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Jeans Size Chart
Jeans Buying Guide
Caring for your jeans
JEANS SIZE CHART
JEANS WASHThis refers to the colour and the finish on a pair of jeans:
dark wash jeansDark washed jeans are the original denim; they are a deep indigo colour and are often a bit stiff.
stone washed jeansThese jeans are pre-washed, and weathered to create a softer look and feel. The colour is faded, and the cotton in the jeans has a worn appearance. Usually pumice stone is used when stone washing jeans.
dirty washed jeansDirty washed jeans are like stone washed jeans, in that they have been pre-washed to make them softer and to give them that worn-in look. However, they have also been treated in a way that makes them appear dirty, or tinged beige, brown or khaki.
distressed jeansDistressed jeans are highly faded, and are finished with holes, rips, tears and fraying hems.
JEANS CUTThe cut of a pair of jeans refers to how the garment is shaped. The cut usually refers to the legs of the jeans:
straight leg jeansStraight leg jeans have a uniform fit from the top of the pant leg to the bottom. The bottom does not flare out.
boot cut jeansBoot cut jeans are slim in the thigh area, and begin to angle out below the knee to make a moderately wide hem at the bottom.
flare leg jeansLike boot cut jeans, flare leg jeans angle out below the knee as well, but much more so to create a bell-like shape at the hem.
ankle length jeansAnkle length jeans should fit with the hem coming down to above the ankle bone.
capri length jeansCapris are short jeans, with the hem stopping at mid-calf level.
RISEThe rise on a pair of jeans determines how high or low the jeans will sit on the waist:
low-rise jeansThis type sit below the belly button, above or just at the hip bones.
ultra-low riseThese jeans sits even lower than the low-rise jeans, usually below the hip bones.
high waistCurrently out of fashion, high waist jeans have a rise that comes above the belly button.
FITThe fit of a pair of jeans refers to how the garment sits on the body; it especially refers to the seat and thigh area:
slim fitSlim fit jeans are tight in the seat and thigh area.
regular fitRegular fit jeans are slim in the seat and thigh area, but are roomy enough to be comfortable.
relaxed fitThese jeans are roomy in the seat and thigh area, but not baggy.
loose fitLoose fit jeans are very roomy and often baggy throughout. With so many jeans available at today’s market, it’s important to do your homework and select the right pair of jeans for your body type. When buying jeans, it’s all about the fit.
JEANS BUYING GUIDEAvoid any jeans that feature too much of anything. Your best bet is to keep the details to a minimum. For example, steer clear of jeans with very pronounced moustaches under the front pockets – they’re tacky at best!
Any big bleached patches are also not a good idea. Same goes for laces, fringes and embellished jeans, they're so last season. With so many jeans available at today’s market, it’s important to do your homework and select the right pair of jeans for your body type. When buying jeans, it’s all about the fit.
avoiding being out of style
measure!To get the best fit, measure your waist and hips with a measuring tape. Note that your actual waist measurement will not equal the actual jeans waist size, so leave an extra centimetre or two when measuring.
For example, a person with a 26-inch waist will typically wear jeans with a 28-inch waist. To get your inseam, take a pair of pant that fits well and measure from the crotch down.
slim body typesSlimmer body types look great in a variety of jeans. Look for jeans that run straight from the hips to the knee, with a slight flare at the leg opening. Low-rise jeans with a high back and lower front are another good choice. Or if you’re looking for a snug fit, choose jeans that are tight around the waist and butt. Straight cut or a boot cut jeans style is the best for you.
curvy body typesIf you have curves to accentuate, choose jeans that run straight from the hips to the knee, with a slight or more generous flare at the leg opening. A wide boot-cut silhouette is also flattering. Consider either distressed jeans or ultra-dark jeans that flatter your curvy figure.
athletic body typesIf you have athletic legs and narrow hips, consider a low-rise jean with a contoured waistband. Jeans that deliberately taper out to a graceful and generous boot cut are also flattering without giving you the retro bell-bottom look. To give the appearance of a curvy figure, choose a jean that fills the bosom well.
full figure body typesChoose a traditional five-pocket style jeans that isn’t too snug and has little to give. Most jeans from Levi’s are woven with spandex, so that they stretch nicely to fix your frame. Anotner fave are jeans from Giordano, as it features a mix of Lycra and cotton denim resulting in a slimmer and taller appearance. Remember, a slight flare at the leg opening, will also help to balance a wider or fuller figure and as well as make your legs look longer.
Always opt for jeans in darker shades, as they have a natural slimming effect.
CARING FOR YOUR JEANSEvery time you spend money adding to that jean collection to keep it new, fresh and hip you should think of it as not just a purchase but more so as an investment and since the cost of jeans is now typically over 100.00 dollars, learning how to provide proper care to your designer jeans.
PROPER JEANS CARELets discuss some rather important features that will determine the proper care procedure.
Dry denimAre your jeans pre-faded do you want to sustain the current wash or color of your pants? This is usually ”Dry” denim you want to avoid the fading as much possible.
The fit of jeansAre they fitted or do you feel that they could shrink a little and fit even better? Most jeans are cotton blends so that trying to shrink them one size in the wash is old and out of date. Most people buy fitted jeans so they should already fit tight and with the new stretch fabrics woven in the denim the jeans give just enough to put them back on without having to inhale first. Okay that said lets look at the different options.
SO, SHOULD I WASH MY JEANS AT ALL?Some say: Never wash your jeans, except for removing stains, avoid washing your jeans all together, keep them dry in an unwashed state as much as possible. They claim the longer you wear them the more personalized they become, you create your own creases, folds in the pants and the jeans look and feel better with age.
However, if you wish to keep your friends and avoid rashes on your legs, you may have to wash them once in a while.
The old trick of putting them on while still wet or better yet, take a bath with your jeans on, will make them adopt the form of your body for a better fit.
Instead of washing you can also hang them up outside and let the wind take care of it. If done daily (e.g. over night) you can cut down on washing substantially.
Dry CleanThis avoids water fading the pants and wearing the fabric as dry cleaning is a dry chemical process and does not create friction. It will prolong the life of those distressed or destroyed pants pre-faded jeans , jewelry embellished fashion jeans or those deep blue denim jeans.
Professional launderingThis is usually also done by the dry cleaners. (Not sure why you would choose this option since you would have more control doing it yourself.)
Wash them yourselfThis is where you have the most control of how your jeans wear and fade. Only wash when they are dirty as denim is a sturdy fabric and each wash will begin to break down the fabric.
1.) Always turn your pants inside out
2.) Wash in cold water and separate them from the rest of your colored clothes.The water temperature should be 60 degrees to avoid fading process as much as possible.
3.) Add a full cup of distilled white vinegar to a medium load to reduce fading. ( This is important especially during the first wash you can allow jeans to soak for a few hours or better yet over night.)
4.) Don’t dry your jeans fully in the dryer remove them after they are still damp and air dry them on a hanger making sure that they hanging full length from the bottom to reduce them from developing creases or wrinkles.
5.) Avoid ironing.
6.) Always pay attention to the care label on your clothing.
7.) Avoid using bleach or detergents with bleach in them.
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