Lets face it, we've all avoided going jeans shopping at one point or another. Staring blankly at yourself in the mirror: when did my hips get so big, why can't I do the button up? Or it's too baggy on your legs, your butt looks flat, you hate the wash, you have short legs or you have long legs. Then you dump the pile of jeans in the shop assistants arms, disappointed that you even tried to find jeans that fit your body, and leave the store feeling defeated. Well, at least I've experienced this whilst jeans shopping, until I stumbled across an old looking store on Sydney Road, with jeans hanging in the window.
Dejour Jeans is the answer to all your prayers, trust me. The store doesn't look too inviting, and it's not in the nice end of Sydney Road but I thought I'd venture in anyway. Cabinets stock the walls up and down, full of jeans, different fits and different colours. You can choose from slim, regular, skinny, high waisted, low waisted etc, and the colour variety is just as big; different shades of blue, black, mustard, maroon, dark green, the list goes on.
Further down the back of the store are rows of sewing machines with people quickly working to tailor your jeans. The store is run by an Asian family who are incredibly sweet and very attentive to your needs, so next up is to try some jeans on.
My friend found her jeans to be a bit long for her legs, and a bit loose around her back, so telling the woman this she started pinning the jeans and tailoring them around my friend. After she had taken them off, we waited about five minutes for her jeans to be tailored, before they were handed back to us with a smile.
How much for the tailoring? Zero. Yes zilch, absolutely no fee. You simply pay for the jeans, and nothing is over $50. It is seriously jeans wonderland. I've taken a few people here now, and every time they leave with a pair, and you most probably will too.
To be honest, the place could really do with a make over, but the tailors aren't too phased about their working grounds and are onto something that's going to really boom. The store is starting to get a lot busier, so be prepared to wait on the weekends if you're wanting to try some on and/or get them tailored. You can thank me later.
Been getting pretty much all of my jeans from this place for a while, i love it... its funny how recently ive started seeing more and more people with that dejour logo on their jeans, the other day bumped into a girl who saw my jeans and was all dejours high five... they've become a melbourne institution