- June 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm #22139
Hi everyone! I emailed Grechen about this last week and she asked me to post in the forums. So I love Paige Denim’s Jimmy Skinny jeans, usually in the style Rebel Without a Cause. I wear them most days throughout the fall, winter, and early spring months and love how soft and flexible they are. I also go several wears between washes, but do put them in the dryer. Unfortunately, the crotch starts to wear out within several months and eventually tears in several places. The first time it happened, I emailed Paige and they replaced the pair with a new one. Then, that one tore a few months later and I realized it’s the jeans, not a fluke. I patch each pair until it rips beyond repair, and eventually, I buy a new pair. It just feels very wasteful and I go through several a year, when for the price, they should last much longer. Does anyone else have this experience? Have you found a way to deal with it? Or can you recommend a brand that is similar to the style I love? Thank you!June 12, 2016 at 12:02 am #22147
I love the Paige Denim “Jimmy Jimmy” as well, Catherine. And sad to say, I’ve had a similar issue with the more distressed washes. I had my first pair for several years, and they’re pretty lightweight. (I’m not sure about the name of the wash.)But I was still a bit disappointed when I ended up with a rip under the butt-cheek area.(I’m not a Dr. or I’d give it the technical name!) Since it’s my favorite fit, I bought another pair, and I feel like they’re about to tear again, and much sooner than last time. It’s frustrating because I haven’t found another brand that has a style that fits my wide-waisted body so well. Just for reference, I wash mine every other week, inside-out on cold/delicate and never dry them in the dryer. If anyone knows of a brand/style that fits like the paige Jimmy Jimmy, let me know!June 12, 2016 at 8:24 pm #22152
Thanks, Mamavalveeta! I’ve seen you mention wearing Paige jeans in the comments, and it sounds like we are in the same boat. 🙁 At this point, I’d say I’ve had the issue with 3-4 pairs of the jeans. I will try not putting them in the dryer, and since I live in Texas, it’s way too hot to wear them during the summer. I did just buy a pair during their Memorial Day sale, so I can start fresh in the fall. Let me know if you discover any other jeans that compare and I’ll do the same.June 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm #22200
Thanks, Catherine! Happy to oblige.June 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm #22205
Hi Val (and Catherine) – I’m a longtime Paige fan (though I’ve had my share of frustrations with the brand – that’s for another discussion) and love the fit of the Jimmy Jimmy. Last time I went looking for jeans – unplanned, actually. Just happened to stroll into Bloomingdales when they were having a huge sale. And yeah, that happens, because I work right across the street! – I didn’t see the Jimmies in my size in a wash that I liked so I gave the DL1961 Riley a try, in the Nassau wash. I had to size down (to a 28 from my usual 29), but I think the fit is pretty close to identical to the Paige Jimmy Jimmy. I know a lot of ladies like the Rag & Bone Dre as well. I have a pair of the Dre (size 29) and while I like them, I wear the DLs way more often. Something about the large and low pockets on the Dre that I can’t really get used to. The Dre comes in some really great washes though. Both are worth a look – the Dre if you like a tighter fit in the thighs and hips, the DL for a slightly more relaxed (so comfortable) fit. Both are considered a “slim boyfriend” – whatever that means. 😉June 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm #22206
Thank you, Christine! I’m going to try to get to an actual brick and mortar store where I can try them on (You wouldn’t think that would be a problem in the Hamptons, but the stores consider a size 29 to be an XL…. GRRR!
Thanks for your input.June 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm #22207
I totally get that on the sizing. It’s a Manhattan thing too – if I see my size I have to grab it, at least to try on, because next time I go back it’ll be gone and there won’t be anything bigger than a 26. I think you’ll like the fit on the waist in the DLs. The rise isn’t very high – it’s considered a mid – but I like that because my torso is freakishly short. A high-rise BF-type jean on me isn’t pretty at all.July 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm #22359
Thanks, Christine M! I just happened to check this post after reading an article about DL1961. I wasn’t familiar with them, and the Vogue article I read mentioned that Jessica Alba is debuting a line with the company, and they have eco-friendly practices. I’ll check it out. 🙂January 11, 2017 at 11:05 am #22960
Just updating to say that my most recent pair of Paige jeans, the ones I bought at the Memorial Day sale last summer, are tearing now. I had high hopes for them after being more careful to wash and dry (it says you can) them less, but with regular wear, they just don’t hold up. My sister sent me a picture of her pair that ripped this week, too. I honestly thought about getting another pair and using my current pair to pre-patch and reinforce the area that tears, but that seems silly. I did a bunch of research and ordered a pair of Eileen Fisher boyfriend jeans, which should arrive Friday. EF is always confusing when it comes to sizing, and I did size down, as they recommend. I have another pair of EF boyfriend jeans that I wear sometimes, though they are in a lighter wash than I prefer. I’m hoping this new pair will solve my problems. 😀
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