Decoding Denim

Decoding Denim: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Fit Across Brands

A Comprehensive Guide to Nailing the Ideal Fit Across Brands

Denim is a timeless staple in fashion, but finding the perfect fit can be a daunting task, especially with the myriad of brands available. From skinny to boyfriend, high-rise to low-rise, each brand offers its own unique take on denim styles and fits. In this guide, we'll navigate through the world of denim and explore how the fit varies across different brands, helping you find the perfect pair that suits your style and body type.

Finding Your Denim Size: (size charts attached at bottom)

Before you start shopping for your new favorite pair of denim, it's crucial to know your jeans size. A handy tip for online shopping is to grab a pair of pants from your closet and use its measurements as a reference. Measure the inseam, leg opening, hip size, and rise, then find the perfect jeans from the comfort of your home.

If you know your even size but don't know your odd size, take the largest even size that you wear and subtract 1. Ex. You are a 12 in even size then you are an 11 in odd sizing. 

Pay attention to details: Look for features like pocket placement, rise, and leg opening, as these subtle details can impact the overall fit and silhouette.

Still have questions? Our inbox is always open at If you prefer to shop in person, stop by our store at 120 W Main Street, Canton, OK, and we'll be happy to assist you in finding the right fit. 

Understanding Denim Fits and Materials:

Before diving into specific brands, it's essential to understand the various denim fits and materials available. Here are some common fits you'll come across:

  1. Skinny: Form-fitting jeans that hug the legs from waist to ankle.
  2. Straight: Jeans with a consistent width from the hips to the hem, offering a classic silhouette.
  3. Bootcut: Fitted through the thighs with a slight flare from the knee to the hem, perfect for pairing with boots.
  4. Flare:  These jeans fit snugly at the waist and hips and then widen from the knee down, creating a flared or bell-bottom shape. They were trendy in the 1970s and are making a comeback in fashion. These jeans elongate the legs and suit various body shapes.
  5. Wide Leg: These jeans offer a bold silhouette, adding volume to the lower half, which complements rectangle and inverted-triangle body shapes. When worn cropped, they can create the illusion of longer legs for those with petite figures.
  6. Boyfriend: Relaxed and slouchy fit, mimicking the look of borrowing jeans from your boyfriend.
  7. Mom: Mom jeans have a high waist, slightly relaxed fit around the hips and crotch, and long back pockets. They were big in the '90s, and, like many trends your mom wore back then, these have been all the rage in the past couple of years.
  8. High-Rise vs. Low-Rise: Refers to the position of the waistband, with high-rise sitting above the natural waist and low-rise sitting below the waist.
  9. Stretch vs. Non-Stretch: Denim with stretchy material offers flexibility and comfort, making it ideal for everyday wear. It retains its shape better and is less prone to wrinkling. On the other hand, 100% cotton denim has a more traditional feel and tends to soften over time. It offers a rugged look but may restrict movement compared to stretchy denim. Choose based on your preference for comfort and style.


Finding the perfect pair of denim jeans can be a rewarding experience, but it requires patience and perseverance. By understanding the different fits offered by various brands and following these tips, you'll be well-equipped to find denim that not only fits your body but also complements your personal style. Whether you prefer the classic appeal of 100% cotton or the comfort of stretchy denim, there's a perfect pair of jeans out there waiting for you to discover.


Exploring our Denim Brands and Sizing:

1.  Flying Monkey:

Flying Monkey Size Chart

2.  Judy Blue:

Judy Blue Size Chart

3.  KanCan:

KanCan Size Chart

4. Lovervet:

Lovervet Size Chart

5. Risen:

Risen Size Chart

6.  Vervet:

Vervet Size Chart

7.  Zenana:

Zenana Size Chart



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