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Jeans - My Kingdom For A Decent Pair That Dont Need Ironed & 100% Cotton

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sare^baw's, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. sare^baw's

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 25, 2006

    Posts: 1,136

    Location: Frodsham

    Im 50 sigh . For many years my main go to shops were H&M, River Island and Next. Now its Mainly Next. I was always more than happy with the quality of all their clothing i.e pants, socks, t shirts, jumpers, jackets, shoes, jeans, suits. I dont know what you guys think but the quality of Next means clothing has gone right downhill.

    Years ago apart from dress shirts, everything could go in the wash and then tumble drier on a low heat and it would be ready to wear if you then put it on a hanger. Now very little comes out the tumbler and is ready to wear. Polo shirts i need to iron the collars. T shirts are lightly creased all over. Jeans are a disaster and need ironed, to improve this i lie them on a flat surface to dry. I hate stretch jeans and these are even worse. Why do these places think i want stretch jeans that i need to iron. I dont want their blooming stretchy underpants either, these are thin and cheap quality.

    So guys can you point me in the right direction for where to buy 100% cotton jeans that come out the tumbler 'ready to wear'. Also what about clothes in general that come out the tumbler 'ready to wear'? Im not fussed on labels as long as it looks good and the price is similar to Next or cheaper.
     
  2. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

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    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    I know this doesn't answer the question but I don't own an iron, don't use the dryer function just hang out, or in and they tend to be fine,
     
  3. iamdjdz

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2006

    Posts: 4,276

    Shake them out when wet and hang to dry, only need to iron then if you end up folding them badly after.

    I wear g star jeans because they do the length short (30) and width wide (36) lol that I wear and have plenty of stretch.
     
  4. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,291

    Location: .....

    Gap.

    But wait till they do 40% off.
     
  5. Nick1881

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 4, 2007

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    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    I wear Nudie, Edwin and Scotch and Soda, never ironed any of my jeans.
     
  6. String

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 12,609

    What's the problem with ironing? :confused:
     
  7. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 13,299

    Location: London

    I think most high street brands are following the Primark route. Cheaper and cheaper to appeal to the young person's throwaway culture. H&M are ok, but I think you probably just need to look at spending a little more and getting something of better quality. I've noticed even in pricier 'generic high street' shops like Zara (used to fit me well) the quality is abysmal now. Do you have a Uniqlo near you? I buy most of my clothes there.
     
  8. Ryan-3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

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    Location: Northumberland

    I find Asos own stuff to be of a decent quality. Or Levi's in a sale. Lasts well and they do a large variety of colours and fits for trousers and jeans. You will come across some.. "interesting" designs also. Plus, their simple no questions returns policy is also very good. Also, as you can't just go and try them on, you can find your size on their finder. :)
     
  9. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 9, 2005

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    Location: London

    After washing dishes it's probably my least favourite activity.. completely understand why the OP wants to avoid it. I try to avoid as much as I can too.
     
  10. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 27,255

    Location: In the radio shack

    Why are you even washing your jeans, never mind ironing them?

    If you must wash them, do it sparingly with cold water and on as quick a wash as you can and then just hang them. I wear 501s and on the very, very rare occasion they get washed, they're just hung dry and they're absolutely fine.
     
  11. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 65,225

    Yeah :( happened to most of the mid-price brands I used to buy - thinner and thinner material and poor fit - only one I've found that still maintains quality and fit is Wrangler but I suspect it is only a matter of time :( and even more expensive brands aren't immune to it.
     
  12. snips86x

    Capodecina

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    Location: Close to Swindon, but not Swindon

    Same here. Prefer it that was as well.
     
  13. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

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    People iron jeans?
     
  14. b00merang69

    Wise Guy

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    Not owned a iron in the 25 years since I left home and very rarely does anything need ironed if washed and hung correctly (I do it indoor as I do not like the outdoor smell on them) bar some designer silk shirts that I do not wear much these days but most of my high end clothes are 15-20 years old and the quality was far better then.

    IMO its not really wearing that wears clothes its the washing and I always turn them inside out and washed at 40C unless it states otherwise and again the quality was better back then.

    Designer jeans were labelled as 40C but normal Levis/wrangler etc back in 80-90's stated 60C and I read they last longer that way as the dye goes into the water and redyes them but not sure if that is true.

    I do remember the days when my mum would stand for hours irons including underwear and dish towels only to put them in a drawer, madness.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
  15. NVP

    Soldato

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    Lol bless
     
  16. 200sols

    Mobster

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    Location: Hampshire

    People are lazy
     
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    I barely Iron at all these days - even most of my shirts you only need to hang and they sort themselves out now. Only thing really that comes out wrinkled/scrunched is my long sleeve t-shirts and some formal trousers though IIRC most of my formal stuff is dry clean only.
     
  18. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

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    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Some say washing jeans is altogether incorrect
     
  19. A2Z

    Sgarrista

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    What else you going to do when after a while of wearing them they have become smelly the same as every other piece of clothing? :confused:
     
  20. Feek

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    They don't. Seriously.