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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.
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.
Worn with: Everlane Beret (sold out); Everlane ReCotton Tee in Apricot