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“Vintage” Denim FTW
This season’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is full of teen drama, a dizzying array of literary references, and more plot lines than you can track.
It’s also full of adorable cuffed denim a la the 1950s and a fair amount of 1960s-70s sartorial references for good measure.
Just take a look at Nick’s denim and Sabrina’s Scooby-Doo get-up…
As soon as I saw Nick (the baseball jocks also wear this style), I knew I wanted to incorporate the look – rigid(ish) denim, dark wash, high, contrast cuff – into my wardrobe moving forward.
Then, almost like magic, Everlane teased their new Super-Straight Denim, and among the style offerings was a pair that looked like it had arrived straight from Sabrina’s costuming department.
I “Brina’ed” it up with a scarf-style headband and classic stripes.
I had sworn off Everlane denim after a fraught year of proportional change through my hips and thighs that left me feeling like I would never find a pair of jeans that fit well again. While Everlane sells one Curvy style, the proportions still didn’t quite work for me. I finally realized that, like it or not, I would need to size up if I wanted their pieces to fit my butt.
My measurements are 29” waist, 40” hips, and I have a fairly high rise. While I’m not thrilled that I am now a size 30 in Everlane denim – especially considering that this further limits the upper ranges of their size chart – it has changed the game for me. It means that their stuff is workable, as long as I order the “right” size.
Everlane Super-Straight Jean Review
The Super-Straight Jean in dark wash has a multi-tonal warp and weft pattern reminiscent of vintage denim. It is a lightweight but sturdy cotton with 2% elastane for comfort.
The cuff is not sewn in, so it can easily be adjusted for height and preference (I washed mine and let them air dry so they’re a bit wrinkly in these photos – I recommend throwing them in the dryer, then cuffing them while they’re still warm).
These fit me really well through the leg, though there is still a gap at the waist, evident when I sit down. Worn with a bodysuit, I’m not worried about coverage, but I may resort to a simple belt in the future.
One reason I really like these is that the denim is simply much better quality than what I’ve been able to find at American Eagle – this makes it worth the hassle of determining sizing.
The Super-Straight Jean comes in four colors.
Worn with: Everlane Bodysuit (I got a large, which is slightly big on me)
Everlane Modern Flare Jean Review
I knew I wanted to review two new denim styles side-by-side because I think it helps me/us filter data better, so I asked Everlane if I could try their new Authentic Stretch Modern Flare Jean, as well.
The Light Wash style has more vintage panache, but I knew I would get more wear out of the dark blue wash.
I also ordered a size 30 in these, but due to the high stretch fabric, I may have been able to size down to a 29. That being said, these fit quite well through the hip and thigh. While Everlane suggests that these are meant to evoke the bell-bottoms of the ‘70s, they remind me more of flare jeans from my adolescence, and in some ways are more of a wide leg than a flare, with relatively slight tapering near the near.
I think these would look great with a low-heeled boot or a pair of sandals (someday I’ll be able to walk again). Andrea styled this pair in several ways on her blog this week.
The Modern Flare Jean comes in three washes.
Worn with: Everlane Beret (sold out); Everlane ReCotton Tee in Apricot
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.
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