I've been pretty lucky in terms of finding jeans that fit (I like my Joe's and Sevens). But like everyone else, it certainly took a lot of trial and error - hems are too long, the waist gaps, the seat bags, or the crotch is too tight. Even with the perfect pair of jeans, I always have to shorten my hems. But as Alterations Needed pointed out, the fading from the knees are too low when hems are shortened.
Despite all the problems with off-the-rack designer jeans, I've never considered custom. I figured it would be a big hassle and expensive. But today I came across a deal from livingsocial for custom-fit jeans from indiDenim for just $85, originally $155. Shipping is free. How it works is:
- Pick your fit (slim, relaxed or trouser)
- Choose your wash (from light to dark, e.g., dark indigo with whiskers)
- Design your style (rise, leg, pockets, etc.)
- Customize your fit (height goes as low as 4'6", weight, waist size, etc.)
The online reviews for indiDenim are mostly positive. The main concern seems to be a long wait for shipping, about 4-12 weeks. Some reviewers raved about the fit. Others mentioned that the fit can be off or grandma-ish but with free shipping and free alterations, they were able to send it back to get it perfected. Another reviewer mentioned that after 6 months, the stitching started to come undone.
The deal is only for 24 hours and I'd be tempted to try it if I didn't already have jeans that I like. But I wanted to pass on the deal in case anyone is still searching for their jeans. indiDenim seems to be worth a look. Has anyone tried indiDenim before or had custom-fit jeans made?