Monday, August 10, 2009

Gap Jeans

I'm in the market for a new pair of jeans and tried (and failed) in shopping for them during tax-holiday weekend. My failure, mostly due to Gap being under renovation and very crowded, also had a winner.

Being a long-legged lady I have been a devotee of designer denim since High School. Post college I discovered that Joe's Jeans were perfectly made for me with just the right inseam & rise at the waist. Unfortunately while these jeans are my favorites, they are a bit (ok, way) out of the budget at nearly $200/pair.

I heard rumblings of Gap's "Long and Lean" fit and decided tax-free weekend was the time to try. After waiting in the dressing room line for a while, I was amazed to find that jeans for under $100 were long enough and looked great! I do seem to be "between sizes" though ... is anyone out there a "long and lean" devotee? Can you tell me if they shrink/stretch? If a size 6 is a bit small but a size 8 was a bit big, what would you suggest? Thank you!

15 comments:

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Joes are amazing. I do have some jeans from Gap that are great too though.

Denim and Pearls said...

I love L&Ls! They stretch really well, they usually feel snug when I first wash/wear them but after an hour or so they're fine.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I'd get the 6 because Gap jeans do stretch out a little bit. And no one likes a saggy butt!

And the vitamins are for my HAIR...not a baby! haha :)

KAC said...

I LOVE Joes but definitely agree that Gap's are alot better on the budget! I always find that mine stretch so I would go with the 6.

Lauren Jade said...

ughhh i work at Buckle and tax-free weekend kicked my ass.. 40% of our merchandise is Denim. I agree with prissy southern though...I own about 5 pairs of Joes, amazing quality denim. If you're looking for a great trouser jean, Sevens Dojo's fit are my all-time favs and for sexy jeans, I'd do Citizens of Humanity or Rock and republic.

tickledpink said...

I use to be a manager for Gap and Gap Kids and LOVED the Long and lean jeans. They fit great when you need a little more in the inseam, but also need the length. The jeans will stretch, so I always told people even if they fit a little snug go with those. If you get the bigger size by night time they will be falling off of you!

Imjustagirl said...

I have just recently gone back to GAP jeans because they were under $100! HA! However, they have a new denim program where if you buy 3 pair of jeans you get the 4th FREE!! Now from what I understand the jeans don't all have to be purchased at the same time but they do have to be purchased in store. They give you a little punch card:)I find the jeans strech and they shrink in length

thepreppyprincess said...

We always need to go for the Long or Tall sizes, and it sounds like maybe we should give these a try!

Have a great week!
tp

Amy said...

I actually work at Gap, and the L&L's will stretch just a bit, so I would go with a size 6. I bought my regular size, and I'm having to keep washing them to try to shrink them! I love the L&Ls!!

Gap redesigned their entire line of women's denim this year, which is why a lot of women are finding that they can fit so well in this year's new styles. I am a huge fan of the Curvy style as well. I'm tall & skinny and the Curvy gives me a little boost in areas where I have nothing!

Oh and ps - Imjustagirl - we aren't doing the denim punch card anymore. Sorry!

Andi said...

I am waiting on a big order of Gap jeans. I used to like the Long and Leans but the butts do stretch out. I would go with the smaller size. Gap's descriptions do say that they redesigned their denim to fit better in the seat and not gap. I ordered every style that looked cute and I'm waiting to try them all on.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I've had the long and lean jeans and they do stretch a bit, so I think you'd be fine with the smaller size! They are some good jeans, I agree!

a H.I.T. said...

I am just like you. After years of ill-fitted jeans, I discovered designer jeans in college. They fit me perfectly.

Fast forward several years and I decide to try to find some cheap alternatives for trendy styles. I shop the GAP. I figure the Long & Lean should work. NOPE. My sister wears long & lean and she's 5'4". That is not LONG people.

And I'm always between sizes there too. I tried J. Crew and other basic stores with the same problem. They just don't make pants long enough. And I'm not even that tall.

Kappa Prep said...

I have one pair of the Long and Lean jeans and mine stretched out. I say go with the 6!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I found a great pair at Gap this weekend too... for $7!!! They were the first pair of Gap pants to ever fit me. I ended up going with a size bigger.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I heard Gap just redesigned a bunch of their denim and that it's pretty great! You'll have to let us know how you feel about it later on for sure! Hope they work out for you!