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Review of Classics

Review for Classics
Review of Classics

I bought a pair of Classics recently, and they are pretty great! The blue is a nice, deep color, and the denim is a satisfying medium weight — heavy enough to feel substantial, but not so heavy that it feels hot on a warm day.

They are looooong, which is great for me as my legs are uneven and I have to hem every pair of pants. I did notice a bit of shrinkage in the length when I washed and dried the jeans, but only a smidge and as I said there’s lots of room in the length. (I’m 5′ 8″ tall, just barely, and I usually like a nice long inseam of 33″ on my longer leg.) I also like the extra button at the waist. Because the jeans are 100% cotton, they stretch a bit if you wear them for a few days, and it’s nice to be able to adjust the waist button to accommodate that.

I do yearn for Freddies to make some full-length jeans with roomier hips, or a smaller waist, though. My own personal measurements are waist 28″, hips 40″ and I had to buy the size 30 to get the hips large enough to allow me to move comfortably and sit down without feeling like I’m going to bust a seam (the hips are about 34″ in the jeans). This means I had to take in the waist at the back seam — a somewhat tricky operation that might not be within everyone’s skill set.

Another small quibble: the zipper is a touch closer to the side seam than I’d like — it’s hard to get it all the way unzipped without some contortions.

Even with these caveats, I do recommend these jeans! I love them and wear them frequently, and I always get compliments. Plus, the staff couldn’t be friendlier and more helpful.