I have always been happy with my purchases from Reitmans, but not this time. When I see the word "jeans" I think that it is reasonable to expect denim. These are made from blue cotton that resembles work pants from times past. It is not denim. I include a description of Denim. Denim is a strong cotton fabric made using a twill weave, which creates a subtle diagonal ribbing pattern. The cotton twill fabric is warp-facing, meaning that the weft threads go under two or more warp threads, and the warp yarns are more prominent on the right side. That does is not what these are made from!