Guys, here's the ultimate guide to finding great fitting jeans online
The finer details
There are a few other things to consider when choosing jeans online, all of which are just a matter of your own personal taste and style.
When a retailer talks about the rise of the jeans, they refer to the length from the crotch seam to the waistband—basically, how high they fit on your body. Low-rise sits around the hips, while a mid-rise is between the hipline and belly button. High-rise stops around the belly button.
You might find styles of jeans that offer a zip fly fastening or a button fly, the latter being a design throwback to the earliest styles of jeans. Zips are quicker and easier to use, but they wear out faster. Plus if you break a button it can be replaced without too much trouble
The five-pocket design is the classic style for jeans (two in front, two in back, plus the small extra ‘watch pocket’ which today is probably more useful for holding coins). Most brands stick to this look because variations from this standard tend not to look as timeless in a few years. Likewise, back pockets with excessive decoration will date your jeans. Remember, the simpler and more traditional the jeans, the less likely they are to go out of style.
Some jeans have their pockets and seams stitched in the same colour as the denim so as to appear almost invisible, while others have stitching in a contrasting colour like white, red or the more traditional coppery-gold tone.
Different washes give jeans their colouring, either light, dark or that vintage, worn in look. Raw denim is unwashed, so over time (years) it will develop those worn-in character marks, except they will be unique to you. Most jeans (apart from raw denim) have been pre-shrunk these days, but check the care instructions. If you opt for raw denim, make sure you ask how best to care for it to get the most from it so it ages well.
These are the effects that make jeans look worn in, give them rips or those lighter creases and streaks (called whiskers) around the pockets and crotch. As always, the more classic and simple the distressing and detailing, the more wear you’re likely to get out of them before they fall foul of fashion trends.
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