Originally Posted by wagthesam
This is me with a denim thats 11.5" in the thighs, and people here have been commenting that its too slim.
Is it the thighs thats too slim? The taper below the knee?
If you're going by thigh dimensions provided by someone else, beware of two things:
1. The thigh can be measured at many places (at exact intersection of crotch and inseam), or elsewhere. Clearly, that intersection point (BiG style) is widest.
2. If thigh is measured at this point, it has absolutely nothing to do with what the thigh does elsewhere (it can flare out or taper suddenly - it's not always a straight run down the leg...) Vintage repro cuts often have a 11.5/12" 'thigh' measurement, but the thigh will proportionally flare out going down compared to a slim fit.
For example, a loose-ish 501 repro cut can have the same 'thigh' and 'knee' measurements, yet have nothing else in common with a skinny jean.
Top block dimensions also play majorly into the perception of 'slim' thigh.
My Skull 5010s are the slimmest thing I own, and the whole thigh, at 11.5" up top, is snug, partly because the whole top block is tight. My loosest
jeans - repro cut Evisu lot 1 - also have an 11.5" thigh, measured at the same point.
Be careful about thigh-to-knee ratios. Much can happen in between.