Here is my problem: I do not like slim jeans (I do not mean slim as in Bee Gee tight). I like a looser jean. Currently my most used jean is a pair of GAP "Worker" jeans: They are cut wide and straight to ankle with a 20" bottom opening, and are supposed to sit relatively low on the waist. Unfortunately I am a 28" and when I purchased the jeans, they sat lower than the waist, sitting closer to the lower hips and feeling more like a 29" or 30" than a 28". Even after 3 machine washes and 3 dryer sessions in the mid-heat setting the jean was still too big at the waist, thus I had to take it to my tailor to alter the waist. Even though the alteration has made the jean fit, I am left with two problems: 1) The "V" stitching created above the pockets in the rear are no longer ends at a point, because when altered, the folded over material create a disproportionate line, which even though only about 1/8" off is still in my eyes not visually pleasing (I could just be OCD here). 2) The extra cost of getting the jeans altered. The only other pair of jeans I own that comes really close to what I am looking for are the GAP "Wide Leg" jeans, which sat around the natural waist and were significantly loose enough for my tastes. Unfortunately, they are no longer made. Any suggestions? The jeans don't need to be GAP btw, it just I've had luck with their jeans in the past. Jon.
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4/3/05 at 4:14pm