>Eddie Bauer changed the cut of their jeans a year or so ago, as did the Gap, and I haven’t been able to find cute, comfortable jeans to wear. The new Eddie Bauer jeans look awful on me and the Gap jeans look great in the dressing room but when I get home they are just too low-cut to be comfortable or practical to sit down in.
I’d just about given up when I stopped in at Buffalo Exchange (a thrift shop chain focused on clothes for 30-somethings) on the way back from the Ballard Sunday Market. I spotted two pair of jeans, tried them on, and loved them both. The best pair was called Kut from the Kloth. The saleswoman raved about them but said the were no longer in production. I bought them — for $19.
Fortunately, the saleswoman was wrong. They’re still going strong, and Macy’s carries them in Better Denim (remember “Better Dresses”? Now it’s “Better Denim.”), and you can find them on eBay.
Turns out I’m not the only person who thinks Kut from the Kloth is the gods’ gift to the short, curvy woman.
The one caution about Kut jeans? Watch out for the ones with the flaps on the back pockets. Ugh.