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Why can I do up 28 inch Gap jeans but not 30 inch Levis?

(14 Posts)
Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 15:34:23

Because they are all liars, obviously.

Bought off ebay to try the whole "bold curve" thing (otherwise known as sticky-out-bum).


BlueEyedWonder Sat 12-Dec-15 15:47:40

Gap are ridiculously over generous with their sizing!

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 15:52:19

I understand that a "size 10" is meaningless but it's a bloody measurement.

An inch is an inch is an inch.

(no jokes about men saying that "this much" is six inches please)

karalime Sat 12-Dec-15 15:58:03

Measure your waist. Measure your jeans, there's your answer!

If the jeans sit on the hips rather than the waist, they should measure bigger obvs.

SorrelForbes Sat 12-Dec-15 16:05:06

I wear a 28/29 in Gap and can fit into Levis Slim Fit and 501 CT in a 29/30 but couldn't get a Levi Bold or Demi Curve on in anything smaller than a 33!

LondonStill83 Sat 12-Dec-15 16:07:02

I am a size 14-16 generally and can wear S or M in gap. My gap jeans are a 31. Their sizes are wonky.

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 16:07:27

My jeans don't actually go very near my waist...

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 16:11:00

Levis claim that a "size 30 or 31" is a size 12 in the UK

No actual measurements provided sadly.

FuckOffJeffrey Sat 12-Dec-15 16:15:29

Trills the link you have provided does give measurements

caroldecker Sat 12-Dec-15 16:16:12

Measure the actual waistband - my DP measures 40 inch and wears 32 inch Hollister jeans.

ChippyOikInTinsel Sat 12-Dec-15 16:16:54

Next jeans are enormous too. Their flattery sizes have gone mad. I wish everybody would standardise. We'd all get the shock of our lives to begin with but once we'd digested the brutal truths it'd be easier to shop right.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sat 12-Dec-15 16:19:33

Imagine the main factor is where the waist sits, though that said I wear 29" Levis Demi-Curve and 29" Gap jeans.

dangerrabbit Sat 12-Dec-15 16:21:57

I have some 90s 501 jeans 31' waist I can only just do up yet can fit into a gap 26' waist.

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 16:23:24

Jeffrey thanks for that - I had google and been taken straight to the "oh it's about a 12 y'know" vagueness instead of measurements.

I am worried now that the mobile site is giving different info to the main website...

On the main website it says that for women's bottoms, get a "size 30-31" if your waist measures 30 1/2 - 33 inches.
(mine does)

On your picture it says to get a size 30 if your waist measure 27 - 27 3/4 inches.
(mine certainly does not)

So clearly the jeans I bought obey your chart and not the chart I read!

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