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New Look Bootcut Jeans
Member Name: jo1976
New Look Bootcut Jeans
Date: 10/03/13, updated on 19/08/13 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive, comfortable fit, wash well
Disadvantages: Black pair leaked dye and faded quickly
Outside of work, I tend to live in my jeans as I spend the remainder of the week racing around after three kids! Given that my jeans are everyday wear, I don't see any reason to pay over the odds for a brand name. For the last few years at least, I have been buying and wearing these simple inexpensive bootcut jeans from New Look, with prices starting from just £9.99 per pair.
New Look is a pretty successful High Street chain with stores across the length and breadth of the country. One of the reasons that I continue to purchase my jeans from there is purely due to convenience as I have a branch in my small home town, but the stores are so widespread that I'd imagine that is the case for most towns and cities in the UK. For anybody that happens to live further afield, New Look do have a website although this isn't a site that I've ever had occasion to use.
The jeans themselves are available in a wide range of sizes with the added benefit of offering a range of leg lengths too, for a perfect fit. I find them to be fairly generous in their sizing as I fit comfortably in a size ten whereas in other stores I fluctuate between a size ten-twelve. I do sometimes feel that a new pair of these jeans can feel a little tight around my waist initially - although the larger size twelves refuse to stay up- but the denim stretches and softens after a couple of wears and washes and soon moulds itself into a comfortable fit for my figure.
I find the fabric to be comfortable and hard-wearing with the denim being thick enough to withstand daily wear. The material is predominantly cotton but the inclusion of polyester and elastane helps to lend the denim an amount of flexibility which I believe improves both the fit and the comfort. The bootcut style is a pretty forgiving and classic design which I feel flatters my legs and thighs, without being excessively tight or unfashionably loose at the base. This style of jeans can accommodate a range of footwear, from casual trainers to more dressy boots. I also like the cut of the waist as I dislike jeans with a low cut waist as I constantly find myself pulling them up and adjusting them all the time. These fit comfortably without any rubbing or slipping and the combination of a zip and button closure helps to keep the jeans securely in a comfortable position.
These jeans generally wash well without any obvious sign of deterioration or noticeable fading. I wash my jeans on a 40 degree cotton wash and the jeans remain colourfast at this setting. The only exception has been a particular pair of black jeans which did seem to lose an excessive amount of dye, even after numerous washes. The jeans very quickly looked faded and aged which was a little disappointing as this was not typical of my experiences with New Look jeans, even the darker shades of blue denim. I have avoided black jeans since then and have fond the blue jeans, regardless of shade, have been of a consistently high quality. I generally find that I only need to replace these jeans when the knees wear through completely! Given that I spend many hours of my day down on the carpet with my kids, that is not unreasonable or unexpected and I have purchased far more expensive jeans that only last for the same period of time, so I feel that these offer excellent value for money overall.
My jeans are subject to a lot of wear and tear but I find the quality of these jeans to be excellent, especially in light of the low price tag. The standard selling price is just £9.99 per pair and I have even managed to purchase some for less, using a discount voucher that was printed in an in-store magazine, so it is well worth picking up any leaflets in store.
Summary: Good value jeans
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