For most of us, jeans really could be described as a wardrobe staple; I know they are for me. They’re the one fashion item you can expect to be seen worn in practically every country.
Once you have found the perfect pair of fashion jeans, putting together the rest of your casual wardrobe suddenly becomes a lot easier. These days, they are acceptable attire in most situations and they can be worn with all kinds of other clothes. The key to finding and buying the perfect pair of jeans is good research and patience.
Find Out Which Cut Works For You
The first step is to correctly identify your body type and the jean cuts that are most likely to suit you. There’s plenty of advice available online to help you to do this. You can find out everything you need to know by reading this in-depth jean style and sizing guide.
Armed with this information you’ll be able to quickly narrow down your options. That means that when you go online, or into a shop, you can go straight to the cuts that are most likely to work for you. There’s no need to waste hours trying various pairs on in the changing room. Instead, you’ll only have to try on a handful of pairs to find the ones that are perfect for you.
Check The Quality
Before you actually buy, take the time to check the quality. You should do this even if you are buying an expensive pair of jeans. Unfortunately, quality control is not what it used to be in the garment industry, even at the more expensive end of the market.
Check the stitching around the zip area. Make sure the zip moves freely and that it is properly sewn in. Turn them inside out and make sure that the seams on both legs are the same width and shape. You don’t have to actually measure them, just take a look. If there is something wrong you’ll spot it more or less straight away. Reject any pair that looks like they have been poorly put together.
Check The Fit
When you try your jeans on, do it wearing the type of clothes you would normally wear with them. If they are too long, turn them up to roughly the right length. Be sure to put your shoes back on. If you normally wear a belt, put one on in the fitting room. This is by far the best way to make absolutely sure that the fit really is right for you.
You should also sit down, stretch up, bend over and march up and down for a few steps while wearing them. This sounds bizarre, but it really is the best way to check that you can move freely enough while wearing your new jeans.
Provided you follow the above tips you will end up buying a pair of jeans that look great on you, as well as being practical. My last tip is to buy several pairs when you find jeans that fit you perfectly. These days, most manufacturers change their cuts regularly, so the chances of your being able to buy exactly the same pair a year later are virtually nil. Therefore, you really should stock up while you can.
Where do your best pair of jeans come from? Do you have a style that you’ve bought over and over again?
*This is a collaborative post.