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Phillip Fahie
Phillip Fahie

Where Can I Buy 7 Jeans

To evaluate the quality, fit, and comfort of a wide variety of jeans, I researched hundreds of models online, and I tested 30 in person (I wear a size 31 waist by 30 length). I also assembled a panel of diverse and stylish men to test the jeans, including Neil Berrett, co-founder of Standard & Strange (who wears a size 34 waist by 32 length); Wirecutter privacy and security editor Thorin Klosowski (who wears jeans in a size 29 waist by 30 length, and who put your digital data concerns on the back burner to test 11 pairs of jeans); Chubstr founding editor Bruce Sturgell (who wears a size 44 waist by 30 length); and This Fits blogger Aliotsy Andrianarivo (who wears a size 33 waist by 28 length). Together we selected a well-loved and comfy pair of slim jeans with a classic American vibe, a stretchier pair of denim jeans in the widest variety of sizes, a flattering pair of straight slim jeans affordable enough to stock up on, and (my personal favorite) a heavyweight pair of jeans with a button fly. I also tested selvedge jeans and made a few personal recommendations.

where can i buy 7 jeans

We try to keep our links up to date, but retailers may experience stock issues, and jeans companies tend to cycle similar versions of the same items under different names. If your size is unavailable through one of our links, try looking for another pair in the same cut with similar materials, which should be close to what we recommend.

How it feels: Well constructed and with a flattering cut, these close-fitting jeans offer the teensiest bit of stretch to make an already-comfortable pair of pants even more comfortable.

Though the other jeans we tested were made from 98% or 99% cotton, the Bonobos Premium Stretch Denim Jeans are made from 94% cotton, 5% polyester, and 1% elastane. That lower percentage of cotton is why the Bonobos jeans are especially comfortable and well equipped to handle a wider range of body types; cotton has less give than both polyester and elastane.

The Ford jeans were solidly constructed with tight and neat stitching. All of our testers agreed the jeans were extremely comfortable. And these jeans feature an easy elastic recovery that we expect will help them keep their shape and last for a long time. They shrank about 4 inches total in all dimensions after washing and drying.

The Ford jeans are made of 14-ounce denim (a measure of how much a square yard of the fabric weighs), which is the sort of thick and heavyweight fabric usually used on hard-wearing raw denim jeans. But in this case, the inclusion of a small amount of spandex makes the Buck Masons much more comfortable the first time you put them on, compared with raw denim.

How it feels: Though notably heavy, the Unbranded Brand UB101 Skinny Fit 14.5 oz Indigo Selvedge Denim jeans felt especially comfortable and durable after I broke them in for a month. A short fly made them trickier to button and unbutton quickly.

The Unbranded Brand jeans I tested were 14.5 ounces (common for midweight denim, but heavier than anything else we tested), and I found them and their rope-dried indigo exterior quite substantial and stiff at first. Breaking them in felt unnatural, like I was working against nature. Slowly but surely, though, the jeans began to give. After a few weeks, I started to look forward to putting them on.

Folks have also complained that the buttons and belt loops on the Unbranded Brand jeans may pop and fray within the first couple of years. And we noticed a couple of loose stitches, but nothing worrisome.

Shrinkage: We measured the dimensions of each pair of jeans, and then we washed and dried them, noting any shrinking that occurred. None of the pairs we recommended shrank notably, but it was an issue with some that we dismissed.

Look: I was determined to make some aesthetic decisions about each pair of jeans I tested. Was a pair of jeans awkwardly loose around the crotch? Did another pair of jeans have a retro-wavy design on its back pockets that had me spiraling about the summer of 2011?

I used the above criteria to cut the list down to 30 pairs of jeans to test in person. I wore each pair of jeans in a size 31 waist by 30 length. While wearing them, I inspected their construction and comfort. Then I washed and dried each pair of jeans to see how much they shrank in the wash.

I found 11 pairs of jeans worthy of further testing, and I sent them to a panel of experts to perform a blind test. The testers included: Wirecutter editor Thorin Klosowski (who wears jeans in a size 29 waist by 30 length); Neil Berrett, co-founder of Standard & Strange (who wears a size 34 waist by 32 length); Chubstr founding editor Bruce Sturgell (who wears a size 44 waist by 30 length); and This Fits blogger Aliotsy Andrianarivo (who wears a size 33 waist by 28 length).

The H&M Slim Jeans were a tighter and less-comfortable fit than the other jeans we tested even before we washed them, especially around the crotch. Then they shrank 4 inches in our tests. H&M suggests that you hand-wash them, which seems a silly task for a pair of $20 jeans.

We found loose threads around the waist and ankles of the scratchy-feeling American Eagle AirFlex+ Slim Jeans. The stitching down the legs was a bright orange, too, which made these look cheaper than other jeans we tested. The American Eagle jeans also shrank a whopping 6 inches in our tests, losing more than an inch individually from the hip, length, knee, and inseam.

The DL1961 Nick Slim jeans were dismissed for aesthetic reasons, despite being comfortable (though they felt stiff to the touch). The jeans were slim through the leg, but they flared out toward the ankle in an unflattering way.

To preserve the life of your jeans, wash them less often. According to Hazel Morley, VP of design at Bonobos, you should hold off on cleaning them until they get visibly dirty or begin to smell. She said that she washes hers as little as possible. You can go as long as 2 months, like writer Justin Krajeski explains in our guide to cleaning jeans.

With raw denim, it depends on how you want your jeans to look. Steve Cruz, the store manager at Naked & Famous Denim, said to get an even color fade and a more neutral look, wash them more. If you prefer more unique fading and wear lines throughout, wash your jeans as infrequently as possible.

Prices: $$Sizes: 000-24, W28-W38Return/exchange policy: No time limits for returns or exchanges, but there are instances where they may not accept a return

For those beginning to dabble in loose denim, Nordstrom is a great place to start. The large retailer carries hundreds of brands, and with so many options to choose from, you're bound to find something that works for you. On its website, you can browse jeans from Madewell, Topshop, Citizens of Humanity, Levi's, Good American, and more, filtering by whatever denim trend or leg style you're looking for (i.e. Mom Jeans, Bootcut, Flare, Straight). The item listings often have many customer reviews that you can read through to get a feel for which denim might work best for you. Want to buy a few to try on at home? No problem. Nordstrom has amazing customer service, making it easy to return items at any time.

Side note: Reviewed's Shopping Director, Sam, is obsessed with all Madewell jeans because of their fit and sizing options. For looser-fit denim, she is currently loving these Curvy Perfect Vintage Jeans, which she owns in a petite size.

With 91% cotton, 7% polyester, 2% spandex, the Straight Athletic Fit Denim jeans provide superior stretch and comfort throughout the entire leg. The size 34 waist was true to fit compared to other size 34 jeans.

For days that call for some serious physical activity, the DuluthFlex Ballroom 5 Pocket Jeans are a top pick. The outdoor apparel retailer makes these 99% cotton, 1 % spandex jeans that feature a hidden Crotch Gusset that provides more room for crouching. This denim felt heavier compared to the other athletic denim and overall Duluth provided an added sense of durability and ruggedness.

So did you find a pair that might work for you?? Maybe lessen the chances of the mail-in return saga? Well, we hope so. Putting on the right pair of jeans really does something good for your mood (even when sweatpants are begging you to put them on). Happy Saturday and see you all tomorrow.

7 For all Mankind (seven jeans) were my first foray into designer jeans and I quickly fell in love. Thankfully the brand is still going strong, so here is an updated 7 for all Mankind fit guide and review!

Besides showing you some of my favorite ways to wear jeans, I wanted to showcase some of my favorite denim brands. There are quite a few brands I want to share, but I had to start with the 7 For All Mankind fit.

Then there are the dyes themselves. Most modern denim manufacturing will use color-fast chemical sulphur dyes, while in Japan many manufacturers will opt for natural indigo dyes, a natural process, the results of which can be very hard to control but, when done right, can produce denim which fades in glorious electric blue hues. Indigo-dyed jeans can appear almost black at first, the turquoise colors only revealing themselves in time.

Though some Japanese denim is indeed sanforized, a lot of it is sold raw. While this means it can be cardboard stiff at first, most denim enthusiasts love the raw feel of unsanforized denim and see the shrinkage as part of the journey the jeans must go through to eventually crease, bend, and mold perfectly to your body.

And finally, for those who would like to try Japanese denim but prefer to buy products made in their home country, all is not lost. The past ten years has seen many new denim brands spring up in the US, Canada, Europe and elsewhere that exclusively use Japanese denim in their productions, first sourcing it from the few remaining shuttle loom mills in Okayama prefecture and then making it their own, performing all the cutting, sewing, and finishing in their own shops. (Naked & Famous is a popular example.) 041b061a72


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