I tend to be very picky about the comfort level of my jeans. As a result, I have to buy loose-fitting jeans, and they also drag on the floor. I really don't like the sloppiness of it (and the bagginess, as evidence by a recent photo shoot).
So my question is: where do you guys go for comfortable jeans that fit properly? If I grab jeans from Target that are supposedly the proper fit, they feel really constricting in certain areas - mainly, the thighs and the crotch. But I'm an average height/weight guy (5'10", 155lb).
Thoughts? Any help is appreciated. Thanks everybody!
I recently have been looking at Tommy jeans and calvin klein I would have never considered them in the past but we have an outlet mall close so the prices are about $25-30 and the levis I used to love now are so inconsistent in size and fit I have begun looking elswhere and the levis are more expensive, the last pair I bought I got at kohls their house brand and they were cheap and seem to be holding up ok, good luck with the search.
Carhartt. You can get 'em at a number of stores, or order online. I know my size, and no matter what model of pants/jeans I buy from them, I know it's going to fit right and last a long time. They're not the cheapest brand, but in this case, you get what you pay for.
+1 on the Carhartts
I've had luck at JC Penney. Great variety, lots of different styles, cuts, sizes. Check it out.
How much are you willing to spend? I spent $120 on my favorite pair of jeans. They are comfortable, made of durable material, and have only gotten better in the last four years.
Hate to say it, but us guys on the internet are not going to know what fits you. You will have to go out and try some stuff on. I do have a couple of notes though.
If they are dragging on the ground, they are too long, this does not have to do with the fit. You can either get the right inseam, or get them hemmed at your local tailor (many dry cleaners will do this fairly cheaply).
If they are dragging on the ground because they are halfway down your ass, buy a belt.
Other than that, just get out there and see what works. The pair from Target may say its right, but if its not comfortable, then it isnt right, so just move one. I would start with Levis as they come in every size under the sun and many different fits. Once you find a fit you like, you can even custom order them in the color/rinse you want if it is not offered stock.
Judging by your height and weight, I recommend trying Joes Jeans. It is true that it is difficult to recommend a brand over the internet (body types vary greatly), I have had luck with them and you may be able to get them at a good price from a discount store like Nordstrom Rack... I have had trouble with poor fits in the past so I feel your pain!
Depends on what you are using them for.
Casual- Levis, hands down. I like the 514 cut. Ive worn the same pair daily now for 2 years, only 40 bucks for them.
Work- Im a welder and metal fabricator. The temperatures that I work around and the materials I work with call for some thick material. If I want to wear jeans I buy Wrangler Cowboy Cuts. I hate work pants to be baggy and loose, they get caught or burnt. Cowboy Cuts are a great fit, and when weld sparks hit them, no damage is really done. Plus, every pair Ive ever bought has been made in the US. If i want a canvass type of pants Ill go with Carhartt. Thick enough to protect you from weld sparks. Downside is the material is not breathable and your legs sweat profusely. Most carhartt pants are union made in the US.
Thanks guys - a lot of great info to work with! I get that guys on the internet won't know what jeans are comfortable for me, but it's nice to get suggestions and a little bit of help. Appreciate it!
Hey everybody! Just a quick update: went to Kohl's and tried on about 8 pairs of Levi 501s with straight leg fit. Found the proper size (and boy, was I WAY off in my estimates!), and they turned out to be comfortable and they look great! They were $58.99 in store, so I put them back, hopped on Amazon, and ordered a pair for $42.99. They just came today. I'm wearing them now, and couldn't be happier with the decision. Under $45 won't break the bank, especially if I know I'm getting a quality pair of pants.
Thanks for everybody's feedback!
Levies store try on all the styles till you find what you like.
Personally I like button fly 501s. They can be tight in the thigh and snug in the crotch but they look good.
Whatever you choose go with indigo blue, that supper deep blue, for the best look. You can dress that up or down much better then any other type of jean color.