I am in the market for some new jeans after loosing almost 20lbs this summer. Before I wore a 29 waist in a 30 length, but those pants are now falling off my waist without significant help from a belt which causes ripples which are awfully uncomfortable. As such, I am in search of a jean that is available in a 27 or 28 waist. Sure, easy you say. I live a very active lifestyle and have rather large thighs and a bubble butt. So every 28 I have tried on either becomes too tight around my thighs when I bend my leg, restricting my leg movement, or if the thigh is roomy enough, the waist flairs out in the back leaving a 1-1.5" gap between the pants and my body. I am not opposed to wearing a belt, (I often do), but I am opposed to wearing a belt to mask an ill fitting pant. I need to be able to ride my bike and play pickup games in these jeans so they cannot restrict my leg movement.
I live in central pennsylvania and am on a budget of $100/pair as I need to replace my entire wardrobe. (I currently only have a few shorts and a few pairs of dress pants that fit me)
Brands I have tried so far:
Polo Ralph Lauren
Every brand at Kohls, Target, Sears, Bonton, Boscovs
Of these I have tried on every style and every size ranging from a 27-29 and all of them have at least one of the problems I mentioned above.
I am moving back to school in 5 days and have no jeans, any help would be greatly appreciated.