Originally Posted by kmdsimpson
Can someone help a newbie out with a jean sizing question? I just went to the Ralph Lauren store and tried on some RRL Slim Bootcuts in dark rigid. I wasn't really interested in slim denim, or so I thought. But I really liked the cut of these jeans when I tried them on.
So the question is what proper sizing is. I was able to button all the buttons (without holding my breath or anything), but the fit felt really snug, hugging the thighs and legs (not like the pictures posted by El Duderino, which look looser). I thought I wouldn't be able to sit down, but that was not really too bad, either. So snug, but not crazy tight.
So my question is whether this sounds like the right sizing to accommodate stretching. I'm not really sure where to draw the line on how tight denim should originally fit. I think their being rigid added to the feeling of tightness, and they will loosen up later.
I stupidly did not think to take a fit pic with my phone. Maybe I'll go back and do that later.
These were $220 in store. I guess I am willing to pay that to get a really good pair of denim that fits right. But really, I was won over by the cut - just looks really good. The rest of the denim was $325; I asked the SA why that was, and she did not know. She thought these were current season.
Anyway, thanks for your help.
I bought slim bootcuts (30x34) from sharwood a year ago (for $49--awesome!
) and at first I thought I made a mistake. I tried them on and while they were fairly loose around the waist they fit almost like tights from the crotch down. I could barely sit down in them and damn near couldn't pull them off my calves. But they became my favorite jeans because they stretch out wonderfully and after a few days fit slim but comfortably. If you like 'em, don't get too worried that you'll look like you're wearing womens' pants. By the by, you can get slim bootcuts on ebay or here for about $100, typically.