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Lisette Loves: Boyfriend Jeans

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As we are officially in the so long awaited SUMMER season now, I would love to point out a few boyfriend jeans styles which I find to be a perfect solution for those of us that don’t feel comfortable wearing shorts in the city but suffer with the skinny tight stretch jeans, known to make you sweat like hell (and freeze to death in winter!). For me, these boyfriend jeans are perfect :

- I can upsize and wear them baggy and loose, rolled up at the cuffs, with a skimpy tanktop (check out Alessandra Ambrosio)
- I can wear them true to size, meaning, not skinny and not baggy, but kind of loose (Katie Holmes)
- I can also wear them as almost skinny, the term is slouchy, and wear them paired with anything that I would wear if they were skinny jeans (Rihanna)

When it comes to my own personal jeans, I am really the most difficult customer, as you can all imagine. My jeans have to be exactly the way I want them to be. Period. I don’t take a “more or less” and I don’t ever compromise. I live, sleep and love in denim, so I demand the BEST.

Here are the options that I definitely absolutely declare as the perfect boyfriend jeans.

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JBrand gives us the Aiden. This is a slim cut boyfriend jean in a light wash, with some destruction on the leg only. They are 100% cotton and therefore super ideal for hot summer weather.

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True Religion, yessir, True Religion is giving us a boyfriend style as well. It is a heavier denim, also 100% cotton, but being that it is to be worn loose and not skin tight, it does not make you sweat. These come in a very typical true religion darker destroyed wash with their famous tell-tale flap pockets, and they also come in a totally bleached out faded light blue which is perfect for summer, sand and beach cafe’s where you can enjoy your happy hour margarita.

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And there is the Josefina from 7 For All Mankind – famous already for a couple of seasons. I love that they are edgy even though they do have stretch, and are of a lighter weight denim. Their wash is dark blue with whiskers and strategical small destruction They come with a button fly which I adore, I think that real boyfriend jeans should have button flies indeed! They are cut a little larger on the leg, more like straight jeans, which makes them the perfect pair of jeans if you want to roll them up even to the middle of your calves.

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Cult Of Individuality Alter Ego

And last, but in NO WAY, the least, are the Alter Ego boyfriend jeans made by Cult of Individuality. Very heavy Japanese denim, with the slightest bit of stretch. They come in a darker wash that has been treated, sand washed and destroyed, and patched up – just the way I love it when I want to project my rebel mood.

So kids, let me know it this has helped to find your very own boyfriends. :-)

And YES, leave your comments and let us know if you have any suggestions or if there is a special pair of boyfriends you would like us to know about. :-)

  • Awynn2580

    You forgot AG Boyfriend. Super cute.

    • http://www.denimology.com/ Lisette -Denimology New York

       I totally agree! But, I wish I could write about ALL of the beautiful boyfriends that are around, Current/Elliot etc etc – that would be like a whole denim blog only of boyfriend jeans. So I chose just a few examples.

  • Awynn2580

    You forgot AG Boyfriend. Super cute.

  • Lisette -Denimology New York

     I totally agree! But, I wish I could write about ALL of the beautiful boyfriends that are around, Current/Elliot etc etc – that would be like a whole denim blog only of boyfriend jeans. So I chose just a few examples.

  • Nik

    Just bought a pair of boyfriend jeans and love them! But they are so long that when I cuff them, the cuffs are pretty wide. Is there a rule of thumb on where to hem them in order to get a cuff that isn’t ridiculously wide?

    • http://www.denimology.com/ Lisette -Denimology New York

       Nik, I don’t know how tall you are, but I am 5″4 and my ideal length for boyfiends is 28 inches. I always have them hemmed and tapered, so they won’t be too wide and I only have to cuff them twice. Hope that helps. Also, you can check back here as I will be posting about more boyfriend styles that already come tapered:-)

      • Nik

        Thanks Lisette

        I bought the AG Piper which are more tapered than the Tomboy. I’m 5’6″ but my legs are on the short side. I’m having the tailor take about 2″ off. I thought I’d be conservative this time! But I have a pair of Tomboys and I might have them shortened and tapered too. Thanks for the info!

  • Nik

    Just bought a pair of boyfriend jeans and love them! But they are so long that when I cuff them, the cuffs are pretty wide. Is there a rule of thumb on where to hem them in order to get a cuff that isn't ridiculously wide?

  • Lisette -Denimology New York

     Nik, I don't know how tall you are, but I am 5″4 and my ideal length for boyfiends is 28 inches. I always have them hemmed and tapered, so they won't be too wide and I only have to cuff them twice. Hope that helps. Also, you can check back here as I will be posting about more boyfriend styles that already come tapered:-)

  • Nik

    Thanks Lisette

    I bought the AG Piper which are more tapered than the Tomboy. I'm 5'6″ but my legs are on the short side. I'm having the tailor take about 2″ off. I thought I'd be conservative this time! But I have a pair of Tomboys and I might have them shortened and tapered too. Thanks for the info!

  • Nik

    Thanks Lisette

    I bought the AG Piper which are more tapered than the Tomboy. I'm 5'6″ but my legs are on the short side. I'm having the tailor take about 2″ off. I thought I'd be conservative this time! But I have a pair of Tomboys and I might have them shortened and tapered too. Thanks for the info!

  • Lillian

    I am having the hardest time finding a pair of boyfriend, loose, slouchy, comfy, wide leg tapered jeans. Here are my measurements, 5’7, 170 lbs, (don’t let that fool you) I am well proportioned, my butt is not big, good legs, my thighs are thick though, but not wide hips, just big thighs. That is where it gets tricky, I cannot find a pair that is wide enough for my thighs and gives the loose, tapered and overall boyfriend, slouchy look.. Hope this makes sense??? Any advice? Where to start, brands?

    • http://www.denimology.com/ Lisette -Denimology New York

      Very much makes sense as I do have kinda the same issue. What I do is I get the boyfriend jeans to fit a bit snug on the tights and after a few wears they usually stretch enough so the fit will be a perfect boyfriend. HINT: avoid jeans with too much stretch in them. Try to go for 100% cotton if possible as they stretch best:-)
      hope this helps!

  • Lillian

    I am having the hardest time finding a pair of boyfriend, loose, slouchy, comfy, wide leg tapered jeans. Here are my measurements, 5'7, 170 lbs, (don't let that fool you) I am well proportioned, my butt is not big, good legs, my thighs are thick though, but not wide hips, just big thighs. That is where it gets tricky, I cannot find a pair that is wide enough for my thighs and gives the loose, tapered and overall boyfriend, slouchy look.. Hope this makes sense??? Any advice? Where to start, brands?

  • Lisette -Denimology New York

    Very much makes sense as I do have kinda the same issue. What I do is I get the boyfriend jeans to fit a bit snug on the tights and after a few wears they usually stretch enough so the fit will be a perfect boyfriend. HINT: avoid jeans with too much stretch in them. Try to go for 100% cotton if possible as they stretch best:-)
    hope this helps!