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Old 02-27-17, 06:28 AM
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Women jeans / trouser issues

Any women cyclists have the dreaded struggle with fashion?

Im struggling to find a pair of jeans that fit around the waist whilst taking in my lower half.

Ive done a lot of of track /cyclocross over the years and through genetics have always no upper body and small waist (cant do three pushups) but big powerful buttocks and thighs so the fit is difficult and the seams end up wearing thin over a few months. Is anyone the same? This is very annoying after having spent a lot of money. Its nice to wear a nice pair of jeans on an informal occasion rather than spending my life in spandex.

Thanks. Mary
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Old 02-27-17, 07:06 AM
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This is where you really need women to answer. I have always found that expert tailoring can make off-the-rack clothes fit better. It's expensive, and I've had to find tailors that I trust. Some are okay, few are great. Good luck.
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Old 02-27-17, 07:12 AM
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thanks Phil and yes i agree. I have thought about going down the tailoring route but trying to exhaust other options given i'm not a massive fashion enthusiasts.
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I wear skirts and jeggings.
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Old 02-27-17, 07:18 AM
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FYI, duplicate threads are frowned upon.

http://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycl...-trousers.html
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Old 02-27-17, 07:58 AM
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Sorry, i got the wrong forum first time around. Noted
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Old 02-27-17, 09:51 AM
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It's not only women that struggle with this issue. Male cyclists have this problem, myself included. Most of my jeans no longer fit, specifically in the thigh area. At least you have other options with skirts and leggings and what not. Guys have jeans and casual trousers, and I am not a casual trouser kind of guy.
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Old 02-27-17, 10:02 AM
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TenSpeed. I totally share the frustration. I'm not really a fashion type and live in a coldish climate so skirts are sometimes not ideal. Instead of moaning should we start using this thread to think of the advantages of being pear shaped? We should be more positive. Our glutes and thunder thighs have to be useful for some things. Haha
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Old 02-27-17, 10:53 AM
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Cycle tights* seem like Yoga pants with a saddle contact pad to me, and yoga pants with shortskirts and long sweaters and blouses

seem to be what are being worn most.. by women, here and Portlandia.. Lycra, and colors and patterns and black.

* I have Cycle tights , though now more an old guy in black sweat pants.. Jersey Knit fabrics for the win..



in the 80s there were bike race shorts printed to look like stone washed Denim, even printed on the pockets, fly, and stitching..




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Old 02-27-17, 10:56 AM
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Checked out Momentum magazine? Women's bicyclist stuff/ fashion/everyday rider kinds of clothes.
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I went to stretch mountain climbing style pants and they last and work perfectly. check out some of the prana pants, like the Zion. Adjustability is key with a drawstring waist. Jeans are heavy, retain moisture, etc., so not all that great for biking, anyway.
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Lee jeans are good for a woman with a small waist and some junk in the trunk. High waist so they fit around the butt and thighs, but they are high enough so that they cover the lower back when sitting etc, avoiding the plummer's issues.
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This is great stuff and yes, i need a high waist. I don't suit low riders at all, especially in my 40s. I will try Lee again. I tried the Lee-Annetta style and they were snug on the waist which was perfect but super tight over the backside area - hope I'm not simply a mutant :-(
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I'd really recommend buying a size up (in the waist) and get them tailored. It doesn't have to be a women's specific tailor. Taking a pair of pants/trousers in is a pretty simple process.
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Old 02-27-17, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Briggo View Post
Any women cyclists have the dreaded struggle with fashion?

Im struggling to find a pair of jeans that fit around the waist whilst taking in my lower half.

Ive done a lot of of track /cyclocross over the years and through genetics have always no upper body and small waist (cant do three pushups) but big powerful buttocks and thighs so the fit is difficult and the seams end up wearing thin over a few months. Is anyone the same? This is very annoying after having spent a lot of money. Its nice to wear a nice pair of jeans on an informal occasion rather than spending my life in spandex.

Thanks. Mary
If you're specifically looking for jeans, I suggest going with Wrangler Aura brand. I also am an equestrian. Most of us have buns and thighs. These particular jeans have a fair amount of lycra in them, and are vanity sized...you typically order one size smaller than most traditional jeans, sometimes 2. These have a flat seam meant for horseback riding, that also work well on the bike for commuting, in case you're wondering

I do not have personal experience with Ariat brand jeans, but they are another option that is typically only advertised to horse people, but similar properties.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
It's not only women that struggle with this issue. Male cyclists have this problem, myself included. Most of my jeans no longer fit, specifically in the thigh area. At least you have other options with skirts and leggings and what not. Guys have jeans and casual trousers, and I am not a casual trouser kind of guy.
A guy could wear a Kilt with knee socks, I've actually seen it.
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