Question for those who own Helmut Lang Leather leggings

neenabengal

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Hi
I have a pair of Helmut Lang Patina leggings in a US8. I am also now lusting after a pair of Helmut Lang black stretch leather leggings - on reviews, many say to size down.

Would those who own them recommend that I buy a US6? My patina leggings are quite roomy in the waist but as the leather is quite firm/ stiff, I felt the US8 would be the best fit for me.

Whereas if the leather leggings are quite buttery soft, I am thinking a US6 would fit me best?

Can anyone advise? I dont like waist to be too tight so wanted to know, if I got the US6, would the waist eventually stretch out - or would just the leather stretch so the elastic waist would always stay the same size?
 
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Hi
I have a pair of Helmut Lang Patina leggings in a US8. I am also now lusting after a pair of Helmut Lang black stretch leather leggings - on reviews, many say to size down.

Would those who own them recommend that I buy a US6? My patina leggings are quite roomy in the waist but as the leather is quite firm/ stiff, I felt the US8 would be the best fit for me.

Whereas if the leather leggings are quite buttery soft, I am thinking a US6 would fit me best?

Can anyone advise? I dont like waist to be too tight so wanted to know, if I got the US6, would the waist eventually stretch out - or would just the leather stretch so the elastic waist would always stay the same size?
The black leathers are a bit different from the patina because as you say the patina are a bit stiff.

Depending on your situation at the waist, I would size down to a US6. I am a 6 and could use a US4, except that I have 'muffintop' skin at the waist post-baby, no matter how much I exercise. So, although the leggings fit, they are just a tad loose around the hips now after about a season of not too many wears. (a dozen or so)

but the flip side is, if you don't wear them tight, the knees don't sag as much.
 

m45ha

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Hijacking this old thread, need advice from HL leather leggings owners!

I am late to the game I know...

I am between 0-2 in most designers, J Brand 25 with a comfortable fit and a little room.

I got HL leather leggings in size 0 (after reading all recommendations) and as I sit in them they feel skin -tights, especially around the knees, the waist is all good and hips are ok with some room on a stretch but close fit if normal. I want them to last many many years - do not want to ruin them! This is an investment piece that will get very frequent wear during winter.

Do you suggest keeping size 0 or going up to size 2? I have two HL leather skirts in size 2.
 

WingNut

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Hmmm. I've got about 4 pairs and they are all size 2 (I'm a 26-27 in jeans). MOST of them fit comfortably and snug enough. Although my black ones might be the most stretched out as they are a few years old, they aren't baggy at all. The odd ones are the red ones I got a few years ago (also in a 2)...they are obnoxiously tight, and I have to part with them. If you order them and the rest of the legging fits but the waist is loose, a better option is to get the waist taken in by a tailor.
 

m45ha

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any chance anybody knows the fit of the SS helmut lang leggings in lighter colours? Do they fit the same? How big is the difference (fit-wise) between 0 and 2?