Talk Back: How much are you willing to pay for a good pair of jeans?

I am not sure about you other moms out there, but for me, finding a good pair of jeans that fit me really, really well is like trying to find a bathing suit that I feel good about! I struggle to find jeans that are long enough in the legs, that fit in the "booty" region, that are also not so low that when I bend over I look like a plumber, and that do not create the infamous "sausage roll" around the mid section where the waistband is squeezing in. Skinny jeans are not my friend, and they are everywhere these days.


I finally broke down about 2 months ago and went to a fancy department store to try on jeans that cost so much that they make me sweat just thinking about it. I have always purchased jeans that are either on sale or cost less than $50. But what happens is that I have 4 pairs of jeans in my closet that all cost around $50 and none of them are a very good fit. My husband has been telling me for over a year to go and try on jeans at Nordstroms. He argues that I wear them nearly every day and that I have spent more than a "luxury denim" brand would cost on its own. So, I finally broke down and went. Luckily for me, the day I walked in just so happened to be the last day of a huge denim sale at Nordstroms. The jeans I found that I love, love, love that fit me better than any other article of clothing I have ever found and instantly make me feel sassy were 50% off. I am not sure I could have justified them otherwise.

How much are you willing to pay for a pair of jeans? Does anyone else have a stack of jeans that make them cringe and reach for the sweats instead? Have you ever splurged on a pair of designer jeans? Was it worth it?



{BONUS GIVEAWAY}

Recently I discovered this company called Alias Premium Denim.


Alias Premium Denim is an up and coming premium women's denim company, offering a high quality jean featuring chic styling, a fabulous fit, and the perfect price. A fellow member of our "female tribe" was tired of paying exorbitant prices for premium denim and believed that a great quality jean could be offered for much less, hence, Alias Premium Denim was born. Especially in these tough economic times, it is sweet to find a company that offers premium denim lovers a less expensive alternative, while not making them sacrifice style, fit, or quality. Their "sweet dee" has that designer look, along with the designer denim cut and stretch, and they retail for $40!


Alias denim will be giving away a free pair of their "Sweet Dee" jeans to a lucky Mama Manifesto reader. This contest is open to all Mama Manifesto readers until January 13th!

Go here to enter to win!

20 comments:

  1. Last year, I bought a great jean...went back later and couldn't find it anymore..I think I would of bought five more pairs for backup:(!
    -sandy toe

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  2. I'd pay an arm and a leg for a great pair of jeans!

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  3. I have purchased premium denim jeans and I will never go back to the "regular" denim! I definitely get my money's worth since I wear them ALL THE TIME! I even have a pair of maternity premium jeans!

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  4. $30 bucks is too much. i'm an old navyaholic. i have one pair of ON jeans that fit me perfectly and i wear them all the time. i wish i had more. not so much on the skinny jeans, they should be called "how big is your butt? jeans" because that's really what they make you say. i can't even try on designer jeans, they make me tremble. ;)

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  5. I usually get my jeans at Kohls when they are on sale. I haven't spent more than $40 on jeans since college, and even then my max was $60.

    I think it is really hard for those of us whose bodies didn't bounce back after kids. There are brand new problem areas I never had before, so finding a good jean can be difficult. I do wear jeans every single day so I could justify the expense (if on sale) but I refuse to buy expensive clothes when I don't want to be at my current weight. Maybe this will be the year that the resolution sticks and the pounds don't.

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  6. I'm a huge denim lover... I search for months to find that perfect pair of jeans. As long as I am not going to go broke from buying the perfect pair when I finally do find them, I'll pay a pretty penny. I wear jeans pretty much every day, so I feel it's justified.

    and I'm entering to win!!

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  7. I don't spend much on jeans and then I "pay the price." So I might as well just pay the price to begin with methinks. I have friends that have started to buy the expensive kinds and they always look so great. So I'm tempted. But still not that so wealthy, so maybe one day :)

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  8. i will and have paid a pretty penny for jeans. wearing them everyday, i think it's justified.

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  9. I never pay much for jeans, and then I wish that I had...maybe I will win a pair of these beauties!

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  10. it's all about the fit.

    if you can't find inexpensive jeans that fit, then you might as well go and buy expensive ones that fit well. i had the same problem as you a while back (too many cheap jeans and none of them fit right). So i finally went out and paid some money for them (had to save up for that) and it was so worth it. i wear them all the time.

    and my cheap jeans sit in the closet, or i wear em around the house.

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  11. I couldn't agree more about quality jeans. My hubby will wear 20 pairs of thrift store jeans he paid $5 each for and none fit him "just right" while I am loyal to my Joe's Jeans which, while pricey, are well worth it.

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  12. My fave pair of (3 and a half year old) jeans are so thrashed that I can barely wear them anymore. I don't mind wearing "holey" jeans but they were needing to be retired.....So I found the EXACT same pair, same (weird) size and everything on ebay for 9.99. Yes, I did. I like them.

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  13. I have never bought expensive jeans, but you better believe I plan on doing just that when my husband finally finishes dental school and we have a little more money.

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  14. wow, hot topic, huh? My favorite jeans are the Luckys I bought at the outlet store for around $70. That is the most I have EVER spend on jeans (or probably any article of clothing!). But I absolutely love them, they fit great and were worth every penny.

    Thanks for the jean give-a-way, too! I entered and can't wait to hear more about the company.

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  15. This giveaway is perfect timing. I have been dragging myself around for days, loading up dressing rooms with denim, to find the perfect pair. It hasn't happened. I live in jeans and would love to slip into these jeans. Super excited for this giveaway.

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  16. Here's a tip for those of you who want the expensive jeans without paying full price: go to a department store like Nordstom, try on several pairs, find the pair you like, and look at the size on the label. Then, go home get on EBAY and I am almost positive you will find the pair you need for half the price. Or, for you gals there in So. Cal, there is a great store called Buffalo Exchange....they always have designer name brand clothes for a fraction of the cost....they are gently used, but who cares....the ones you buy now brand new look worn as well! I believe the Buffalo Exchange in CA is near South Coast Plaza. Even if you don't fins the jeans you want, it's worth a shot and you will probably find a ton of other cute stuff to buy anyway!
    Happy Shopping!
    -Chic Dallas Mommy

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  17. I have never spent more than $50 but I've been told that once you've worn a really nice pair of premium jeans you will never go back! My question is always "how are they SUPPOSED to fit?" I never know how LONG they should be. Is it OK if they rumple up around your shoes? Or should they hang absolutely straight? But I don't want a pair of jeans that I can only wear with specific shoes?!

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  18. Christy-

    Great questions! I am not a fashion buff, but my nicest pair of jeans are long enough to wear with a slight heel. It makes it a little irritating, because they do not look the best with flip flops, but when I am heading out and want to be a little fancier, they are perfect. So, yes, I think maybe most people have jeans with two lengths!

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  19. I tried to enter the contest for these great looking jeans and the link where I input my info isn't working. Can you enter me io this contest, pleeeease??

    I have the hardest time finding good-fitting jeans!

    ~Eva Wallace

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