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I always live in casual wear these days as it is the most practical way of completing my day to day tasks as a Mum. A couple of months back, two pairs of my jeans wore through at the same time after several years use. I normally buy jeans from Next but my budget would not stretch to shopping there and I needed some new items pretty urgently.
I was browsing the clothes at Tesco and came across the florence and fred jeans, which are available in a few different styles and leg lengths. I liked the look of the bootcut jeans which were only £10 and available in blue instore, or blue and black online, and a big saving on the £30 a pair from Next. I was not sure the quality would be that good, but at that price figured it was worth it even if they only lasted a short while.
I have now had these jeans a few months, and I would definitely buy more pairs from this range as I have found that although the denim material is thin like a lot of ladies jeans are, these are well made. The fit on me is really good. I usually buy standard length as I am about 5 foot 6 with 32 inch legs. The length of these is that without trainers on, they are on the ground, wearing trainers they cover a fair amount of my shoe. Tesco do have a petite range if you need a shorter length.
I bought my pair in a size 14, and although my weight can fluctuate, these fit well, so they are a little on the larger side than a true 14 because the denim is a bit stretchy.
The waist on these jeans is quite high. I can't stand the low rider style as there is nothing more undignified than bending down to help the kids do something and flashing your backside off to the rest of the room. These can ride down a bit if my weight is higher, but they generally stay put.
The denim is a dark blue, and looks like it has lines running down down the length of the legs. I wasn't sure if the colour would wash a bit, but these have been washed many times now and the colour has stayed true to when I bought it. The fibre has pulled slightly when the cat sat on my knee and stuck his claw in it, but this happened with my more expensive jeans too.
The stitching on this pair of jeans is pretty prominent and looks really good. There is a darker brown colour, and lighter brown colour, and the contrast between the two along the seams of the leg and around the waistband and pocket edging looks quite smart.
The jeans are quite practical two, with two rear pockets and two decent depth front pockets which can securely hold an item such as my phone without it popping out of my pocket as I walk around. This is handy for when I just want to pop out to school or the shops, and I can travel lightly.
Overall, for a tenner, you can't really go wrong with these. There is no logo of any kind sewn onto the jeans. The button just has the word denim on it. They are fairly smart if you want to dress them up, and very soft and comfortable to wear. They are not as stylish as my beloved Next jeans, but for a budget option, they are more than fit for the job. I will happily have a couple of pairs of these for my general day to day running round, and maybe buy myself one more stylish set from somewhere else for when I want to go somewhere nicer.