Crime of Fashion: Cabin Creek’s “denim leggings”

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I’m guessing Cabin Creek probably decided to call these "leggings" as part of some misguided attempt to appeal to "the young ones", because these aren’t "leggings" at all, are they? No, they’re Mom Jeans, plain and simple – and what a pair of Mom Jeans they are!

Now, I hesitated to include these amongst our Crimes of Fashion, because they’re clearly destined for the wardrobes of old people, but then I thought: why should old people be let off the hook? We all know they can dress perfectly stylishly if they want to, and while I’d be very surprised to see a pair of elastic-waist jeans on a person under the age of 70, well, I’d be surprised to see them on any of the over-70s I know too. There is no excuse, people! Rise up against the Mom Jeans -ugly at every age!

8 Comments

  • December 11, 2007

    YES!!

    OMG!! I am not alone?!
    Thank-you for this! Please continue to spread the word as will I.

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  • December 11, 2007

    YES!!

    OMG!! I am not alone?!
    Thank-you for this! Please continue to spread the word as will I.

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  • August 18, 2008

    sue

    arrrrrrrrrrggghhhhhh. they are hideous get them away from me. The naffest of naff jeans.

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  • November 1, 2011

    jean

    these may not be in fashion, but for some people, these are the only jeans they can wear. I have MS and have been wearing cabin creek elastic waist jeans for years, but because of fashion police I can no longer find them. you know, we are human beings just like you are and we love our jeans so please bring them back. HELP

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  • March 28, 2012

    Karen

    I love these jeans, have them in every color and am very sad they are no longer available at Penney’s. I have a few pair that are over 5 years old and they still look new. For folks who like straight legs that are not skin tight and like the comfort of having an elastic waist these jeans were perfect.

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    • May 4, 2012

      Really.

      I totally agree, these fit fantastic WITHOUT being sucked up to the body – yet they were flatteringly form fitting where they needed to be. I know MANY people of all shaped and sizes who loved these pants – too bad JC Penney had to screw it up.

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  • May 4, 2012

    Really.

    I have to say – this Fashion Police site is pathetic. Not everyone is the same size, height, or shape. These pants fit great for some people, but might not work for others. Just because of this you slam a specific product for everyone? And this is what our society has come to…destroying something that works for some so everyone can have their way/say.

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  • November 13, 2012

    Marilyn Harmon

    I, too, like the look and especially the feel of Cabin Creek twill pants. I am 72 years old and have been wearing these pants for years. J. C. Penney is not attuned to the needs of the more mature woman. Have you ever tried to buy an age appropriate dress there? We do not want to dress like teen-agers. The modern fit pants with the waist at the hip are uncomfortable and unattractive – even on teens. Does anyone know if Cabin Creek still makes these pants? And if they do, where can we buy them? I have recently lost 50 lbs. and need a smaller size.

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