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Short Men’s Jeans – Looking for Shorter Inseam Lengths?

In looking to see how people found SearchByInseam.com recently, I noticed many entered the search terms “short mens jeans.” While we’ve carried short inseams for men and women for several years, this was the first time we’d seen a high demand for short men’s jeans. People were specifically looking for men’s jeans in 26″ inseams, 27″ inseams, and 28″ inseam lengths, so I’m going to focus on these lengths for this post. It’s pretty cool to see demand grow in a new category! So for all you short men out there, or people shopping for shorter men’s inseams, this is for you. 😉

Best Brands for Short Men’s Jeans

At Search By Inseam, we carry a good selection of brands that make shorter length jeans for men. These include Express, Old Navy, Gap, Banana RepublicLands’ End, and Levi’s. Eddie Bauer used to have men’s jeans that started at a 20″ inseam length, but they don’t anymore. I don’t know if they were testing the market to see what the demand actually was for inseam lengths that were that short or what… But I do know we had customers buying them. Here’s a little more about each brand that currently carries men’s short inseam lengths:

  1. Express: Express’ short men’s jeans start at a 28″ inseam length. The brand is high on style and trends. You can also find classics like bootcut and straight leg as well. This brand’s sales are typically buy-one-get-one 50% off. The price point is generally less than $90. Men’s inseam lengths go from 28-36 inches in 2-inch intervals.
  2. Old Navy: The length of Old Navy’s short men’s jeans start at 28 inches. Most jeans are under $40 and they are often on sale. Old Navy jeans range in inseam length from 28-36″ and go up 2 inches at a time.
  3. Gap: Gap is another men’s jean brand that goes from a 28″ inseam length to a 36″ inseam length in 2-inch increments. Most men’s jeans are under $80, though premium styles can cost over $100.
  4. Banana Republic: Banana Republic has a lot of men’s slim  and skinny jean styles right now. This brand starts its men’s short inseams at 28″ and goes up to a tall 36″ inseam.
  5. Lands’ End: Lands’ End is cool because the men’s jeans inseam lengths start at 26″ and go up by .25″. So you can order a pair of short men’s jeans with a 26″, 26.25″, 26.5″, 26.75″, 27″, 27.25″, 27.5″, 27.75″, or 28″ inseam. The inseams go all the way up to 36″, so tall men like this brand as well. This brand is high on quality and is periodically on sale.
  6. Levi’s: Good old Levi’s! I think everyone has owned a pair by this brand at one point or another. Some styles of Levi’s come in a men’s 28″ inseam length. It can be difficult to figure out which style is made in a shorter inseam length, but we make it easy at SearchByInseam.com. Just select your inseam length and set the brand you want to search for as Levi’s, and we’ll show you everything that matches your criteria.
Short men's jeans available at SearchByInseam.com
Short men’s jeans available at SearchByInseam.com

Have you found any other brands of men’s jeans that come in shorter inseam lengths less than 29″? If so, please tell us in the comments below. Thanks!

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Women’s Polar Fleece-Lined Pants

I got a lot of hits on a post I did about wearing these women’s polar fleece-lined pants in Iceland a couple weeks ago. I’ve worn them a bunch over the two years I’ve had them, so when Eddie Bauer had their Columbus Day sale, I snapped up another pair in a different color. I got to break in the new pair this last weekend when my family went hiking in Olympic National Park at Hurricane Ridge. The weather was supposed to be cool and sunny, so I thought they’d be perfect. I actually wound up getting too warm after we chose a trail with a pretty steep incline. Oops!

Back of women's polar fleece-lined pants
Back of women’s polar fleece-lined pants

My favorite thing about these pants is that they are fleece-lined on the inside. This feature keeps me warm – and I’m often cold.  They have a polyester/spandex exterior that blocks wind and light rain. That fabric combo makes them really comfortable and easy to move in – perfect for hiking! This new pair has a green fleece lining (pictured below) and green is my favorite color. 🙂 My old pair has a purple lining. Oh, did I mention the pockets are also lined with polar fleece?! I love that about them. I also love that these pants have tons of pockets. There are two front zippered pockets, two back Velcro pockets, and two Velcro cargo pockets on the legs. I have room for my keys, cards, chapstick, geocaches, or whatever.

Green polar fleece lining on women's polar fleece-lined pants
Green polar fleece lining on women’s polar fleece-lined pants

These women’s polar fleece-lined pants are available in 3 colors (black, gray, and storm) as well as 3 inseam lengths (29″ for petites, 32″ regular inseam, and 35″ tall inseam). Of course being that I’m 6′ tall, I bought the 35″ tall inseam length. 🙂 The tall size 6 fits me well. Eddie Bauer sizing runs a little big, since I’m normally a 30 in jeans. Sometimes Eddie Bauer is big in the waist on me, but these have no gaping issues.

Women's polar fleece-lined pants at Olympic National Park
Women’s polar fleece-lined pants at Olympic National Park

Get these pants or another great pair in your exact inseam length at SearchByInseam.com.

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What to Wear with Tall Glossy Boots

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What to wear with tall glossy boots

What to wear with tall glossy boots? Well, welcome to October! This is the month where we get to ask these kinds of questions. 🙂 Yesterday was sunny and today it’s all rain. I don’t mind, though. I find the rain comforting at this point in the year, and welcome the chance to be cozy. This is about the time when our boots and rain jackets go into almost daily use. I welcome a heavy rain because it gives me an excuse to wear my favorite boots!

I first saw these Women’s Hunter Original High Gloss Boots when we were in London five years ago. It seemed like all the fashionable women had them. And black was the only color I saw. Some were the tall glossy boots and some were short or matte. As soon as we got home from our trip, I looked into buying them. I quickly discovered they’d be the most expensive rain boots I’d ever considered! Was it worth it to pay over $100 for a pair of boots that would splash in puddles? I thought about it for months and was on the lookout for a sale. Different colors would go on sale from time to time, but not the shiny black ones I coveted. I finally bit the bullet and just ordered them.

For the first year, I kept track of how many times I wore them and calculated the cost per wear. I’ve now worn them dozens of times and my cost per wear decreases every time. I think it was a worthy splurge!

But anyway, what to wear with tall glossy boots like these? My go-to pants are skinny jeans like in the picture above, or a thicker legging. I find that a fitted pant tucks inside the boot well and is the most comfortable choice. Tighter pants also show off the beautiful high gloss boot! 😉 If you are in the market for some new leggings this fall, check out my review of these great $10 leggings from Amazon. They come in a ton of colors and plus sizes, too. Did I mention they are just $10? So really, you can’t go wrong. I talked them up to my mom and she bought a pair as well. She says hers are super soft and comfy, just like mine. She is 5’9″ and I am 6′ and they fit both of us. The leggings are very stretchy.

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Where to Buy Tall Jeans – Top 11 Websites – Updated

Have you ever googled where to buy tall jeans, trying desperately to find something that covers your long legs?  I’ve done it, and know it’s a frustrating experience. It’s actually the reason the reason I created Search By Inseam! 🙂 Here’s a list of websites I recommend for tall women’s jeans. I do my best to keep it updated, and this list is current as of October 2021. The post was originally published on September 28, 2018. Read through the list and let me know if you find any other great sites by commenting below. Thanks!

Where to Buy Tall Jeans - Top 10 Websites
Where to Buy Tall Jeans – Top 11 Websites

 

Where to buy tall jeans

Search By Inseam allows you to search for jeans by your exact inseam length, whether that is 33 inches or 38 inches, or somewhere in between. There’s also helpful content on measuring your inseam so you can ensure a great fit. You can narrow your shopping criteria by brand name, rise (low rise, mid rise, high rise) and by price range.  Sign up for notifications, so you know when we add new jeans or pants that fit your long inseam length. This is my favorite place to shop for long jeans. 🙂

Silver Jeans Co. is another great resource because you can search for your exact inseam length, which makes it easy and fast. You’ll find women’s jeans in inseam lengths of 33”, 34”, 35”, 36” and 37”. Silver offers free standard shipping and returns on all orders. They also have a limited selection of maternity jeans.

New York & Company has some hard-to-find tall inseams like 35.5” for women’s bootcut jeans and 32.5” for tall skinny jeans. Economy shipping is free when you spend $50.01 or more. They often carry jeans in fun colors and styles, so it’s a great place to check out if you want something new and interesting to perk up your wardrobe.

Express shows off seasonal trends in denim. Their long length is typically a 35-inch inseam, though lengths can vary depending on the style. Shipping is free when you spend over $50. Long length Express-branded pants are also available, often in lengths of 33″ and 35″. Be sure to check out the Features & Fabric under the Product Details section to make sure you’re getting the right inseam length.

Lands’ End stocks tall women’s jeans in  34- and 36-inch inseams. Their jeans are usually under $80 and the quality is high, making for many happy customers and good reviews. Shipping offers on this site change periodically, and you can often find a great deal.

Gap has done a good job of adding new jean lengths for tall women lately – and even some tall maternity jeans! We’ve seen inseams of 34″, 34.5″, 35″, 36″, 36.5″, 37″, and sometimes even 38″ inches! The company offers free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns on all orders. I’ve also had good experiences with buying online and picking up in store, if that’s something you’d like to try.

Eddie Bauer has a decent selection of jeans in their Tall Shop. Their tall inseam length for women’s bootcut jeans is normally between 34- and 36-inches, and the jeans are priced at $90 or below. Shipping offers change periodically and the quality is good. You can sign up for their free Adventure Rewards program and get points, certificates, free shipping, and more.

Banana Republic offers women’s inseam lengths of 33-37 inches. They usually don’t make you hunt for the inseam length like Old Navy sometimes does (more on that below); most of the time it’s clearly spelled out in the Fit & Sizing box or under Product Details. Like Gap and Old Navy, shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.

Old Navy starts their tall women’s jeans at a 33.5-inch inseam, and they go up to a 36-inch inseam. If the inseam isn’t listed in the product details, you’ll have to hunt for it in two different tall sizing charts, and then try to guess which is right – unfortunately, sometimes both are incorrect. They are working to correct this, and it’s getting better. Their tall maternity jeans usually have a 34″ inseam. Shipping is free on orders over $50 and returns are always free. While I’m not a huge fan of their jean quality, I do like their tall linen pants and tall pajama pants , especially the fun holiday print pajama pants that come out in October sometime. 🙂

Nordstrom carries a good selection of designer and mid-priced junior and women’s jeans. You can often find tall maternity jeans as well. Shipping and returns are free. Some products are available for in-store pickup, and they have a great free rewards program called the Nordy Club that will get you free alterations, Nordstrom Notes, and more. I also love taking advantage of their free wrapping services when I buy gifts there.

Shopbop is one of our favorites websites for just-released trendy designer denim. The company does an excellent job of keeping their inventory fresh and fashionable, and they have periodic sales where you can snatch up bargains. This is one of the few places we regularly see 38-inch inseams, and consistently see 36 and 37-inch inseams. Tall designer maternity jeans are also available. Shipping and returns are always free. Shopbop is an Amazon-owned company and Prime benefits apply.

Tall jeans from all of these sellers and more are available at Search By Inseam. This website saves you time and money because it’s easy to find your inseam and do quick comparison shopping. Check our blog and Facebook page for product reviews, sales and coupon codes. Know of any other great places to buy tall women’s jeans? Please comment below!