There are a few variations of the Helmut Lang 'nonstandard' fit... bootcut, low rise bootcut, wide leg, low-rise contour fit, italian cut, etc... All of them, IME are cut to the same stock (a 31 is always a 31, in the relative sense) though the actual measurements, taper and rise will vary, though very slightly. You aren't going to find much of a wide-leg in the HL pantheon of jeans, maybe an inch wider hem and so on. No crazy flares here.
I don't have any Earnest Sewn jeans, so I can't make a comparison.
That said, I stick to the HL classic 5 pocket (the only jeans I own). Whatever you choose, the HL fit is amazing.
Originally Posted by RustyRyan
Fit is excellent, definitely get your size and don't size up, I did this and they feel a bit too. If any one know where or have any in size 36 PM me please.
Yoox.com? They have a couple of 36s.