To all that have problems wearing jeans:
It has been 3 years since my ileostomy surgery and I have fought the battle of blue jeans ever since. I loathe cooler/cold weather because shorts are so much more comfortable than blue jeans (and summers in Wisconsin are soooo short). I have tried so many different makes and models of jeans that I had just about given up trying to find some that are bearable. The rise is always too short so the waist band always “crunches” my stoma. There was never enough room for my bag to comfortably fit and expand when needed. I have tried relaxed fit, loose fit, baggy fit, brand X, Y, Z - you name it, I tried it. That is until I happened to try on a pair of Wrangler Five Star Premium Denim Relaxed Fit Jeans (specific model number 97601SB).
I want to say up front that I am in NO WAY affiliated with Wrangler; I just want to help anyone out there that has had to go through what I have in trying to find jeans that are comfortable yet still look “stylish” (no farmer coveralls for this guy – no offense intended to all our wonderful farmers out there).
I honestly wasn’t even going to try the Wrangler jeans on since I was certain they would be like all the rest. But once I put them on and sat, stooped, bent over, twisted and did everything but stand on my head, I almost broke down in tears because they fit so well and comfortable. The company claims these jeans have some sort of U-shaped design in the crotch area to give more room. I thought this was just an advertising gimmick. NOT AT ALL! It really works! The crotch area is so much roomier than any others I have tried and the rise comfortably “rises” above my stoma. Yet they look very good and stylish.
So if anybody has trouble with jeans like I have, I urge you to at least try a pair of these Wranglers on and see if they work for you. I am so very happy with these that I actually wrote a letter to Wrangler explaining my dilemma, and the many people that probably suffer the same problem, and how happy I am to finally find and try on a pair of their jeans.