Jeans are a staple piece of anyone’s wardrobe as not only are they so easy to pair with anything, but they can also be super comfy and effortless to wear too. However, finding that one pair that fits perfectly and makes you feel confident can be a challenge.
We’ve all been there in the mall where we’re hunting for the perfect pair of jeans and having to go from store to store, experiencing almost every changing room possible. Eventually, you find the pair that fits but not without a few stops at Starbucks here and there for some motivation in between.
However, now that online shopping is more popular than ever, finding a pair of jeans that fit perfectly can be even more challenging in the virtual world. Below, we’ll take a look at five ways you can still find your perfect jeans online.
The Importance of Having a Good Fitting Pair of Jeans
While jeans are one of the most versatile clothing items you can own, they can also feel downright uncomfortable if you don’t get the right pair. Even more so, there’s nothing worse than investing in a pair of expensive jeans, only to find that they don’t really fit you or they’re uncomfortable but you have to keep them.
A good fitting pair of jeans has the power to transform your mood, making you feel confident, happier, and more outgoing. When you’re feeling good about what you’re wearing and the way you look, this confidence will echo with everything you do and make you feel like a new man.
Use the Size Chart
One of the most important things when buying online is to not assume that your usual size will fit the same in one store as in the next. A size 12 could well be the same as a size 10 in the next store, meaning you need to pay attention to what the site is advising.
One way to do this is to use the size chart available. A size chart will provide waist, height and hip measurements and advice which size is the most appropriate for your measurements. While it can sometimes be a bit of a pain to work out, it’s definitely worth it.
Go by a Pair of Jeans You Already Own
Shopping at a store where you’ve purchased jeans before? This makes the shopping process much easier as you can simply check the label to see that size you got before. However, if the reason you’re shopping for a new pair of jeans is because they don’t fit anymore, then this could be a problem.
Consider the Fabric
The type of denim fabric you opt for will play a big part in how they fit and what size you will need. For instance, if the fabric is made of Spandex material and stretches well, then you will probably need either your usual or a slightly smaller size. However, If the jeans are slightly more rigid and does not contain any Spandex or Lycra then you may need to go up a size.
Order two sizes
Now that there’s more convenient ways of paying such as Klarna’s pay in 30 days feature or PayPal’s 3-month split payment option, it’s easier than ever to order two sizes and simply send back the one that doesn’t fit.
Doing this can save you so much time having to wait for it to all come through. What’s more, returns are usually much easier to process than with many stores simply using an app to allow users to create self-returns for efficiency.
Overall, choosing a good fitting pair of jeans can be a real challenge in person, let alone trying to do it in an online environment. Yet, going in armed with some tips for shopping online, you’ll be sure to find your perfect pair of jeans in no time.
All images above from MMSCENE PORTRAITS series starring model William Crabb portrayed by photographer Mikey Whyte – see the complete series.