Monday, March 30, 2009

ShopBop Interview With Paige Adams-Geller

ShopBop has a great interview with Paige Adams-Geller of Paige Denim, and I just had to share this one Q&A.

What common mistake do women make when buying jeans?
There are a couple mistakes women make when buying jeans. First, you MUST do the sit-down test. Make sure you have the correct rise for your body type. Depending on your body type (torso length, leg length, etc.) a mid-rise jean might fit like a low rise on you, so ignore the labels and get what fits right. And speaking of ignoring labels, I always tell women to ignore size labels. When trying on jeans, take in what you think is your size as well as the size above and below that. There are no size standards, so your size will vary from brand to brand and even from style to style within a brand. And feel free to cut the size label out when you get home. You’ll appreciate the fit more and concentrate less on the size label.

I particularly forget about the sit down test :O Read the rest of the interview here.


WendyB said...

That size label thing is silly to me. I know she's trying to be like "all our bodies our good" but you'll either remember the size anyway or, worse, want to buy the same jeans a year later and suddenly forget the size right when you need to know it. I think the most important thing about fit is being willing to take jeans to a good tailor who will perfect the fit for you.