Jun 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm #271346
I thought it might be awesome to start a thread about how sizing runs with different brands, as I relied heavily on forum topics like this before I became more “educated” on denim and started working at Denimology! Here’s what I’ve learned over the years:
Hudson: Size down
7FAM: Size down
Level99: True to size
Paige: Size Up
BLANKNYC: True to Size (used to be size up)
Current/Elliott: Size Down
Siwy: Size down
Levi’s: True to size
3×1: True to size
Mother: True to size
Black Orchid: True to size
Citizens of Humanity: Size down
Earnest Sewn: Size down
DL1961: True to size (but can size down)
Diesel: True to size for skinnies, size down for boots, etc
DSTLD: Size up
Fidelity: True to size
True Religion: True to size
G-Star: True to size (but have sized down before)
Genetic: True to size
J Brand: True to size
Lucky Brand: Size down
MIA & MOSS: True to size
One Teaspoon: True to size if fitted, size down in baggier fits
Red Engine: True to size
Rich & Skinny: True to size
William Rast: Size down
Rag & Bone: True to size, can size up in legging fits
STROM: True to size
SCHOEN by YU: True to size
These are just my experiences, how do different brands fit you?
Any more that anyone else would like to add?
Jul 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm #272157
Great idea Lana!!
Parker Smith – True to size
Dec 19, 2016 at 3:14 am #280296
In my experience no jeans run true to size. If you take your own measurements the way you would if you were sewing for yourself, with the tape a little loose and your body relaxed, you will discover that jeans are running sizes larger than the brand’s own size chart.
You are saying that JBrand and Mother are true to size? (they run 1 1/2 sizes bigger than their size chart) In my experience the JBrand skinny skinny and Mother Looker run smaller than DL, Black Orchid and True Religion. Frame Le Skinny de Jeanne runs about the same as the JBrand skinny skinny or the Mother Looker.
If JBrand and Mother are true to size, then size down 1 1/2 sizes in Buffalo David Bitton.
Dec 19, 2016 at 3:37 am #280297
Can stretchy skinny jeans be taken in? I have a pair of brand new stretchy skinny jeans that are OK everywhere but saggy in the seat and back of the thigh. Horizontal folds wrap all the way to the side seam and stick out, visibly even from the front. This denim is stretchy in every direction except the only direction one really needs: up and down. So even in areas that don’t actually look loose, they tend to have some small horizontal folds. I need the lower seat and upper thigh area taken in a little more than one size. (The maker doesn’t make jeans in my size) Do you know a tailor in West Los Angeles that could do this?
Or, what if I exchange them for 2 sizes bigger? Can super stretchy jeans be worn as boyfriend jeans, if sized up? Or would I just end up looking like a prune?
You may be wondering why I would bother. They have gorgeous embroidery. I guess I could just take a pair of jeans that I love to be embroidered.
What do you recommend?
Jul 10, 2016 at 12:41 am #272267
7 For All Mankind – slim illusions size down
Dec 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm #280299
Huh Kitty – why did you ever buy these jeans if they fit so awkwardly????
I absolutely do not advise to do anything else except hems in terms of alterations. It always looks exactly like you had them altered and it never comes out the way you want to. Especially with stretch jeans. And there is the problem of the stitches in the back – the manufacturer -made double stitches can never be achieved by any tailor with a regular sewing machine. A dead giveaway that you have had your jeans altered.
As for up-sizing skinny jeans to achieve a boyfriend look – not always works, because you end up with the jeans too big on the waist and too narrow on the legs.
Jan 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm #281509
This is in response to your Why did you buy them comment. I don’t know if I’m typing in the right place. Thanks! I gave them away. I won them. I can rarely hold up a size 24. They were so cute that I wanted to keep them.
Oct 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm #276790
I am thinking about purchasing some PRPS male denim. I am a female. Do you recommend I get the same size I get in female jeans?
I am considering some slim denim as well as some that is kinda baggy.
In addition to buying some items that are sold by waist size, I was also thinking about getting some thinga that are sold small, medium, large, etc.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Dec 11, 2016 at 1:46 am #279749
As a PRPS men’s jeans addict here’s my 5 cents:
I wear a women’s 28 with stretch, and 29 without stretch. PRPS do not have stretch. Their men’s 32 fits me perfectly.
Generally, you should always up-size at least 3 sizes for men’s. This goes for my Levi’s men’s 501’s as well.
Oct 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm #276791
Yeah I am not sure if these days one should order the same size in male denim as they do in female denim.
From my limited experience I have found some guy denim seems to run smaller.
Hopefully someone will give insight regarding the sizing.
Dec 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm #279733
Would be great if we had size info on all the brands that are participating in the giveaways.
Dec 11, 2016 at 8:00 am #279756
Hanzo – upsize 1
Jan 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm #281796
I would greatly appreciate any advice on 7fam ‘Rozie’ Slim illusion luxe jeans sizing.
I am usually a size 30 in jeans, e.g. in Diesel (used to have a pair of 7fam flares back in the 2004 that were size 29 but they don’t fit me anymore, as I’m a mum of three now ;)). I am being told on the official 7fam site that I would best fit a size 29 of Rozie jeans but honestly, I would probably rather buy a size 30 – you know, better safe than sorry 😉 and I can have them altered anyway.
Does anybody have experience with 7fam Rozie jeans sizing – is it TTS, runs larger or smaller than usual?
Thank you so much for your help <3!
Jan 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm #281797
We have asked the 7fAM team to follow up with you about these 🙂 stay tuned!
Jan 20, 2017 at 3:36 am #281814
Thank you Lisette, that would be fab!
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