It has been about 4 years since I bought jeans and one pair is looking pretty tired, so I decided it is time to try and find another pair. I'm in no way trendy, but also don't want to look dumpy. Four years ago, the jeans were bought by a 25 year old who would never need to wear jeans in a "professional" setting. Now I periodically am in instances where I will be dressed casually with my company's senior management and would prefer to not look like a dumpy junior staffer (am the youngest person in the room by about 8-9 years) when I arrive for a meeting like that.
I was in Nordstrom last night, and I believe I was looking at these: http://www.agjeans.com/The_Protege__...23/p/2096.html I should have snapped a pic of the tag. Fabric was nice. Made in USA. Doesn't look too loose or tight, and I liked the wash. Nothing too visible on the pockets either.
I liked this wash too from the Nordstrom site: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/ag-jeans...resultback=755
I'm just wondering if there are any other suggestions for brands to check out. I don't love the idea of $200 jeans, but I'll pay it if that is the best choice. 7 For All Mankind was alright. Others seem to be too "youthful" for what I am looking for. I'd like to get to Brooks Brothers and check out their Made in USA Levis. I have access to more stores than Nordstrom in the DC area, so chances are I can find anything. I'm short and thin, and would have to get those AG jeans tailored down from their standard 32" length. I usually wear 30x30, but it seems "premium denim" means "regular" (32") and "tall" (36") are your only choices for length.