- Nov 19, 2013
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I agree turnaround times are longer than usual now, some of it because of COVID.The only reason I tried Gustin because I was attracted to the olive and persimmon dyed denim (enabled by a few styleforum posts). Lessons learned are.
The denim and jeans are of very good quality but...
Be prepared to wait at least 2 months longer than advertised.
Do not put any faith in the "size guide"
Always size up (reverse vanity fit)
If Gustin recommends to size up, then size up twice.
I may be able to get the olive pair to work, the persimmon pair are going straight to eBay.
I think about 3 or 4 items out of 20(?) of mine were far enough out of spec that I have needed to make a return.
I think the way you measured it could have been a little more accurate if the front and back were aligned at the top and you used a flexible measuring tape. May not get you to the 39" you were looking for, but possibly would have gotten you closer to spec.
@Fueco's right that not all raw denim is unsanforized.