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Jeans in a 40x30 Size?

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, I'm sorry to make an account just to ask this question, and I realize that it's probably quite selfish, but I'm absolutely miserable and I have nobody who can help me with this problem. I literally own one pair of jeans and I wear them every day - not because I don't have money, but because I can't find jeans in the right cut in my size that look good! I realize that my weight is a problem, (I believe I weigh 240-250lb) but I need to be able to leave my house with some degree of confidence before anything gets done about that.

 

The jeans that I currently wear are an unknown cut of Wranglers in an unknown size (I assume they're a 40x30). I've tried Levi's 514s and they fit fantastically and look so much better than the Wranglers, but there's a caveat - they flare out at the bottom to such a ridiculous degree that it looks like I'm wearing bellbottoms! I've actually tried purchasing bigger shoes to accommodate this, but they, unfortunately, have not fixed the issue. I'm looking to buy my jeans online on Amazon or something, so can anybody help me? Thank you so much in advance!

post #2 of 6

You could just go to a tailor and get your jeans tapered. Alternatively, try Levi's 513 and 508. 508 is very roomy in the thigh and tapers fairly hard. 513s are just like 514s but with a slimmer lower leg. Good luck.

post #3 of 6
511'S despite being tagged skinny/slim aren't ridiculously slim in the thigh and might work.
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Originally Posted by Gordon09 View Post

they flare out at the bottom to such a ridiculous degree that it looks like I'm wearing bellbottoms!

The 514's have no taper. They are straight leg (17" opening) with slim seat/thigh. I have skinny legs and 514 look way too baggy on me with bell bottoms also.

Levi's 513 are much more taper than 514 and resemble more a slim fit.

Like ManofKent advised I would give 511 a shot since 511 is not really a skinny jean (it's a slim fit jean hence levi's changed the style name recently).
post #5 of 6

I would definitely recommend the 508 if you have big thighs, but still want a pretty extreme taper. I find the 513 still flare out a tad at the bottom. A plus with the 508 is nobody ever seems to want them and they're always on clearance for like $25. Thunder thigh nation rejoice!

 

Oh yeah not sure if you searched through here, but there might be some info in this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/55144/i-have-a-jean-the-ultimate-jean-thread-for-beginners-ask-questions-here

post #6 of 6
If something "fits fantastically" except for the flaring bottoms, just get the legs tapered and you are guaranteed perfection, versus experimenting with entirely different cuts. (If you have the money and don't know a tailor, then experiment away.)

Good luck with your weight loss.
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