How we do sizing
In many cases the size of the item of clothing is not listed, because with vintage items numerical sizing can be misleading depending on the age of the garment or the manufacturer. That is why we have taken the time to measure each garment. All you need to do is get familiar with your own measurements! It's fun.
STEP 1: Get some measuring tape and measure around the fullest part of your bust. Measure your high natural waist, this is a little above your belly button. Measure around your bum, around the fullest part of your hips.
STEP 2: Using these measurements you can check the Bust/Waist/Hips measurement of each item of clothing. The waist number has been taken on the garment lying flat (double to compare to your own body measurements for bust/waist/hips). If a particular measurement is not listed please inquire for more details.
When in doubt you can check your own measurements against a favorite item of clothing to compare.
Most of our denim has a corresponding modern size equivalent listed. This would be a similar size to what you might buy at Madewell. In general your modern size is your waist number minus 2. So if your waist measures 30" around (or 15" laying flat) then you'd be roughly a 28. Use this as a guide but we always recommend comparing with your own measurements as well.
High waist Levi's should be very snug on first fit as 100% cotton denim will give a bit over time and mold to your body. If you have wider hips and a smaller waist choose bottoms based on your hips and have the waist taken in by a tailor.
Please get in touch with any questions about fit or sizing, I'm here to help.
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