Forever buying blue jeans
June 29, 2012 2:51 PM Subscribe
Am I supposed to buy jeans that fit me perfectly in the store, or jeans that are too tight but will stretch to be perfect? If the latter, how do I know how much they will stretch out (or, how tight is too tight)?
posted by 2bucksplus to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like I always have this problem. I'll buy new jeans (because my old jeans are too big). They'll fit perfect at first, but a few dozen wears down the road and they'll be too loose in the waist and upper legs. I'll wash and dry them in the dryer, which helps a bit, but they're never as good as brand new. So I'll go and buy new jeans because my old jeans are now too big again. I think the problem is that I don't know how new jeans should fit.
N.B.: I usually buy mid-range jeans from the Gap/Banana Republic or Levis. Pretty much every type I've bought have had this problem and I'm willing to spend any amount if I can get jeans that will last for years.