Denim in Paradise

Q: Dear Butt Therapist,

Congrats for the great website. I was introduced to it by Real Men Real Style. Wonderful that you put your expertise to help ordinary people look unique. I am 38 and currently my favorite pair of jeans is some Wranglers 33-36 which I wear in the attached pics. I would like a change and was wondering if you can suggest something different. My height is 179 cm and weight around 79 kg.

I should mention that I live in Greece and might have difficulty to acquire some brands. Do you think it is a good idea to order online (ie. without trying ) if I find something that I like very much?
Thanks in advance for the help !
Sakis

Hi Sakis,

Thank you for your email and sending a few pictures; I hope you still have a girlfriend and she is excited to take you denim shopping! I adore the Real Men Real Style BLOG!!!!!
A: Living outside the US does bring up a few denim dilemma’s through procurement options when trying to get Premium denim in your closet. However, living in a blue paradise might be a decent trade off.  So, let’s start with the right fit. I can not gauge your Wranglers because you have the uber cool ones that they don’t sell in the USA. So, your best bet is to try on a pair of 7 for all Mankind jeans and use that size in relationship to every other denim brand. We all know what a size 33 or 36 is in that brand and I can then make a suggestion that is comparable. This way you are able to purchase online, have a great fit upon arrival and not have to worry about hectic online shopping.
I have a couple of options to explore and  a little homework for your girl friend. My first choice is Hudson but I can’t find a retailer near you; you may have better luck that myself. I called the company so I will let you know if I find anything out. The Harper is a easy fit with 2% stretch and comes in my favorite wash “Smithfield”.
 

  • Button fly closure
  • Classic five pocket styling
  • Front rise: 9.75”
  • Inseam: 34.5”
  • Leg opening: 16.5”
  • Fabric Weight: 9.75 oz
  • Fabrication: 98% cotton, 2% Elastane
  • Made in the USA of imported Italian fabric

BRETT MODERN BOOTCUT IN NEW YORK DARK (available in a LONG INSEAM 36″)

  • Italian Denim
  • USA Made
  • Leg Opening: 19 ¼”
Second pick is for your everyday kick around jean: the NEW “Brett” by 7 for all Mankind. We need to slim you out across the hips, get rif of the extra fabric that is causing bunching through the top of the thigh and move the rear pockets up and get them a little big closer together. You may be able to purchase them at Attica or another major department store like the US Nordstrom or Sak’s 5th Avenue. I am 80% sure a size 33 would do you well.
So, when it comes to denim here is a list that you can add to your collection as you are able to find them in your stomping ground: RRL by Ralph Lauren, I noticed there are a few stores that might make this an easy task. Scotch & Soda makes great twill pants- and gives your closet more dimension. They make pretty pretty much everything but the right jean for you. The John Varvados “Bowery” would be a KILLER pair of clean dark, one rinse denim that will come in handy with the changing season.
I hope this is not overwhelming, I am trying to give you a few options with the difficulty to try them on and snag a pair on your day off. PLEASE just shoot me an email with your progress or any additional questions. I can always phone a friend and get some additional insight on retailers.
All my denim Love,
The Butt Therapist