“ Brand: Asda / Type: Jeans / Gender: Male „
I am not a huge spender when it comes to clothes. Don't get me wrong I like to look good but I have higher priorities such as Kids, Holidays, Bills etc etc so my clothes come a long way down the pecking order.
I used to buy my Jeans from Tesco at about £5 a piece. They were okay but my Tesco store seldom had much choice in waist size or leg size, so in November whilst in Asda I had a look in The George section and saw all kinds of sizes. I bought two pairs for a tenner.
My Tesco jeans always seemed to shrink in the wash. After say 10 washes they'd look more like shorts and my wife often commented how stupid I looked. Even more often than she normally said:-) In contrast these jeans have been washed every few days since I bought them and the colour is still there, along with the length and quality. There are no signs of wear at all.
I know some parents who take certain 'labels' out of old Jeans and attach to these value ones. They look good and feel good and most importantly they are comfortable. An added bonus is that my wife says they look good too.
The sizes come in from 30"- 44" which should cover most over us. The lengths are Short = 29" 74cm, Regular = 31" 79cm. Long = 33" 84cm. These 100% cotton stonewash jeans feature a zip fly and 'button fastening, pockets to front and back and complete with belt loops to the waistband'.
I can highly recommend these Jeans for anybody who hasn't a budget or the will to go spending on more expensive ones. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Copyright stebiz 2013 - also on ciao.co.uk
Blue jeans need no introduction of course. First there were Levis, then there were Wranglers and then - a lot later - there was Easy Fit by George. Well that sums up my own experience and knowledge of jeans quite well. As a young student in the 1970s I used to "shrink wrap" myself into 28" waist Levis, or more often Wranglers, but now I live and breathe more easily in my 34" waist Easy Fits.
My first purchase was for my son, who is the same age I was in the 1970s. Looking for a cheap, well-made pair of jeans I found these on offer at Asda at £4 a pair. Tight jeans being no longer the fashion, unless you're a Rolling Stone, he was quite happy to have a more baggy and comfortable fitting pair of jeans. Even so, he found it necessary to use a belt to keep them up. He is a 32" waist.
Generally impressed by the quality and price, I bought my own pair and subsequently a second pair for both of us. So we really can now live in our Easy Fits and seldom wear anything else. All for a total outlay of £16, which is probably less than half the price of one pair of Levis on the high street.
So what are they like? First impression is that they are very blue (like old men's jeans according to my fashion conscious daughters). After six to nine moths use this has toned down but still definitely blue. The fit, as implied by the name is generous. I find them a bit too baggy in the seat and have to wear a belt to keep them up (yet a smaller size doesn't fit me). The material is 100% cotton and thick enough to be quite-hard wearing - mine have no holes or thin areas - yet reasonably soft to touch. The stitching is double throughout in a gold-brown thread. So far, no problems with broken stitches or threads coming loose. The pockets too, two front and two back plus a "ticket pocket" above the front right pocket, are deep enough and have not worn through or developed holes. In the past, I have often found cheaper jeans to have poorly designed and made pockets.
Yet I do have a criticism of the pockets. The opening is a bit too straight across and this makes it harder to put anything into the pocket or your hand into your pocket when you need to take it out again. This is more of a nuisance on the front right pocket since the ticket pocket opening is very close to the main pocket. Quite often, when trying to put my wallet, say, back into my pocket it has gone into the ticket pocket by mistake but of course it can't go in very far and it then jams or falls out on the floor. Thinking about it, the ticket pocket is unnecessary; tickets are no longer stubs of cardboard but more often like credit cards and designed to fit in your wallet. This is a minor criticism and doesn't prevent me from being pleased with my purchase(s).
In summary I would say they are well-made, hard wearing and excellent value but probably not for the more fashion sensitive. At the time of writing (January 2011) they are still on offer at the same £4 they were a year ago despite the rise in VAT and inflation in general. You can buy them in Asda stores or on-line at Asda direct.