The most common and versatile pants in life are jeans, and there is no need to add “one” to the word “most” here, I believe everyone has at least a few pairs of jeans in their closet. This is a popular and high rate of appearance of the single product, wear it more can not go wrong. Have you ever faced a wall of jeans in a store and didn’t know how to start? Have you ever been confused by the jargon of jeans from the sales clerk? Do you know which fit of jeans suits your body?

The fit of jeans is generally determined by the cut of three parts.

Thigh circumference (Fit)

It mainly refers to the cut of the thigh to knee part, which can be divided into

Standard (Regular / Original)
Tight (Skinny)
Loose (Loose / Related)

Some brands will describe the details of the cut in more detail, such as Levi’s detailed cut description: “Regular fit through thigh”, “Slim from hip to ankle” and so on.

Legs (Leg)

Mainly refers to the cut of the knee-to-leg section, which can be divided into

Reduced leg (Tapered)
Bootcut / Flared pants (Bootcut)
Some brands also use the same description of the leg cut as the thigh circumference, such as Slim, Skinny, etc.

Waist (Waist)

It is also the cut of the waist, which can be divided into

Low waist (Sits below waist)
Standard mid-waist (Sits at waist)
Super low waist (Low rise)

The shape of jeans is the arrangement of the above three parts of the cut. Let’s take Levi’s as an example and look at some of the more classic fits.

501 Original Fit

Levi’s classic style, from the hip to the thigh to the leg are straight, this pants are suitable for anyone to wear, and the same pants can change the style through different sizes, like loose can choose a large size, like a slimmer can choose a small size.

Fit=Waist+Standard Straight Fit+Straight Leg

511 Slim Fit

511 is a slim fit style that everyone likes, which can reflect the body line and is not too tight, and can be managed by a thick calf.

Version = low waist (Waist) + Slim Fit (Fit) + narrow foot (Leg)

510 Skinny Fit

510 is a skinny fit model that fits the body very well, basically wrapping tightly from the hip to the thigh to the calf. Since the leg is relatively small, some styles will indicate the specific width of the leg. Calf thick old iron should not try 510, wear and 511 the same code basically can not mention the knee:).

Version = mid-waist or low waist (Waist) + tight (Fit) + small foot (Leg)

This is relatively simple, is the waist (Waist) and length (Length). Unlike other types of pants where you can only choose sizes such as L, M, S, etc., jeans are generally available in different waist and length combinations of sizes so that they are more adaptable to the needs of different figures. The size of jeans is usually put in inches, for example, to determine the 27 yards of hip circumference 91 cm as the base number, 28 yards is one inch larger than 27 yards, 26 yards is one inch smaller than 27 yards (1 inch = 2.54 cm). Of course we do not care about these unnecessary mathematical details, just remember how many yards you are.

Fabric (Fabric)
Jeans fabric mainly depends on personal preference, thin or thick, dark or light color, etc. The quality of the fabric involves the variety of raw materials (cotton), weaving process, dyeing process, etc. Simply put, it depends on the fabric provider or origin.

PRPS fabrics made in Japan.

Fabric related terms.

Poundage (OZ.): The weight of pants is related to the density of the woven fabric, the higher the density, the heavier the pants, here the poundage is the weight of one square meter.

Whether it is elastic (Stretch)
Raw / Dry: It is the raw cow fabric that can be used for “raising”.

Some brands will indicate the origin and supplier of the fabric, for example, Uniqlo pants will indicate that the fabric is JAPANESE FABRIC BY KAIHARA.

The hardware of jeans mainly includes rivets, buttons, zippers and Paris buckles, etc. The main materials are copper (purple copper, brass), iron, zinc and aluminum, but with the development of the times, the hardware on pants today is much more concerned with external shape than functionality, and various kinds of plated hardware can be found everywhere.

From the perspective of choosing jeans, it is basically the same difference between preferring a button or a zipper, and whether or not to have a Parisian button.

By the way, the biggest difference between jeans and ordinary pants is not the fabric, but the hardware of the jeans, and the toughness of the jeans is reflected in the hardware. It is these inconspicuous hardware designs that have established the irreplaceable historical status of jeans.

Button (Button Fly).

Zipper (Zip Fly).