Finding the perfect fit for your jeans can be a pain in the you-know-what. For the super-slim, the problem often lies in the back: sagging. For everyone else, the overly tight look can be rather unflattering. When choosing a pair of slim-fitting denim keep these tips in mind:
1. They should sit just below your waist. So if you’re having to pull them above your waist to sit comfortably or to avoid dragging them on the ground, they’re way too tight and/or way too long. Try another pair!
2. The jeans should be close-fitting in the legs and seat, but not too tight that you literally can’t move around and not so loose that they look frumpy and unstylish. Tapering around the ankle is an added bonus to complete the slim look, but not always necessary.
3. Be sure you can successfully bend over and sit down, keeping in mind that denim stretches the more you wear it. But you’ve gotta be able to move! You may look good in the dressing room, but if you can’t leave it, who will see your classy, slim look other than yourself?
Sounds like the goldilocks conundrum, right? It has to be just right. Well here at DuJour, we’re here to help you both save some money and find the perfect fit. With jeans, if you want both long-lasting and exceptional fit, we’d recommend spending a little more than you’re used to. Think of it as a long-term investment. Here are our suggestions:
Lastly, for a quick local shout-out, check this pair from Raleigh Denim in the heart of “denim-country”. Each pair is individually crafted by hand and signed by the artisan, keeping the customer in mind. Can’t be more personal than that!
As with all online shopping, it’s best to take a quick look at return policies before buying. This is especially true with jeans; you want to find the best fit for you money and not get stuck with something you can’t wear.
Good luck and happy shopping!