Way back in April, I first wore a pair of Jean Shop jeans.
These are exactly the same jeans 3.5 months later.
I've always had a thing for selvedge denim.
I love that each pair is made in New York and has a birth date.
And I like the idea of creating authenic wear and tear as opposed to
the ready distressing that never seems to "fit" me.
The first time I put on the size 25 Jean Shop jeans,
I thought they'd be returned for certain for being much too tight.
I called them sausage casings for my legs.
(For reference, I take either 24 or 25 in J.Crew jeans but I've had some I couldn't get past my
knees and some that were much too baggy. I wear 00 capris or 0 petite full length J.Crew pants.)
I could get them on but I could barely get zipped in.
And I wondered if I'd be permanently debossed
with the markings of a pair of denim jeans.
However, after reading this, I gave them another chance.
And I'm so glad I did because they did stretch to be comfortable.
(I did some extra tugging at the waist band to loosen it.)
As for the length, they are long.
I am 5'2" and have them cuffed thrice.
I think the Jean Shop size 25 fits similar to J.Crew size 24.
The fit is between a toothpick and matchstick,
maybe closer to toothpick.
After a bit of wear, the Jean Shop jeans conform to your body.
J.Crew jeans never seem to fit around the waist.
Almost always I have a significant gap around the waist band
that I've been conditioned to accept.
And I prefer unconditional love.