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Jean suggestions?

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Just joined and I'm taking the risk of posting without lurking for a bit, so please excuse me if this is a tired subject. I'm in my 50s, have shorter legs, muscular legs and butt, 35-inch waist.  Trying to find a flattering pair of jeans.  Tried on several Levi's styles, none of which fit.  They all tended to be tight in the legs or loose in the butt. I've worn Lucky in the past, but they tend to be a little loose in the legs. I don't like the raw or over-dyed jeans -- pretty much a classicist.  I would wear these with a casual jacket or a black blazer. I even called Levi's to see if they still have the jeans that are computer-fitted for you, but that has been discontinued. Thanks.
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Hmmm. How about trying Paper Denims in the ICN (Icon) style? They will need to be hemmed, but are flattering on a variety of body types, and are full cut, without being excessively so on the buttocks and legs. The slight boot cut should balance out the fullness in your upper legs. The Clone wash is pretty subdued, IMHO. The Paper Denim LTD would also probably work - the cut is the same - though I find the pocket details in the ICN a little more compelling.
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Hmmm. How about trying Paper Denims in the ICN (Icon) style? They will need to be hemmed, but are flattering on a variety of body types, and are full cut, without being excessively so on the buttocks and legs. The slight boot cut should balance out the fullness in your upper legs. The Clone wash is pretty subdued, IMHO. The Paper Denim LTD would also probably work - the cut is the same - though I find the pocket details in the ICN a little more compelling.
Slash pockets look great on PDCs, especially with the Clone wash.
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Hmmm. How about trying Paper Denims in the ICN (Icon) style?  They will need to be hemmed, but are flattering on a variety of body types, and are full cut, without being excessively so on the buttocks and legs.  The slight boot cut should balance out the fullness in your upper legs.  The Clone wash is pretty subdued, IMHO.  The Paper Denim LTD would also probably work - the cut is the same - though I find the pocket details in the ICN a little more compelling.
SF Classic mentioned that he had shorter legs, so some of the finishes/washes that PDC uses may look odd i.e the placement of the "back of the knee" creases may be too low down his calf (since many PDC jeans come in only one length), or the placement of the fading on the knee may be too low. SF Classic, since you mentioned that you are not too fond of the raw jeans, it is easy to get rid of the stiffness: (as long as the cotton is "sanforized") stick it in the wash and dryer twice and it should be fine. My suggestions (for a smidgen more room in the butt and thigh): If you can get it, Denime Jeans' XX type and WW2 type Nudie Jeans' Regular Ralf Lee's: X-Line Rosco, Originals: Cowboy 101B, Rider 101 B&Z Levi's: Levis Vintage Clothing: 501's (different fit from the standard models) Evisu: No. 2 fit jeans
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i am short as well with muscular legs. I usually get Diesel and lately Paper Denim jeans, usually in a slight boot cut.
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