Can somebody explain the difference between jean cuts?

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  1. JM Popaleetus

    JM Popaleetus OT Supporter

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    What I have been finding on Google isn't explaining anything.

    I naturally have a bubble-butt and larger thighs. I'm not fat (average, 34" Waist), but normally have to get a larger size (36"-38") to have everything fit comfortably.

    About a year ago now I got Levi's 569's, I've lost more weight though (being 17, I'm growing and my body proportions are changing crazy) so they're sitting very low with tons of room. I look like I'm trying to be a cracka and it fucking sucks.

    So my question is, what fit can accomodate my larger butt/thighs/crotch without sitting super low? Relaxed seems to be the middle between regular/loose... But I honestly have no fucking clue what any of these mean.

    I know trying things on is the best, but I want to know is, what the difference between all these fits are and what I should grab first when I go to Levi, Old Navy, AE, etc. Keep going with cracka loose/low? Relaxed? Regular/Straight? Boot?

    Only thing I do know is that I need to avoid skinny.
     
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff www.youtube.com/thisisjustjeff

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    Don't try skinny :)

    A relaxed straight fit should probably fit you well... but since I don't have your body type, nor have I seen it, I can't say much more.
     
  3. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    levi 514 slim straights
     
  4. boot cut will be tighter up top and looser at the bottom.
    straight should be straight all the way through, and tighter than relaxed fit.
     
  5. w00tpoint

    w00tpoint New Member

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    501s or 501 cut from a repro label. /thread.
     
  6. fatass

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    i dunno, you sound pretty fat to me. not average for sure
     
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    I'm tall and slim, and I have a bubble but, and since I started biking my butt has only gotten bigger, along with my thighs. I can't wear "regular" fit jeans, unless I want to feel at home at a country/western bar (tight!).

    I go with "relaxed", or "loose" fit, depending on the brand (some "loose" or too snug for me). I used to wear "wide leg" before they changed that to something else.
     
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    APC Rescues? idk

    apc.fr
     
  9. eidolon

    eidolon New Member

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    These. Try on a few pairs before you pass judgement, I've found they vary a lot in fit.
     
  10. dibalicious

    dibalicious sexy crew

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    now probably isn't the best time since your body shape is changing and all, but I know places like Stronghold (for quite a hefty price, but still...), can do made-to-measure jeans. might be something to look at when you have the time/money.
     
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    go designer. (DIESEL)
     
  12. Samcanadian

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    I sort of have the same bodytype that you're describing, what with my large ukrainian hips/butt.

    I wear a low-rise bootcut. It's snug around the package and stuff, but not so snug that it's uncomfortable. The baggy, saggy look was what I thought I was stuck with because of my anatomy, but ever since switching to bootcut I've felt more comfortable in my jeans.

    Pic for reference:

    Note large Ukrainian posterior

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  13. badflash

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    Same here. Used to try the relaxed fit, but was too baggy. Shifted over to a 33w/32or34inseam in regular, lowrise bootcut. Fit great now!
    My fav pair right now are a pair of Davd Bitton's Buffalo - Driven. Find them on sale at Marshalls/TJ Maxx and never look back.
     
  14. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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  15. manchild

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    It sounds like you're a bit bigger than Samcanadian, and actually right around my size...about 5'10" 185?

    Boot cut is no good, besides the fact that it's "out" now, it just isn't very flattering and gives your lower half an hourglass look.

    I'll flip through and try and find some pictures I've already posted of myself. Well sized slim-straight and or straight jeans are good for you. I love my Flathead F380's and my Warehouse 660's.
     
  16. manchild

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    Oh that being said no one here will recommend anything from Old Navy, Gap etc. If you come to TSL for denim advice you'll end up with a pair of great jeans that'll last forever and are cut well, but will also cost between $130 and $300.
     
  17. waldo98

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    :werd: these are essentially my summer jeans
     
  18. Cloud Strife

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    levis 501 (straight-leg) are only like $30, and they are pretty decently cut. :dunno:
     
  19. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    these threads always sound like the person is a giant powerlifter then they end up being 5'11 185. will need height and weight for info. Im short with an obese body mass index (5'6.5 160) and like the fit of slim tapered :)
     
  20. manchild

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    accurate, I was thinking of the stronghold/apc suggestion, and the two pairs I said I like.
     

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