How To Find Jeans That Fit

October 2016Words by Mr Tom M Ford

Unless you’re a little more sophisticated than most, a good pair of jeans will be one of the most trusted and well-worn pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. It is perhaps odd, then, that we don’t always think a great deal about how they fit. We do not, for example, discuss finer details like we do when purchasing a suit. And if you enjoy a more casual approach to dressing, you may only wear said suit, say, twice a year. Obviously, there are more variables and nuances to tailoring – and suits are, on the whole, costlier – but you get our point. We spend a lot of time in jeans, so it makes sense that they should fit us perfectly. Here, we break things down in an easy guide on how to find the perfect denim for you.


Choosing the fit of your jeans is, of course, subjective, up to a point. You may instinctively feel a little lost in straight-cut jeans and prefer to choose the comforting hug of a slim-cut leg. Or you might be a denim head who will only source his jeans from Japanese brands such as Chimala – who take a more traditional, wide approach to the cut. However, hard and fast rules start to come into play when considering body type.