May 09, 2007
As you know, it's very rare for me to blog about something non-knitting related. However, recently I had such an overwhelmingly positive experience buying jeans (buying jeans, of all things!) that I simply had to share. I know my readers are hip guys and gals and will appreciate this story.
It started innocently enough. Tuesday morning I was reading everyone's favorite shoe blogger, the Manolo, when he mentioned a new website called True Jeans (now called My True Fit). I clicked the link and started surfing around.
I really liked the website layout and ease of navigation, and was instantly intrigued by True Jeans' claim that they could find the perfect jeans for me based on my measurements, body build, and preferences.
In my head I thought, "Try me! I am the denim queen!"
I go through jeans the way people go through socks. I wear them every day until they wear thin and get holes. As a result, I probably go through at least ten pairs of jeans per year! I like designer denim and typically get it at Anthropologie (we all have choices when it comes to dispensable income; I buy $100 jeans and take sewing lessons :)). In the past few months I've also bought several pairs of Lucky jeans.
With all this jean-buying experience I had a healthy dose of skepticism for these True Jeans folk. I played along, relishing the thought of crashing their computational system when faced with my hip circumference (ha!). I entered my measurements and preferences, waited for a few minutes... and pretty much choked on my breakfast when I saw the results!
- Half of the recommended jeans were brands I wear (or have worn in the past) in the sizes that I typically buy!
- The #1 recommendation (Lucky's Sweet-n-Low) was the exact pair of jeans I was wearing at that moment! In the exact size recommended by True Jeans!
Well, alright. They might be on to something here, I thought. I looked at the rest of the recommendations, focusing on brands and styles that I hadn't encountered. After checking out all the options and descriptions, I decided I would actually purchase a few pairs. First, I wanted to try some new-to-me brands/styles. Second, I happened to be running low on denim (I speak of denim like milk or orange juice, I know). Third, had True Jeans accomplished the impossible - fitting jeans... over the internet?!?
Around 10 a.m. I placed my order: Little in the Middle Basic, !iT Jeans Hottie Eclipse, and Lucky Brand Easy Ride (a favorite of Ms. Bestitched, I happen to know).
True Jeans is in Woburn, MA, just a few miles away from me, and my jeans were delivered today, 12:30 p.m. About 24 hour turnaround! Much less painful than going to a department store!
I wouldn't be writing this post if the end result was disappointing. All the jeans fit fantastically! I'm ecstatic! I'll be returning the !iT Jeans Hottie Eclipse because the inseam is a bit low for me, but I'm absolutely keeping the other two! Little in the Middle Basic are fabulous, and I've never even heard of them!
As soon as I'm done posting, I'll be dropping True Jeans a note expressing my delight with the whole experience! I signed up to be a Fit Tester, too - I hope they pick me!!!
Now I just have to put the jeans through the wash and hem them before my trip. Yep, I'll be away for a few days. I hope you, too, will be styling in new My True Fit denim by the time I get back ;).