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WRANGLERS, LEVIS OR LEE JEANS?
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2001 at 18:08:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Out West at rodeos and on the ranch most folks seem to prefer wearing Wrangler 13MWZ Cowboy-Cut jeans, the official jeans of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. I wear 'em all the time when I'm not working. I was wondering what WESTERN jeans are your favorites, and why? Just curious. Also, anyone out there wear a cowboy hat?


Road Warrior    Posted 01-19-2004 at 17:39:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
http://www.quicktopic.com/21/H/8FGv9BQiQeT

Here is a link for some more jean discussion. Also western wear in general.


Lou    Posted 10-15-2003 at 21:30:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great thread, and a better-late-than-never response. I've worn Wrangler 13MWZ's since childhood (and at that time they were a Blue Bell Co. product). I've owned a couple of pair of 501's over the years, but still prefer the fit and feel of Wranglers. When I see a cowboy wearin' Levi's, I think that he's a "drug store" type, not a real cowboy at all. 'Nuff said and end of discussion. *wink*


paul    Posted 10-03-2003 at 05:08:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does this mean the demise of Levis and 501s?
For years and years I was a 501 guy - then got my first pair of Wranglers recently and can't get out of them - even when they're ready for a wash!


Elijah    Posted 07-31-2003 at 08:42:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wranglers slim cut are the only way too go. Don't know what they did to Levi's but they don't hold up to a days work for nothing. I can work all day, on a horse or a tractor in my wranglers. The ladies here in Buelton, CA love the look... what can I say. I wish the gals would get over the britney spears look and get back to real country again.


JR    Posted 06-11-2002 at 20:08:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wranglers, of course. I especially like the look of a nice tight pair on a pretty cowgirl!!! :) They even look better wet!

JR


Bridget    Posted 03-06-2003 at 14:31:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good luck on finding a girl like that. I am one of the few ones left I think. Or maybe it's just becuase of the area I live in.


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2001 at 08:25:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now just remember, you did ask, heehee.........

WRANGLERS, BECAUSE THEY SHOW OFF GEORGE STRAIT'S BEHIND THE BEST!!!!!!!!!


MOHD SANY BIN A. SAMAH    Posted 02-23-2002 at 21:28:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I WANT HAVE SOME LEE COWBOY,SO I WISH LEE COPRATION CAN DESIGN I SAMPLE.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 10:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dreamweaver - By GEORGE, I should have known you'de come up with a STRAIT answer to my post.


LazyHorse    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:23:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have Wrangles, and Levis for wearin for dressup, prefer the Levi's 501 button fly for that purpose. For real workin type jeans I only wear Carhart, the material is heavier and they last me about 4 times as long as the other brands. They cost just as much as the Levis but I feel it is worth it. For hats I wear a Resistol George Strait straw in the summer, and a black Stetson 5X in cooler weather.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:39:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dreamweaver should be thrilled that you mentioned George Strait.


LazyHorse    Posted 07-28-2001 at 11:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cowby Joe I need brownie points with DW since I must be on her outlaw list, she never responds to my e-mails. But seriously I like the Resistol straws better, and the store I bought mine from only had the GS models in stock.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 17:54:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lazy Horse - My suggestion to you would be to post a message to DW saying that you think George Strait is the greatest singer alive. That might get a positive response from her?


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2001 at 12:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
LH, WHAT E-MAIL????????????? Dang, who you been sending it to?


LazyHorse    Posted 07-28-2001 at 18:06:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been sending them to the address I had for you. send me one at the address listed here please.


Burrhead-Lil mistake    Posted 07-28-2001 at 15:35:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

He just got all carried away somehow and been sending the pic to me. I sho am glad we got it all cleared up now I was getting a little worried.

Here's duh pic of dem jeans you was sending her LH.;^)


LazyHorse    Posted 07-28-2001 at 18:03:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Close, but being of American Indian descent I aint nearly that hairy.


Burrhead    Posted 07-28-2001 at 23:02:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm glad you got a sense o humor I just could'nt pass that one up. I'm Alabama Cherokee or at least 3 of my Grands were but my Ma's Irish side of the house marked me pretty good. It could'nt have been the milkman there were'nt one, but we did have a peddler truck that run our route.

I did'nt really go bald tho the stuff just all moved down to my back and ears.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 17:57:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could this be a picture of George Strait at age 65? Looks like he's been drinking a lot of beer. Pretty good beer belly if you ask me.


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2001 at 16:12:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang Burr! So thats where my mail has been going! LH - you sho nuf know how to charm the wimmen, heehee........ ;-) ROFLMAO! Hey - r them Wranglers?


Burrhead    Posted 07-28-2001 at 22:51:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dangdest thang I ever seen(:^). I jest hope LH is in a good mood today cause I don't know if I was suppose to forward that stuff or not.


Spence    Posted 07-28-2001 at 06:59:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm just glad I'm back to a 32 from a 36.
Too many years in the city. Any brand is OK by
me but I'm not into stovepipe legs like the kids
are.

M2C


Ludwig    Posted 07-31-2001 at 14:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm back down to a 38 from a 40. Aiming for a 36, maybe 34 haven't been there since before highschool. Its my wedding present to myself.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:51:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spence - Congrats on the slim down to 32. Any plans to try for 30?


Spence    Posted 07-30-2001 at 09:31:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
If my wife would stop making cherry pies
maybe. But hey, who am I to say anything. I think
the 32 suits me just fine.


Monica Duncan    Posted 07-28-2001 at 06:52:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Levis red tag "boot cut" jeans. They last the longest.


Roger Cooper    Posted 06-10-2007 at 16:45:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm happy that you prefer Levis boot cut jeans with the red tag since I like them too. I wish more women would wear them like they did in past years. Did you ever wear the older style men's redline or big E Levi 501's that were made in the 1960's and 70's? Also, I'm curious as to what part of the country you live in and what size Levis you wear. I hope you get this, as your posting is 6 years old. Thanks.


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2001 at 13:01:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, since Monica chimed in, I'll have to agree, I prefer Levis for myself. I do like the "stovepipe" kind. Think they look better on the wimmin.


Norm    Posted 07-28-2001 at 20:12:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They look good on wimmens with nice posteriors. But they can be a little overpowering on some of the plumpers.


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 07-27-2001 at 22:52:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wranglers. Don't know what model #, but I get the relaxed fit kind. I got big, muscular thighs(kinda like George Strait), and I can't step fur enuff into them Levises.
There's 2 kinds of seams on jeans, a biggun, and a littlun. On Levis & Lees, the biggun is on the inside of yer laig, and on Wranglers, the big seam is on the outside. Makes a differnce if you set a hoss for more than a hour or so.
I mostly wear baseball caps, but sometimes a cheap straw jobbie in the summer, and always wear my old beat up leather cowboy hat in winter. I've had that thing for 'bout 15 years, an its been set on, stepped on, sh.. on, and drug through the mud a lot, but it just won't die. I've been offered $100 fer it, but I druther have the hat.


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2001 at 12:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dan, can we get a pic of those thighs? heehee....


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:55:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your comments about the seams makes a real big difference when ridin' long hours in the saddle. I've been on a couple of cattle drives in TX & WY.and I know those seams on Wranglers prevent some nasty rashes on the inside of your legs.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:01:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear that in some "fancy" boutiques in Manhattan they sell old beat up (ripped up) Wranglers for 60 bucks a pair. WHAT A RIP-OFF!


Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-27-2001 at 19:38:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to wear Levi's. But now I wear Big Ben carpenter pants or overalls. And it's mainly for the reason the other guys expressed. Just more comfortable that way. I wear a straw hat.


Johnny in E Tx    Posted 07-27-2001 at 19:17:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Them $40 wranglers don't have enough room for me either, I like the levi's look-a-likes made by wrangler, you can get em at walmart for $15 and they last a long time, I really prefer my Big Smith overalls, but they are almost wore out and I won't be getting to Carthage,MO anytime soon. Only wear my cowboy hat when I'm going to be out in the sun all day, but have been wearing my pith helmet lately and it seems to be cooler.


Holly    Posted 08-20-2001 at 18:33:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am searching for Big Smith jeans. I have a pair I bought at an army surplus store in Springfield, Mo. All the sites on the internet show the dark indigo jeans, mine are a light wash utility style and I can't seem to find them anywhere. I am following a reply by Johnny in E TX that mentioned Carthage, Mo. Is there a store or outlet that carries Big Smith?????
Please let me know where to find the light wash jeans!


Dell (WA)    Posted 07-27-2001 at 18:28:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy.......Levis ain't gott 'nuff room for my trailerhitch or family jewels. I wear Wranglers relaxed fit.

In winter time, I wear a $400 custom felt hat by O'Farrell's of Durango, Colo. My home town. Its now 8 yrs old and doesn't look worn (more than I can say for my $150 Stetsons). But what impressed me the most about my custom hat is, it ain't never blowed off'n my kidneybean shaped head.

In summertime, I always get a new tall crown, widebrimed strawhat. Right now most straws are low crowned rancher creased. Don't like 'em cuz they wanna bake yer brains........Dell


Ludwig    Posted 07-31-2001 at 14:21:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got what usta call baler's legs, the levi's and lee are WAY too tight in the thigh, family jewels and patoot. If I get that big enough I'm wrapping the waist around three times.
The Wrangler fit pretty good. Bugle Boy of all things usta be good but stopped making bigger than 34" waist. There was a company out of Spain that used to be carried at a tee shirt place in Portland that were great but the tee shirt place went out of business.
Still the CROWN JEWEL of denim right now, and it bothers me to say it friends is Eddie Bauer. They fit good, the leg covers my work boots good, they don't ride up. They're good and tough like levi's used to be. The trouble is that they're real spendy and I hate going into the store. Fortunately with the computer and my credit card I can get them off the web, if I wait for a sale, we sometimes get a deal through the company. Right now its 15% off so it can make for a good deal.

As for cowboy hat....Are you kidding? I'm from Caribou, Maine, the "most north eastern city in America"!


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-31-2001 at 18:27:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been as far North to Presque Isle, ME. Air so pure you could cut it with a knife. Should gave bottled some to take back to the Big Apple.


Ludwig    Posted 08-01-2001 at 08:46:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Presgue Isle is just short, next town north.
Yep its good country. I'm still tryin to figure out a way I could live up there and still make a living.
Maybe the "by mail video editor" idea will take off. I'd keep my expenses low living there on land I already own.


Dave 2N    Posted 07-27-2001 at 18:55:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wrangler Relaxed Fits for me too for the same reasons that Dell gave. Not many people wear cowboy hats out here in the rural areas of NY. I like my camoflage cap around home.


Mary Yeager    Posted 11-04-2002 at 08:45:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you make camo. jeans?


Horseman    Posted 07-28-2001 at 04:09:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy cut here in wa state,have no others. Cowboy hat everywhere, kind of an abnormality around here. But makes you stand out a bit and thereaint nothing wrong with that!!


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 07:49:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Horseman - I figure most cowboys/girls prefer 13MWZ's because they're perfect for ridin' horseback or sittin' on a bar stool. You wear 'em at least two to four inches longer so they don't ride up your legs like a pair of pedal pushers. They also fit great over a pair of boots, particularly when you'r chasin' cattle and those darn prickly pears try to lodge themselves inside your boots.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2001 at 10:40:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
So far no one has mentioned Lee Riders. Anyone ever wear 'em?


Gerry    Posted 07-18-2002 at 15:56:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I love the fit of Lee Riders, but I can't find them made for men anymore. Does anyone know where to buy them? Are they still made?


J.W.    Posted 04-16-2002 at 13:26:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had Lee Riders in the 1980's. You can not get Lee Cowboy Cut Jeans anymore. Levi's pockets are too low in the back, and Wrangler's fail in construction. Wrangler's are not as good made as they where 10 years ago. Also Levi 517 boot cut are flared and look like stupid Hippie pants. and Lee Jeans you can not get over 36 long, so tall guy's can not get a good stack. Also Levi 501 that allot of buckaroo Cowboys wear are short waisted. so I guess the answer to this delema would be Wear what you like and fits you. Cinch, Cowboy Equipment, and 20x Wrangler are not long lasting well made Jeans eather. As I look down I'm wearing Wrangler 13MWZ at this time until the next best Cowboy Cut Jeans come along.


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