Q&A: 30×30 nah…
It’s Q&A time… trust me I am diving in my inbox.. thank you all for your patience- I love that you are asking! Q:
I was hoping you could help me select a premium jean. I’m 52 but I run so I’m in pretty good shape with no gut. I am a professional and I’m looking for a good dress jean. The issue I have is my waist is a 30 and inseam is also a 30 and I’m 5’6″. I’m a bit thick through the thigh and butt. Any suggestions? -Kevin
Answer by The Butt Therapist: Thanks for submitting your denim dilemma Kevin. Selecting your first premium jean can be a bit overwhelming especially if you are not used to the fabric and fit to compensate for the price. After 3 months you’ll see the value and become curious of all the denim out there and the endless options!
Try a size 31 in premium denim.
Kevin I chose The Austyn Relaxed
straight leg if you really feel like you need the extra room through the thigh. It is the relaxed version of the Standard
which would be my FIRST recommendation in the same ‘LA Dark” wash. Relaxed Straight Leg, Roomy Through Hip and Thigh, Zipper Fly, 9 oz. Denim
98% Cotton, 2% Spandex-Made in the USA—>
PRODUCT ID: 2083 / SKU: T0046380S/Price: $169.00
Front Rise: 8 3/4″, Back Rise: 14 1/4″
Inseam: 33 1/2″
Leg Opening: 18″
My second pick is by Agave Denim in the Pragmatist fit in a the Enlighten Flex made in The Cone Mill USA using 10 oz denim, 94 / 5 / 1 cotton / poly / spandex, 3×1 right hand construction, hand sand, pocket edge grinding, abrasions, resin whiskers and knee patterns, potassium spray, stonewashed to a medium light indigo finish.
Classic fit, Straight Cut, Zipper Fly
10″ front rise, 15″ back rise, 17″ knee,
16.5″ bottom, 35″ inseam
Now, the MOST IMPORTANT information in this blog post. ALTERATIONS are IMPERATIVE! Your denim just like your slacks should ALWAYS be tailored for YOU! Your jeans should hang 2/8 of an inch from the floor in your average shoe.
Now the cost of tailoring is nominal but not something that is MANDATORY to all premium clothing. Your inseam may be 30 but when you put on your shoes and measure 2/8 from the floor it will most likely be longer than that. This is why you want your denim to go that low. It lengthens the leg line and makes us look taller. Most tailors will do it for less than $20.00. Sure is a lot cheaper than having your legs stretched and less painful than wearing high heels like us girls. Damn you guys have it easy!
Happy denim shopping and please let me know what jeans you settle on and how you like the premium jeans vs good ol’ Levi’s.
All my denim love,
The Butt Therapist