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Old 10-29-11, 03:45 PM
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How many pair of jeans do you own?

We're running out of closet / drawer space for clothing, so I thought I'd try to downsize a bit. I've got one shelf devoted just to my jeans. I counted up 12 pair of jeans I'm thinking this is a bit too many, but I can't get myself to throw any away. About a 1/3 are new, 1/3 have seen some wear and can still be worn out in public, and the last 1/3 (the most important 1/3) are my wear-around-the-house-during-chores jeans. Ripped, torn, and generally abused ... but still to the job

How many pairs do you have? What are your favourite brand / type?

I am devoted to my Levis 501's.
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Old 10-29-11, 04:11 PM
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This is why our environment is being destroyed. I have bout 15 pairs of jeans and dozens of other items that I never wear. Shopping is just something to do these days to kill time. Our society has developed into a highly efficient system for taking elements from the earth and turning them into useless garbage.
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I have 10 pair of jeans. However, some of them no longer fit since I've started running. My legs have gotten too muscular and big to wear some of them.

My current rotation contains 2 pair of Lucky, 4 pair of American Eagle and 2 pair of STF 501s that still fit. There are two pair of 501s that I've put away for next summer, they are too trendy for winter wear.

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I'm picky about my jeans. I have 3 pair of 501s and 3 pair of 505s.
I [strike]need[/strike] want more 501s.
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4. Two Levis and two Carhartts.
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I'm picky about my jeans. I have 3 pair of 501s and 3 pair of 505s.
I [strike]need[/strike] want more 501s.
Crap, I forgot I had a pair of 569. I think that's what they are.

Try the Shrink To Fit 501s. Fantastic jeans.

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If you have a shelf full of jeans and 1/3rd are never worn why not go out and buy some more to replace the ones you've never even worn?
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I've got 2 pair of Wranglers which I only wear when I do yardwork. All I wear is slacks, Dockers or Dickies nowadays.
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Just one pair of jeans. At work I wear shorts as the norm, being on my feet and moving all day in a warm-to-hot environment. Plus I have to do a lot of kneeling, sitting and squatting, so shorts are less restrictive.
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If you have a shelf full of jeans and 1/3rd are never worn why not go out and buy some more to replace the ones you've never even worn?
The 1/3 that are rarely worn are the ones I wear to informal business conferences, courses, business trips to our Plants through Canada, etc. The slightly worn jeans are my everyday out-and-about jeans, and the really worn ones are for chores around the house. What I need to do is make sure we turn my old ones to rags or toss them out when my I need to replace my business ones when they get a bit too worn looking.
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I've got 2 pair of Wranglers which I only wear when I do yardwork. All I wear is slacks, Dockers or Dickies nowadays.
Docker-type pants are what I wear to work everyday. Have you tried Haggar pants. I like them a bit better. If you get their better quality ones, they seem to last longer than Dockers.
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Old 10-29-11, 05:32 PM
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8 or 9. 3 daily wear and the rest for working around the house. It is a clothing item I have trouble throwing out.
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I have one pair of jeans. I usually wear REI outdoory type pants. Or shorts.
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I have six pair of jeans. Quite enough for me. If I were to consider downsizing, I would certainly not toss any, rather I would donate to a charity that provides for mothers, children, families in need for Christmas. I will never toss a working object, but will always seek someone needy and help them out.
 
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I have 2 pair of jeans. I hate them. So restrictive for movement. So 19th century.
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
We're running out of closet / drawer space for clothing, so I thought I'd try to downsize a bit. I've got one shelf devoted just to my jeans. I counted up 12 pair of jeans I'm thinking this is a bit too many, but I can't get myself to throw any away. About a 1/3 are new, 1/3 have seen some wear and can still be worn out in public, and the last 1/3 (the most important 1/3) are my wear-around-the-house-during-chores jeans. Ripped, torn, and generally abused ... but still to the job

How many pairs do you have? What are your favourite brand / type?

I am devoted to my Levis 501's.
I have about 9 pair, and mine are likewise divided into 3 categories.

I started buying Wranglers when the management of Levis went off the deep end. I find that Wranglers fit me better and last longer.
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I once had about 50 pairs. Most of them were picked up used or on clearance blowout; with the exception of one or two pairs of Jeans I bought for $40-50 back in the early 90s, I've rarely spent more than $25/pair. Many I got for about $5 or less. One of those expensive pairs was from J. Crew - really nice thick denim, like rigid 501s on steroids. The other were from J. Peterman - the best jeans I ever had. Very very thick, very very soft. And a great 501-like fit. They were a bit too faded for me but I still would have bought another pair, but they stopped making them very shortly after they were introduced.

My favorites are definitely 501s, and I prefer the unwashed rigid type. I was sad when USA production stopped, although I thought I noticed a reduction in quality for 5 years or so before they outsourced. Although the fabric feels quite flimsier now - it was supposedly 14+oz. back in my younger years, seems more like 12-13 oz. now- They still fit the same and I really love them.

I usually rotate two pairs for work that are still dark and presentable; when they start to fade or fray I wear those at home. So I typically have 3 or 4 pairs I wear. I do currently have another 6 or 7 pairs stored in a trunk, b/c I am too fat for them (1 waist size smaller).

I might add I abhor riding in jeans - decidedly uncomfortable. If I must do that I prefer the 10 oz. carpenter jeans by Carters or Pointer, et al. They make decent casual riding shorts when cut down.
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One pair of Billie™ jeans, a pair of green jeans, and some Gloria™ jeans that smell like coffee
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
I have one pair of jeans. I usually wear REI outdoory type pants. Or shorts.
I have 2 pairs of jeans. One pair I got at Goodwill for $4, I think it's Eddy Bauer brand or something like that. The other I got for $10 at the big blue box store. I only wear jeans in the winter.
I have a bunch of the REI and other brands zipoff legs hiking pants, and some that are just hiking type full leg pants.
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Four - and they're getting too small.
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I have three. The newest are a pair of Dockers jeans that are pathetic in terms of toughness, but they fit me well and look the best. I have an aging pair of Levi's that are on their last leg (no pun intended). The sad thing is, they are probably less than a year old. My former job was murder on clothing. I was lucky if jeans lasted three months without getting holes in unfortunate locations. My third pair are also Levi's, but they are practically brand new despite being several years old. Why, you ask? Because my mom always buys me jeans for Christmas, and EVERY SINGLE TIME she gets a pair that is EXACTLY what an old man would wear, and so they look terrible on me. And these didn't even fit anyway until earlier this year when I lost quite a bit of weight. So now I can wear them, but they still look terrible on me. Another brand I wore for a while that looked great and was very comfy was Ralph Lauren Polo. I had a couple of pairs I got on sale and they were quite good. Certainly not jeans I'd wear to work, but good otherwise. Sadly they were also too large after I lost weight.

The best jeans I ever had, hands down, were also given to me by my mom for Christmas: A pair of LL Bean jeans. They were super comfy and ridiculously tough (Levi's felt like silk in comparison). And yet, just like all jeans gifted to me by my mom, they looked horrible. But they fit so well and were so tough that I wore them to work until I lost enough weight that I couldn't keep them on anymore. After several months of abuse that would have (and had) destroyed Levi's jeans, they looked and felt brand new. They reminded me of the way jeans used to be made, when they were actually meant to be durable. Next time I buy jeans I may see if LL Bean has any that are less old-mannish.
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3 pair, 4 if you count the old scrap ones I use to stop the winter winds from blowing through the front door.

It's T-shirts I have a problem with. I probably have about 30 every day T-shirts and lots of special ones.
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None. My last two pair of jeans went to Goodwill a few weeks ago along with my old MiniDisc bookshelf system.

My pants stash is as follows:
2 pair BDUs (one navy, one khaki)
6 pair convertible/cargo pants (colors: 3 x khaki, brown, grey, and olive-ish)

The khaki BDUs are dedicated to working outside the house when it's cold and are pretty stained up. The rest I wear to work, and the remainder of the time I am in shorts.
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5 all too darn big on me from when I was 20 to 30 lbs heavier.
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6 maybe, not including shorts or cutoffs. 3 I really like. The rest are mowing the grass type pants.
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