It's not our fault that we can't find the perfect fit today!

Pair I bought 2 years ago that I still wear and love
I mostly like to wear high-waist jeans that are 100% cotton or close to it. Because I've been so happy with the vintage 1970s denim I bought two years ago and not that thrilled with anything current, I've recently purchased two more pairs of 70s jeans on ebay:


NOTHING I've purchased in the past decade compares to the fit, quality and PRICE of these three pairs of 100% cotton made in the USA jeans (almost unheard of these days). The most expensive pair are the "no fault" denim which cost $70 with free shipping which is a bargain compared to most jeans today; Joe's Jeans have been running me about $170 each pair. The other two were under $40 each with shipping.

It shouldn't be so hard to find jeans that have a flattering and true fit and that are made of quality fabric right here in the US. Thankfully we can still buy some from the past!

Have you worn vintage denim, or would you consider it?

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  1. It can be difficult for me to find a good pair of jeans. I like a dark wash without tons of sparkle - and no low rise. I'll never forget the time, years ago, I was wearing a pair of low rise jeans to work on a casual Friday. Well, I had to bend over to pick something up - I ended up "smiling" at a couple of my coworkers - who got a good laugh. Thankfully they were both women I worked directly with...I didn't wear jeans again until that trend died!

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  2. I never thought of buying vintage denim! I'll have to look into that.

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  3. Averyl, how do you know what size vintage jeans to buy if they are sized differently from today's jeans? Do you buy your jeans from a vintage store where you can try them on?

    BTW, hello again. Didn't mean to go MIA, life just got crazy and busy with our summer schedule.

    RL

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    1. Hi, RL! Nice to see you here! I have bought them only on ebay from sellers who are experienced with selling vintage clothing and provide the exact measurements for the waist and inseam. I never go by the size. It's a risk when you can't try them on but so far I have had the right fit 3 out of 3 times. Something to keep in mind is that if they aren't per-shrunk they will shrink 1-2 inches in the length.

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  4. Oh, okay. The leg length can be frustrating. I have long legs as well, and even if they are long enough in the store, once I wash them, many times they are no longer long enough. It can be hard finding them long enough in my size, so I usually cross my fingers and hope for the best once I wash them. My most successful finds have been from thrift stores, where the jeans have already been washed, so I know the fit will remain true once I get them home. But, selection is very limited in thrift stores, so it's not often that I find just what I need and have them still be in good shape.

    RL

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  5. I was trying to find our previous conversation about inflammation so I could give an update. I finally found it, and see that the comments are closed, so I'll just update here. I recently realized how much wheat creates inflammation in me. I need to eat gluten free because of my autoimmune disorder, but because I don't have celiac, I thought it wasn't too serious if I wasn't strict with my gluten free diet. I recently decided to be more strict with my diet to see if it would make a difference, and boy did it make a huge difference. My foggy head and fatigue improved immediately, and my blood pressure returned to normal within days. Obviously, wheat bothers me more than I realized. My body is more readily letting go of my excess fat with the complete removal of wheat/gluten.

    RL

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  6. I've never been a fan of buying jeans, much less on line. I find them hard to fit properly. It's not a matter of my weight. I have trouble no matter what size I am. That's why I'm more of a skirt girl.

    I'm glad you're finding jeans you like! :)

    Sarah

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    1. I have never been much of a skirt girl. I think when it comes time I'll just trade denim for a muumuu. : )

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