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Jeans length?

F4iryder14

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I was just wondering if you guys could give me some idea of how long a man's "dress" jeans should be. By "dress" jeans I mean the jeans that you would wear with black shoes and a black shirt to a club, or a similar outfit. I just bought a couple pairs of polo jeans company jeans (not the best, I know, but the best for my budget right now especially at the price I found them for), and I like the length now, but am worried they might shrink when I wash them and not be baggy enough and come high up on my ankles when I sit down. Does this look bad, or okay? Any tips would be appreciated.
 

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My general rule is, in my stocking feet and standing properly erect, the back of the hem should just about brush the floor. About 1/4" either way is OK, but if they leave my heels feeling drafty, they're too short, and if I would trip over my jeans if I walked backwards, they're too long. (Of course, if the legs are really narrow, they may have to be a tad shorter, but I don't wear peg-legged jeans, anyway.) For me, the long and the short of it (yuk, yuk) is, no highwaters, no hip-hop.

As a practical tip for future denim purchases, get 'em a couple of inches longer than you want 'em, wash 'em and dry 'em a couple of times, then have 'em hemmed.
 

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