We have been in a total vintage-revival mood for quite a few seasons now. New jeans made look old, and old jeans being refurbished and adapted to what we are wearing nowadays.
If there is one brand out there that does it right, then it’s California brand, RE/DONE. They have teamed up with Levi’s, and wht they are doing actually is quite amazing: they collect vintage Levi’s jeans from all over, take them apart and actually “re-construct” them.
Here is what the brand tells us:
“RE/DONE is not a denim company. RE/DONE is the first luxury label that was born online and grown as an e-commerce brand, founded by Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur (he’s Alessandra Ambrosio’s fiance, and she is, of course, the brand’s most avid ambassador!).
But more than that, RE/DONE is a movement – a movement to restore individuality to the luxury fashion space, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant, and a movement to create sustainable fashion.
Vintage Levi’s denim carries, within its stitching, stories of years of wear – a history of a past life. Its travels have been recorded in the frayed pockets, the whiskered coloring, the torn knees, and the faded denim. These pre-loved jeans have circulated owners and changed hands over the past few decades, transforming them and giving them a life of their own. Like a fine wine, the Levi’s denim only gets better with age.
Our RE/DONE jeans are a celebration of the Levi’s jean’s past and a continuation of the jean’s individual story. We take the vintage denim apart at the seams, repurposing it as the fabric of our new jeans. We launched with one mid-rise modern skinny fit, and one irreverent, perfectly slouchy, borrowed-from-the-boys relaxed fit and have since added a perfect belly-button skimming high-rise cut. We are proud to manufacture our jeans in Downtown Los Angeles using water conserving methods and no harsh chemicals. Quantities will always be limited since each pair is handpicked, hand cut, and distinctly one of a kind.
RE/DONE is committing to giving our customers the completely unique experience of self-curating their vintage denim purchase. The pair you select on our website is the pair that you will receive at your doorstep. We simplify the tedious process of searching for hours or days to find the perfect looking vintage jeans, then having to find a “denim” tailor to modernize the fit, yet give you that same personalized experience, ultimately taking individuality a step further than anyone else.
These jeans have both vintage character and modern fit. With them, you’ll never have to sacrifice personality for shape.”
See below the newest addition to the RE/DONE collection, the Black High Rise Ankle Crop.
When I first heard about these skinnies with stretch – I went like…no way, just what we don’t need, another skinny with stretch. But I am biting my tongue now. I couldn’t have been more wrong. First off, there is only 1% of stretch, and second, the fit is an absolute classic. The jeans fit like a skinny, but still feel rigid, and the look is totally insane sexy – check them out below:
“The Originals Stretch Black High Rise Ankle Crop is the best version of a classic skinny black jean that you could imagine. This jean includes 1% comfort-stretch infused with the denim for added comfort, without losing its true denim feel. Inspired by our best selling fit, this High Rise Ankle Crop skims the base of your belly button with an 11 inch rise and extends down to your ankle with a 27.5 inch unfinished hem. It is a style that transcends different eras of style and is paradoxically old and new at the same time. This jean is designed using all the “imperfections” that occur when reconstructing the vintage RE/DONE | Levi’s: twisted leg seams, slightly off-centered pockets and one-sided wear patterns on the out seams. It features a button-fly closure, copper rivets and true men’s back pockets. This just might be the most comfortable, which still flattering, jean RE/DONE has ever made. We’ve elevated this wardrobe staple. And now, the origin story of this jean begins with you.”