Best jeans for the athletic build.
These jeans are extremely comfy and look great! It'll be hard for me to go back to other pants after wearing something that actually fits *both* my waist *and* my thighs. I'm 5'4", ~135 lbs, normally wear a size 4, and I got a 27, which is just a scoche big.--but I'm keeping them because they are so comfortable! I'm going to try the 26.
I just received my first pair of jeans and I am so thrilled! I am naturally gifted in the quad and glute department and took up powerlifting last year. Needless to say it's always been difficult to find pants that fit and skinny jeans were always out of the question. Thank you for making jeans that fit bodies like mine!!!
I want to qualify the 4 stars by stating that these jeans are TRULY awesome; I love them, wear them very often, and would recommend them to a friend. However, for a $100 pair of jeans I think it's reasonable to have high standards for the fine details. I am almost 5'9", about 140 lbs, and was between a 26 and 27, but went for the 27. Some of the reviews complained that the jeans become a bit stretched out and loose the more you wear them, and after having them for almost 2 months now I have to agree. They tend to stretch out throughout the day and become a bit baggy in the waist and from the knees down. After a wash they do become tight again, but I wonder if I wouldn't have this problem if I sized down to a 26? It's hard to tell, because if I sized down they might be too tight in the crotch area. The positives - they're super comfortable, I don't find myself having to adjust them throughout the day, and of course are super flattering on a curvier/athletic frame! I think if you get the right size, you'll love them - but take advantage of the return policy if they aren't fitting quite right.
tldr: Sarah fit me true to my measurements (29) but I had to size down in the Nicole (28) for the perfect fit. Customer support was very helpful in finding the perfect fit. I'm thrilled to find jeans that actually fit my body type.
I'm not a lifter, just naturally have larger hips/thighs and a smaller waist. I ordered the Nicole and Sarah styles to try. My measurements lined up exactly with size 29, but I found the 29 Nicole's bunched up a bit around the bottom of the zipper for me, especially when sitting down. The person that I emailed with was very helpful in tips for finding the proper fit and I ended up ordering a big order of different sizes and different styles and sent back the ones that didn't fit to avoid multiple shipments. As he suggested, one size smaller on the Nicole fit me perfectly without the extra bunched fabric in the front. I've been wearing my gray Sarah's and denim Nicole's pretty much nonstop in the week since I got them and have not had any complaints yet. I particularly like the Nicole's slightly higher waist when compared to the Sarah which means I don't have to worry about plumbers butt or my underwear riding up and showing.