selvedge jeans

After what – maybe 15 years or so – of skinny jeans, with occasionally straying to some boyfriends, wide legs, flares….you finally feel it. It’s THE END.

But then, overcome by doubts, you look at yourself in the mirror and – dab – there is just no other jean out there that makes you look as sexy and cool as, yeah, those skinnies. Not. Anymore.

Here comes the more-than-welcome alternative to your eternal skinnies: The cigarette style from the GAP’s icon denim line, the High Rise Selvedge Cigarette jeans. Cut on the upper part exactly like a skinny jean, and going straight down to the ankles, you could almost call these jeans a skinny without the tapered leg.

Made of stretch selvedge denim with the “tell-tale” selvedge red stitching detail at the coin pocket and the inside seams, these jeans feel exactly as comfortable as any skinny. But the less clinging leg makes it possible to cuff the hems, which adds an edge to the whole look:

The Cigarette Jeans are part of the GAP’s 1969 Heritage collection, created to celebrate that heritage.

  • Premium 1969 Kaihara Japanese stretch selvedge denim made on vintage shuttle looms.
  • Rope dyed in a deep indigo color that uniquely fades over time for a worn-in look and feel.
  • Button closure, zip fly.
  • Five-pocket styling.
  • Distressed detailing throughout.
  • Rip at wearer’s left knee with repair detailing.
  • Cuffs can be unrolled.

Personal observation: as you all know, I am not into skinny stretch denim jeans at all, but these cigarette jeans definitely provided me with the perfect “skinny, but non skinny”, jean. I am definitely so going to go this way!