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Levi Strauss / Spandex or lycra in jeans

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I wish Levi's would quit making womens plus size jeans stretchy.
Hello! They don't make a person look any better and they don't fit as well as the 100% cotton denim!
Levi's have been around forever. If it ain't broke don't fix it! Go back to the way you made them in 1999.


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  3rd of Dec, 2008
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I totally agree. I think it is a sad day when Levi's doesn't offer 100% cotton jeans for women anymore. I tried on their 99% cotton, 1%spandex jeans in various sizes and they didn't fit right at all. Something is wrong with those jeans! And I hate Spandex!!!
  17th of Jan, 2009
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I agree, the only place I can find 100% cotton jeans under $50.00 is LL Bean. Even LEE is no longer 100% for the women's jeans, but they still have 100% cotton for the MEN. I hate Spandex/Lycra they are cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
  6th of Feb, 2009
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I hate SPANDEX, and I'm allergic to it. It's RUBBER! 100% cotton is the best, but the manufacturers have to make more styles to fit all the different body types. Cotton looks so much better though, very couture; it holds you in where you need it. And, spandex gives me a terrible itch/rash/swelling and breathing difficulty, not worth wearing.
  5th of Mar, 2009
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Idiots? Apparently if you have time to comment you do have time for Idiots (Your classification not mine)..."NoTimeForIdiots". I totally agree with the above Gals. I haven't changed sizes in years, am over 50 and a size 4...AND I still hate Lycra...where are the authentic jeans...
  13th of Mar, 2009
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I have three pair of Levi 550 jeans from three years ago that fit just fine...they're the 100% cotton. But they're getting old and faded. I bought the same ones a year ago not knowing about the spandex. They didn't fit at all! And it has nothing to do with my body size changing!Like I said, the old ones still fit! Then a new add for Levi's came in my email box last week and it described 100% cotton women's jeans so I bought two pair. When they came, they were the spandex/cotton ones. They have to go back. I wrote to Levi's and was supposed to get a response in three days but never did. I'm desperate to get my hands on 100% cotton Levi's. Looks like I'll have to get the men's 550 Levi's.
  6th of Apr, 2009
Best Best Advice Agree Disagree +5 Votes
Spandex is not only uncomfortable, but hot. Do you know it's almost impossible to find 100 percent cotton anything anymore. Just try finding 100 percent cotton socks.

I have been buyoing men's pants for years because they have no polyester or spandex in them, but manufacturers are starting to sneak plastic into men's clothes too, now.

I don't understand it. Hot, uncomfortable, burns more fossil fuel. What's the deal?
  4th of May, 2009
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You're right! I went shopping last week to get Dockers pants and they all have the spandex added! I bought a pair and wore them yesterday...they slide down when I sit and the knees get so tight when sitting. So now I can't get the "old" Dockers OR Levi's. I can't even find denim shorts with the "stretch" feature! And like you said, they are really hot and uncomfortable.
  4th of May, 2009
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oops I meant "I can't even find denim shorts WITHOUT the "stretch" feature. Not with. Sorry. I need my morning cup of coffee! lol
  9th of May, 2009
Agree Disagree +1 Votes
MY wife agrees with these gals. She has had to find her jeans at thrift stores or yard sales (521's 512's). I know a lot of people griping about the way Levis fit anymore (guys and gals) My favorite blue jeans were made in the states no mater what the TV spots say
  31st of May, 2009
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I love the 100% cotton Levi jeans, why do Levi, s have to change when they are good sellers? It has nothning to do with gaining weight!! The real cotton jeans are very comfortable and the spandex do not fit the same. I want my 100% cotton jeans back!! HUMMINGBIRD1044@YAHOO.COM
  26th of Jun, 2009
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I agree. I have wore these jeans for years. The only kind I like and can get to fit. I have tried the ones with spandex or whatever they are made of, they don't fit or feel right. I also wish Levi's would go back to the 100% cotton again.
  3rd of Jul, 2009
Agree Disagree +4 Votes
I have been complaining about Levi's and other jean manufacturers going from 100% cotton to spandex/lycra since I first bought a pair many years ago. I thought I was the only one out here and what a relief to see that there are LOTS of us out there. I have an old pair of 100% cotton #513s that I covet; however, their life is about to end soon, as the fabric is so thin on the butt and knees, it is soon going to wear through to bare threads. I have searched high and low for a comparable brand and fit in 100% cotton, but have had NO luck. May I suggest that all of us who want our good "old-fashioned" 100% cotton denim jeans back go to the Levi Strauss website--www.levistrauss.com-- click on Company, then click on Contact Us, and write them firsthand as to what we are complaining about. Maybe if they get enough complaints, we will get our wish at last.
  31st of Aug, 2009
Agree Disagree +3 Votes
Well, i am floored to find this website! People that feel the same way I do! I have already sent and email to levisstrauss complaining that we want our old-fashioned" 100% cotton denim back!
  13th of Sep, 2009
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What is WRONG with you people? I LOVE the Lycra in Levi jeans; in fact, 2% is better than 1% and they fit me beautifully. I am a size 10, but the small amount of stretch in these jeans allows me to be comfortable all day__ they are NOT hot, and they bounce back into shape immediately when bending down and doing chores, etc. PLEASE, Levi's, don't take the stretchy jeans off the market! If there are still females out there who want to go around wearing out of shape jeans, then manufacture a few for them. But don't take the Lycra Levi's 512's and 505's off the market!
  16th of Sep, 2009
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I don't think any of the gals are saying to pull all of the stretch jeans off the market, Just give them a choice. Right people??
  16th of Sep, 2009
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Hello Levi's, are you listening? Give us back our Levi's jeans. The REAL Levi's. True denim cotton. We are real women, not teenagers and we want our favorite jeans back!!! Give us cotton denim in tapered and straight legs. Enough with boot cut and flares and bell bottoms. We want, we demand, the REAL Levi's.
  18th of Sep, 2009
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I totally agree with all who are complaining about spandex. It's in alot of clothes. Also the clothes don't wear as long. Before you know it, there's a sag in you jeans where the spandex has gave out. With 100% cotton jeans, they wear and wear. Even when ragged, 100% cotton jeans look good. Come on Levi's, give women choices. Please...
  20th of Sep, 2009
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I don't think Levi's is going to listen to any of us. I've been told of a lady that lives in southwest Mo. that will make your style of jeans tailored to you. if any bodies' interested please tell me
  2nd of Oct, 2009
Agree Disagree +1 Votes
How absurd is it that I just spent an hour performing internet searches looking for woman's 100% cotton jeans. Who was the imbecile who decided all women had to forfeit the comfort of authentic jeans so a few self centered indivduals could fit into a size smaller than what they really wear? No one is fooled. A size 14 is a size 14 regardless of the tag and they don't feel or look like real jeans. In my case and the case of a lot of women I talk to Levi's is loosing money. I refuse to spend money on something I don't want. If the choice is between buying a cotton spandex blend jean product or not buying jeans at all, I choose to not buy jeans at all. As frustrating as that is, I am tired of being dictated to. How is it that men can have access to 100% cotton jeans but women cannot?
That perhaps is the real absurdity. As usual, some man is thinking that women will accept what is handed out to them. Well not this one.
  15th of Oct, 2009
Agree Disagree +2 Votes
Can't tell you how glad I am to find this spot--also thought I was alone. I HATE spandex--in anything. Even silk blouses have it now. Spent a week going to every department store and boutique--online and brick & mortar--to find a pair of dress slacks sans spandex for an important interview--found one poorly fitted pair for $200 (on sale!) that had to be altered. Been trying to find jeans without spandex for a couple of years now. My real jeans are dying their final death. I suspect clothiers add rubber as a "filler"--and yes, they do it so that it wears out faster, then hype it to the hilt to convince the trendy ones that it's "in". It feels terrible, doesn't drape or wear well, and looks like s**t. The petroleum industry is making a killing.

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