A couple of months ago we told you about the fabulous collaboration of RE/DONE with Cindy Crawford. I did the post and and the interesting thing is that there was one phrase Cindy said about creating THE perfect pair of vintage jean, that I couldn’t get out of my mind:
“For me, the jean couldn’t be super-super-high-waisted because that isn’t how we wore them (in the ’90s). And also, on a mom, they feel like ‘mom jeans’ when they’re that high. My original Levi’s weren’t super-tight, either—they were tight when you first put them on, but not through the calf or at the ankle. So these are fitted through the butt and thigh, but then it’s more of a straight leg, and you can wear them with a pump.”
With this in mind – it so totally reflects what I think should be a real AUTHENTIC vintage jean – I had to give it a try. Off to Barney’s and into the Crawford jean and hooked I was LOL!
Not that I don’t love my “regular” RE/DONE’s with the super high waist and totally refurbished from old jeans – those are my true loves always. But the Crawford jean just has this perfect fit, as Cindy herself stated: not too high, not too skinny. The only problem for me was that they all come with a very long inseam – 33″ is way too long for my mere 5″4. I am now used to cutting off my jeans and leave the hems undone, but somehow I felt that this wasn’t going to work well with the idea of this particular style.
Instead, I took them to a tailor and had him hem my jeans, adding the original hem in the right length, so much cooler!
The RE/DONE Crawford jeans come in two versions: in a rigid denim of 100% cotton and with 2% stretch. Looking at them, you cannot tell the difference, but you will feel it when you try them on.
And there is one more significant point: Cindy’s 16 year old daughter, Kaia Gerber is as much a fan of these jeans as Cindy herself. So, in this case, let’s forget about “not your daughter’s/mother’s jeans”, muah!!!!