any suggestions on best fit Diesel jeans for a small bloke? I'm 5' 4" - 5' 5" tall.
any suggestions would be much appreciated.
What type of body size do you have?
One of the reason I love Diesels so much is that they come in 30" inseams (I have a 27.5" inseam, so I still have to get them hemmed).
I'm 5'5", and I really like Zatinys. I am quite a fan of Zathans and Zafs, but I think the exaggerated bootcut on them has a tendency to make me appear shorter.
From what I've heard, straight leg and even skinny jeans can make an individual appear taller, so you might try them. I keep meaning to try out some Vikers and see how I like them.
No way to hem bootcut without ruining the "look" (speaking about inch or more, IMO).
Yeah, like zdenal_cz said, unfortunately changing the look of the bootcut by hemming it is just something I've had to deal with. About all I can do about it is try to find Diesels in a 30" inseam and have them hemmed from there. Even the 2" or so that I usually have hemmed off makes a difference, but it is nowhere near as bad as hemming a 34" inseam. If I want a pair badly enough and can only get it in a 32" inseam I'll still do it, but I avoid 34" inseams at all costs.
I have a pair of True Religion Joeys that I bought and had hemmed, and that was a huge mistake. They look pretty horrid.
As far as Zatinys go, I absolutely love my pair of Zatiny 71Js. I also have a pair of 8K2s that are awesome. I guess it depends on what type of washes you typically like. I typically like darker washes. I don't know if there's any truth to it, but I've heard that darker washes make a person appear slightly taller as opposed to light ones. I would really like to pick up a pair of the new Zatiny 73N:
I'm 5'6-5'7 So I'm not much taller than you. I do have longer legs though as 30" in Most Diesel seem to fit me just fine (Some I need 32). But I do like to appear tall as any "small" guys would. I'd say go for Safado or Viker (If you like slightly roomier leg space). Boot-cuts are fine, but larger leg opening tend to make you look shorter (Zathan's are too much. Go w/ Zatiny). IMO slim-straight makes Ur legs appear longer in general.
If you're a skinny guy, Thanaz should fit you well. Plus if you don't sag em too much, It'll make you look tall as well.
I definitely think you should stick away from cuts like zaf, and even zathan, if you want boot go for zatiny, I personally no longer wear bootcut but thats obviously up to you. My personal favorite cut is Safado hands down. but you should definitely try thanaz if you can get your hands on some slammer try it, and poiak. Keever is also a very solid cut.