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Feb 23: Rant
23-FEB-2013 David Mingay

Feb 23: Rant

While we’re on the subject of clothes, why are jeans such a pain to buy. Firstly why are they so bl**dy expensive? £65 for a pair of Levis that’d be the equivalent of £30 in JC Penny? Outrage. Too many stupid ‘on-trend’ styles out there. So I tried these Lees. I never really liked them but they were half the price of 501s. Now they’re falling apart and I’m reduced to seriously uncool pair from M&S which I don’t really like either, but they were even cheaper and don’t have a stupid ‘wash’ that makes me look like I’ve been dragged through the streets whilst holding an advanced yoga position, grumble grumble...

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Michael Todd Thorpe02-Mar-2013 14:56
I love 501's, but I hate the cost. AND, I can't just buy them, each pair must be tried on because I always find variations in fit and pocket sizes. I've tried a no-name brand of jeans made here in the US, in an effort to support local industry, and ordered them online... Same problem, fit and expense. I'm willing to pay for quality, I just hate that things have to cost that much.
exzim25-Feb-2013 03:09
I can get a good pair of Lee's for $40 here in Canada. But then I'm not paying to keep Prince William in diapers
Robin Reid24-Feb-2013 01:32
Great shot. I agree with your rant.
Ray :)24-Feb-2013 00:54
I've never been one for names. In fact to an extent I act against them!

Yeah, M&S for me too...
SRW23-Feb-2013 23:20
Cotton Traders make some good ones...! Haven't bought 'branded' jeans in ages... -- just can't justify the cost (unless they're second-hand...). Gorgeous detail, here, though....
Sheena Woodhead23-Feb-2013 22:05
I'm afraid I stick to M&S these days. Even my daughter thinks twice at paying the price of Levis but does, in the end, pay out as she says they have the best fit!