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Old 12-03-05, 01:00 PM
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There's loose fit, straight fit, comfort fit.. but no cyclist fit.
I was shopping with my gf yesterday and I realized that my loose fit jeans are loose around the knees, ankles, and waist. But my thighs and ass barely squeeze into them and they're already loose fit. In fact, we checked the sides where my thighs are and there are 3 inch sections of the seam starting to split open...

EDIT: I meant off the bike.

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Old 12-03-05, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
There's loose fit, straight fit, comfort fit.. but no cyclist fit.
I was shopping with my gf yesterday and I realized that my loose fit jeans are loose around the knees, ankles, and waist. But my thighs and ass barely squeeze into them and they're already loose fit. In fact, we checked the sides where my thighs are and there are 3 inch sections of the seam starting to split open...
Levi's 550 relaxed fit, tapered leg. Better than the orginal 501's that I rode in for years before I could afford such luxuries as padded shorts and tights. Levi's are like steel - never out of style.
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Old 12-03-05, 03:01 PM
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I agree with Levi 550. I may be a girl, but like many girls, I refer guys' jeans because the sizing is more reliable. And 550s seem to be made for us cyclists with the muscular butts and thighs.
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Old 12-03-05, 03:07 PM
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slvoid, do it 80's style and bring a fad back. Remember at the base, you'd fold the excess over, then roll the leg up 2-3 times.

Or maybe you can find some old Z-Cavaricci jeans.
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Old 12-03-05, 03:34 PM
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Well, back in the 80's when things were cool, we "pinch" rolled our jeans. We looked cool and I suppose it worked great on the bike.
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Regular jeans for me, or boot fit jeans or they will not go over my calf when I roll them.
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Old 12-03-05, 04:02 PM
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Levi's 569. Gotta be able to move freely.
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Old 12-03-05, 05:28 PM
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I've been compaining that all my jeans are way too loose and fit oddly.
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Denim stretch pants!
Maybe a Van Halen t-shirt as a jersey.
80's feathered hairstyle optional.
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Dump the jeans and wear shorts!
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Originally Posted by TomM
Dump the jeans and wear shorts!
Uhh, I think he's talking about off the bike. Course I misunderstood at first too!
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Heck, I think the 501s I'm wearing now are actually from the 80s! Thanks to riding my bike, they fit quite nicely again. And Mrs Caloso digs the button-fly, if you get my meaning.
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Old 12-03-05, 08:46 PM
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I haven't been able to even wear jeans since the eighties unless I bought them 2 inches too big at the waist...I own only one pair and never wear them. Even my chinos I buy 2 inches big at the waist, I'm not marathoner skinny, just 10k, but wind up looking like Jack Sprat went shopping at the big and tall store. My gleuts are, well, maximus, and not from eating french fries!

Doesn't get me any style points but I really like suspenders. And shorts 10 months out of the year. Even my shorts have suspender buttons, I unwittingly look like an escapee from a lederhosen factory sometimes.

This is mostly off the bike fashion, by the way...
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Hehe ya I meant off the bike, just general walking around.
I can't fit much in my pockets anymore cause my ass and thighs fill up what is otherwise a loose fitting pair of jeans..
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wear lucky brand jeans ... pricey but fit for anorexic body types
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I was wearing 505s when I was still drinking beer, now I'm back in my 501s.
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Uhhhh, it's the BUTT, Slvoid, the butt! You need to talk to Stacey and My58VW about how they keep themselves in great shape. They might teach you at thing or two.
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I can see it now: The Thunder Thigh Jean - for the avid cyclist or runner! Yeah.. That'll sell!
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I AM in good shape. My cans are all muscle.

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Uhhhh, it's the BUTT, Slvoid, the butt! You need to talk to Stacey and My58VW about how they keep themselves in great shape. They might teach you at thing or two.
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Dare to be different! Wear bib overalls! Off the bike, of course.
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Lee Carpenter Jeans.

Perfect fit for cyclists & still made in the U.S.
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I have both 550's and 505's the 505's I can wear in the summer when I'm in peak shape, and the 550's in the winter. But I agree The outer thighs and the butt always seem to be the most snug areas. Someone mentioned Z. Cavarici's Wow! Thats a blast from the past for sure. I must confess... I had two shirts that said "Z.Cavarici across the front in giant letters back in HIgh School. Uggh.
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Wow... lots of levis wearers here.
Lee still makes their jeans in the USA???
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gap jeans fit real well
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Levi's 550's . My wife wears my old 505's because my calves won't fit 501's and 505's. The problem I have is that I went shopping for new jeans because my 34's are way too big. I picked up some 32's and they fit great. Bought another pair in the same size and they were 2" shorter and way too small. Tried some 33's- way too big. Bottom line is that I tried 6 pair of jeans in the same style and size and no 2 pair were actually the same size. So much for quality control. Maybe you can get a Suzanne Somers video and work on that big ass. ( I know, I know, the big guns)
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