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26th August 2005, 04:54
i've noticed that fairly recently a lot of companies are hawking denim jeans with an "anti-fit" style. but what exactly constitutes "the anti-fit"? does this just mean that the pants are looser and hip hanging as opposed to slimmer and more fitted?

26th August 2005, 09:08
Anti-Form is one of the defining features of the Levi's® 501® Jeans, and as such has been around since the 501® jean was born in 1890. It's a way of cutting the rise of the jean in a straight line (as opposed to curved) which gives the 501® jean its recognisable 'top block' (the section of the jean that goes from the waist to the crotch). It came about as a result of trying to maximise every inch of the denim fabric in the late 1890s and early 1900s, and also as a result of taking the original Levi's® Overall and cutting them down to a pair of jeans. Overalls aren't cut to follow the body but rather to 'hang' on it, and so the 501® jean has that same cut - the 'Anti-Form' cut that doesn't follow your body shape. There are many benefits to anti-fit: Greater comfort, less wear on the seat, and of course, the ability to look good when worn 2 sizes too big!

Got is from the Levi's site.

26th August 2005, 21:10