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Old 09-10-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Having a hard time finding jeans to fit is a very common problem. Especially the tighter fitting ones - simply because we come in all shapes and sizes. Two women could have the same inseam and waist, but the hip measurements be vastly different. Like I've said before, jeans should be sold by measurements, not numerical sizes.

Though, I don't see the point of spending $60 to tailor a $50 pair of jeans, personally. Why not just spend the extra money to get exactly what you want with the right fit? To the OP, a suggestion from a very tall friend of mine: You can get jeans custom made for less than $100. She buys a good majority of her jeans there because finding a nice pair with a 36-37" inseam is really hard.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Having a hard time finding jeans to fit is a very common problem. Especially the tighter fitting ones - simply because we come in all shapes and sizes. Two women could have the same inseam and waist, but the hip measurements be vastly different. Like I've said before, jeans should be sold by measurements, not numerical sizes.

Though, I don't see the point of spending $60 to tailor a $50 pair of jeans, personally. Why not just spend the extra money to get exactly what you want with the right fit? To the OP, a suggestion from a very tall friend of mine: You can get jeans custom made for less than $100. She buys a good majority of her jeans there because finding a nice pair with a 36-37" inseam is really hard.
If you can buy a pair of jeans tailor made for $100 it would not make any sense to pay $60 to tailor them. But here, it would cost you about $300 to get a tailor made pair of pants from a real tailor. Wish I was in a place where a pair of pants could be made for $100. Wow! That would be great.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I really like the slimmer fit skinnyish type jeans. Have tried them on and they look fine. BUT The problem is: I don't want to look NAKED! I'm a mom to a teenager. Just a close in to the body fit with about 3% spandex, and they need to be long cause I am tall. Any suggestions for skinny/straightish jeans that come in tall.

Here we go again, did some brick and mortar shopping all last week.

Have tried Gap, Jessica Simpson, Ann Taylor, Level 99, and some more that I don't recall. Was even willing to shell out gasp...$100 if they FIT. But nothing fit and met my criteria. They were either too short, too hard of a material, smelled weird or were so snug it looked like I had painted on legs or something.

BTW, just ordered some cargo pants from Buckle - should be here soon. My first time ordering from them. Buckle was a suggestion from a prior thread looking for cute clothes.
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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How does one know these things, 1% versus 3%? Laugh . Thanks, makes sense.
I think I read it in a magazine or saw it on one of those makeover shows?

But I was frustrated at the 3% when I had a lumpy backside that usually was corrected by denim. 3% = lumping land.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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I really like the slimmer fit skinnyish type jeans. Have tried them on and they look fine. BUT The problem is: I don't want to look NAKED! I'm a mom to a teenager. Just a close in to the body fit with about 3% spandex, and they need to be long cause I am tall. Any suggestions for skinny/straightish jeans that come in tall.

Here we go again, did some brick and mortar shopping all last week.

Have tried Gap, Jessica Simpson, Ann Taylor, Level 99, and some more that I don't recall. Was even willing to shell out gasp...$100 if they FIT. But nothing fit and met my criteria. They were either too short, too hard of a material, smelled weird or were so snug it looked like I had painted on legs or something.

BTW, just ordered some cargo pants from Buckle - should be here soon. My first time ordering from them. Buckle was a suggestion from a prior thread looking for cute clothes.
I suggest DL 1961 brand. They come in a variety of styles and they hug your body but you won't look naked. They are simply the best fitting jeans I have found. Not too low, extremely comfortable, and fit perfectly.

Fit Guide for Women DL1961 - Revolutionary 4-Way Stretch Jeans
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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The two things on earth I hate having to shop for new ones - jeans and everday handbag.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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I suggest DL 1961 brand. They come in a variety of styles and they hug your body but you won't look naked. They are simply the best fitting jeans I have found. Not too low, extremely comfortable, and fit perfectly.

Fit Guide for Women DL1961 - Revolutionary 4-Way Stretch Jeans
Thanks. Not familiar with the brand. Just curious, did you buy online or at a store? I would like to try them on.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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If you can buy a pair of jeans tailor made for $100 it would not make any sense to pay $60 to tailor them. But here, it would cost you about $300 to get a tailor made pair of pants from a real tailor. Wish I was in a place where a pair of pants could be made for $100. Wow! That would be great.
Perhaps you didn't notice the link before responding? You do live in a place where you can get tailor made jeans for $100 and less. You pick out the style and provide the measurements you want. They make and ship them. Yes, it involves ordering jeans online... but as long as you are honest about your measurements, you'll be fine.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Perhaps you didn't notice the link before responding? You do live in a place where you can get tailor made jeans for $100 and less. You pick out the style and provide the measurements you want. They make and ship them. Yes, it involves ordering jeans online... but as long as you are honest about your measurements, you'll be fine.
I didn't notice that link. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I tried one of those mail order places for shirts after the Custom Shirt Shop closed here but it didn't work out that well. Maybe I am just programmed to not be honest about my measurements!
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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I didn't notice that link. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I tried one of those mail order places for shirts after the Custom Shirt Shop closed here but it didn't work out that well. Maybe I am just programmed to not be honest about my measurements!
LOL

Arent we all!
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