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George of Asda Pinstripe Stretch Trousers

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Brand: George / Type: Trousers

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      30.03.2012 15:08
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      Only for the brave hearted!

      These trousers were bought to replace my previous pair of work trousers, which I'd had for over a year and had served me well but were starting to look a little tired. My previous trousers were from Asda, so I thought this was a good place to start looking as I struggle to find work trousers due to me being quite short. These were only £8 which is good value for something you're going to get a lot of wear out of (in theory). These pinstripe trousers are smart looking, and they are also nice and thin which I thought would be ideal for summer. They have a zip and button to close them so they feel quite secure in that respect. Worse case scenario, if either the zip or button break at work, there's something else to help hold them up. (not that I'm paranoid, but it has happened to me before!). They are available in sizes 8 to 20, and come in either short, regular or long length. The trousers are really comfortable to wear, and although I'm quite short, they are the perfect length for me to wear with my work shoes. This is because I chose the shorter length, as most trousers swamp me. They're nice and thin which is pleasant in the hot weather, I hate feeling hot and uncomfortable in trousers in the summer. The trousers are made from 98% polyester and 2% viscose. They require minimal ironing as they don't get too creased if you wash them at the recommended 30 degrees. I usually run the iron over them on a very low temperature, just because it feels wrong not ironing work trousers. I mean, I don't particularly like my job but I can at least look like I've made a bit of effort. So, now onto the downside. I've noticed after only owning these trousers for about a month, that they are starting to look a little worse for wear. The pinstripe bit, which seems to be cotton which is sewn into the trousers, has started to "fleece" in places if that makes sense. I have a few little white bits of cotton sticking out of the trousers where the pinstripe pattern is. Also, when I've been folding these trousers, and have held them up to the light by the window, I noticed the stitching around the rear end doesn't look the best quality, and you can see the light through the stitching. This makes me incredibly paranoid that they might split one day in work, and although I've continued to wear them (waste not, want not!), I always make sure I wear sensible underwear and a long cardigan....just in case! I will be keeping an eye on these trousers in the wash to make sure they don't get any splits in the seams, but overall I'm not overly confident when wearing them as I feel I can't relax in case the inevitable happens. Although they look nice and are comfortable, I'm not sure how long they will last, and although they only cost £8 I would expect them to last a bit longer than a month before starting to show signs of wear and tear. For this reason, I can't say I'd recommend them.

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