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    Suggestions for stretch summerweight jeans?

    I seem to have trouble finding a pair with all of these criteria:

    1. Large amount of stretch (greater than 2%, ideally up to 10%)
    2. Less than 9 ounces (ideally 8 ounces or less)
    3. Has white weft/filling (this texture is what really makes jeans so versatile)

    side notes:

    -The bonobos summerweights are 10.25 oz
    -For the sake of exercise, let's say no budget

    #2
    Honestly, the old navy stretch max are pretty damn impressive at the price point.

    If you wanna spend some more, Gustin's Cone Stretch is fantastic as well. They *ARE* 11.5 oz though, so that may be a dealbreaker. They don't "feel" that heavy in warmer weather though. I'm taking mine to Vegas next week for off-duty wear.
    https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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      #3
      Originally posted by armedferret View Post
      Honestly, the old navy stretch max are pretty damn impressive at the price point.
      Seconded.

      I know you said more than 2% but if you are willing I would give the new Jomers Traveler Jeans a shot if any are left in your size. They are 8oz but for a 2% they allow quite a bit of movement, more than my Bonobos travel jeans (also 2% stretch) allow.

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        #4
        Originally posted by armedferret View Post
        Honestly, the old navy stretch max are pretty damn impressive at the price point.

        If you wanna spend some more, Gustin's Cone Stretch is fantastic as well. They *ARE* 11.5 oz though, so that may be a dealbreaker. They don't "feel" that heavy in warmer weather though. I'm taking mine to Vegas next week for off-duty wear.

        Are the old navy trustworthy enough to be considered lightweight and breathable?

        Gustin actually has a featherweight in my size, but with no stretch. If it's greater than 10.25 oz i'd rather just go with the bonobos

        Originally posted by Rawfull View Post
        Seconded.

        I know you said more than 2% but if you are willing I would give the new Jomers Traveler Jeans a shot if any are left in your size. They are 8oz but for a 2% they allow quite a bit of movement, more than my Bonobos travel jeans (also 2% stretch) allow.
        Aw man, I looked at those for literally hours. What dissuaded me was ultimately the minimal stretch and the lack of white weft. Makes it tough to pair those bottoms (in navy) with a navy polo up top. I really liked that midnight color tho, but it looks to be mostly blue with some gray hues...and i just couldn't see that matching much either. which color did you get? any sizing advice?

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          #5
          I actually got a pair in Olive as I believed that would be the easiest color to pair with. The size charts are pretty spot on so I would recommend comparing them to your best fitting pair and go from there. Unless you're really tall you will have to get them hemmed as they come in a 34" inseam.

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            #6
            Suggestions for stretch summerweight jeans?

            Not sure the percent stretch.... but the gap ones have impressed me... I’ve dropped a bunch of weight and selling off a lot of my raw denim.... the Gap ones are a great fit for me and hard to argue with the price

            https://www.gap.com/browse/product.d...&pid=224061002


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              #7
              I also recommend the Jomers travel denim, though they are mostly out. I have really loved the olive pair I got. At that weight, and without the white weft, they don’t scream “jeans” to me though.

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                #8
                Second the Gap Recommendation. I have bought Levi's, Lucky Brand, Calvin Klein, 7 For all Mankind, and Old Navy. I like Gap better than all of them. oddly the Calvin Klein were actually my second favorite, but too expensive if you can't find them on deep sale.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by zac10sim View Post
                  Second the Gap Recommendation. I have bought Levi's, Lucky Brand, Calvin Klein, 7 For all Mankind, and Old Navy. I like Gap better than all of them. oddly the Calvin Klein were actually my second favorite, but too expensive if you can't find them on deep sale.
                  +1 on the GapFlex jeans as they the most comfortable jeans I've ever owned. With the right coupon code, you can usually buy a pair for ~$40. If buying online, buy 2 pair; one in your size and another one size smaller in the waist. Keep the best fitting pair and return the other.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tact View Post
                    I also recommend the Jomers travel denim, though they are mostly out. I have really loved the olive pair I got. At that weight, and without the white weft, they don’t scream “jeans” to me though.
                    agreed they look and feel more like 5 pocket chinos to me. In no way bad, just not very denim-y?

                    I found the BR traveler is a much lighter weight than their other jeans with stretch.

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                      #11
                      Update!

                      -I picked up a pair of bonobos summer weight jeans. They wear much lighter than their 10.25 oz and are quite stretchy. Still not sure if it's light enough. I will return but by if it goes on massive sale (seasonal items like this always do)
                      -Also picked up bonobos travel jeans. Now made in Egypt instead of USA but price is still the same. But the increase of stretch from 1 to 2% made a massive difference. 10.5 oz may still be too heavy and not quite enough stretch
                      -Ordered the jomers jeans when it got restocked in my size. Will report back upon arrival

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                        #12
                        Banana Republic Rapid Movement Denim are amazing, very comfortable and light.

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                          #13
                          FYI I live in cali. Even at night, it gets into the high 80's here (95+ during the day). I want something literally barely there lol

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                            #14
                            Have you considered a cotton-linen blend? I have a pair and they're great for when the temps start to really get up there. A quick search of Nordstrom brought up these two pair. They don't have the standard white weft you're after but they have some stretch and should be light in weight.

                            https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/monte-r...hioncolor=NAVY
                            https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/j-brand...lor=GREYSERITE

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Geo View Post
                              Have you considered a cotton-linen blend? I have a pair and they're great for when the temps start to really get up there. A quick search of Nordstrom brought up these two pair. They don't have the standard white weft you're after but they have some stretch and should be light in weight.

                              https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/monte-r...hioncolor=NAVY
                              https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/j-brand...lor=GREYSERITE
                              Good idea, but i can't find any that meet my criteria. Those are interesting, but i'd prefer a white weft, unique shade of blue/grey or a lighter grey.

                              Update 2:

                              Got my jomers. These things are awesome....BUT they are going back. Material, construction and the midnight blue/grey color are spectacular. But fit is just weird. It is a high rise and just a hint baggy around the thighs (i got slim fit).

                              I may just pick up the bonobos summerweight, but i really wish they were like 2 oz lighter than their 10.25 oz. i'll probably just stick to my BR traveler pants until i can find something more suitable.

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