No fear of me buying tight jeans ever again. I wore drainpipes in my teens and in my early 30s, back when only punks and metal heads were in them. In those days, you had to search hard to find them - it's one of life's great ironies that since I got into a wider leg, fashion swung back to the drainpipe and slimfits... Thing is, as middle age kicked in and my waist measurement got increasingly larger than my inside leg, I started to look like humpty dumpty in drainpipes... Redying is definitely the way to go, now, if black greys out a bit. I've even considered just dying a blue pair I really like black if it makes it easier to find the fit/leg length (for a decent cuff) I'm after. Dylon do a great machine-dying capsule thing that has everything needed in it, just throw it in the machine (and do a couple of dark washes after that, just in case!).