I love Lee

…jeans, that is.

They are made perfectly for me. I’ve owned three pairs in my life, and every single one fit me like a dream. Seriously, you put them on, they hug you like a glove, and that’s a tall order in the denim world. SO much can go wrong. The rise, the waistband, zip vs buttons, wrinkling, length, etc. Not Lees.

I finally gave in and went on the hunt for a new pair. I wanted them to be medium to dark blue and fairly slim. All my jeans are flares, bar one black/faded pair and one light blue pair which I could no longer tolerate on my body. (They were $15 from Valleygirl on clearance three years ago, and THAT WAS FOR A REASON! I don’t know what they’re made of nor do I care to look. They stretched, lost their shape and generally look like crap on me now. I can’t even kid myself that they fit me today. It was driving me insane, I tell you, having to hitch the waist up even when belted, the way the knees sagged when tucked into boots, and the way the hems sat……..arrrrrrgh.)

I nearly passed up on this pair just for the price, but you really do get what you pay for with jeans. Here’s my $45 Lee jeans from Recycle Boutique – a place which has a lot of crap, but offers up the occasional gem as well. (Pardon the smudges…my streaky mirror is long overdue for a clean)

UPDATE: Now that I’ve worn them for a while, I’ve noticed the crotch seam is a little bulgy. I didn’t have that problem with any of my other Lee jeans. Marking this down to a 4.5/5 rather than a full 5/5.

5 thoughts on “I love Lee

  • Reply Jane October 29, 2009 at 19:00

    Those are cute! Lees last forever, too.

  • Reply Revanche October 30, 2009 at 08:47

    I haven’t worn Lee’s since I was a kid … but I’ll admit to being totally brand and sometimes style unconscious when shopping for jeans. Because really, I HATE jeans shopping. 🙂

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com October 31, 2009 at 11:54

    If we have the same body type I NEED TO TRY THOSE ON!!!

    I can’t find a good pair of jeans (for a reasonable price) to save my life

    I am sure Seven for all Mankind or Paige jeans will totally rock, but at $200/each I am not excited to try them on and then lust after them

    Oh and the crotch IS a bit bulgy but no biggy.. Not very noticeable

  • Reply eemusings October 31, 2009 at 14:43

    @Jane so true, good jeans do last forever!

    @Revanche Me too. I rarely ever do it, it’s too disheartening.

    @FB Me neither – no fun in trying on outrageously priced jeans no matter how perfect! Seriously though, Lee is a great brand for cardboard figures like me.

  • Reply Hey hey, jeans that fit! « Fabulously Broke in the City November 4, 2009 at 06:39

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