I wore bootcut Levis for years. One particular style fit me well, held up well and wasn't too expensive. Levis decided jeans that reach one's waist were passe and discontinued them.
Hey, that's okay -- Galyan's Sporting Goods sold good hiking jeans! --Then Galyan's was bought by Dick's and their clothing lines were no more.
So I started shopping at Western tack & saddle stores, farm-supply outlets, and discovered the old traditional (non-Levis) brands still sold jeans that fit well and I liked...until, one by one, they didn't and Carhartt was all that was left.
But hey -- Carhartt. Good stuff. Workwear, right? Not too likely to go chasing fashion? ...Then they dropped the heavy carpenter's jeans I liked. So I discovered their Double-Fronts. Not my blue denim but tough canvas twill in dark brown and tan. And that's serious workwear, they won't stop making those, will they?
They have. I should have become suspicious when the dark brown color stopped being available; it's a little more popular. (I've got a couple of pairs in the mending, which has now become a priority.)
You can still get women's Double-Fronts -- in a "slim," low-rise style. Yes, "skinny jeans" workwear, which might work for me if I was twenty years younger and as many pounds lighter.
Carhartt still -- so far -- sells some plain "easy-fit" jeans that should do. Maybe I'd better stock up
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