all the time, until I noticed a decline in the quality  TK421   Nov-01-07 01:31 PM   #27 
  - Last pair of Levis I bought, the first time I wore them I put my hand right through the front pocket  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:36 PM   #29 
  - Heh...I also had a pair ( 505 ) that ripped at the knee while I was bending  TK421   Nov-01-07 01:43 PM   #32 
     - I don't remember the number of mine. 514 maybe? Whatever their skinny jeans are.  primate1   Nov-01-07 01:45 PM   #34 
  - I've noticed that with a lot of brands.  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:46 PM   #36 
  - Luckys are great.  SteppingRazor   Nov-01-07 01:32 PM   #28 
  - I buy the blue ones.  kwassa   Nov-01-07 01:40 PM   #30 
  - Levi's, Eddie Bauer, and Lucky Brand  KitchenWitch   Nov-01-07 01:41 PM   #31 
  - Looking for American-made jeans that don't suck.  Orsino   Nov-01-07 01:43 PM   #33 
  - NYDJ are USA made, but for chicks only  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:45 PM   #35 
     - Too many jobs shipped overseas.  Orsino   Nov-01-07 03:02 PM   #63 
        - Yeah  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 03:13 PM   #65 
  - Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are the only ones  RebelOne   Nov-01-07 01:53 PM   #51 
  - It seems women have a bigger problem with this.  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 01:56 PM   #53 
  - Kirkland  Throd   Nov-01-07 02:22 PM   #56 
  - Jeans are so-o-o 20th century.  Deep13   Nov-01-07 02:38 PM   #59 
  - Ok Kim Jong  GirlinContempt   Nov-01-07 02:40 PM   #60 
     - I blow raspberries at you.  Deep13   Nov-01-07 02:43 PM   #61 
  - 7 for all mankind, made in the usa and they fit great.  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-01-07 03:05 PM   #64 
  - Calvin Klein - I've worn them for years. They fit beautifully, and last a long time.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-01-07 03:16 PM   #66 
  - I like Levis relaxed fit that sit at the waist. They seem to fit me and  Arkansas Granny   Nov-01-07 04:04 PM   #67 
  - I pretty much feel that I don't like ANY of my jeans, right now.  LaraMN   Nov-01-07 04:06 PM   #68 
  - what ever is on sale  dembotoz   Nov-01-07 04:06 PM   #69 
  - I have a pair of levis but now that I'm officially middle aged...  Javaman   Nov-01-07 04:07 PM   #70 
  - Express and Hollister.  Left Is Write   Nov-01-07 05:29 PM   #71 
  - Levis seem to fit me best and last incredibly long time, just the right amount  yellowdogintexas   Nov-01-07 11:01 PM   #72 

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