Denim Fit Guide

Written by: Christopher



Time to read 4 min


Denim jeans are one of the most iconic and en­dur­ing fash­ion sta­ples of all time. The story begins in the late 19th century, when durable work­wear was needed for the min­ers and cow­boys of the Amer­i­can West. En­ter­pris­ing en­tre­pre­neurs like Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis saw an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate tough, prac­ti­cal pants that could with­stand the rigours of the fron­tier.


The first jeans were made from a sturdy cot­ton fab­ric called denim, which was orig­i­nally dyed with in­digo to give it its dis­tinc­tive blue colour. Over time, jeans became a sym­bol of the Amer­i­can spirit of in­de­pen­dence and re­silience. From cow­boys and min­ers to rebels and rock stars, denim jeans have been worn by people from all walks of life.


Today, denim jeans are a ubiq­ui­tous fash­ion item, nat­u­rally worn by everyone. In the last few years, as the dress codes have become more ca­sual, you can even see jeans being worn by lawyers or people work­ing in fi­nance, where jeans were frowned upon in the past. Given the re­gained pop­u­lar­ity of jeans, we wanted to put together a fit guide for our as­sort­ment of jeans. In this guide, we present our different brands and the models we stock along with the fit and de­tails of each model. Enjoy!


COF Stu­dio spe­cialises in mak­ing pre­mium denim prod­ucts using only the best ma­te­ri­als. COF stands for Cir­cle of Friends, which in many ways sum­ma­rize the brand’s ethics, where they like to see their busi­ness as just that, a cir­cle of friends. Start­ing from the small mills in Japan, where they find their fab­rics, through their family-​owned Por­tuguese pro­duc­tion, all the way to their re­tail stores, it’s a busi­ness run with qual­ity and friend­ship in mind.


At Baltzar, we offer two of the brand’s jeans mod­els, the M5 and the M7. The Model M5 fea­tures a high rise with slight waist sup­pres­sion and a tilted top block. A straight, roomy leg and some­what cropped in­seam. Fin­ished with five pock­ets, a but­ton fly and belt loops.The Model M7 is the brand’s tapered-​fitted model. The leg has a nat­u­rally ta­pered curve from the thigh all the way down to the hem, with­out feel­ing too tight. The model also fea­tures a slightly higher waist. Fin­ished with five pock­ets and a but­ton fly.


Both mod­els are avail­able in sev­eral dif­fer­ent washes and you can see them all here.


Canali is an Ital­ian fash­ion house, most renowned for their tai­lor­ing where they are con­sid­ered to be one of the finest mak­ers of tai­lor­ing in the world. How­ever, in the last few years, the brand also has started mak­ing denim, where the focus has been to make a pair of jeans with a con­tem­po­rary, com­fort­able fit, which is ob­tained by mak­ing them using a cot­ton blend with a touch of stretch to add com­fort. They are made with a medium rise and ta­pered fit through­out the leg.


Avail­able in two dif­fer­ent washes and you can see them here.


Founded in 2010 by Yoshiyuki Hayashi, Res­olute is a brand that em­bod­ies over 20 years of di­verse ex­pe­ri­ence in the denim in­dus­try. With a stead­fast com­mit­ment to qual­ity and de­sign, the brand’s en­tire pro­duc­tion process – from yarn dying to weav­ing, sewing, and pro­cess­ing – takes place in Japan. Hayashi’s ded­i­ca­tion to craft­ing the best pos­si­ble prod­uct is re­flected in the brand’s lim­ited se­lec­tion of styles, en­sur­ing that there is a per­fect fit for every­one. The brand’s con­fi­dence in its prod­uct is rooted in the un­par­al­leled tech­nol­ogy and qual­ity of Japan­ese denim pro­duc­tion.


At Baltzar, we offer two of the brand’s mod­els, the 711 and the 710. The 711 model is a con­tem­po­rary fit with a high waist and a straight leg. Made from 14oz un­san­forized selvedge denim, which has been washed once to ob­tain some patina. The 710 model is a slim fit with a high waist and a ta­pered leg. Made from the same 14oz un­san­forized selvedge denim, which has been washed once to ob­tain some patina. Both mod­els are fin­ished with de­tails in­clud­ing but­ton clo­sure, five pock­ets and belt loops.


Jeaner­ica is a European denim house founded in 2018. The brand makes con­tem­po­rary pre­mium denim com­modi­ties, con­structed to last, from sus­tain­able high-quality fab­rics and fin­ished using the best tech­niques avail­able. At Baltzar, we offer two of the brand’s jeans models, the TM005 and the SM001.


The TM005 model is a mod­ern take on the clas­sic 5-​​pocket jeans, fea­tur­ing a ta­pered leg and medium rise. The SM001 model is a slim fit with a medium rise and nar­row legs. All denim is made using vintage-washed or­ganic denim, com­bin­ing the ro­bust tex­ture of clas­sic jeans with a hint of stretch. De­tails in­clude a zip fly and belt loops.

Avail­able in sev­eral dif­fer­ent washes and you can see them all here.


The founder of Tra­marossa, Chamello Urban, started his ca­reer in fash­ion by study­ing tai­lor­ing for many years but it was dur­ing it pe­riod that he de­cided he wanted to work with denim, which led to the path of in­te­grat­ing the two worlds of tai­lor­ing and denim. The brand Tra­marossa was born and they started to pro­duce sar­to­r­ial denim in Italy using selvedge-​cut fab­ric. Now, 40 years later they are one of Italy’s lead­ing denim brands. Known for the ‘made in Veneto’ qual­ity, well-​tailored touch, soft fab­rics and ex­trav­a­gant yet el­e­gant de­tail­ing.


At Baltzar, we offer the brand’s model Michelan­gelo, which is a slim model with a medium to low rise with a ta­pered leg. Crafted using a cot­ton blend, which the brand calls super stretch, which com­bines the ben­e­fits of Japan­ese selvedge with the mod­ern com­fort of stretch.