How do jeans fit?

*** Updated 6/21/16 ***

Want to know what the sizing for your favorite denim brand is, but don’t feel like searching through the denim blog? Then today’s your lucky day – below you’ll find a list with each denim brand and the sizing recommendation – either True to Size, Slightly Small/Large 1/2 Size Small/Large, One Size Small/Large or Two Sizes Small/Large. If a brand is listed as “Unknown” and you have a tip for sizing, please leave a comment – we’ll update the list for you!

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Now, enjoy the complete list of Denim Sizing!


Brand Fit
18th Amendment One Size Small
1921 Jeans True to Size
7 For All Mankind Depends
Acne Jeans One Size Small
Aeropostale True to Size
AG Jeans Depends
Agave Denim One Size Large
Alias Premium Denim True to Size
AllSaints True to Size
Anlo Jeans True to Size
Anoname True to Size
Antik True to Size
April 77 True to Size
Armani Jeans One Size Small
Babakul One Size Large
Balmain Unknown
Barbara Lesser One Size Large
Beija-Flor Jeans One Size Large
Big Star True to Size
Bishop of Seventh Unknown
Black Orchid True to Size
Blank NYC True to Size
Blue Blood Unknown
Blue Notch Denim Unknown
Charley 5.0 True to Size
Chip & Pepper Jeans True to Size
Citizens of Humanity True to Size
City of Others True to Size
CJ by Cookie Johnson One Size Large
Corpus Denim True to Size
CTRL Jeans Unknown
Cult of Individuality True to Size
Current/Elliott Large (1-2 Sizes)*
Degaine True to Size
Denim Junkie True to Size
Denim of Virtue True to Size
Denimocracy True to Size
Devon Jeans True to Size
Diesel Jeans One Size Small
Dish Jeans True to Size
Dittos Jeans Unknown
Divine Rights of Denim Unknown
DL1961 Half Size Small
Dollhouse Jeans One Size Small
Domino Denim True to Size
DVB by Victoria Beckham One Size Small
Dylan George True to Size
Earl Jeans Unknown
Earnest Sewn Depends
Easton Jeans One Size Small
Edun One Size Small
Edwin Europe One Size Small
Energie Denim Unknown
Ever Jeans One Size Small
Evisu One Size Small
Fidelity Denim True to Size
Finn Denim Unknown
Found Denim True to Size
Frankie B. One Size Small
G-Star Raw Jeans True to Size
GAP Jeans One Size Large
Genetic Denim True to Size
Goldsign Denim Unknown
Gridlock Denim Unknown
GUESS Jeans True to Size
Guido and Mary True to Size
H.A 67 Jeans True to Size
Habitual Denim True to Size
Heartloom Denim Half Size Small
Henry & Belle One Size Large
Hudson Jeans Depends
Hysteric Glamour Two Sizes Small
iT Jeans True to Size
J and Company Jeans True to Size
J Brand One Size Small
James Jeans True to Size
Jessica Simpson Denim True to Size
Joe’s Jeans True to Size
Jordache True to Size
Joyrich Jeans True to Size
Juicy Couture Jeans True to Size
Karmel and Alden One Size Small
Kasil Jeans True to Size
Kensie Denim True to Size
Kentucky Denim True to Size
Kill City Jeans True to Size
Kova & T Jeans True to Size
Ksubi One Size Small
Kut from the Kloth One Size Large
LEI Jeans True to Size
Laguna Beach Denim Unknown
Lee Jeans One Size Large
Les Halles Denim Unknown
Level 99 Denim Slightly Large
Levi’s Jeans Depends
Levi’s Made and Crafted One Size Small
Levi’s Red Tab True to Size
Loomstate True to Size
Lucky Brand Jeans One Size Large
m2f Jeans Unknown
Madewell Denim Unknown
Marc Allison Jeans True to Size
Marc by Marc Jacobs True to Size
Marlow Jeans True to Size
Martin & Osa Unknown
Mavi Jeans True to Size
MEK Denim True to Size
Meltin’ Pot Slightly Small
MiH Jeans One Size Small
Mike Lanes Denim True to Size
Miraclebody One Size Large
Miss Me Jeans True to Size
Miss Sixty True to Size
Monarchy Jeans True to Size
Mother Denim True to Size
Naem Denim True to Size
Naked and Famous Unknown
Nine in the Morning Denim Unknown
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans One Size Large
Nudie Jeans One Size Small
O*T*R Jeans True to Size
Paige Premium Denim Depends
Paper Denim & Cloth True to Size
Parasuco Jeans True to Size
People’s Liberation True to Size
Plaid Denim True to Size
Pray for Mother Nature Denim True to Size
Prima Jeans One Size Large
Privacywear Unknown
Private Stock Denim Slightly Small
Proportion of Blu True to Size
PRPS Jeans Slightly Small
PRVCY Jeans True to Size
PUR Premium Denim Unknown
Radcliffe Denim True to Size
Rag & Bone Slightly Small
Raleigh Denim Unknown
Raven Denim True to Size
Recession Denim Unknown
Red Engine True to Size
Replay Jeans Unknown
Rerock Jeans True to Size
Resin Denim True to Size
REUSE Jeans True to Size
Rich & Skinny Slightly Small
Rivet de Cru Unknown
Rock & Republic True to Size
Rockstar Sushi Unknown
Rockstar Denim Unknown
Rue de Jeans Slightly Small
Sanuk True to Size
Sass and Bide True to Size
Serfontaine True to Size
Silver Jeans True to Size
Sinclair Jeans True to Size
Siwy Jeans Slightly Large
SOLD Design Lab Slightly Large
Standards & Practices True to Size
Stephenson Denim Unknown
Stitch’s Jeans True to Size
Superfine Unknown
Tag Elements True to Size
Tag Jeans True to Size
Taverniti Jeans True to Size
Taverniti SO True to Size
TEXTILE/Elizabeth & James Unknown
The Unknown Factory True to Size
True Religion Depends
Vintage1 True to Size
Washborn Denim Unknown
William Rast One Size Large
Won Hundred Unknown
Work Custom Jeans True to Size
Wrangler Jeans Unknown
Wrangler Blue Bell Unknown
Yanuk Unknown
YMI Jeans True to Size


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin November 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

LOVE this – bookmarking for all of my future denim purchases :) Thanks, Jaime!
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Jaime November 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

You’re the best, Erin – I’m so glad this helps! Let me know if there are any brands I missed! :)


Paula November 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

That is quite the impressive list!!


sandy November 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

This is awesome, thanks!

Denim of Virtue is tts, esp with the 1% stretch in them. I have to say Current/Elliott is tts for me too, given the whole musclar lower area. I wear a 28 in The Straight. Haven’t tried a skinny in them, but for those of us girls that carry some heft in the lower region due to extreme sports, etc., unless you know for sure you can size down or go tts in a skinny, I’d size up and get the waist taken in.


Kim January 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Dollhouse. I know this one. It’s almost two sizes smaller.

I wear size 6 and I tried on a size 7 from the brand dollhouse. It fitted like a size 5. I could button it up but it was really too small for me. I first thought that I had gained weight so I tried on 5 different brands pair of jeans, size 6 or 7. They all fitted, quite loose sometimes. So really, Dollhouse is two size smaller!


Peter January 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I know these are for women’s jeans, but for men’s jeans this list is inaccurate.

For example, my Armani Exchange jeans (ok, I know it’s not Armani Jeans, but close enough) in size 28 seem to be spot on with size 28 at Club Monaco (not included in your list). Both my AX and Club Monaco size 28 jeans and dress pants fit me exceptionally.

A size 28 7 for All Mankind jeans also fit me, though it felt tighter than both AX and Club Monaco. Luckily, 7 jeans are kind of elastic.

However, a size 28 Marc by Marc Jacobs jeans wouldn’t fit me at all. Couldn’t even zip up or button. So I went for a size 29 — I could fit now, but felt extremely restricted. The LARGER 29 size still definitely tighter than the SMALLER 28 sizes at AX and Club Monaco and even 7 for All Mankind.

All of these jeans were skinny jeans.

I would say Marc by Marc Jacobs is two sizes too small for men at least. I haven’t tried a size 30, but ugh, return shipping so many times is killing me.


Travis April 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I am confused. What does “one size small” mean? That you should order/buy 1 size smaller than you normally would so that if you normally wear a 25 you should get a 24?

Or does it mean it runs 1 size smaller meaning if you wear a 25 then you should get a 26?


Jaime April 24, 2012 at 5:34 am

Travis – one size small means that the brand runs small – so if you wear a 25, buy a 26.

Hope this helps!


Kim April 24, 2012 at 7:31 am

Just adding up for the Calvin Klein Jeans which are true to size, or sometimes half a size larger. It depends. Usually, they’re true to size!


Rin July 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

FYI: Armani Exchange jeans for guys runs true to size!


Vanessa July 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

Thank you for posting this! I would like to buy a pair of MiH Marrakesh jeans but I don’t know about sizing based on this. I am a size 28 in the Paige Hidden Hills and Skyline in most of their washes (they all fit a little tight in the legs but comfy in the stomach). I am a 28 in Joe’s too. Any suggestions?


Vanessa July 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for this great list! I would like to purchase a pair of MiH Marrakesh jeans but need help on the sizing. I am a 28 in Paige Skylines and Hidden Hills and also a 28 in Joe’s. Would you suggest size 29? Thanks!


Michelle T August 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

Hi Vanessa,
I generally wear a 28 in 7 for all mankind (except when I get the Gwenevere, then I go for the 27), but definitely need a 29 in MiH. I just bought a pair of Marrakesh (Kara wash) and it’s still a bit snug in the tummy and thigh area.
Hope this helps.


Teresa Richardson August 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

What is I wear anywhere from a 7 – 13 in some styles but then Silvers I were a 30-31. I am so confused!!


Gabrielle September 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

My boyfriend wears Energie. He’s really thin, and it’s pretty much the only brand that fits him well. So I’d say one size small (he’s 6’4″, has a 30 inch waist).

Miss Sixty runs a bit smaller than normal, depending on the style. You might want to add Bebe and Express… Express runs true (I’m a 00 at Express and I’m 23 inches at Guess), Bebe might run a bit small around the hips, so I’d say one size small (I’m 25 there, and the sizes run from 24).

I have wider hips than an average consumer who’d wear (I’m 5’9″), so what fits well for me (Miss Sixty, Express, Guess) might run a bit bigger for a girl of 5’4″.


sammy October 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

Rock revival?


brigitte October 29, 2012 at 5:17 am

What about Blue Cult Deluxe Denim?


kristen December 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

What about Girl by Band of Outsiders??


Angie P December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I didn’t see American Eagle on the list. Any ideas how they run? Want to order them online. Thanks!!


kimberly January 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I purchased a pair of J.Brands that were a size up than I normally wear and they were still too tight.

Most jeans I can wear in a 29-30 but I couldn’t get a 31 to fit in the legs or butt.


Mitchina February 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

Okay, this may sound like I am over thinking this or not thinking at all, but how the heck does “true to size” help when there are no measurement figures provided? When they use 6, 8, 10, etc. or SM, MED, LG and do not provide measurements then you have no idea what TTS means. Why does the clothing industry make this so freaking hard – an inch is an inch on everyone, they should all be required to supply measurements on all size charts. How difficult can this be for them anyway, for Pete’s sake!?


Jami March 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

What do you mean by Hudson -depends. What about rolled cuffed shorts? Do they run small or large or true to size


Jaime March 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

If you’re looking at a specific pair, you can email me at denimdebutante (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send you my recommendations!


Jaime March 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

If you’re looking for sizing on a specific pair, you can email me at denimdebutante (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send you my recommendations!


susan March 22, 2013 at 4:32 am

Hello there! I have lots of Blank NYC jeans, and I usually wear size 26 in spray on skinnies..I would like to purchase Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Jeans, any suggestions which size is the best for me? Any response is greately appreciated, thank you!


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