Originally Posted by SOFcowgirl
Mr_Vegan, girls' pant sizes are measured like that, from double zero and then by 2s: 2, 4, 6, 8, etc... then there are the lengths: petite/short, average, and long. It's annoying, because sometimes longs aren't even long enough, but I've never seen "extra" long jeans.
Here are some places I've found that have extra long jeans (I'm a 6'1 female with a 38" inseam, so I feel your pain!). Most "long" jeans, like Old Navy, only have a 34" inseam and thus aren't long enough:
Gap.com - they sell Extra Long jeans (you have to select Tall) that come with a 37" inseam.
Alloy.com - again, jeans (low-rise and stylish ones!) with a 35" or 37" inseam, as well as dress pants. These are a little different though because they are junior sizes; if you're a 6 in Misses, you'd want to order a 7 here.
Delias.com - the longest they offer here are 36" (which I'm guessing at 5'8 would be fine for you); though some of their pants are cuffed, so you can let the hem out at the bottom. These are junior sizes as well, so either go up a number from your normal size, or use your measurements on their sizing charts online.
Of course, being vegan (if you are, like me) pay attention to the materials, etc., but most of the brands I've purchased from these places have been totally fine, except ONE pair of my gap jeans that had a leather label on the back (I donated them). Dollhouse (sold at Alloy) just have embroidery on the label, so they're my favorites. I have some pallazzo jeans from that brand (very wide leg) that are so fun to wear. Hope some of these recommendations help! They can be pricey, and I don't know alot about their manufacturing practices, but I have extremely limited options (and finances!) to be too picky about the jeans I can purchase.
Congratulations on feeling good about yourself--it took me a long time too. Being 6'1 and a size 10 on bottom (size 4 on top!) has definitely been interesting, but I've finally come to terms with my shape, too. It feels good!