Jeans it's not one-size-fits-all when you are choosing the latest jeans style

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Jeans, what to look for if we buy them? Distressed Denim

Shrinkage of more than 2% will result in a size change. Read labels carefully to determine if the jeans are shrink resistant and to what percentage. If no statements as to shrinkage are present, buying a larger size than needed is recommended.

Jeans made from polyester/cotton blends should be more stable or shrink resistant than jeans of 100% cotton. Special finishes, such as Sanforset, applied to some cotton jeans, control shrinkage as well as reduce puckering and wrinkling. Those which have received "acid wash" or other rinsing treatments or "washes" are preshrunk during processing. Consider these factors when determining the size to buy.

Jeans, jeans, and more jeans! Do you want basic cut jeans or jeans with special detailing? Do you prefer products made by a particular manufacturer or designer jeans? Do you prefer classic, full cut, or high fashion styles?

The leg width adds a fashion detail and influences garment fit. Straight leg, boot cut, flare, and soft slack silhouettes are choices available on the market, plus some novel styles. For instance, straight leg pants for men measure 20 inches at the knee and 20 inches at the leg bottom with a fitted seat and thigh area. The boot cut is a modified flare with a 19-inch knee to a bottom width of 21 inches. The flared silhouette is approximately 21 inches at the knee with a 23-inch bottom. The soft slack is fuller, with a 23 2/3-inch knee tapering to a 19-inch bottom. Thus, the jean leg style, such as straight or flare, and the amount of flare will vary.

Fashion and styling details are given more attention by designers, as reflected in market offerings with much styling variety beyond traditional jeans looks. Oversized, baggy models in various washes and with localized abrasion are newer offerings. Other looks are achieved in pleats, tucks, special yoke insets of contrast or shape, button treatments, and pocket designs.

Fashion detailing is evident in pockets, especially hip pockets. Pocket shape, top-stitching pattern and other trim ideas are varied to create interesting and distinctive garment detail; however, some companies promote plain pocket jeans. Four- and five-pocket stylings dominate the jeans market.

Name clothing designers are creating jeans for all members of the family. In some cases there are special or subtle decorating details, such as designer initials on snaps or nail head reinforcements, embroidered signatures, or symbols on watch or hip pockets. Some designers make cuts for fuller figures or body builds while others cater to persons with slender bodies. New trademark names for various fit/cuts highlight focus on how jeans fit; including adjusting cut or offering more ease in menswear and womenswear. Consumers have cited satisfaction in fit as a reason why they select a particular brand or designer style. Designer jeans tend to be more costly. Evaluate features and make comparisons.

Other features are stretch waistbands for men's pants that give and adjust as the individual moves or bends. Also, styles may have half-elastic back or side elastic inset waistbands for children's smaller sizes and to contour Misses' and Women's jeans. Other details are self or decorative belts and decorative appliqués.

Color choices include traditional indigo blue or black to frosted, washed, powdered lights or dark washes. More color interest in denim is seen in fashion colors: brown, tan, wheat, gold, brick red, olive, purple, and teal. A few companies offer vivid colors such as bright turquoise, fuchsia, and even orange. By the mid-nineties, manufacturers are expected to introduce tinted neutrals and soft hues such as straw yellow, terra cotta, and stone. Deep tones and overdyes add to the mix. The use of various color thread for top stitching can add decorative detailing. Instead of matching thread, orange, white, or light blue thread is used on blue denim.
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