General Size Guide
Denim Fit Guide
We work hard to provide our customers with rare and unique denim that stands out in a crowd, but let’s face it- FIT is where it’s at!
Here's how to wear your vintage denim.The vintage jeans we sell are chosen for the individual traits you may see- such as the wear and tear, staining, wash, and distress. For this reason, no one pair is alike and each have their own unique qualities. You will find both waist and inseam measurements for each pair in their description, but this is where things can get tricky! Due to the general age of these garments, and how sizing has changed over the years, we typically suggest you order at least one size up.
Levis 501s/505s - This style was cut in a high-waisted silhouette in premium cotton denim with a relaxed, slightly tapered leg and they may have a zip or button fly. This style looks great worn as a high waist fit or a lower rise fit (as described below).
Levis 517s - This style was cut in a high-waisted silhouette in premium cotton denim with a slightly flared leg opening and a zip fly. Please note, this style looks best as a high waist fit (as described below).
Now it all depends on how you want your denim to fit! There are two ways to figure this out:
For a high waist fit that is slim through the hip and hugs the *assets* but is relaxed in the leg, order at least one size up. The jeans will sit about 1 finger below your belly button.
For a lower rise fit that is loose through the hip and butt as well as baggy through the leg, order 2-3 sizes larger than your typical denim size. The jeans will then sit about 3 fingers below your belly button.
To determine your inseam, find a favorite pair of jeans and measure the inside leg seam from the crotch to the hem of the pant. Keep in mind that our Levis 501s look best when they’re slightly cropped, hitting at the bottom of your ankle or are rolled up once or twice to hit at the bottom of your ankle.