A bad fit: This post is going to be referenced later on, and should be a good visual on things to watch out for when getting a pair of jeans, or any other kind of pant for that matter. These are Sugarcane 66’s, which I have had for about a year. I wear them only when I’m doing serious riding, and can vouch for Sugarcane’s strength. I bailed out wearing these doing about 20-30, wrecked my shifter pedal, gashed up my throttle lever, gearbox cover, boots, did a number on my jacket sleeve, and lost all my cool guy points. My jeans were, with the exception of some fading on the knee, fine, and truly saved my ass. The quality is exceptional, variated stitches, hidden rivets, bar tacking, not to mention they smell great (crushed sugar cane…) and have a stunning color to them.
However this doesn’t make up for the fact that they fit me terribly.
-Hip flare. From the side there is excess fabric in the seat and across to the pockets which causes them to flare out (sometimes referred to as elephant ears).
-Profile. Over all profile could be slimmer, but the taper is enough to make them wearable.
-As a white guy, the last thing I want attention on is my butt, or lack there of, and it’s made even more akward by the looseness seen in the rest of the leg.
-Hemmed too high. This one is my bad, but I had them hemmed while wearing boots, and now they break way too high on anything else I wear.
$300 lesson learned, make no mistake these are great jeans, just not on me. So the next time your looking of for a good pair of jeans make sure you look in the mirror first…