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Hi. A question for all of you. I’m in the market for my first pair of good jeans. Wore stretchy jeans for the last bunch of years. Wearing Levy’s 501’s now which I like the look of and fit great in the waist (33) but I need more room in the thighs because the crotch pulls too much and the thighs are pretty snug while sitting. I was told to have a look at the 888’s because my thighs are on the bigger side but not huge. My thighs are about 23.5 inches. I’m looking at the tag size 34 because that seems like the correct waist size for me. The thing is, depending on where you look the thighs are 13.3 inches. That seems huge.  Are they supposed to fit very loose?  They don’t look to be that loose in the pics in the beginning of the thread. Also, Selfedge has them listed as 12.5 in the thighs. 12.5 actually seems like the correct size but not sure what is right.  Any thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I will try. Selfedge and Iron Heart measure the thigh in a different way. Selfedge measures an inch below the croch seam while Iron heart measures right at the croch plus the little extra from the back side. The end result is that the Selfedge measurements are usually 0.5 of an inch smaller than the Iron Heart way. The best advice i can give is, to measure a pair of jeans that you have using the Iron Heart how to measure instructions listed, and compare..

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I will try. Selfedge and Iron Heart measure the thigh in a different way. Selfedge measures an inch below the croch seam while Iron heart measures right at the croch plus the little extra from the back side. The end result is that the Selfedge measurements are usually 0.5 of an inch smaller than the Iron Heart way. The best advice i can give is, to measure a pair of jeans that you have using the Iron Heart how to measure instructions listed, and compare..

Ok.  That makes more sense. Measuring that way makes the 888’s bigger than what I’m currently wearing but not crazy big.  Thanks.  Can I assume the waist will stretch out about an inch? 

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I will try. Selfedge and Iron Heart measure the thigh in a different way. Selfedge measures an inch below the croch seam while Iron heart measures right at the croch plus the little extra from the back side. The end result is that the Selfedge measurements are usually 0.5 of an inch smaller than the Iron Heart way. The best advice i can give is, to measure a pair of jeans that you have using the Iron Heart how to measure instructions listed, and compare..

Ok.  That makes more sense. Measuring that way makes the 888’s bigger than what I’m currently wearing but not crazy big.  Thanks.  Can I assume the waist will stretch out about an inch?
More like 2 inches if you need them to. I sized down to 34 (which had a starting measurement of 33.6) and they stretched out to 36 (my true waist).
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Ok.  That makes more sense. Measuring that way makes the 888’s bigger than what I’m currently wearing but not crazy big.  Thanks.  Can I assume the waist will stretch out about an inch?
[/quote]More like 2 inches if you need them to. I sized down to 34 (which had a starting measurement of 33.6) and they stretched out to 36 (my true waist).
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Perfect!  Thanks. I think my true waist is approaching 35 so a 34 should work for me as well.