Tuesday, July 29, 2008

wide leg jeans


emmanuelle alt via the sartorialist


geraldine saglio


emmanuelle alt


geraldine saglio


rachel bilson via elle.co.uk


punky b

i really want a pair of wide leg jeans. i'm getting a bit tired of my denim collection and feel i need something fresh. i bought a pair of the wide leg jeans from uniqlo waaay back in december and needed to hem them. now they are sitting in a box, buried in our storage locker. i really want to wear them but they would be impossible to find.

particularly for jon, above i have shown where i am trying to go with this look, not so much 'hippy'....more 'parisian chic'...


notify actea jeans $90 at shopjake


james jeans robyn jeans $113 at activeendeavors


acne jeans a-pant in lena $175 at shopjake


acne jeans l.u.v. in telephone $90 at shopjake

i tried on the acne l.u.v. jeans, but i wasn't sure on the fit because they were a size or two too big, so it's hard to tell if they would work or not... any suggestions?

18 comments:

erica said...

i have been yearning for wide leg denim for a while now, but every time i try them on, i look awful. something about short legs and wide hips? if you find a good pair, let us know.

i want to look like her: http://www.cachemireetsoie.fr/2008/07/10/un-jean-enfin-jean-a-pinces-chemisier-country-carreaux-bracelet-guitare-stella-cadente/

styleraven said...

Aren't the Acne luvs bootleg jeans? Have you tried Acne A-Pants?

I have a pair of J Brand Maliks that I like. They run big so size down. I also just got a pair of 18th Amendment Colbert jeans which I love.

Stephanie said...

erica-i love her blog- i just found it recently.

styleraven- About the LUVs-That's what i thought, but when i tried them on they were quite wide on me-definitely not boot cut on me. I didn't get a chance to try on the a-pant. I will check out j brand maliks. I find 18th Amendment Colberts to look sooo wide! I haven't tried them on though... I think they might overwhelm me...

Melissa said...

That's so funny...this is going to make me sound dated and old, but when I was younger I used to rock the wide leg denim! I don't know why, but I got rid of them before I moved out to Vic thinking I would never wear them again, since I hadn't worn them in like, 7 years. Now I regret doing so. I loved wearing them with heels and a cute cardigan set. *sigh*

Stephanie said...

melissa- i never throw out jeans! i have a pair of citizens of humanity that are a bit wide leg, but they aren't doing it for me.

styleraven- i posted this on your blog as well, but how do you find the sizing of 18th amendment?

Fashion Is Poison said...

wow i love the looks you posted!`

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

I love the wash/color of the last three you posted. I've never tried them, but I have heard really good things about Dittos...

And you should check Anthropologie, there's this label called Level 99 that Anthro carries and I hear they're good.

Closet Cupcake said...

My favorites are the Seven Ginger's and J Brand's "Love Story"

Garderobsbloppis said...

I love my Acne L.U.V:s. I get so many compliments for them. I also have AG jeans in Elite, they are great.

erica said...

the trickiest thing about the wide legs for me is getting the hips and thigh area loose enough without looking too baggy. i've tried on the Level 99s at Anthropologie and found that their 'wide legs' are more like bell-bottoms on me (tight in the hips and thighs). i don't really consider myself that well-endowed back there, but that experience has made me extra cautious.

Stephanie said...

OK- thanks to styleraven, I bought a pair of 18th amendment colbert jeans. I will let everyone know how they fit when they show up. I am really curious about the acne a-pant though, as I usually have good luck with acne jeans, so I may go try those on soon too. Check out styleraven's blog-the Colberts look fantastic on her!

The Divinitus said...

jeans from punky b picture - I like a lot, any idea who makes?

Stephanie said...

the divinitus- they are uniqlo i believe.

The Divinitus said...

ahh thank you... no uniqlo here... but i will try to find sth similar...

-h of candid cool said...

j'adore alt

Heidi said...

I love that look, it's gorgeous. But particularly in Vancouver, I find the hems of my jeans inevitably end up dragging through rain most of the year. It's so frutstrating! Even with heels, or boots. Any thoughts about this? Do you just wear them anyways? I don't know about you, but I have a thing about my pants dragging in wet.....it's just bugs me so much.

Sometimes I wish I lived in a drier clime!

Stephanie said...

heidi- I know what you mean- I hate that too! It reminds me of elementary and high school when flared jeans were popular and girls would get wet cuffs that would spread all the way up the leg! I don't have any tricks unfortunately- I wonder if you could treat the cuffs of jeans with dwr or something (used on snowboard jackets) or wax used on barbour and filson jackets... hmm.... you've got me thinking now...

Mary Liu said...

Hi!
I just loooove that look! specially the 6th picture....!