Perfect Fit Every time
Our descriptions give accurate measurement of the garments on sale. The key to a great fit is to know your measurements and how you like your jeans to fit, this ensures you get the fit you are after when buying online.
We recommend you measure your current favourites and keep these measurements handy to compare, when buying your next pair.
Most often Jeans are sized with 2 numbers Eg. 32/30 -The first number (W) refers to 'your' waist and the second (L) Leg refers to the actual jeans inside leg measurement. Differences occur in all designs and from brand to brand so its always best to check first, if you have a favourite pair, measure them first and compare to those in your cart. Remember not all jeans sit at the waist so the actual waist measurement is usually around 2-3" larger, as the jeans sit nearer to the hip.
Once you have these measurements shopping online is easy....
Inside Leg ( Innerseam )
Take notice of this one, especially if you have shorter or longer legs, most jeans can be turned up or re- hemmed, but for off the shelf perfect fit get your inside leg right. Measure the crutch seam to the ankle hem with a flexible (dressmakers) tape measure Pulling the leg taught as you measure. Using a rigid ruler will be inaccurate, but may give a ballpark number.
Crutch to Waist ( Rise )
Hipsters or High Waist? It's all about this measurement. Basically the join or seam in crutch to top of waist- If you know where you like your jeans to sit this measurement will help find your perfect pair.
Stretch ( Material Content)
How much stretch do you like? or maybe you like 100% cotton non stretch denim, which is the most hardwearing. Some denim can blend up to 5% lycra/elastane. With 1 or 2% being most common. The addition of Polyester also will give the jeans more stretch. The more stretch the softer they are but they also won't last as long due to the nature of the material blend and should be cared for more delicately. A general rule is "If it has stretch it should be worn fitted"
Styles or Denim Cuts
How do they differ?
Flares - Fitted leg with flared Hems
Bootcut - Straight but wider leg to allow room for boots
Bootflare - Straight leg to knee then flare to allow room for boots
Skinny- Worn Fitted like tights usually higher stretch content.
Straight - Straight Leg crutch to cuff
Slim- Straight Narrow fit
Easy Fit - Looser Fit, Wider Leg - not fitted
Tapered- Fitted leg that gradually narrow to the ankle
Baggies- Fitted at waist Loose Fit Legs
Drop Crotch - Fitted Wasit with Long Dropped Crotch which hangs low.