I have had several FD shorts and jeans, but these fit more snug than the chart recommends. I am 5’4” about 130 lbs and ordered a size 26 based on my measurements and their size chart. They were WAY too tight and could barely get them on. Sized up to a 27 and they fit perfectly! I usually wear a 26 in FD shorts/jeans. Not sure if they have changed their cut but the recent darker washed products seem to be running small. Worth the hassle though because these are the best denim brand out there once you get the right fit! Soft, flexible, and get even more comfortable over time.
I love the fit of these jeans! I have always had to purchase larger jeans to accommodate my thighs but they were always too big in my waist and hips. These jeans fit great! I’m 5’ 2” and 128 lbs and purchased a size 27. Could possibly have gone with a 26 but I wanted them to be less snug. LOVE the button fly!
They almost felt too tight to start but stretched after first wear. Husband likes the look.
I bought these in a 31. I’m 5’5” and weigh around 160. They are very snug at first, but stretch out enough to be comfortable, but not baggy.
These jeans are very soft and fit great. I will definitely order more!
Ok so I know high rise jeans are in but these are amazing!!!! I hope they are made in more washes :) fit true to size
Bought for my son, he's 5'11" 220#. Got 38x34. Fit great except too long. He normally wears 34" length but these are about 2-3" or so longer than his other pants. He says it's worth it though to have them fit better in the upper areas.
Daniel Straight Leg Dark Wash
I have the hardest time finding jeans that fit well. I have larger legs from lifting. I can never find jeans that fit my legs, butt and waist. These fit perfect. I highly recommend them
They have more stretch then other jeans in the closet and seem durable. Knocked a star off for price. Hubby is 6'1', 225, and ordered a 34x34. They were a bit large originally but shrunk up a bit to a good size.
I'm a 5'8", 175-180 lbs fitness enthusiast and got a 32"/31". This is the first pair of jeans that I've ever owned that fit comfortably. I am ordering a second pair because these are a 'needle-in-a-haystack' find.
My son has European genes and has always been bigger than his friends. He never fit in the pants most guys can wear. Now he is in the gym and no jeans fit until now. One happy Mom
Big Quads Jean lovers Unite! I love how these fit and don't sag, but accommodate people with larger Quads. For all you QuadZillas out there, check these jeans out!
These jeans fit awesome. I’ve been searching for jeans that fit like these for years. If you train your legs and have a hard time finding jeans that fit, give Fran denim a try!
I am so happy with these jeans. I have hardly ever owned jeans since I was a teenager due to having an athletic build with large thighs built cycling and lifting weights. So, my outfits are usually overly formal or overly sportive. The only jeans I have owned in the last 15 years were hip hop baggy jeans that made me look fat. My wife was very happy to see me wearing nicely fitted jeans in a casual outfit. They are loose enough to be comfortable and stretchy so that I don't feel inhibited in my movements playing with my daughter or working around the house.
Having big trouble trying to find the nice fit while being able to move properly. They fit nicely. Would like them to be just a little bit more fit on the calf but other than that. Can’t complaint! :) Love them!!
Definitely fit better than most jean shorts. I have large thighs though and a small waist and they still gapped a lot. Thighs 26" waist 29" hips 41"
Fran denim shorts have a fantastic fit for athletic builds. The first time i wore them before the wash, i was in love. The only problem with these shorts is the fold at the bottom, it does not stay and since there is a fold in the fabric it rolls. I typically don’t get shorts with a fold for this reason, but the cut I wanted was already sold out in my size.
Like the title says I’ve been wearing them practically every day. Very comfortable, great looking fit, wash with no change to size. Go smaller than you may think if you’re new to Fran denim!
I wasn't sure Fran denim was going to make a pant in my size. I'm 5'8 and 200 pounds, powerlifter, I normally wear about a 14 maybe a 16. I bought these Nora jeans in a "33", when I first got them I tried them on and was super bummed they were too tight! I then read other reviews and the website and decided to keep and wear them hoping they would stretch a little bit, and low and behold, they did! They actually fit PERFECTLY now and if I lose any weight I would actually need to size down. These are by far the best fitting jeans I've owned in a REALLY long time. I have a hard time finding jeans that fit my body shape correctly but these are amazing. I was a little put off by the price, as it's pretty darn high for a pair of jeans, but I've had them a while now and so far no fraying or stitching or anything coming loose so I think they're worth it, I'll definitely be buying more Fran denim! Highly recommend.
Most comfortable and flattering shorts I’ve owned!
My life has changed! I have never been able to wear shorts. They always ride up, where too tight in all the wrong places, and I had given up. But now --- Not only am I wearing these shorts everywhere but I've been stopped three times in the last week. Feeling confident and love showing off my legs for the first time in years! Thank you for creating this incredible brand - I am a buyer for life!
Height - 5'9; weight - 180, size 31.
I had been on the fence to purchase these jeans, but after reading reviews and seeing pictures from real customers, I decided to buy…..super happy with my choice.
From the size chart I chose size 27 in the April jean. I have struggled since a little girl to find jeans that would not give me waist gap, but could house my booty. I’m built fairly lean but have always had a butt. Since taking up training, my butt and thighs have significantly increased. These jeans provide the perfect amount of stretch for my butt and thighs. The waist is still a bit too big, but for “bloat days”, it will be fine. I plan to purchase another pair, but in 26. For reference I’m about 5’7”, 27 waist, and 37 1/2 hip.
Definitely worth every penny!
After reading many reviews on sizing I choose Size 28 and they fit great. According to the size chart I would have been Size 29 or 30, but reviewers recommended sizing down which I agree with after having them on. These are a buy again jean. I weigh 150 lbs and 5’4.
Love the longer length. Fit great!
I’m officially off the struggle bus! Finally found shorts that fit my build. I’m 5’3”180lbs perfectly fitting in a 31. I spend my gym time doing CrossFit, weight lifting & boxing.
These jeans look really classy and could easily be dressed up or down. They are incredibly comfortable and were more snug in the waist and roomy in the butt and thigh area. I ordered size 27 based on the measurement chart, but by the end of the day they were too baggy. I think its smart to go down one size from your regular jean size. I am athletic and bigger in the butt and thighs but more lean muscle not bulky like a weight lifter. I am 5'5 127 lbs and my measurements are waist 26.5' and hips 38' for reference. For these measurements I would try size 25 (I am 26 in most regular jeans so I ordered these too big to begin with).
The fit was perfect and they’re incredibly comfortable. I never wear jeans, I can’t stand to wear them but I will be wearing these regularly! The only thing I wish is that they were a little bit longer. I’m 5’9” and they’re not quite as long as I would prefer.
had a friend over that I convinced to try buy a pair of jeans from you while she was here … when they arrived it was the bedst fitted jeans she had ever tried… absolutely a success
Great fit and so comfortable!
I recently began kettlebell workouts in place of lifting, and gained a lot of muscle. My other jeans had already been a squeeze, but are pretty much impossible to wear, now. I hat spending a lot of money on jeans, but gave in and bought these. I'm 5'9", 185lb, and bought the 28". I would prefer the 29", but this just gives me great motivation to lose a bit more body fat. It's practically impossible for me to find normal jeans that fit, and I never buy any pants online. I'm pretty amazed that this pair is high quality AND fits well, on my first try. Great company.
I’ve been training a lot and as a result getting bigger thighs and hips. Not being able to fit into what I used to, I started the hunt for jeans. I’m 5’4 about 170lbs and bought a size 31. I have never been more comfortable in a pair of jeans before!
These shorts are the best…perfect for girls who lift. They fit great all around…no belt needed. I’m 5’4, 138 pounds, muscular build and size 27 fits great. Definitely recommend!
I bought these shorts after hearing that they were half off because they messed up and sewed the front pockets shut. They aren't messed up for me! Love them! They fit true to size if you follow the size chart. Might get some more shorts in a darker wash!