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Well, just a warning for everyone, I wear size 30 pants for everything: trousers, chinos and shorts. I did the whole "size down in denim jeans" thing, which really was stupid. I bought size 28, and they literally, can't be put on at all. A size 30, with bigger: thighs, waist, rise and knees would be the right size.

 

Considering Jay hemmed these for me, I doubt he will be interested in taking them back. It would cost me $40 to mail it back to him, plus whatever he charges to hem and send a 30 out :(.

 

I guess my message is: don't buy into the whole bulshit of "sizing down" in jeans. If Jay says on his website "size 30", and that is the size you wear for everything, buy that size.

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Why didn't you just read the actual measurements provided in the description?
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You are a 30 and bought a 28. That sure isn't the most ideal thing to do. Sizing down often is done to counter stretch (which is one inch in general). So you should have opted for a 29.

Another note. Measure your jeans. Tagsize doesn't indicate anything.
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Too bad man. I mean you can size down when the measurements posted reflect that you should size down, right?

Sell'em
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Why didn't you just read the actual measurements provided in the description?

facepalm.gif - people get sizing wrong all the time :(.

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Originally Posted by Mistral View Post

You are a 30 and bought a 28. That sure isn't the most ideal thing to do. Sizing down often is done to counter stretch (which is one inch in general). So you should have opted for a 29.
Another note. Measure your jeans. Tagsize doesn't indicate anything.

I am definitely a 30. A .25inch increase in the thigh, from 10" to 10.25" isn't going to help, when I can't physically get the 10" on. That's why I need 30, which is a 10.5"

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Too bad man. I mean you can size down when the measurements posted reflect that you should size down, right?
Sell'em

Yep, I should have paid more attention to the thigh measurement, rather than the waist measurement.

 

Do I really have to sell them? Can't I exchange it for a different size?

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Pretty much my past experiences as well, minus the China stuff. He's a stand up guy.
I noticed a slight "defect" on a hem that he did, but I'm not going to mess with it. Adds character.

E-mail me a picture of the hem, I will tell you if it needs to be fixed or not.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Well, just a warning for everyone, I wear size 30 pants for everything: trousers, chinos and shorts. I did the whole "size down in denim jeans" thing, which really was stupid. I bought size 28, and they literally, can't be put on at all. A size 30, with bigger: thighs, waist, rise and knees would be the right size.

Considering Jay hemmed these for me, I doubt he will be interested in taking them back. It would cost me $40 to mail it back to him, plus whatever he charges to hem and send a 30 out frown.gif.

I guess my message is: don't buy into the whole bulshit of "sizing down" in jeans. If Jay says on his website "size 30", and that is the size you wear for everything, buy that size.

Lol if you got your jeans are hemmed, I don't think you can exchange them. You could see if anyone wants to trade.

And just like what Mistral said, sizing down is to counter the stretch in some jeans. I don't believe it's bullshit; I mean for APC's, you HAVE to size down cause they stretch like a motherfucker. For raw denim, I usually get the size that's 1" smaller to account for stretch; so far all my jeans fit perfectly.

Next time, measure a pair of jeans that fit you perfectly, and then use those measurements to judge if a pair of jeans will fit. You can't go wrong.
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Lol if you got your jeans are hemmed, I don't think you can exchange them. You could see if anyone wants to trade.
 

Jay hemmed them. Does that mean they can't be exchanged?


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 12/7/12 at 4:41pm
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Why would a shop take an exchange on an item you requested to have altered?

If you're a size 30 in most jeans, that means with vanity sizing your waist is closer to a 32. And you picked a size 28 in a brand (assuming Momotaro) that doesn't have the same type of vanity sizing. A cursory look at the measurement tables and description would have told you that. It also describes the expected stretch.

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Jay hemmed them. Does that mean they can't be exchanged?

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Why would a shop take an exchange on an item you requested to have altered?
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Try soaking them in cold water and cold stretching them. It might work.
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Just put the jeans up on B&S and take a small loss. Don't even try stretching them if you can't button them- you'll likely tear apart the button hole. You'll have more luck selling them if they have never been worn.

Next time, measure a pair of jeans that fit you well, and size down one inch in the waist to account for stretch. If the jeans are unsanforized, size down one inch on the post-shrinking waist size.
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Just put the jeans up on B&S and take a small loss. Don't even try stretching them if you can't button them- you'll likely tear apart the button hole. You'll have more luck selling them if they have never been worn.
Next time, measure a pair of jeans that fit you well, and size down one inch in the waist to account for stretch. If the jeans are unsanforized, size down one inch on the post-shrinking waist size.

Zissou,

 

My well fitting jeans measure 16" from edge to edge - straight across.

 

What about for the thigh and knee measurements, should I size down for that?

 

My well fitting jeans measure 10.75" for the thigh (which is actually pretty tight).

 

It is such a shame, they are freaking nice jeans.

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I wouldn't bother sizing down on the other measurements. The easiest thing to do is find a model and size of jeans that match the measurements you like (or are a tiny bit larger all around), and then buy the size that is one inch smaller in the waist.

For instance, I know that I like jeans that measure 34" in the waist, 12.5" in the thigh, and about 9" leg opening, and that's all I care about. This usually equates to a slim straight fit, and I stay away from anything that is 'taper' or 'slim/skinny'. So, I find jeans that match those three measurements and order the size that measures 33-33.5" in the waist. After about 2-4 weeks of solid wear, they fit perfectly.
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