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Short length jeans, but not too short!

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langelei Fri 17-Jul-20 11:56:00

Does anyone know of companies that actually do a 26" length denim jean, please, NOT 25" or 27". I know I am short but I much prefer my ankles covered. Fed up with doing alterations! Thank you all in advance, I am sure someone will come up with an answer. Stay safe everyone smile

glammanana Fri 17-Jul-20 12:24:08

Have you had a look at Next/Bon Marche/Peacocks they seem to have a good selection of lengths not sure though if I have seen 26" length also try ebay and do a search you may be lucky.

Chewbacca Fri 17-Jul-20 12:32:42

A quick Google shows that Bon Marche, Cotton Traders, M&Co all do 26" lenght jeans.

tanith Fri 17-Jul-20 12:35:47

I just turn the ankles up on the outside or if they are tight fitting i turn them up on the inside, when i tried altering them they never look right.
Next do do different lengths though.

langelei Fri 17-Jul-20 16:13:33

Thank you everyone - prepared to try anyone!

Rosalyn69 Fri 17-Jul-20 17:07:39

I usually get ankle grazers which are full length on me when I buy trousers so maybe jeans are the same.

grandtanteJE65 Sun 19-Jul-20 09:14:30


Caro57 Sun 19-Jul-20 09:26:12 - I think with some items it is possible to request the leg length hemming at time of order. They have a trouser sale at the moment.....!

Tanjamaltija Sun 19-Jul-20 09:35:59

If you hate sewing, you can buy fabric glue.

Thirdinline Sun 19-Jul-20 09:48:03

@grandtanteJE65 I’ve never seen 26” leg length Levi’s, but at my local branch of Levi’s shop, they do free alterations on site. I assume it’s because, having tried their stock on for size, people then ordered online to get the correct leg length. My alterations never looked as good as theirs. They have all the matching threads 😀

honeyrose Sun 19-Jul-20 09:55:44

Good morning, Langelei. Have you tried Edinburgh Woollen Mills (EWM)? Not sure if the do, but worth a try.

SandraPotter Sun 19-Jul-20 10:29:14

You have my sympathies. Have found it almost impossible to get 27 inch so 26 must be a nightmare. Good luvk

Apricity Sun 19-Jul-20 10:31:48

As another undertall Gran (5'1" on a good day) I have found that going for skinny jeans (including from online suppliers) that are 7/8 length works for me without having to take them up. Not sure what that is in inches. 🤔

JaneRn Sun 19-Jul-20 10:37:50

Question - are jeans the most unflattering garment ever? Walk down the High Street and you will see what I mean , particularly if you view from behind the wearer!

Teetime Sun 19-Jul-20 10:43:00

Phase Eight have lots of trousers of all lengths in their on line sale.

Joesoap Sun 19-Jul-20 10:45:53

Bon Marche have different sizes,26 they have I know.Good Luck with your search.

Jillybird Sun 19-Jul-20 11:22:51

166310 is the item number of petite jeans from Women With Control on QVC. They are advertised as 26". I don't have a pair myself as I'm 28.5" but I have had Women with Control trousers before and they were a good fit and comfortable. They are on sale at the mo.
You can find QVCUK on tv or online.

Wishes Sun 19-Jul-20 11:50:40

DH uses this site. they have a selection of 26"L womens

Janal1 Sun 19-Jul-20 12:05:33

Does anyone know where you can get mens 3/4 casual trousers that are not expensive,i've tried loads of places for my Husband.

CarrieAnn Sun 19-Jul-20 13:33:36

Janal1,I have just bought 3/4 length trousers for my son from M&S and JDWilliams, neither were very expensive.

Saggi Sun 19-Jul-20 17:50:59

Bonne Marche

NannyG123 Sun 19-Jul-20 21:31:28

I got some in metal and a few days ago.

welbeck Mon 20-Jul-20 00:01:41

can't you just wear them in the bath a few times,
like we used to, shrink to fit...