Nothing takes away from the comfort of wearing jeans when they are too long. Long jeans can be uncomfortable and can increase the chances of the material fading or becoming damaged. Jeans that are too long can also cause tripping and other mishaps. Here are some ways to tell if your jeans are too long:
Dying of Shoes
Some jeans are actually dyed to give them a more rich color. If your gym shoes or other light-colored shoes are getting smudges of blue dye on them, then it is quite possible your jeans are too long. Blue-jean dye can be almost impossible to get out shoes, no matter how many times the jeans are washed.
Worn out Material
When jeans are constantly being dragging or scraped on the floor, this causes friction which can loosen the stitching of the denim. This causes holes and loose thread. If you find yourself always having to cut a loose piece of thread from the bottom of your jeans, chances are they are too long. The color of the bottom of the jeans may also appear slightly lighter than the other material. If the damage continues, the stripping of the threads can move upward and cause the entire jeans to become ruined in no time.
Multiple Accidents and Tripping
One of the main symptoms of long jeans is the constant tripping over the bottom hem line. This can be embarrassing and potentially dangerous. It is often caused by the jeans getting tucked under the shoe, which can throw off your balance. In most cases, the jeans will cover the shoe or go past the bottom of the shoe.
How To Fix The Problem
One way to fix the problem of jeans that are too long is to hem the bottom. This can be done by cuffing the bottom of the jeans and stitching around the cuff. If the jeans are not too wide-legged and stiff enough, they can be cuffed without having to stitch them. Another option is to go to a tailor who can create a custom fit without destroying the jeans.
It is also important to know your body type when hunting for new jeans. Do you have a long torso? Are your hips wide? These are important questions to know in order to choose the right size and fit. If a woman has long legs and wide hips, most of her jeans might appear too short. You can decrease the chances of buying jeans that are too long by finding out your measurements and the length of your legs.
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