Thanks for that link!
Jeans are such
an individual thing. But I'm like you, Diane, about not wanting to go for those expensive "premium" jeans. However, I've got to have stretch denim now that I'm over 40!
I've had good luck in the past with Lands' End - they have a lot
of sizing and fit options, and you can even custom-build a pair for not too high a price. Since I'm extra-petite, length is a challenge for me - along with all the other "fit" challenges jeans already pose! - and they have some styles that can be inseamed to your specification, as well as many pre-inseamed options in Petite, Regular, and Tall.
I recently found Lee Custom Fit jeans at Kohl's, and snapped up several pairs. The waistband adjusts, they've got a little spandex in the fabric, and I'm really happy with the fit and feel.
Wrangler makes a women's jeans line called Aura that I've only found in western-wear stores, and my experience with them was good.
I'm sure other people's suggestions will be much more interesting than mine!