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Mouthwash on denim - blot or wash?

I spilled mouthwash on some jeans and I am traveling. The spot it left is the size of my hand. I want to wear them again in a few days and I have already blotted the area with a wet washcloth. Do I need to wash the spot with soap? The mouthwash (generic blue listerine) has sorbitol in it but the main ingredient is alcohol.
posted by soelo on Sep 28, 2016 - 2 answers

Durable jeans? (Also, did somethign happen to Levi's?)

Since my teen years, I've only bought Levi's jeans. I could always find a cut that looked good and they had that famous Levi's durability. However, in recent years they've been wearing out quickly. The fabric feels really thin and the jeans start to fray and wear out early. Can anyone recommend a new brand for me? [more inside]
posted by Alluring Mouthbreather on Aug 8, 2016 - 34 answers

Inexpensive. Heavyweight. Black. Jeans.

The last of my much-loved and discontinued Carhartt B161BLK jeans are showing their age. They're regular/relaxed fit, hard-wearing 14oz denim, black-black, fit over boots, and they cost about $40 when they were still being made. I should have bought a dozen pairs, but I didn't. Is there a decent and reasonably-priced replacement?
posted by holgate on Jun 30, 2016 - 8 answers

Hassle-free, petite, ethical jeans - Levi's or what?

I hate shopping. I need jeans. I do not want to buy clothes made by children. Can I buy Levi's? If not, what? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 29, 2016 - 16 answers

Looking for a bunch of nice blazers

I've decided to go for the "blazer, nice tee shirt, and jeans" look for work. Female. Where shall I shop online for blazers? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jan 7, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me find an old jeans ad

I'm trying to find a humorous commercial for Levi jean that I haven't seen for years. Difficulty: 90's Australian TV. Google is failing me and this is driving me crazy!! Details inside... [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Dec 20, 2015 - 2 answers

Plus size curvy fit jeans with substance?

I've finally worn out my beloved Levis 580 bootcut jeans, only to find out that in the last few years they've started making them with that super-thin stretchy fabric that I hesitate to call "denim." I'd already abandoned most plus-size jeans for that reason. Is anyone still making a heavier jean with a little stretch? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Oct 22, 2015 - 14 answers

Plus size filter: H&M jeans and tunic length henleys

It's Fall! Apples are super popular right now! Except for if you're shaped like one...this is a two-part Q, for those who have experience with H&M plus size jeans and maybe also have an ongoing quest for a perfect, tunic length henley shirt. [more inside]
posted by pandalicious on Oct 6, 2015 - 7 answers

How do I pants?

I am a mid-30s lady, and I have recently realized that jeans are not comfortable and I don't want to wear them anymore, but I'm not sure what to replace them with. Help me figure out where to shop and what to shop for! [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Sep 20, 2015 - 19 answers


In today's era of chaotic jeans trends, exactly what styles and colors of jeans does a mid-30s US woman wear if she wishes to appear polished, classy, but also not desperately un-hip... ideally, for like the next 2-3 years? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 16, 2015 - 18 answers

Can someone recommend a tailor in Cypress or near downtown Houston, TX?

I need to get some jeans hemmed. I don't want them to look home-sewn. I'd like the hems to look like they do when they're bought. Can someone recommend a tailor either in Cypress or near I-10 and Washington?
posted by smashface on Aug 19, 2015 - 3 answers

No more Dad Jeans

OK, I've had it with being that guy in old baggy-ass faded jeans. What kind of jeans should an average-sized guy wear that's age appropriate (40) but not too "dad." Is the Gap still the place? Help!
posted by smelvis on Jun 28, 2015 - 26 answers

Why are my jean zippers always coming undone?

So whenever I wear jeans, the zipper is always falling down. It does not seem to matter what the jeans are - new, old, too tight, too loose, just right. I know you ostensibly place the tab down to lock it, but this does not help - it just slows it a bit. Hence it's probably something I am doing wrong, or an incorrect fit that I keep buying. What might it be?
posted by solarion on Jun 12, 2015 - 11 answers

I Can't Keep Showing Up With a Ripped Crotch

I've recently started bike commuting again now that I'm back in Chicago. However, I have busted 2 pairs of jeans in the past month, including my favorite pair. What bike friendly (or at least thick crotched) jeans are out there? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jun 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Non-stretch Women's Jeans?

I used to have a pair of jeans I loved, but the style is no longer available, and I'm having trouble replacing it. I'm looking specifically for jeans with little to no stretch. My current jeans list the fabric as 96% cotton, 3% elastine, 1% poly, and they're okay, but I kind of like the thick, solid, almost constricting feel of non-stretch denim. Do they make decent women's jeans without stretch anymore? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Why do so many new jeans smell like mothballs/formaldehyde?

I recently bought a pair of jeans at Macy's. They stink like mothballs/formaldehyde/naphthalene. Washing them doesn't get the smell out. What IS the smell, is there a sure way to get rid of it - aside from returning them to the store as a defective product, which I'm willing to do - and why do so many jeans being sold in stores now smell like this? [more inside]
posted by wondermouse on May 5, 2015 - 14 answers

Yes, My Daughter's Jeans

My tiny teen has a pair of white stitching bling-pocket jeans that she really likes, except for two things: (1) they're boot cut and she wants a pair in skinny leg style; (2) they are regular length and she needs them in a petite/short length. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Mar 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Where to buy Merona Bootcut Jeans?

I have always bought Merona jeans from Target, and they fit me great. However, they don't seem to sell them anymore. I've looked on ebay, but is there anywhere else to buy Merona jeans? Or do you know of another brand/style of jeans that fit similarly? [more inside]
posted by triscuit on Feb 7, 2015 - 12 answers

Durable carpenter jeans?

Can anyone recommend carpenter jeans that last more than six months? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 28, 2015 - 15 answers

Can a tailor help me with my problems? Or should I just buy new clothes?

And can you recommend a tailor, stores, or brands that would help me? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jan 2, 2015 - 11 answers

Denim experts/custom tailors in New York?

Where in New York can I go to find someone to either make or find me a pair of women's jeans that will fit me? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Dec 13, 2014 - 4 answers

How do I jean?

No matter what size I am, or brand I try, I can never get jeans to fit. My shape just doesn't seem to fit anything - size A isn;t just tight but won't allow me to do them up, size B does do up but is so baggy that I can take them off without undoing them. I have an hourglass figure and I think it's the combination of large thighs and hips and a comparatively small waist that's the issue. Do I just give up? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 26, 2014 - 35 answers

Smartphone durability during daily life?

Can I jam an iphone in my tight side jeans pocket, with a bunch of other crap, sit down, etc., and not have it be destroyed? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Nov 17, 2014 - 30 answers


The comments in this thread have inspired me to go ahead and ask: where can I find jeans that fit and don't stretch out? Hit me with your best pants. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Nov 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Jeans for the short and lazy

I am looking for jeans that are similar to Top Shop Leigh jeans but are not top shop Leigh jeans. Help! [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Nov 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Jeans advice: non-skinny designer jeans?

My goto jeans are Levis 527, which are their "boot cut" style. I typically buy them for $40 online. My problem is that after 6 months of moderate wear, the butt starts to sag and they look like old man pants. [more inside]
posted by cgs on Sep 25, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me mix & match my new clothes!

I just purchased a bunch of new clothing at Theory, which is definitely a much hipper store than I'm used to shopping at. (My old standby was Banana Republic.) The sales staff was very helpful, and I'm very pleased with what I came home with, but I'd love some help in mixing and matching everything. Photos of (almost) all of the items I bought can be found here. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 15, 2014 - 8 answers

What brand are my jeans?

In my distaste for brands I tend to remove tags from my clothing, but in one case this has backfired - I found a brand of jeans which fit me perfectly. Sans tag, all I have to go on is the imprint on the buttons. It's a shield with a pointed demon tail (tangential ask: what is that pointy thing called and where does it come from?). Can you ID my jeans? Here is a photo.
posted by bkudria on Sep 14, 2014 - 13 answers

A short, short-waisted lady needs some loose-fitting jeans

What are your favorite loose-fitting jeans for fall? Bonus details about my body type inside. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Aug 29, 2014 - 10 answers

You are thin, on a budget and you buy jeans. Where do you shop?

School is approaching and once again I have to find jeans to fit my son. He needs a 28x32. It is possible to find 28" waists at Old Navy and Target, but they are more often than not closer to 30 or 31 inches when you measure them. Where are the the denim trousers that are true to size and are very reasonably priced?
posted by Requiax on Aug 19, 2014 - 23 answers

How old is this pair of Levi's?

I have a pair of Levi's jeans with a fun illustrated label on the inside saying, among other things, "The more you wash 'em, the better they look and fit!" The label looks 70s to me, but I'm not very knowledgeable about Levi's, so I was wondering how I can date these and where I can find some more info about them. [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Jun 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Mens Pants Filter - Either the butt or the waist fits, but not both

Whenever I shop for pants or shorts, almost everything I try on either has a tight waist and comfortable butt, or tight butt and too-loose waist. This applies across various brands. I like to say that I'm little in the middle but I got much back, but my proportions aren't that strange. Skinny jeans don't fit me, but I'm not going for pleated dockers, either. I wear approximately a 30" waist and 28" inseam. Guys, can you recommend any brands that solve this problem?
posted by 4midori on Jun 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Attractive Women's Jeans

How do you find jeans that actually look good? [more inside]
posted by Blitz on Apr 30, 2014 - 34 answers

Why do my jeans smell after one wear?

Recently my jeans have started lasting only one wear before beginning to smell musty. About halfway through the day, I notice that I've been sweating enough to make the waistband slightly damp and there is a distinct odor coming from my jeans. It comes back quickly after washing, and I've never experienced this before in my life - I'm used to jeans lasting a week or so before switching them out. How do I keep from making my jeans smell, or how do I eliminate the odor permanently in washing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Men's stretch leg jeans, where to buy?

I'm looking for mens jeans that are stretchy (I'm talking the material throughout the pants, not the waist band). I remember a while back the store Express in the local mall sold dress pants that were 5% elastic (said so in the tag). They looked normal, but when squatting down, or taking a big stride, they would "give" a little around the knee, up the thigh, etc.). Anyone know of something similar for mens jeans?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Apr 2, 2014 - 27 answers

When can I go back to my beloved boot cut jeans?

Dear mefite fashionistas, please help someone who has been in the fashion wilderness for a while. For the last three years I've either been pregnant or having children. Now I'm starting to get my body back and will have to go shopping, what's the deal with jeans now? Just by looking around it seems that unfortunately skinny jeans are still in but are bootcut or anything else coming back? (Please say yes...) I remember a comment here a while back from someone who said that they were the new mum jeans, and whilst I am one, I don't necessarily want to look like that! Is this still the case? I'm also not wanting to look like a teenager either, for what it's worth. Aim for mid 30s. What should I be buying?
posted by Jubey on Mar 18, 2014 - 51 answers

Help a non-curvy lady with big thighs find cheap jeans that fit! (NYC)

I'll be visiting New York next week and I'd like to buy some jeans, but I have no idea where to look! It'll be my first trip to the U.S. and I'm not familiar with American retailers at all. My particular taste and even more particular body type will probably eliminate a lot of options, but I hope you can point out the ones that are left. [more inside]
posted by akrasia on Feb 28, 2014 - 18 answers

Need more perfect jeans, but not sparkly...

Levi's Perfectly Slimming 512 jeans. Black, Size 12. I love them. BUT all of a sudden the only ones I can find anywhere online have a sparkly design on the rear pockets. This is not a plus, IMO. Please does anyone know where I can find the nice simple old plain design?
posted by mmf on Jan 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Men's Jeans, 31" x 33"

I need your hope. I cannot seem to find any clothiers who make jeans with a 31" waist and a 33" inseam. Alas, this is the size of jeans that would best fit my (apparently abnormal, disfigured) body. Do you know of a nice shoppe that would sell such an item to me? If so, I would be grateful beyond measure.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Dec 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Can these jeans be re-altered and still look normal?

A friend of mine gave me a couple of pairs of new "Gap 1969 Long & Lean" boot-cut jeans that she got altered before she decided they didn't really fit. She's an inch or two or more than two shorter than I am. I'm wondering if I could get them re-altered into a straight-leg (or maybe slightly tapered?) cut that I can roll up a little, but I don't know anything about sewing. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 22, 2013 - 14 answers

All the jeans are skinny. Where are the nice trouser or bootcut jeans?

Spent some time in looking for new jeans today and the shops only had very skinny or still rather skinny jeans. Was told that was just what was in style now. Looked at many nice brands: Joe, Paige, Fidelity, JBrand...but none suited me because I am looking for a slightly looser fit. I want high quality nice jeans that do not squeeze my calves/legs/cling. What brands should I look for? Am in Toronto and would prefer to try them on.
posted by Lescha on Oct 20, 2013 - 19 answers

Tell me about your skinny jeans that actually STAY skinny

I'm tired of buying skinny jeans only to find that they bag out around the knees and shins after wearing them for a couple of hours. Are there skinny jeans out there that actually keep their shape? [more inside]
posted by figaro on Oct 19, 2013 - 26 answers

I need pants to fit a curvy, no-butted snowflake!

I'm on the hunt for pants that fit. I have skiers' thunder thighs, love handles that are slightly larger than my hips and no butt. I'm on the lookout for skinny jeans in dark, unadorned washes, for under $100. The closest fit I've found is Target's fit 3, but it aint great. Suggestions? More hip-shaped snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Oct 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Short people need jeans, too!

It seems like every time I find a pair of jeans I like, they stop selling them. Most recently, I found these at Target, and they were perfect! Just the right length, bootcut, dark wash, with some stretch in the material so I can move (very important), and NO obnoxious glitter or weird stitching or fake whisker marks. Of course, they are not currently available. So, short mefites, where do you go to buy your jeans? I'm not willing to buy pants that I can't try on first, so the internet is out, but I'm in Phoenix, AZ so we have most of the stores. I work, so I'm hard on jeans and don't really want to spend more than $30 or $40 a pair. Oh, and I usually wear a 14P or so (the Target ones are "fit 4" designed for people with curves and that's perfect) so places that only have tiny people sizes are out. Please give me some suggestions so I'm not driving all over the place wasting my whole day trying on pants! (I've seen previous questions, but what's available seems to change on a weekly basis...)
posted by Weeping_angel on Oct 6, 2013 - 23 answers

Please help me find this brand of jeans again. [Korean jeans filter]

My favorite pair of jeans are about to die. I love how they fit, the quality is exceptional, and I have no idea where to find them again. The brand is Nix Jeans. I've tried eBay, Amazon, and Google, and the only thing I've found is one ugly pair of jeans on eBay that I definitely don't want. I bought them in an open air market in West Africa so there's no possible way I can return to the source. Here is a picture of the label. Does anyone have any idea where I can buy Nix jeans?
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Sep 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me find a jean company to take my money!

My best friend rides horses, and all of her jeans are boot-cut, dark wash, with high contrast stitching. I think they look amazing, and I know they would look amazing on me. Problem: Hobbit size. [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance on Sep 17, 2013 - 18 answers

Looking for new jeans!

Does anyone sell jeans that are similar to Levi's Low Skinny 531's? I got a pair in a clothes swap and adore them to death, but they don't seem to be made anymore. I know I can get them on eBay but I'd like to do that as a last resort. I'm not Levi's loyal so any brand will do (in fact, the less expensive, the better).
posted by Lucinda on Aug 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Please help me find tall & skinny pants-like jeans(or jeans-like pants?)

I have the worst time finding bottoms that fit. I currently own only 2 pairs that fit correctly. Suggest a pair, website, or brick-and-mortar to shop at for me? I've been looking for a new pair for almost a year now... Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tenaciousmoon on Aug 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for a clothing website...

Is there any sort of website where you can input your measurements and it will tell you which brands or stores carry clothing that will fit you? My mom was telling me about such a site (the name of which she can't remember, and it was a few years ago, anyway) for jeans and I was wondering if something like that still exists and if one exists for clothing beyond jeans. Thanks.
posted by lea724 on Jul 26, 2013 - 2 answers

clone my jeans

has anyone used one of the sites where you send them a pair of jeans and they send you back a pair that they've cloned using the original pair? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Jul 24, 2013 - 6 answers

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