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Buy it for Life - JEANS/Denim pants

 
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Looking for well made, affordable brand of Jeans/Denim pants.

Levi and Wrangler have terrible loss of quality (they always split in the seat, right next to the back pocket seam.). Kirkland (Costco) legs are too baggy. Most other designer brands or Made in USA brands are too expensive (over $50 a pair).

I found this American made brand, Texas Jeans :Texas Jeans
and the pant are very sturdy and durable...but the cut doesn't fit me well. both in classic fit and relaxed fit versions, they are too tight around the thighs/hips. they make me walk funny and the front pockets are too deep and difficult to get into with my hands (might work better for someone with very skinny legs.)   I'm a 36 waist, 30 length - so I don't think it's merely a "Big & Tall" issue.

Anyone have a favorite brand of pants that cost less than $50/pair, and have good stitching/strong fabric?.  Doesn't have to be made in USA, but It's always a nice touch.
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Updated link for Texas Jeans https://texasjeans.com/

 
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Duluth trading Company ... watch for sales.  I have landed 60% off sales from time to time.
 
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@Dustin Rhodes  its really hard to find quality pants or jeans sub $50. i have never heard of Texas Jeans and i'm now going to try them out. i've switched from Wranglers to Diamond Gusset Jeans a few years ago. they are US made and heavy duty jeans in real sizes (meaning you have to measure yourself). they are usually around $68 bucks a pair for the jeans. their motorcycle pants (kevlar lined) are double that. But both pairs i have bought have lasted 5 years. the non motorcycle pants even survived a low speed high side crash on the bike with only some abrasion on the legs where i slid down the roadside.  So i can say they saved my "butt" literally. with the wranglers i would go through a pair every year to 18months just doing chores and work around the house.

I'm definitely going to try the Texas Jeans out.  also I second Duluth Trading company great products that last
 
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Our family has been pleased with Carhart jeans. They still seem to be well made.
 
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John F Dean wrote:Duluth trading Company ... watch for sales.  I have landed 60% off sales from time to time.



I'll second this. If you're ever in south-central Wisconsin, they have an outlet store where they sell returns and discontinued items. I've gotten some incredibly sturdy workpants for as little as $10 there.

(I just realized that, as I type this, everything I'm wearing right now came from there. The underwear and socks were the only things that were bought new, and even then, they were on sale because the colors were being discontinued.)

My "Duluth Fire-Hose Logger Pants" have held up to 3 years of crawling through thistles and wild roses, without a scratch! If it weren't for the grass stains you'd think they were new.
 
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I just picked up 2 pair of Alaskan Hardgear pants from Duluth Trading Company for $39 each..delivered.
 
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Ellendra Nauriel wrote:

My "Duluth Fire-Hose Logger Pants" have held up to 3 years of crawling through thistles and wild roses, without a scratch!



This sounds like what I need. Are these pants more like a "canvas" type material instead of denim?

I've been buying wranglers from tractor supply because they're like thirty bucks. As jeans go, they work, but like someone noted above they don't seem to be a heavy, long lasting material. I've been helping my brother put up new barb wire fence, and a single snag absolutely tears them apart to the point that I have exposed thighs on one pair. I need something that holds up to farm life.
 
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When I was a kid Sears sold ToughSkins-brand indestructable pants in a cotton/nylon/poly-blend denim fabric. I would kill for some overalls made out of that stuff.
 
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I started buying Roundhouse brand overalls, union made in the USA.
I really like them, they feel thick and heavy like Levi's did in the 1960s.
https://www.round-house.com/
 
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The link in the first post seems to have changed. Here's the current link to Texas Jeans Co.

I've been wearing them daily for about 8 years. They are well made & sturdy. I think they're far superior to any jeans commonly available in the big box stores. A bit pricier up front but considering how much longer they last it's actually cheaper.

Found out the hard way that they recently discontinued their flannel lined jeans but still have a few sizes in stock. Excellent for cold weather. I have two pairs but unfortunately they're 1000 miles away this winter.

edited to add ... their type 2 firefighter pants are made with Kevlar. Almost indestructable.
 
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I've received two pairs of Ariat jeans from my brother. Right away I noticed how much heavier they are then wranglers. The belt loops are larger and pockets have some extra reinforcement. They are stiffer than I'd like, it's a good thing. I've yet to get any pulls or holes in the lower part of the legs from clearing brush.
 
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