Before and After Jeans Makeover

I love a good before and after makeover, don’t you? It’s so fun to see the comparison pictures and see how much better the after photo looks – at least most of the time. 😉  Well here is a before and after jeans makeover that I’m excited to share with you!

Dale contacted me recently and said, “Even though 30 inch inseam is not an unusual size, it is hard to find none the less. Lately I have had to buy long ones and feel like a 1950s kid with cuffs.” He included this picture of his jeans that were too long and had to be cuffed:

Dale's jeans are so long, he had to cuff them.
Dale’s jeans were so long, he had to cuff them.

He went on to say, “Looked at your business web site. Easy to navigate… Went to men’s pants and could not find 30 inch inseam carpenter pants.” I always love to help people find exactly what they are looking for. It’s the reason I started Search By Inseam! 🙂 So I searched online and found these Levi’s Gold Label Carpenter Jeans for him that I thought would be perfect. I sent him the link and I got this “after” photo a few days later with the words “Satisfied customer.” That was music to my ears!

Dale with the perfect fit for his before and after jeans makeover!
Dale with the perfect fit for his before and after jeans makeover!

Are you looking for a pair of jeans or pants that are hard to find? Let me know! I’m happy to provide extra personal service and I’d love to help you find the perfect fit.  Everyone deserves to look and feel good in clothes that fit them well. Would you like a before and after jeans makeover?

Shop Search By Inseam for the exact inseam length you need. And check out this related blog post on Best Stores for Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths.

Our New Website is Live!

After months of hard work and lots of late nights, our new website is live! Hooray! The last major update to the site was all the way back in 2014, so it was time! 🙂

Since over half of our customers are shopping on their phones now, I talked to the graphic designer I worked with on the last update and told him I wanted the new site to be way more mobile-friendly. He suggested I look at Shopify because it can automatically resize the website to any phone, tablet, or laptop. And anytime a new size of phone comes out, it will incorporate that as well. So Search By Inseam is now running on Shopify and so far, so good. This blog is still on a WordPress platform, in case that is interesting to anyone. 😉

Search By Inseam's new header image
Search By Inseam‘s new header image

The new header image is a compilation of models from our different sellers. I looked for happy, smiling models that were more representative of our customer base. It was really hard to find any models who were smiling! Why do most models look so serious?? This is the first time we’ve had a male model on the homepage, too, so that’s fun. Search By Inseam is the best place for women and men to find jeans and pants in their exact inseam length, and I wanted the main photo to convey that. It was a fun treasure hunt for me to search for models of different genders and backgrounds wearing a mix of jeans and pants.

Also new and super cool in this build of Search By Inseam is the addition of women-owned small businesses in our product offering. In the past, we’ve only had jeans and pants from major brands, so this is really exciting! One of our new sellers is both woman-owned and Black-owned, which is doubly special. TJL Collection is “where fashion, fit and length meet.” Run by Tiffany Jones-Lewis, who stands 6’1″ tall, you’ll find extra long inseam lengths of 37″ and 38″. Her creations are colorful, fresh, and fun, and even include tall jumpsuits! How hard are those to find anywhere else?

Another woman-own small business we’re now featuring is The Elevated Closet. Owned and operated by Jordan Smith, a 6’4″ former WNBA player, the mission of The Elevated Closet is “to empower all women to follow their dreams with confidence and style!” For 10% off your first order, use the link above (or any Elevated Closet product link on Search By Inseam) and use the code SEARCHBYINSEAM at checkout.

These great changes make me super excited about our new website! Our goal remains the same: to help women and men of all sizes quickly and easily find jeans and pants that fit well. We’ve already helped thousands of customers find tall, petite, short, average, maternity, and plus-size bottoms, and our new website will enable us to help even more people. Please check out our new digs and comment below with your feedback!

Tall Sustainable Clothing – Review of Sassy n Tall T-shirts

Happy Earth Week! I thought this was the perfect time to do a post about tall sustainable clothing. Did you know that bamboo is one of the fastest-growing and most sustainable plants on Earth? Bamboo is more eco-friendly to grow than cotton because it requires less water and less space, and it also doesn’t require the use of pesticides, insecticides, or even fertilizer. Whereas cotton crops use 25% of the insecticides and 11% of all pesticides used in the world! Amazing, right? I also think bamboo is super cool because it naturally absorbs moisture, is very breathable, and is totally anti-microbial! It’s also very soft to wear, which I love. 🙂

I was browsing around on Facebook last month and happened upon a new small business for tall clothing that I hadn’t heard of before: Sassy n Tall. This company was started by another tall female entrepreneur like me, who happens to have a similar name to me, too: Corina! 🙂 We hit it off on a Facebook video call and I just had to order some of her tall t-shirts. I’m not someone with an extremely long torso, but I’m definitely not into the crop top shirt trend, either. 😉 I do usually order tall size t-shirts from Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, Gap, and Lands’ End. Sometimes I find that Nordstrom and Shopbop will have shirts that are long enough for me, too, even though they are not technically tall clothing. But all of Sassy n Tall‘s t-shirts are made by and for tall women, which makes it easy.

I also read a review of someone who’s not tall, but just wanted a shirt to cover her backside, so you don’t need to be tall to appreciate these shirts. 🙂 As you’ll see in these pictures that Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng took, the shirts are great coverage for yoga poses. I don’t always care about covering my rear end, but I do when I’m in leggings of any kind. 🙂 We took these photos at the Bellevue Botanical Garden at the end of March.

Doing yoga in tall sustainable Sassy n Tall t-shirt
Doing yoga in tall sustainable Sassy n Tall t-shirt. Photo Credit – Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng

I often wear t-shirts with straight hems, but I like how the rounded hem looks, especially from the side. These tees are longer in the front and back, but shorter on the sides. They are tall sustainable clothing because they are made from Oeko-Tex certified bamboo. Every shirt is designed and manufactured in Canada.

Tall bamboo shirt with rounded hem
Tall bamboo shirt with rounded hem. Photo Credit – Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng

In both of the above photos, I’m wearing the Sassy n Tall Scoop Neck – Still Got It Tee in Mid Heather Grey. It’s a nice light grey for a light summer like me. But I really love these next t-shirts in pink and blue, because I just feel more “me” in color. 🙂 Here’s Ling Ling getting a fun shot of me through some of the only flowers that were blooming at the time. I’m wearing the Sassy n Tall VaVaVa Voom V-Neck T-Shirt in Fandango Pink. These tall dark wash jeans have a 34.5″ inseam and are Joe’s Honey Bootcut Jeans in Rikki and were bought at SearchByInseam.com.

Sassy n Tall Pink V-Neck Bamboo Tee with Tall Jeans from SearchByInseam.com
Sassy n Tall Pink V-Neck Bamboo Tee with Tall Jeans from SearchByInseam.com. Photo Credit – Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng.

I really prefer to tuck in the front of my shirt because I have a pear shape (which I learned through an awesome Adore Your Wardrobe class) and it’s more flattering for my body type. I just look frumpy when my clothes hide my waist. So I was very happy to see that these Sassy n Tall shirts actually stay tucked in! Here’s another shot of me with a tucked in tee and jeans:

Tall Sustainable Scoop Neck Tee and Long Dark Wash Jeans from SearchByInseam.com
Tall Sustainable Clothing Scoop Neck Tee and Long Dark Wash Jeans from SearchByInseam.com. Photo Credit – Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng.

This is the Sassy n Tall Scoop Neck Still Got It Tee in Stellar Blue. I think this color is my favorite, but the pink is a close second. I asked Corina if she’d have other colors like white available, and she said if she gets enough orders, she’ll run another color. These bamboo shirts are all soft and you can tell they are well made. I love a high quality t-shirt! All the Sassy n Tall shirts are designed and manufactured in Canada. I had a great ordering experience, and Corina got my shirts in the mail within hours of receiving my order of these three shirts. (Order 3 shirts for free shipping.) I am wearing a size small in all these t-shirts. I’m 6′ tall and 160 lbs. This is not a sponsored post; I paid for the shirts with my own money. Some of the links above that are not Sassy n Tall links are affiliate links and I may receive a small commission on anything purchased through those links at no additional cost to you. Find more of my product reviews at https://blog.searchbyinseam.com.

Best Stores for Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths

A friend of mine said she was shopping for a 28″ inseam jean for her 14-year-old son recently, and had a hard time finding something short enough for him that also had a small enough waist. Since my son is 13 and topping out of kid sizes, I started looking for the best stores for men’s shorter inseam lengths for him, too. A good portion of our sales at SearchByInseam.com are for men’s jeans in 26-28″ inseams. Besides teenagers, there are also plenty of men with shorter inseam lengths because the average American male is just under 5’10” tall. Although someone with below average height doesn’t necessarily have a below average inseam length, it is often correlated. No matter what your height, it’s important to know your inseam length, and we tell you how to measure your inseam length here.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about the best brands for shorter mean’s inseams (this post first appeared in 2018), so here’s an updated list with the best stores for men’s shorter inseam lengths:

  1. SearchByInseam.com. We may be biased, but this is the best place to shop for shorter inseam lengths – or any inseam length, for that matter. The site allows you to search multiple sellers for your exact inseam and waist size, saving you time and money. You can also select your favorite brands and price range, as well as shop for jeans, pants, shorts, or workout pants.
    Men's Shorter Inseam Lengths Available on SearchByInseam.com
    Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths Available on SearchByInseam.com

     

  2. Express.com. While there is a small selection of men’s 28″ inseam jeans and pants, Express does usually have them. You can search by waist, inseam, and style. This store offers free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns.
    Express Extra Slim Navy Wool-Blend Performance Tuxedo Pants
    Express Extra Slim Navy Wool-Blend Performance Tuxedo Pants

     

  3. OldNavy.com.  Old Navy’s shortest men’s jeans and pants have a 28″ inseam length. Shipping is free on all orders over $50 if you are a rewards member (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a rewards member. It pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders. You’ll often see sales from this seller as well.
    Old Navy Loose Non-Stretch Jeans for Men
    Old Navy Loose Non-Stretch Jeans for Men

     

  4. Gap.com. Men’s short jeans at Gap start at a 28″ inseam length. Like Old Navy, shipping is free on orders over $50 for rewards members (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a member. So, it pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on every order.
    Straight Jeans in GapFlex with Washwell
    Straight Jeans in GapFlex with Washwell

     

  5. BananaRepublic.com. Banana Republic also starts their short men’s jeans with an inseam length of 28 inches. You’ll get free shipping on orders over $50 for rewards members (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a member. Therefore, it pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders.
    Banana Republic Straight Legacy Jean
    Banana Republic Straight Legacy Jean

     

  6. Amazon.com. Amazon just recently got into the clothing market, and even more recently launched their own clothing brand! Amazon Essentials is a great brand for men with shorter inseam lengths because the jeans come in a 28″ length. In addition, you’ll also find the reliable Lee and Levi’s brands, some styles with 28″ inseam lengths. Look for free Prime shipping and a free 7-day try-on available for some products. Free returns.
    Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-Fit Stretch Jean
    Amazon Essentials Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Jean

     

  7. Lands’ End. Lands’ End has the shortest men’s jeans I’ve ever found! Their inseam lengths start at just 26″ and go up every half inch – for example 26.25″, 26.5″, 26.75″ and so on. They also carry a men’s 27″ inseam, which is super rare. Shipping is free on orders over $99 and returns are free.
    Lands' End Men's Traditional Fit Comfort-First Jeans
    Lands’ End Men’s Traditional Fit Comfort-First Jeans

     

  8. Nordstrom. While you don’t often find men’s jeans in inseams shorter than 30″ here, the store offers free alterations so you can hem jeans as short as you want. Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, plus an awesome rewards program that gives you free alterations and Nordy Notes. It’s a free program and totally worth signing up for here.
    Men's Mavi Jeans Matt Relaxed Fit Jeans Available at Nordstrom.com
    Men’s Mavi Jeans Matt Relaxed Fit Jeans Available at Nordstrom.com

     

Hopefully this list helps you find men’s shorter inseam jeans in 26-28″. Let us know in the comments if there are any other stores you’ve found that carry these shorter lengths. Happy shopping! Post contains affiliate links.

Where to Buy Women’s Plus Size Jeans

Jeans are a staple in every closet, no matter the size or shape of a body. While it can be tricky to find cute plus size jeans that fit well, more and more online retailers are carrying good options today. Keep reading for recommendations on where to buy women’s plus size jeans.

Here are the best websites we’ve found for women’s plus size jeans:

    1. Search By Inseam is great because the site allows you to search multiple online stores at once, saving you time and money. You can select your exact inseam length, favorite brands, high/mid/low rise, and price range, and easily compare the results. Inseam lengths typically range from 24 inches to 37 inches, with new inventory being added all the time. You can also sign up for new product alerts so you know as soon as something gets added that meets your criteria. Don’t know your inseam yet? Check out the page on how to measure your inseam.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "<yoastmark
    2. Silver Jeans Co. allows you to search by waist, inseam length, leg style, rise, color, wash, style and fit. Waist sizes are generally 12-24 and inseam lengths are typically 27-35. Silver offers free standard shipping and free returns within 30 days.
      Silver Jeans Plus Size Avery High Rise Slim Bootcut Jeans
      Silver Jeans Plus Size Avery High Rise Slim Bootcut Jeans

       

    3. Old Navy sells women’s plus size jeans in sizes 12-30, and in inseam lengths up to 36 inches. Shipping is free on all orders over $50 if you are a rewards member (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a rewards member. It pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders.
      Old Navy's Plus Size High-Waisted Wow Flare Jeans
      Old Navy’s Plus Size High-Waisted Wow Flare Jeans

       

    4. Avenue carries plus size denim in sizes 12-34 and in inseams of 26-34 inches.  Everything on the site is made to fit plus size women, so you won’t need to hunt around for a subsection of plus size clothing. Get free standard shipping on orders over $100, and $7.95 for orders under $100. Returns are free at select Happy Returns bars in the United States within 90 days or $5.95 by mail.
      Avenue's Knit Plus Size Pull On Jean in Black
      Avenue’s Knit Plus Size Pull On Jean in Black

       

    5. Nordstrom.com has a good selection of plus size clothing, with jeans commonly ranging from size 16-28. Check out Nordstrom’s house brand Wit & Wisdom in plus sizes here. You’ll find a good selection of well made denim styles under $90. Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, plus an awesome rewards program that gives you free alterations and Nordy Notes. It’s a free program and totally worth signing up for here.
      Nordstrom's Wit & Wisdom Plus Size Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans
      Nordstrom’s Wit & Wisdom Plus Size Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

       

    6. Long Tall Sally is based in the UK and has plus sizes up to 28 and inseam lengths up to 38″. The whole site is designed for tall women, so you won’t find inseam lengths shorter than 32″. You will pay for shipping and returns, based on the weight of your order.
      LTS Tall Indigo Blue RAE Bootcut Jeans
      LTS Tall Indigo Blue RAE Bootcut Jeans

       

    7. Gap.com offers jeans up to size 35 (waist) and the ability to see products on a model wearing a size 16 or a size 4. Shipping is free on orders over $50 for rewards members (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a member. It pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders.
      Gap Mid Rise '90s Loose Flare Jeans with Washwell
      Gap Mid Rise ’90s Loose Flare Jeans with Washwell

       

    8. Alloy Apparel has tall plus-size jeans up to size 20 and inseam lengths up to 37″. You’ll also find tall plus sized pants, jumpsuits, leggings, dresses, tops, blazers and more. Shipping is free when you spend $100.

      Where to buy women's plus size jeans: Alloy Apparel Tall Anderson Side Slit Plus Size Jeans for Women in Medium Wash
      Alloy Apparel Tall Anderson Side Slit Plus Size Jeans for Women in Medium Wash                                                                                                                                                
    9. Express sells women’s jeans in sizes up to 25, but the selection isn’t great at the larger sizes (especially sizes 24 and 25). There is a good selection of trendy denim in sizes that are smaller than 24. Express also has longer inseams that can reach up to 36″ at times, depending on the style of the jean. This store offers free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns.
      Express Mid Rise Light Wash Ripped Raw Hem Skinny Jeans
      Express Mid Rise Light Wash Ripped Raw Hem Skinny Jeans

       

    10. Lands’ End offers a large selection of women’s plus size clothing, including tall plus and petite plus. Jean sizes go up to 26 and inseam lengths are typically between 28″ and 32″. Shipping is free on orders over $99 and returns are free.
      Lands' End Women's Plus Size Recover High Rise Bootcut Blue Jeans
      Lands’ End Women’s Plus Size Recover High Rise Bootcut Blue Jeans

       

What other online stores do you like for women’s plus size jeans? Please tell us in the comments! 🙂

It’s Time to Shop for Shorts!

It’s rainy and 42 degrees here in Seattle right now, but it’s time to shop for shorts! 🙂 Early spring is the best time to shop for shorts because stores are stocking up for Spring Break and have a great selection. Some stores are even running sales on their shorts to get their inventory moving! I’m seeing lots of colors and trends, and wanted to share those with you. I’ll also tell you how to figure out which shorts inseam is best for you.

I love all the colors I’m seeing in shorts right now, and I wanted to see if I could make a rainbow of shorts for this post. It was tough to find purple, but red through blue was pretty easy. 😉

First up, we have a red bike short from Old Navy. Bike shorts are great for biking (duh), but they also work well for yoga, running, or wearing under a skirt. Bike shorts tend to have a longer inseam length, and this pair comes in 3 different lengths: 7.25″, 8″ and 9.25″. They are often made from compression material and are great at holding you in. Look for features such as tag-free and moisture-wicking.

Old Navy Bike Shorts 8" inseam
Old Navy Bike Shorts 8″ inseam

 

Athletic shorts have also been a trend in recent years. Wear these for anything athletic, or simply to hang out in when the weather warms up. I wear shorts like this daily in the summer because they are so lightweight and comfortable. These bright orange shorts from Buckle are a bit longer in the back, which is super nice for extra coverage when you’re active.

Buckle Orange Shorts 3" inseam
Buckle Orange Shorts 3″ inseam

 

For yellow , I found this cheery pair of Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts from Nordstrom. These shorts show off the high waist trend we’ve seen a lot in the last couple years. Sweat shorts are also making a comeback, with their soft lining and laid back vibe. With a 7″ inseam, these shorts fall in-between Bermuda knee-length shorts and short athletic shorts, which might feel too modest for some, but perfect for others who want a bit longer coverage.

 

Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts 7" inseam
Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts 7″ inseam

 

Green is my favorite color, and I love the tie waist on these paperbag shorts from Buckle. To wear the paperbag shorts trend well, it helps to have a defined waist and be comfortable tucking your shirt in. Tucking your shirt in allows you to really show off the cute waist details. Many shorts in this trend feature very short inseam lengths, like this 2.25″ inseam below.

Buckle Green Paperbag Shorts 2.25" inseam
Buckle Green Paperbag Shorts 2.25″ inseam

 

These teal shorts from Eddie Bauer are great for outdoor adventures or casual pursuits close to home. They offer sun protection and are made from stretchy nylon with a little bit of spandex. The regular inseam length is 7 inches; the petite inseam length is 6.5 inches; the tall inseam length is 7.5 inches, and the women’s plus inseam length is 7 inches. This is a good length for casual shorts and hiking shorts.

Eddie Bauer Teal Shorts 7" inseam
Eddie Bauer Teal Shorts 7″ inseam

 

Jean shorts are always in style, and this year is no different. This medium indigo wash jean short from Silver Jeans has a shorter 4″ inseam that’s perfect for hanging out. It features a mid-rise which is good for either tucking your shirt in or leaving it out. Distressing is fairy heavy on these jean shorts, making them good for casual days.

Silver Jeans Suki Short 4" inseam
Silver Jeans Suki Short 4″ inseam

 

And finally, we make it to the end of the rainbow with purple shorts! 🙂 These high waisted purple shorts from Express have a short 3.5 inch inseam length and look best with a tucked-in top. Their shape and tailoring make them a dressier option, and they’d be great with heels or wedge sandals.

Express High Waisted Purple Shorts 3.5" inseam
Express High Waisted Purple Shorts 3.5″ inseam

 

Which colors and styles are your favorite shorts to wear? If you’re not sure about what inseam length would be best for you, follow the steps listed in how to measure your inseam length and just use shorts instead of jeans. The same rules apply. Now that you know early spring is the best time to shop for shorts, get shopping at SearchByInseam.com where you can find the exact inseam length you want!

Kid too tall for children’s jeans?

Is your kid too tall for children's jeans?
Is your kid too tall for children’s jeans?

Is your kid too tall for children’s jeans all of a sudden? It sneaks up on you for sure! We are just starting to hit that point with my 12-year-old son. For years, he always wore the same size clothing as his age. But at some point, he started moving through the sizes faster than that, and now he’s needing jeans and pants that are in the 14-16 size range. And I think another growth spurt is just around the corner! 😉

My husband and I are both tall, and he’s on the taller end of the growth chart, too, so it won’t be long before our kid is too tall for children’s jeans and pants. What then? I’m a planner and I like to shop sales and buy ahead whenever I can. So I started looking around online, and found that there were actually some retailers that went up to a kid size 20! Whew! We have a few more years (I hope!) until we need to start buying him adult jeans and pants.

Currently, we shop at a few online stores for children’s clothes. Hanna Andersson has been one of our favorites for hand-me-down quality, but they usually only go up to a size 12 for pants. Sometimes you can find 14-16, but usually that is just for tops. We like the boys’ pants and fleece at Carter’s and Eddie Bauer – and both of these stores go up to a children’s size 14. The Children’s Place carries sizes up to size 16, and that’s been a good place for kid ski pants, athletic pants, warm fleece pants, and sherpa hoodies. (Both my boys are crazy for sherpa hoodies!) We buy kid sizes up to 18 at Stitch Fix, Gap, and Old Navy. And Nordstrom, Macy’s, Amazon, and Lands’ End actually go up to a kid size 20!

Oh and in case you are looking for footed pajamas for bigger kids (both my boys still want them!), we have several pairs from Footed Pajamas and like them. After you top out at a kid size XL, you can easily go into adult footed pajamas that are based on height.

So what happens after a kid’s size 20? You enter the brave new world of adult sizing! For joggers and some other types of pants, you just start at an XS size. If your kid is skinny, get pants that have a working drawstring. For jeans, you’re going to need to measure your inseam. Once you know your inseam, shop at Search By Inseam for the exact length you need. Where are we getting our shortest jeans? With ankle length styles being so popular right now, it’s easier than ever to find a shorter inseam for your teen or kid who’s too tall for children’s sizes. You can read our blog post on Short Men’s Jeans or check our buying guide for women’s petite/short inseams.

When your kid is too tall for children’s jeans anymore, don’t panic. Yes, you can grieve that your little one is growing up – that is normal. But after that, you can move on into the adult section, where XS sizes are often on clearance! 😉

Photo by Rogério Martins from Pexels

Black-owned Companies that Make Affordable Jeans and Pants

In recognition of Juneteenth this weekend, I’m sharing a few great Black-owned companies that make affordable jeans and pants. By affordable, I mean items that are around $100 or less. In researching this post, I came across a number Black-owned companies that have super cool clothes, but you need to be willing and able to pay $500+ for a pair of sweatpants. 😉 So, I’m keeping this list to 7 Black-owned companies that make jeans and pants for around $100 or less. I try to carry as many Black-owned companies on Search By Inseam as I can, but not all of these have affiliate marketing programs that let me feature their goods on my site. Here are 7 affordable Black-owned brands worth supporting! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Based in my hometown of Redmond, WA and run by the older brother of my son’s classmate, Live A True Life makes thoughtfully designed high-quality cotton fleece pants. There’s even a hidden phone sleeve inside each of the front pockets to help with phone slide! Inseams are noted, which of course I love, and there’s free standard shipping in 3-5 days. You’ll also find great hoodies, t-shirts and shoes.

Live A True Life Sweatpants
Live A True Life Sweatpants

 

The Good American company makes jeans with a contoured gap-proof waistband that curvy women adore! This brand offers a large selection of jeans in regular and plus-sizes we sell on Search By Inseam. Founded by Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, this Black-owned company makes affordable jeans and pants in Los Angeles in sizes 0-24. Find Good American jeans here and make sure to check out their leggings and sweatpants, too! We sell Good American through our partnership with Nordstrom and you’ll find even more styles there (we can only feature those items with listed inseams).

Good Good American Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny JeansAmerican Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans
Good American Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans

 

Carrots By Anwar Carrots makes sweatpants, hoodies, rugby shirts, t-shirts, shoes and more. We carry their sweatpants, which run around $80 and are made in the USA, on Search By Inseam and sell them through our partnership with Nordstrom. They are 100% cotton and you’ll get free shipping and free returns. Shop Carrots by Anwar Carrots sweatpants here.

Carrots by Anwar Carrots Warriors Sweatpants

 

Will Smith is the founder of the Bel-Air Athletics company, which was inspired by his 90’s hit sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The sweats, shirts and hoodies are made of colorful, soft cotton and are classic and preppy. Find Bel-Air Athletics sweatpants here, and other items on Nordstrom.

Men's Bel-Air Athletics Academy Embroidery Sweatpants
Men’s Bel-Air Athletics Academy Embroidery Sweatpants

 

Poetic Justice is one of the most affordable Black-owned businesses making jeans and pants right now. We sell their stylish plus-size jeans here – each pair well under $100! In sizes 4-24, this brand is an expert at designing for curvy women with a narrow waist. This Black-owned company knows how to solve the dreaded problem of back waistband gap, and their jeans are fun and trendy. Shop here for plus-size Poetic Justice jeans and get free shipping and free returns.

Plus Women's Poetic Justice Zaire Laser Cut Stud Skinny Jeans
Plus Women’s Poetic Justice Zaire Laser Cut Stud Skinny Jeans

 

Looking for colorful, fun, beautiful, unique pieces? Zelie for She is designed and produced in Los Angeles by designer Elann Zelie. All of her designs are made in a limited run, which means you won’t see a lot of other people wearing the same thing you have on! We sell some of her pretty pants on Search by Inseam. Click here to see what’s currently available. Plus sizes 14-24. Items ship within 2-4 days.

Zelie For She Sedona Leisure Wide Leg Pants
Zelie For She Sedona Leisure Wide Leg Pants

 

The Black-owned Icecream company sells men’s jeans, sweatpants, shorts, hoodies, jackets, and playful graphic t-shirts. Company founder is Pharrell Williams, lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D. Shop here for men’s Iceream jeans and here for men’s Icecream sweatpants. Free shipping and free returns, because who doesn’t love ice cream? 🙂

Men’s Icecream Running Dog Jeans

 

Do you know of any other Black-owned companies that made affordable jeans and pants? If so, please comment below.

You may also like to read Where to Buy Tall Jeans and Short Men’s Jeans – Looking for Shorter Inseam Lengths?

Where to Buy Tall Jeans – Top 11 Websites

I found a new website for tall women’s jeans! So of course I had to update our old Where to Buy Tall Jeans – Top 10 Websites post to the new and improved Where to Buy Tall Jeans – Top 11 Websites to include it! 🙂

Where to Buy Tall Jeans: 

Have you googled words like tall jeans, long jeans, and extra-long jeans trying to find the best place to buy jeans that fit a tall woman?  I’ve done it, and know it’s a frustrating experience.  Here are the top eleven sites I recommend for tall women’s jeans:

Top 11 Websites for Tall Women’s Jeans:

Search By Inseam
Search By Inseam is a great place to start shopping because the site allows you to search for tall jeans by your inseam length, whether that is 33 inches, 38 inches, or somewhere in between. Firstly, there’s helpful content on measuring your inseam so you can ensure a great fit. Secondly, you’re able to narrow your shopping criteria by brand name, rise and price range. You’ll find designer denim from 7 For All Mankind, AG, Citizens of Humanity, and True Religion, for example. On the other end of the price spectrum are less expensive tall jeans from Old Navy, BP and Vigoss, to name a few. Lastly, you can sign up for notifications when a new pair of jeans is added to the site that fits your long inseam and any other additional criteria you want to add.

Silver Jeans Co.
Silver Jeans Co. lets you search for your exact inseam length, which makes it easy! You’ll find women’s tall jeans in inseam lengths of 33”, 34”, 35”, 36” and 37”. Silver offers free standard shipping and returns on all orders.

New York & Company
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.

Express
Express shows off seasonal trends in denim, but you can also find classic tall bootcut jeans as well. 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 Tall Sally
Long Tall Sally carries extra long jeans and pants in inseams of 34”, 35”, 36”, 37” and 38”. They also have a good selection of other tall women’s clothes. For instance, I’ve seen tall shirts, sweaters, pants, sleepwear and maternity jeans. Standard shipping is free in the US when you spend $30 or more.

Lands’ End
Lands’ End stocks tall women’s jeans in 36-inch inseams. These jeans are usually under $80 and the quality is good. As a result, Lands’ End  has many loyal customers. Shipping is free to the US and Canada on orders of $75 or more. This company also frequently offers free shipping on smaller orders, so check the homepage carefully for any current offers and codes.

Gap
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 $25 and free returns on all orders.

Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer has a small selection of jeans in their women’s Tall Shop. Their women’s tall inseam length is normally 36-inches and the jeans are priced at $90 or below. Shipping is currently $7.99 within the US. However, it’s important to mention that shipping offers change periodically. Most noteworthy, if you sign up for the free Adventure Rewards program, you’ll get free shipping on all your orders!

Banana Republic
Banana Republic offers women’s tall jeans in 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, inseams are clearly spelled out in the Fit & Sizing box or under Product Details. Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more. Returns are free for all orders.

Old Navy
Old Navy starts their tall women’s jeans at a 33-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 the size chart, which I find really annoying. Tall maternity jeans generally have a 34″ inseam. Shipping is free on orders over $25 and returns are always free.

Nordstrom
Nordstrom carries a great selection of tall designer and mid-priced junior and women’s jeans. You can often find tall maternity jeans as well. Shipping and returns are free. The product quality is high and so is customer service. In addition, basic alterations and tailoring are free, which is an amazing perk!

Tall women’s jeans from all of these sellers and more are available at Search By Inseam, making it a great site to easily find your inseam and do quick comparison shopping

 

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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!