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Designer denim for the tiny person?

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Hi! I just started getting into designer jeans, and I was wondering what brands offer petite sizes, and which ones you would recommend. I've been told to get them hemmed, but if I pay an arm and a leg for these beauties, I'm too possessive to chance a botched job. So, I ask, what's a good pair of jeans for the petite gal?
post #2 of 8
The shortest length for jeans would be L30, which is measured more like 31" inseam. I highly doubt if there's anything below 30" inseam.

IMO hemming is not bad at all. I'd rather have my jeans fit me perfectly in stead of dragging them.
post #3 of 8
I have had Nordstrom's hem a lot of my jeans but recently I have taught myself to sew/hem my jeans so it makes it a lot easier. Definitely put out the money to get them hemmed. And you won't pay an arm and a leg for jeans if you stick around here - there are plenty of people who scour ebay and post great deals

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Originally Posted by Narciso View Post
IMO hemming is not bad at all. I'd rather have my jeans fit me perfectly in stead of dragging them.
^ word.

OP: if you're paying an arm and a leg for any type of clothing it's essential that you have a tailor that's not only good, but that you trust. it's just like having an auto mechanic or even a florist you like.

i'd advise you to take an old pair and have a test hem done to judge the quality. if you like it, then you've found a new denim tailor.* the price for finding a good tailor is literally peanuts compared to what you'll be paying for the jeans in the long run, not to mention the satisfaction of a perfect fit - including the length.



* it's okay to have more than one tailor - some do better work in different areas. i have one for hem jobs on jeans (+1 more if i want a chainstitch) 1 for shirts, and one for most other articles. \
post #5 of 8
Paige has come out with a petite line and Joe's Provacateur is petite.
post #6 of 8
i agree with the opinions above. if you're paying a lot for expensive jeans, it's definately worth it to go the extra mile and get them hemmed, and hemmed correctly. personally, i think the worst thing you can do to a pair of nice jeans is to hem them without originals, or drag them along, tearing up the fabric. original hemming can be expensive, but in the long run, the jeans are costing upwards of $150 so what's another $20 or so?

diesel makes some jeans with an inseam of 30", which usually comes out closer to a 31"-31.5". paige, seven for all mankind, and joe's all have 'petite' fits, though the inseam still comes out pretty long, say, 31"-32", which is still shorter than the standard of 34". skinny jeans are easier to find, try the siwy hannah skinny crop, which is ankle length, or the j brand 910 fit, again, also ankle length. also, i have a pair of miss sixty skinnies, and a pair of rich & skinny skinnies, both with inseams around 30" unaltered.
post #7 of 8
It's definitely worth it to have jeans that fit perfectly. It's not usually too expensive to get things hemmed, only $10-15 in my experience. And there are lots of guides on the forum (well, I don't know about HF, but I've seen them on some other fashion forums) on how to hem your jeans yourself, it's actually fun! Good luck!
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