So for the second time in 6 months i have worn ‘testi’ holes in my levi skinny-ish jeans…. i am pretty peeved off. Jeans used to last me about 3 years and now 2 pairs in 6 months…. (i feel a STW value for money rant coming on….)
Anyway I have been working down here in NZ living the bike dream for about 18 months now and my dross wages don’t really stretch to fancy pants… but i forked out about $170 or 75 of your english pounds of on each of these pairs and i will never be going there again…
I am a skinny chap and i wouldn’t say i have abnormal legs, walking style of testi’s for that matter, but do any of you have any good recommendations for a stylish but durable set of jeans? I was thinking of getting a cycle specific pair as i hope that they would have a slightly more durable gooch area…. maybe something by howies or similar but do you have any advice? It’s winter here in Queenstown and my testis can’t handle the icey draft much longer!! 😆Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
All my jeans go here, every time, doesn’t matter what make or how expensive. I have a old pair that get cut into square patches and sewn inside to create a second layer and prevent icy blast/indecent exposure. Get another year out of them that way, don’t chuck em, if you don’t have a wife/sewing machine take them to a local alterations shop.Posted 4 years agomunrobikerMember
This has started happening to me in the last few years- I’m sure it’s a skinny jeans thing.
I buy my Levi’s in the US where they’re £25 a pair so don’t feel too duped, but Howies ones last me indefinitely (got 2 pairs that’re 7 years old)- maybe you just need to stump up a ludicrous sum of money for them to last forever?Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
Looking at their site it looks like Howies might be getting out of the jeans market – which is a shame as a friend is about to start working for them. Howies founder now has his own jeans company in Cardigan Bay (Hiut) but they are out of my price range. Howies jeans have always lasted me well (if you can handle your legs turning blue to start with!).Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Curious as to what exactly your doing to wear out the crotch?
I was thinking of getting a cycle specific pair as i hope that they would have a slightly more durable gooch area
There’s your problem right there; wearing denim jeans on a bike. Not the most appropriate legwear, and guaranteed to wear out quickly.Posted 4 years agosnappedbanjostringMember
Should probably have known better than to ask for fashion tips on here… sadly no tesco $4 pants down in this part of the world.
Thanks, might try take them back to the place of purchase and see how i get on… you never know.
I did have a pair of WESC jeans some years back that lasted well… i am pretty sure they are supplied by the same people who supply howies but they just sew on a different label and pockets….
I guess i probably need to find trendylondonfixieriders.com forum for some more advice with this! 😉Posted 4 years ago
Living in NZ and you want super tough trousers? You need these
Sounds like your problem could be the skinny fit rather than the denim.
Still, if you can’t make the move to a regular cut, how about giving Nudie jeans a go? I wonder if one of the reasons my Howies jeans lasted so long was their ‘organic’ denim. That, and that they were stitched under a full moon on a ley line or whatever 😉
Or, just buy cheaper or discounted denim and replace them more often.Posted 4 years ago
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