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#21 Mara

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM

OMG.  I found some.

Target.  Seriously.  Straight leg, mid/low waist.  There's some substance to the denim and they are so soft.

Color me very happy.  I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:54 AM

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

OMG.  I found some.

Target.  Seriously.  Straight leg, mid/low waist.  There's some substance to the denim and they are so soft.

Color me very happy.  I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

Cool, though I fear that this will be a case where the major flaw won't become evident until after you've forked over money for a crate of the things.

Let's hope we won't have to move this discussion to the "What pissed you off today?" thread.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:30 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

OMG.  I found some.

Target.  Seriously.  Straight leg, mid/low waist.  There's some substance to the denim and they are so soft.

Color me very happy.  I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

Cool, though I fear that this will be a case where the major flaw won't become evident until after you've forked over money for a crate of the things.

Let's hope we won't have to move this discussion to the "What pissed you off today?" thread.


You know, for the cost I'm OK if they don't last forever.  A couple of years should be sufficient.  Hell, the last two pair of Levis I had frayed out badly at the hemline and the knees after about a year and those damn things were around $70/pair.  I'm not particularly hard on jeans, either.

I know - Target - but I do have several pairs of their shorts, some of which are in fact denim.  One pair is still holding up quite well (though very very faded of course) after SIX YEARS.  I used to buy a lot of workout gear at Target as well - their shorts were like $8/pair, which to me is perfect for something you're just going to sweat in.  They had their own line before signing some deal with Champion; now of course there's nothing for $8, plus I am not the biggest fan of Champion.

The only Target-branded items I have found that truly are poor quality (in terms of longevity) is in lingerie.

Edited by Mara, 27 October 2014 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:45 AM

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 09:30 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

OMG.  I found some.

Target.  Seriously.  Straight leg, mid/low waist.  There's some substance to the denim and they are so soft.

Color me very happy.  I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

Cool, though I fear that this will be a case where the major flaw won't become evident until after you've forked over money for a crate of the things.

Let's hope we won't have to move this discussion to the "What pissed you off today?" thread.


You know, for the cost I'm OK if they don't last forever.  A couple of years should be sufficient.  Hell, the last two pair of Levis I had frayed out badly at the hemline and the knees after about a year and those damn things were around $70/pair.  I'm not particularly hard on jeans, either.

I know - Target - but I do have several pairs of their shorts, some of which are in fact denim.  One pair is still holding up quite well (though very very faded of course) after SIX YEARS.  I used to buy a lot of workout gear at Target as well - their shorts were like $8/pair, which to me is perfect for something you're just going to sweat in.  They had their own line before signing some deal with Champion; now of course there's nothing for $8, plus I am not the biggest fan of Champion.

The only Target-branded items I have found that truly are poor quality (in terms of longevity) is in lingerie.

Yeah, actually, everything I've ever bought at Target has held up surprisingly well.  And as you indicate, the price is usually right.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

I have bought men's Wrangler jeans at Target quite a few times. They're heavy duty good jeans.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:28 PM

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.
You are right, you freeze in them in the cold weather.

Jeans used to cost $5 and fit like a charm.  Then, the seventies came, and that was that.  Goodbye cheap jeans forever.  Now you pay over fifty dollars to wear jeans that are frayed and have holes in them.

Edited by Lorraine, 27 October 2014 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:09 PM

Anyone remember Sears Toughskins jeans, popular in the 70's?  One of my 5th grade classmates used to rip the little leather tags off of the backs; he had a small collection going!

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM

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I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:15 PM

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

Precisely!  (Yes, we do occasionally have weather here that calls for the donning of thermals).  Yet another reason I don't want skinny jeans - aside from the fact that I'm too short and legs are too muscled for them, it's impossible to put thermals on underneath!

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:24 PM

I have thermals on already - top and bottom.  Couldn't live without them in the winter.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:25 PM

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I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

Oh, thank you!   I thought it was just me.  It never fails.  Each and every time I find something I like, that's the end of it.  My whole life I've come in on the tail end of everything.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:38 PM

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 04:15 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

Precisely!  (Yes, we do occasionally have weather here that calls for the donning of thermals).  Yet another reason I don't want skinny jeans - aside from the fact that I'm too short and legs are too muscled for them, it's impossible to put thermals on underneath!

So adapt and buy a bigger size for the cold conditions.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:39 PM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:

Ok Rambo. :lol: :P

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:30 PM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:
Let's see how tough you are in the middle of the upcoming Minnesota winter. ;)

For us Seattleites, the trick can be how to find something that will keep you dry in the winter. It rains a lot (especially right now - WTF?!) and cold and rain does not go well. The only good thing about being soaked to the bone is stripping everything off and stepping into an absolutely piping hot shower.

So, I need to find me some kind of sexy snowpants to wear I think.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

View PostJanie, on 27 October 2014 - 06:30 PM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:
Let's see how tough you are in the middle of the upcoming Minnesota winter. ;)

For us Seattleites, the trick can be how to find something that will keep you dry in the winter. It rains a lot (especially right now - WTF?!) and cold and rain does not go well. The only good thing about being soaked to the bone is stripping everything off and stepping into an absolutely piping hot shower.

So, I need to find me some kind of sexy snowpants to wear I think.

:whipgirl: :P

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

View PostJanie, on 27 October 2014 - 06:30 PM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 27 October 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostAikenrooster, on 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM, said:

I hate jeans.  They're overpriced for the thinness of the material and you'll freeze in really cold weather.

That's why thermals are a must! :D

I don't wear thermals.  I rely on my natural toughness to get me through the cold.  :madra:
Let's see how tough you are in the middle of the upcoming Minnesota winter. ;)

For us Seattleites, the trick can be how to find something that will keep you dry in the winter. It rains a lot (especially right now - WTF?!) and cold and rain does not go well. The only good thing about being soaked to the bone is stripping everything off and stepping into an absolutely piping hot shower.

So, I need to find me some kind of sexy snowpants to wear I think.

Hmm, never considered that "sexy" could successfully modify "snow pants".  Don't most of them make the wearer look like the Michelin Man?

My big thing in winter is waterproof, warm, comfy shoes for hiking with the doggies.  Those are an LL Bean specialty.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:50 AM

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

...it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

That's my experience too. It seems when I find something I like, I'm the only one buying it.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 27 October 2014 - 09:45 AM, said:

View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 09:30 AM, said:

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View PostMara, on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

OMG.  I found some.

Target.  Seriously.  Straight leg, mid/low waist.  There's some substance to the denim and they are so soft.

Color me very happy.  I need to go buy about 10 pair because it's my experience that when I find something I really like - it gets discontinued or changed.

Cool, though I fear that this will be a case where the major flaw won't become evident until after you've forked over money for a crate of the things.

Let's hope we won't have to move this discussion to the "What pissed you off today?" thread.


You know, for the cost I'm OK if they don't last forever.  A couple of years should be sufficient.  Hell, the last two pair of Levis I had frayed out badly at the hemline and the knees after about a year and those damn things were around $70/pair.  I'm not particularly hard on jeans, either.

I know - Target - but I do have several pairs of their shorts, some of which are in fact denim.  One pair is still holding up quite well (though very very faded of course) after SIX YEARS.  I used to buy a lot of workout gear at Target as well - their shorts were like $8/pair, which to me is perfect for something you're just going to sweat in.  They had their own line before signing some deal with Champion; now of course there's nothing for $8, plus I am not the biggest fan of Champion.

The only Target-branded items I have found that truly are poor quality (in terms of longevity) is in lingerie.

Yeah, actually, everything I've ever bought at Target has held up surprisingly well.  And as you indicate, the price is usually right.
I buy the boys their clothes from Target. They have surprisingly durable pants and jeans for kids. Durable and soft, which can be a difficult thing to find. Old Navy is another place I get the kids clothes from.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

I've never worn a pair of jeans in my life!! It's suit and tie for me 24/7 365 days a year! :aliensmiley:




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