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Two MTM pants, same measurements: But one fits terribly...?

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For anyone who's interested, I've taken a picture of myself in a pair of Sene Studio jeans I'd intended to send back. They feel pretty good, except that they're a bit tight in the thigh--I can feel my quads/hamstrings pushing against the fabric. Since the fabric is a high quality Japanese stretch denim, it isn't so bad. What do you guys think of these?

The problem with the Luxire jeans I originally posted is that a) it seems to me that there's simply too much extra fabric on the sides of the thighs--I can grab well over an inch, and b) there's a bit of a bell-bottom effect starting at the knee. I suppose I only care about these things because I read somewhere that I should. In terms of feel, they feel just fine. What confounds me is that I spot checked the measurements and they seem to be correct--which means that the entire issue here is a difference in the pattern?
Those also look fine to me, although I prefer the other cut. I think the other cut is larger? I'm not sure. This one is slimmer (I think) and it works. I just think the other one is more flattering.

Jeans have a lot of wiggle room in terms how they can fit. Much of it is about the other things you plan to wear with it. Some jackets look better with a wider cut jean; others look better with skinny jeans (assuming your body can fit into them). But the two you posted seem like they're in the same ballpark and I imagine you can wear them with a wide range of things.
 

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Those also look fine to me, although I prefer the other cut. I think the other cut is larger? I'm not sure. This one is slimmer (I think) and it works. I just think the other one is more flattering.

Jeans have a lot of wiggle room in terms how they can fit. Much of it is about the other things you plan to wear with it. Some jackets look better with a wider cut jean; others look better with skinny jeans (assuming your body can fit into them). But the two you posted seem like they're in the same ballpark and I imagine you can wear them with a wide range of things.
Thanks for your advice. I'm in touch with Luxire now about making changes to the jeans. What'd you suggest? I think I'd like to see a little less 'comfort' in the fit, so to speak. Just a little less extra space, especially below the knee, with a slight taper.
 

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Thanks for your advice. I'm in touch with Luxire now about making changes to the jeans. What'd you suggest? I think I'd like to see a little less 'comfort' in the fit, so to speak. Just a little less extra space, especially below the knee, with a slight taper.
I would just wear the jeans and not change anything. Denim is a very unstable fabric. It stretches easily with wear and shrinks in the wash. I don't think small, quarter inch changes are going to mean much in the end. Would focus on creating good outfits, not perfecting the cut. You can create good outfits even if the jeans are slightly "off."
 

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I would just wear the jeans and not change anything. Denim is a very unstable fabric. It stretches easily with wear and shrinks in the wash. I don't think small, quarter inch changes are going to mean much in the end. Would focus on creating good outfits, not perfecting the cut. You can create good outfits even if the jeans are slightly "off."
Interesting. This philosophy is an utter departure for me. Thanks!
 

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Jeans are not supposed to fit like trousers.
 

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Jeans are not supposed to fit like trousers.
Is it common to have different sets of measurements for jeans and trousers when you order MTM, then? I can appreciate that jeans and trousers aren't supposed to fit the same, but the next time I order MTM jeans from Luxire, I'd like them to fit just a little differently.
 

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