jeans for cyclists (not for riding in)?
Levi 501 are a waste of time for me. Rubbish fit for big things and I always seem to wear a hole on the inner thigh area within a few weeks. Picked up a couple of pairs of Firetrap regular fit jeans a few months ago and they seem to be much better so far. Diesel have been ok in the past too.Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
Edwin ED-55, ED-39 or Nashville in selvage denim. They do a fit guide so you can pick a higher rise (waist height) to suit, these are not hipster jeans for showing your Calvin’s but mid-heavyweight Japanese selvage denim.Posted 4 years ago
Albam do a similar cut too. As do naked and famous and nudie but I can’t remember the model name.
Ande Whall or Roy if you feel like splashing the cash.nbtMember
Same here, I got some Pierre Cardin jeans from TK Maxx and they were so cnie I got the same again in black. The blue jeans wore out last month (hole on the inner thigh) but I just picked up the same pair again last week – they new ones are 3% lycra so slightly stretchy tooPosted 4 years agoJPRMember
Not really jeans but hey they fit and can look both smart and casual – and look better than they do in the pic: http://www.next.co.uk/g49328s1
They claim to be straight, but the fit is quite slim if you have legs. Still the stretch helps a lot and after a few wears they loosen out a touch.Posted 4 years agospicypedroSubscriber
I’ve had the same problem and found that Levis 505 (a fitted but quite comfortable fit on me) and 506 (slightly looser on the thighs than the 505s) fit best.
Give them a try.
I’m 6’4″, 14st, 32″ waist with long legs and pretty big quads. I offer these details as a guide to the fit of the jeans, not as a pickup line.Posted 4 years agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
So I have trouble finding jeans that fit, if I buy a pair that fit over my thighs the waist is two sizes too big, if I get the right waist size I can’t get them over my quads and end up with baggy crotch syndromePosted 4 years ago
Are there any to fit a cyclist physique? I don’t need the rapha/swrve type with reinforcement for sitting in a saddle etcalwillisMember
http://www.hiutdenim.co.uk were recommended when I asked a similar question. They are pricey, but mine don’t look like I have worn them at all 2 months later.
Good fit for me with a 34 waist (to allow leg room) and 32 leg (so not dragging on the floor). Still have to wear a belt though.Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Look for “Tapered” fit if you don’t want B-Boy style. Wider on the thighs but still slim on the calves.
G-Star always have a couple of ‘classic’ denim models without all the artificial aging. Something like this
Asos is good for this sort of stuff as you can filter by style, size etcPosted 4 years agoscaledMember
what is this ‘cyclist physique’? – my legs are extremely skinny.
6’1″ – just clinging onto 12 stone, and that’s only because i eat so many pies, and chips, and crisps… etc.
(massive arse though)
I’m the same! 6’2 12 stone, 30″ waist and an arse that sticks right out. Legs are well defined but not massivePosted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I have both Rapha & Levis Commuter jeans and both are very good fits.
The Levis are a “looser” fit and slim waist even if they are of the skinny type, ok slim rather than skinny. Also you can’t see the seat pad in them and they only have 1 extra layer of denim in that region anyhoo’s so it makes no differance.
The Rapha jeans don’t have extra padding nor layers, they’re just a different treated denim with a bit of stretch. They are not the same fit as the Levis, Raphas are slim and thats it, they stretch well but from what you say you’ll probably not fit in them,
Of the two models, I prefer Rapha but then they fit me, thats why I like them. I’ve been using them for 3 years now and have 3 pairs.
Never tried any other cycling branded jeans.Posted 4 years agotimcMember
What you need is a taper straight or loose fit Jean, lots out there.
As Above EDWIN ED55 are nice, I recently got a pair from their website for half price in the sale.
Nudie do a good range, lots of options, worth checking out
Ted Baker now do a good jean worth checking.
Also J-Brand but getting into silly money!
Get down to Selridges in Birmingham & try a load on!Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
what is this ‘cyclist physique’?
I don’t get it either, I cycle loads and squat 3x a week as part of stronglifts 5×5 and still manage to fit into any brand of slim fit jeans. My legs aren’t exactly skinny either. I find tightness around the calves to be a bigger issue actually!Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
I don’t get it either, I cycle loads and squat 3x a week as part of stronglifts 5×5 and still manage to fit into any brand of slim fit jeans. My legs aren’t exactly skinny either. I find tightness around the calves to be a bigger issue actually!
But it’s all about the waist. I’m really skinny 6ft1 and 66kg with a 29in waist but I either have to wear 30in jeans and be able to put my arm down the waistband or buy 28’s and not be able to bend over or sit down. Thankfully I found jeans that come in a 29 (28 too small-30 to big) and have enough glute and upper thigh room. (Edwin ED-55 or Albam straight cut) I also prefer a higher rise which means the belt is at the narrowest part of the waist not on the hips.Posted 4 years ago
I have zero gut flab so if I was carrying a bit more round the middle a 30 would fit and give more legroom.nbtMember
I’m pretty thin except for my thighs (edit – and my beer belly. before Mrs NBT pipes up to point that bit out too) . I tried on the Levi 506s recommended above and found them to be uncomfortably tight on my thighs
If you don’t mind your manners I might pose for a selfie as per the pic above 😉 (the one with the bike not the one with the jeggings)Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
had this problem for years, I think it was doing my extra long paper round on my bmx as a kid
either way ive got thighs like tree trunks
after a lot of searching I found quicksilver relaxed fit work quite well, theres a shop at xscape at milton keynes I make an annual xmas sale trip
i recently got some animal ones from sport pursuit that werent too bad a bit tight on the thighs but theyve stretched outPosted 4 years agoads678Subscriber
Yep, i’m in the same boat. always had massive thighs and always struggled to find jeans and work trouser to fit. I’ve had a few pairs of Carhartt jeans/trousers and they are a good fit, but got a couple of pairs of Next jeans recently and the loose fit ones fit me like straight fit. I do have a 36″ waist though. 😳Posted 4 years ago
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