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Member Name: Mephit
Dorothy Perkins Dark Wash Flare Jeans
Date: 16/02/12, updated on 16/02/12 (64 review reads)
Advantages: good quality
Disadvantages: none really
The jeans hunt is never fun for me, but I was forced into going shopping when all three of my wearable jeans became unwearable at the same time. They'd all developed holes in draughty places!
So I went for a wander. I know exactly what I want in a pair of jeans, which you might think makes it easy - but you'd be mistaken... I have fixed ideas and these are not necessarily in line with what's on trend and what's most readily available in the shops. I wanted bootleg or flares and a fitted waist, not drainpipe style or, zog forbid, low-rise! After much stomping around the shopping centre, I ended up in Dorothy Perkins, which had a good range of styles, including flares.
I tried on and decided to buy this pair of dark wash flare jeans, which cost around £30 at the time. Currently on the Dorothy Perkins website they are listed at £12, although only available in a limited range of sizes. Usually the range goes from size 6 to 22, with leg lengths Small, Regular and Long.
I had seen other almost possible pairs elsewhere for less, but the fit and quality of the denim of these sold me. The cheapo ones felt thin and flimsy in comparison. As I said, I have fixed ideas about jeans and they usually have to be black as well, but I went out of my comfort zone with the dark wash!
They are a fairly plain pair of jeans, not too fancy, the main detail being cunning fades in the upper leg creases and at the knees. The fasteners are two metal buttons and a sturdy zip. There are pockets at the front which are comfortably sized for my mobile, keys etc, while the rear pockets are (as normal with jeans) only suitable for pieces of paper really. The fit is good.
I've had these jeans for a good while now, and have found them very comfortable and dependable, and they suit me.
They look smart enough when worn with a nice top to go out in and are also perfect for churning through the woods dog-walking. Obviously because of the flare style they are prone to picking up more mud than perhaps other styles would be (and harder to stuff into your wellies!) but they wash well. As with most jeans, it's advisable to wash them in with your dark colour wash in case dye leaks. You're supposed to wash them at no higher than 40 degrees C - I just stuff them in with my coloureds on economy wash.
If you're looking for a nice pair of jeans, I'd certainly recommend looking at the Dorothy Perkins range, even if this particular style isn't your cup of tea. I'd definitely buy another pair.
Summary: Good quality pair of jeans