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(NBC News)   Denim sales down 6% as consumers with good genes want better jeans   (nbcnews.com) divider line 25
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2014-08-14 10:11:39 AM  
Global warming.  We're all buying cargo shorts now.
 
2014-08-14 11:26:11 AM  
I'm perfectly fine with this. Fewer jeans sold means more yoga pants
 
2014-08-14 11:48:52 AM  

ArkAngel: I'm perfectly fine with this. Fewer jeans sold means more yoga pants


Clearly you aren't living where the average weight of broads is measured in tons
 
2014-08-14 11:49:42 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: ArkAngel: I'm perfectly fine with this. Fewer jeans sold means more yoga pants

Clearly you aren't living where the average weight of broads is measured in tons


Wisconsin
 
2014-08-14 11:55:36 AM  
Couldn't be because the economy is bad, could it?

Also, jeans last forever.
 
2014-08-14 11:56:07 AM  

ArkAngel: Smeggy Smurf: ArkAngel: I'm perfectly fine with this. Fewer jeans sold means more yoga pants

Clearly you aren't living where the average weight of broads is measured in tons

Wisconsin


Cheese wheels and beer kegs aren't acceptable units of measuring weight
 
2014-08-14 12:01:37 PM  
It would help if the denim they are selling actually lasted.  Last pair of Levi's I bought wore out in 6 months.

Hell, Wranglers last longer, and cost a lot less.
 
2014-08-14 12:04:02 PM  

meat0918: It would help if the denim they are selling actually lasted.  Last pair of Levi's I bought wore out in 6 months.

Hell, Wranglers last longer, and cost a lot less.


Dickies last for years of abuse and they're not expensive
 
2014-08-14 12:30:47 PM  
www.lapatilla.com
 
2014-08-14 12:46:31 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: meat0918: It would help if the denim they are selling actually lasted.  Last pair of Levi's I bought wore out in 6 months.

Hell, Wranglers last longer, and cost a lot less.

Dickies last for years of abuse and they're not expensive


Amen to that I have 2 pairs and they damn near can catch fire at this point and survive. Had a pair of Levis not to long ago and the spots around the rivits were the first to wear out.
 
2014-08-14 01:01:18 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Couldn't be because the economy is bad, could it?

Also, jeans last forever.


Not Levi's jeans, any more.  I don't know what they did but their jeans seem to wear out faster than any other brands I've purchased in the last few years.  Oh, and they're twice as expensive as just about everybody else.
 
2014-08-14 01:32:08 PM  
Yoga pants are stretching the market thin.....
 
2014-08-14 02:18:05 PM  
Something else that is making a comeback is cotton pants.  Khaki, faded reds, yellows, and blues.  Tapered at the calf. Think hipster if you are trying to figure out what I am talking about.
 
2014-08-14 02:32:53 PM  
Well, since my last pair of Levi's were only 70% cotton and made in Egypt I don't know if they count as denim anymore. The MBAs have seized another classic brand and stripped it of the things that made it great and will coast for another decade before joining the graveyard of consumer brands of yesteryear.
 
2014-08-14 03:00:56 PM  

What denim might look like:


images.swimwear365.co.uk

 
2014-08-14 03:39:26 PM  
Jeans are uncomfortable
 
2014-08-14 04:35:18 PM  
Bad idea, jeans
 
2014-08-14 05:20:46 PM  

Dog Welder: Needlessly Complicated: Couldn't be because the economy is bad, could it?

Also, jeans last forever.

Not Levi's jeans, any more.  I don't know what they did but their jeans seem to wear out faster than any other brands I've purchased in the last few years.  Oh, and they're twice as expensive as just about everybody else.


Check where they're being produced.

I actually got a pair of 501s from Costco a while back for $10. They've held up OK so far. But the $54 Macy's wants for them is pretty terrible.
 
2014-08-14 06:51:50 PM  
See all those ugly jean wrinkles in the article's leading picture? That's from sitting down all day for months (and wearing the same pair).

I'm not ashamed to admit that I've had jobs where I sat down all day and got little exercise. I've fixed that now.

Maybe those legs belong to particle physicists or astronomers, but the look isn't attractive.
 
2014-08-14 07:27:19 PM  

ChrisDe: What denim might look like:
[images.swimwear365.co.uk image 360x500]


You sure?

I always thought denim looked more like this

smutty.so.clients.cdn13.com
 
2014-08-14 08:23:03 PM  
Wish I knew who it was on Fark, but someone here turned me on to Diamond Gusset jeans.
Bout $54 a pair, but they are really built to last.

Think I'm going on year 3 with regular washes.
 
2014-08-14 09:26:18 PM  
I for one am sick to death of jeans being infused with all this lycra etc. Jeans are meant to fit and be worn as a second skin. Not stretch out and sag and look like sweat pants half way through the day. If you are a fat woman, buy the right size! Quit pretending you're two sizes smaller and insisting the jeans stretch.
 
2014-08-15 12:53:56 AM  

ShutYerBeak: I for one am sick to death of jeans being infused with all this lycra etc. Jeans are meant to fit and be worn as a second skin. Not stretch out and sag and look like sweat pants half way through the day. If you are a fat woman, buy the right size! Quit pretending you're two sizes smaller and insisting the jeans stretch.


I hate stretch jeans.  They fit perfectly in the morning, and by the afternoon they're too loose and saggy.
 
2014-08-15 12:59:06 AM  
We just bought a house and I got paint and/or chemical crud on three pairs of jeans, so I bought some jeans as replacements (keeping the old ones to wear while doing house or yard work in the future).  However, I didn't buy any new jeans.  I bought two pairs from Goodwill ($6.49/each) and two pairs on eBay (at about $20 each).   So, for about what it costs to buy a single pair of jeans brand spanking new, I bought four pairs of pre-owned jeans in great shape.

/my preferred brand is Seven For All Mankind
 
2014-08-15 07:38:20 PM  

Dog Welder: Needlessly Complicated: Couldn't be because the economy is bad, could it?

Also, jeans last forever.

Not Levi's jeans, any more.  I don't know what they did but their jeans seem to wear out faster than any other brands I've purchased in the last few years.  Oh, and they're twice as expensive as just about everybody else.


Yeah. My old Levi jeans lasted forever. The last few pairs I bought either A) started ripping at the crotch or B) wore through on the knees and thighs within 6 months. I've noticed a lot more styles are made with lighter weight denim and are only available pre-distressed.

I'll wear out my own jeans, thank you.
 
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