7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

The perfect pair of blue jeans … that elusive and comfortable beast that everyone wants but just can’t seem to find.whiteleather3Photo via www.theloveassembly.com

How do I know this?

I’ve worked with dozens and dozens of clients who have tossed out an unthinkable amount of denim that didn’t quite make the cut. However, once I get in there I am able to find them the “perfect” pair in a matter of minutes. Now, you don’t have to have your own stylist to find the perfect pair, with a few simple tips you too can own the perfect pair of jeans.07

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1. Try, try, and try again

Think of shopping for the perfect jeans as you would, say, shopping for a husband. You wouldn’t go on one date with one guy and then take a stroll down the isle, now would you? Of course you wouldn’t. The perfect pair needs some time and nurturing. Make a day of it. Go to your favorite department store and try on every brand they offer until you find a brand that suits you.

2. Do the sit test

And the walk test, and the stretch test, and the bend over test … Get what I’m saying? Don’t be afraid to do gymnastics in your dressing room if you have to. You have to be able to move in your jeans. You’ll never wear them if you can’t. Trust me, I have more than a few pairs that look great but I walk like the Tin Man in them. Not cute.3627-Le-21eme-Adam-Katz-Sinding-Giorgia-Tordini-New-York-City-SoHo-Street-Style-2012_AKS5836

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3. Do the fit test

Listen to me and listen to me good … Never buy your jeans too big! They will only get bigger throughout the day. Buy jeans that are almost too tight – almost. Jeans should zip up and button easily but they should also be snug against your waist. If the zipper is slightly open at the top, if you are getting muffin top, or if you could double as a plumber when you  bend down … you’re jeans are too small.

4. Mind your materials

These days almost all jeans have some sort of stretch in them. If they don’t, walk away. There is no reason to wear stiff and uncomfortable jeans. However, when it comes to stretch jeans you don’t want too much stretch. Jeans with too much stretch jeans have a hard time bouncing back. They require washing and drying after every wear to get their shape back. Over washing will turn your jeans into trash in no time.embellished-jeans-street-style-tommy-ton-nyfw

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5. Stick with the classics

Crazy embellished jeans can be cool and stylish but they technically aren’t “perfect”. The perfect pair should be something classic and wearable like black, a solid shade of blue (no whiskers or crap like that), white, and even gray.

6. Buy multiples

Once you find the perfect pair (and it’s proven itself to be perfect) go out and buy a second pair. That is something I wish I did with my favorite pair of black J Brand jeans. Man, I love those jeans and could easily stand to own at least 3 pairs.

7. Stay loyal

Once you find a brand that works, stay loyal to them. J Brand and Current Elliot have yet to let me down, so I stick to them. Hudson and Paige have proven perfect for so many of my clients but just don’t seem to work for me. Love your denim brand and they will love you back.

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