Detroit Denim Co. offers four different body shapes because we believe exceptional fit is paramount. A great fit starts with exceptional pattern-making.  Like every other part of the jeans, we make all of our patterns in house and have spent over a decade dialing them in based on the feedback of real people with real bodies.  These body shapes were designed to accommodate all different builds and proportions, not just the “middle of the bell curve” shapes available in most brands. Read on to learn more about the differences between the shapes we offer.

 

**Note: we’re talking about body shapes here, not body size - we’ve seen each of these body shapes in alllll different sizes.  This is where the avatars on our jean-builder tool can be very helpful.  We encourage you to play around in the “Size” tab of the build tool to compare the body-builds of different shapes across different sizes. Or click here to learn more about how to determine your size.**

 

 

Slim

The Slim shape is designed for bodies with a flatter seat and slimmer legs. 

 

Fitting notes: Slim style solves the common fit issue of "saggy diaper butt,” where you have too much fabric in the seat and upper thighs.  It’s also ideal for bodies with less curvature from waist to hip.

 

 

Classic

This is our most popular, middle-of-the-bell-curve shape. A great basic fit, our Classic shape is a great one for those transitioning from other popular, widely-available denim brands.

 

Fitting notes: If you typically don't have fit problems with off-the-shelf jeans, then the Classic shape is for you.

 

 

Athletic

More room through the hip and thigh. Previously referred to as our Hockey Cut, this shape is for a stockier build, with more muscular shaping through the seat, hip and thigh. 

 

Fitting notes: If you find that when you buy for the correct waist size, jeans are too tight through the seat and thigh, then our Athletic Shape is your solution. Perfect for bicyclists, hockey players, or anyone who needs a bit more room.

 

 

Curvy

The perfect shape for all those with a wider waist-to-hip ratio and bubble butts. 


Fitting notes: If you commonly find yourself having to go two sizes up to fit your seat & upper thigh, but then cinching in the waist with a belt, then our Curvy style will solve your problems.

 

 

Coming soon: Ultra-Curvy

For a more extreme difference in waist-to-hip ratio. Made to eliminate back-gapping.

This fit is under construction and will be available in Late Spring of 2022. Sound like this is your fit? Drop us an email and we’ll let you know when they launch. 



Still Need Help?

Determining one's Body Shape can definitely be challenging - but we're here to help! Reach out or sign up for a Virtual Fitting and one of our experienced Pattern Experts will help you figure out which style will work