Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Boyfriend Jeans

The must-have denim style of the moment is the faded and ripped boyfriend jean worn slightly loose on the hips with pegged cuffs at the bottom. I have to say this style is growing on me, but the trick is how to keep this style from looking too sloppy or unfeminine. Katie Holmes favors Prps boyfriend jeans, but these have apparently sold old everywhere. Here are some other options below (some for pre-order, get them while they last!).

Genetic Denim
The oversized Ryder Boyfriend jeans in Torn Dark ($235) have a relaxed fit, button fly, simple patch pockets, oxidized hardware, and strategic abrasions which create a "lived in" effect. What I like about these jeans is that they contain 2% elasthane for a bit of stretch. Pre-order for late-October delivery from

Current Elliott
This boyfriend jean from Current Elliot in super loved destroy ($229) is best worn a little big. Distressing and holes throughout give them that lived in look. Reserve yours today for October delivery at

J. Crew

Not quite as baggy, but a similar silhouette, these straight-leg shredded Italian cotton denim jeans from j. crew ($135) are anchored on the hip and (if you are pretty slim) sit slightly away from the body without being overly baggy. They don't work on me, but I love the look!

Hollister & Co.

Okay, so these really are guys jeans, but I think if purchased in the right size could work for women. What I love about the Hollister jeans are all the great destroyed washes they have. The jeans pictured here are their men's Balboa straight destroyed in medium wash ($69.50). 100% cotton, medium wash, heavy fading, blown-out holes, handcrafted abrasions, nicking and grinding, torn hems, button-fly with a low-slung fit.

Finally, there's the classic boyfriend jean--the 501. These Levi jeans are
cut in a relaxed boyfriend fit ($58) with a medium rise and button fly. Not in a destroyed wash, but the loose fit leg is perfect for pegging and rolling. This style is exclusive to Urban Outfitters.

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