Is anyone out there able to buy a great fit off the rack? I'm beginning to wonder. My earlier suspicion that jeans designers' standard 34-inch inseams were evidence of a conspiracy against short and average-height women has been called into question by a number of taller readers who wrote to say their problem is finding jeans that are long enough. "I am about to give up," said Lynne (5'10"). "Do you have any recommendations?"
Leigh (who wears a 34-inch inseam) vividly remembers the late '70s, when to help her avoid the stigma of wearing "high waters," her mother used to stitch extra denim to the bottom of her jeans, "which I would then cuff to make them appear longer."