I'm embarrassed to say that I tore my jeans at work the other day while I was trying to pull them up over my middle-aged spread. I searched through the Sunday flyers for any store that had jeans on sale, and JCPenney had their St. John's Bay Bootcut jeans on sale for $14.99 starting that day. What luck! St. John's Bay jeans have always been the perfect cut for my waist and hip, not too slim nor too full.
St. John's Bay Bootcut jeans are made of a soft, lightweight denim. They sit just below the waist so that my belly button shows, but well above the hip so that my crack never shows, and the jeans flare out at the ankle in the bootcut style. The back pockets are embroidered and deep enough for my wallet, and the front pockets are deep enough for my coins and keys. St. John's Bay Bootcut jeans are made with a little bit of spandex in the cotton to give them a bit of stretch around the hip and thigh. They shrank a little in the wash, which I expected from cotton jeans, but a few deep squats loosened them right back up again around the hip and thigh and the resulting fit is perfect on me.
I was so pleased with the way the first pair of St. John's Bay Bootcut jeans fit and felt on me at work that night that I went back up to JCPenney the next day after work to get another pair of them while they were still on sale.