Usually I have to try on tens of jeans before I find a pair that fits me. Being tall adds to the challenge.

Angie wrote a blog several days ago in which she identified retailers that were known for consistent quality. Madewell was on that list.

I immediately placed an online order to Madewell. I ordered three different styles in two different sizes. I was impressed, but they were not quite right for me.

When I was in the store returning the jeans, the SA pointed out that the jeans were too big for me. She was EXCELLENT. Knowledgeable. Not pushy. Intelligent. AMAZING.

Although I was skeptical about the size she recommended, I ordered them. They fit better than any other jeans I have owned in a long, long time.

I will be going back to that store in the near future to search for that exact SA.