My ostomy is right on my belt line and about two inches to the left of my navel. I cannot wear jeans high enough to go above the Hollister two-piece. And I do not want the bag inside my pants anyway. So I have settled for Blue Mountain Utility Jeans from Tractor Supply Company - because they seem to have what I consider a mid-rise which makes it a bit easier to wear the belt about 2-1/2 inches below the flange or about 3-1/2 inches below my navel. But even the rise would be a bit too high if I pulled them up to the correct fit.
I'm 75 years old on a fixed income. Five feet eleven inches tall, 165 pounds with a soft belly and nothing much to hold my pants up but my belt cinched up. Elastic waistbands don't stay up sufficiently, so a belt is essential. The Blue Mountain Jeans are only about twelve dollars which is just right for my budget. I'm not interested in 'brand' or 'stylish'. I wear shirts that cover the bag. Nothing ever tucked in. The jeans I'm wearing do the job, but I have to pull them lower than designed which makes the crotch pretty droopy and the back pockets are pretty low on my backside. All things I can live with for now.
So, what am I looking for? Just suggestions from anyone who has had a similar problem and found a budget-friendly solution to a pair of jeans or similar pants that have a lower than regular rise and fit appropriate for an older man. And, if anyone wants more information about the utility jeans or other information I might be able to offer, please ask.
I've had my colostomy for 22 months and have worn the same style Hollister two-piece products successfully.