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on June 3, 2011
To give a little background on the type of jeans I prefer, I have always liked the Levis 569's because they had plenty of room in the seat/thighs and were very comfortable because they gave me room to breath. No awkward hugging of my butt or thighs, no annoying tapering on my calves and they sat loose, which is how I like it. I am a pretty big guy and I have thick legs, so finding the right type of jeans is a pain in the butt (pun intended).

Recently, Levis decided to ruin the 569 line by making them all look pre-worn, bleached, no standard colors but instead only ridiculous looking designer colors and are made with low-quality cheap thin materials. Every now and then I could get ahold of a standard blue pair of Levis 569's, but it was becoming almost impossible to find a straight-up simple 569 that isn't all fancy looking or pre-worn out. Seriously, what is wrong with people nowadays, can't they wear out jeans themselves anymore??

Needless to say, I am done with the 569's, and I think I have found one of the best alternatives. Carhartt mens loose fit jeans. These are REAL jeans people, they are thick, no pre-worn out look, no bleaching, and they have STANDARD jean colors. I got the darkstone color, which is a dark blue (looks darker in the picture than they really are). Overall I am impressed, these are straight leg jeans so no annoying tapering, they are also nice and wide, just about as wide as my 569's are. No awkward hugging of my butt, and my thighs have plenty of room.

However, there is a few downsides, which is why I gave these a 4 star instead of 5. For starters, the pockets are much smaller and tighter than my 569's. I like to keep my cell phone in the tiny 'watch' pocket in my jeans, however the watch pocket on these jeans is very small and tight, right now my phone cannot fit in the slot with it's protective cover on like it could on my 569's. The regular pockets are also more shallow, tighter and not as wide as the 569's. The wallet pocket is also not as deep, however they are tighter than my 569's, which is actually a good thing when it comes to holding your wallet securely in place. I'm sure once I start to break these in the pockets will loosen up a bit, after all I am comparing the pockets of these to my long-time broken in 569's.

The last downside is that the crotch on these sits up much further than the 569's, so if you like to wear baggy boxers (or even loose fitting boxer-briefs) your boys might get jumbled around a bit by the top of the inseam. From what I have seen so far with these, it's probably a safe prerequisite to wear tight fitting briefs or boxer-briefs until the jeans get broken in.

Overall I am happy with the jeans, I haven't worn them much because I sized the waste down for when I lose some more weight (dieting right now) but even with the tight fitting waste I can tell these are very close in comfort and feel to my 569's. So if you can deal with a slightly higher crotch and smaller/tighter pockets, these are a great alternative to the once great Levis 569 line of jeans.

Quick-list of pros/cons.

- Straight leg (as straight leg as the 569's)
- Plenty of room in the seat and thighs like the 569's
- Comes in standard non-fancy non-designer jean styles and colors
- Very wide legs, bottom leg opening while laying flat measures at about 9-3/4" (size 36x32) where my 569's are at about 10-1/2" (40x32)
- Material feels strong and thick
- Decently priced, much cheaper than 569's

- Pockets are tighter and smaller (not as deep or wide) compared to my 569's
- Crotch sits up higher than 569's
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on January 31, 2012
I really like these Carhartt jeans. They fit me really well and they have plenty of room in the legs, crotch, and seat. Their length provides a nice break in the cuff; whether I'm wearing boots or regular shoes. The material seems "thicker" than most other jeans I've had. These Carhartt's have a very sturdy construction and they feel like they can take some abuse and withstand prolonged wear. That is why I give them 5 stars. If I had one critique, I would say the front pocket design is lacking. They are tight and not very deep. And the change pocket is so small, I wonder why they even bothered. My Rugged Wear Wranglers have much better front & change pockets than these. But overall, Carhartt is a great substitute for my older worn out jeans and for brand new jeans, their price is really good too. I would certainly buy these again.
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VINE VOICEon April 24, 2011
I love the fit and construction of my Carhartt loose fit jeans. They are made from the thickest/ heaviest denim available, yet they are extremely comfortable. I ride motorcycles and prefer a comfortable jean over a uncomfortable restrictive motorcycle pant. These jeans fit my requirement perfectly. Sure, maybe wearing ATGATT (all the gear all the time) may provide the highest degree of safety, how many people choose to wear a helmet or fire suit while driving their cars around town or cross-country trip. These jeans are very comfortable to wear while riding and provide some protection.
I like them better than any other brand, regardless of why or how I wear them.
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VINE VOICEon January 2, 2011
I just purchased these very well made jeans for my son after his latest pair of Levi's tore...again. He is very picky about his jeans so I was quite worried when ordering but since I ordered from Amazon I figured returns were so easy that it was worth the try. Well, needless to say, they aren't going to be returned. He loves them and I just ordered more! Great product.
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on August 21, 2016
Bought five pairs of these for my husband and he loves them. He wears a pair almost everyday, and I wash them often. They keep their shape and color well. Would recommend these for an guy who hate constricting blue jeans. The waist fits perfect, but has a relaxed leg, then tapers at the ankle.
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on November 6, 2011
Great pants, but inconsistent fit.

Bought one pair of these pants. Loved it, so I bought another the same size, but they are not 'exactly' the same size. The second pair is just a little tighter even though they are both listed as being the same size. Guess it is a build quality issue. I can live with it; I only mention it in case it happens to you.

But, the first pair I love.
Very comfortable fit.
Color is nice.
High quality materials. Fabirc seems strong and is just the right weight.
I really like the 'loose fit' style. Sitting, bending over to pick something up, or even squatting to tie one's shoes, is easy.

I will buy them again.
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on December 22, 2014
These are the best jeans I have ever had as far as longevity of the material is concerned. The other two leading brands haven't made real jeans for decades. They are more into style than into the quality and longevity jeans have has traditionally. However, these do fade a little too fast at the knees and thighs. If they could find a longer lasting dye, they would be perfect.
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on November 28, 2011
FINALLY - a pair of jeans suitable for work - rugged, durable, and comfortable. I can easily throw a jacket on and be "presentable" for my professional meetings and am Ready for the Real World otherwise. LOVE the Loose Fit - READ: Roomy and Comfortable without Saggy Pants AND these jeans SIT at the perfect spot - No More High Waisted Granny Pants! FAST became my "Go To" jeans. Purchased via Amazon = FAST Delivery - Well Done!
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on March 9, 2016
My husband's thighs run larger, and his waist smaller, than most blue jeans. This cut works for him, and the denim is durable. 4 stars because the pockets are tight and small.
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on December 1, 2011
I always wear 36x32 jeans, the jeans that I was sent fit great in the waist, but the length is more like 31" long, rather than 32". The jeans are nice and heavy, good for winter, the color is true throughout rather than having some funky print or artificial wear, but unless you have on 6" work boots, the length is just not going to be right. Maybe my pair was just cut wrong, but anyway I had to return them.
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