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High rise / Low rise denim

post #1 of 21
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What would you guys say are the advantages and disadvantages of both ? Which body types suit which kind of rise ? What is the highest / lowest rise you would wear and why ?
post #2 of 21
High rise can smooth out a stomach and prevent muffin tops (see urbandictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...erm=muffin+top) , but can also make you look like a 40 year old mother of 3 if you go too high. Higher jeans can also create a saggy-ass look if you don't hike them up. Low is good if you're really skinny, but too low and you get massive plumbers crack. Low jeans on many people create muffin tops, which are to be avoided at all costs. I like my jeans lower cut than 501s, but not low-rise.
post #3 of 21
for a short person, would a 11" rise be to much?
post #4 of 21
How do you measure rise in jeans? I like the fit of my Crate James IV (if only the waist was PERFECT and wasn't loose)
post #5 of 21
Basically you measure up from the place where the inseams meet. Back is usually higher than front.
post #6 of 21
I've also been wondering about this. In particular, why do people associate low rise with "nut hugging"? In my mind, low rise means the jeans ride lower on your hips, not higher/tighter below.

I don't think I've had many true low rise jeans, but I always wear them lower on my hips. I would prefer that my new RRDS were lower on my hips because I like wearing jeans lower but without a saggy butt. I am also finding that I am wider lower on my hips. On my RRDS, there is slack in the waistband but more fitted in the waist. I need a belt to keep them up just so they don't have a saggy butt. I would prefer them hanging off my hips.
post #7 of 21
Medium rise > *. The highest rise I wear is a Helmut Lang Classic 5 pocket, which is around 11 inches in the front, 14 from the back, IIRC.
post #8 of 21
is 11" high or low or mediuM?
post #9 of 21
I think 11 is about medium-high. My lowest rise pair of jeans is my Levi's Skinners. 8" rise They would be, what I consider, nut-crushing. I think lower rise jeans are often considered to be 'nut-hugging' as well, because if they are low, and they are loose, they will have a tendency to fall or slip down, especially when you're sitting down or leaning over. When that happens... Somebody get some spackle and seal that crack! This is why (I think) low rise jeans NEED to be somewhat tighter fitting in the waist/crotch, just so it doesnt slip/fall off.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by thisisme
is 11" high or low or mediuM?
Medium, with a dash of high. They sit like a classic trouser, about a 1/2 inch under my belly button when standing. My lowest jeans are around a 9.5 inch rise in the front.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by sonick
I think 11 is about medium-high.

My lowest rise pair of jeans is my Levi's Skinners. 8" rise They would be, what I consider, nut-crushing.

I think lower rise jeans are often considered to be 'nut-hugging' as well, because if they are low, and they are loose, they will have a tendency to fall or slip down, especially when you're sitting down or leaning over. When that happens... Somebody get some spackle and seal that crack! This is why (I think) low rise jeans NEED to be somewhat tighter fitting in the waist/crotch, just so it doesnt slip/fall off.

Yeah, I have some Skinners and they're low as hell. It's just about right though.
post #12 of 21
Front rise means very little. APC NS will sit lower easier with their 11 in. rise than RR with their 10.5 in. rise because APC NS doesn't have as much of a bias in the waist. Their back rise is much lower, so the rear doesn't sag nearly as much.
post #13 of 21
sorry to revive an old thread, but i'm looking for some advice on the ideal rise for my body type (145 pounds, 5'7, broad shoulders, skinny legs).

i have a pair of APC petit standards, but i cannot pull them up high enough, so they do not suit my proportions. i need jeans with a higher rise, but not sure how high is ideal.

my dior 19s look a lot better than the petit standards, i can pull them up higher, but i'm wondeirng if i should go with an even longer rise.

people have suggested lvc 501 44 and apc NS, but would like to know what else i should try as i'll work on these jeans for a long time if they fit well..
suggestions very welcome thanks
post #14 of 21
What constitutes a high or low rise I believe also depends on your height. My most comfortable rise seems to be between 10.5" and 11", which might seem kind of high to some people. But I'm 6ft with naturally longer legs and rise. When I wear something around 10.5" they fall low enough that they look like a mid-low rise on me. What sucks is that I'm only a 30/31 waist, which makes it difficult to even find a 10.5" rise. I don't know why rise is tied exclusively to waist size. I'm sure girth makes a difference but so does height. Anyway, I've had luck with Nom De Guerre's classic fit jeans. I'd say they're pretty similar to APC NS but with a little higher rise. They might be hard to find at this point though with NDG being shut down and all. Other than that, LVC 47s are worth a look if you're looking into Levi's. Warehouse jeans also usually have higher rises.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Curious_George View Post
What constitutes a high or low rise I believe also depends on your height.

More torso length then height. Some people will have short legs and long torsos. Others the other way. Same overall height but different rise needed to sit in the same spot.
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