For those of us that love vintage denims with the look and feel of real vintage and not artificially created vintage-y like jeans, there is one brand that totally gets it.
Japan based brand, Moussy Vintage, which originally started out as Moussy without Vintage btw, has mastered the *used, *old, and *much loved denim washes to absolute perfection.
And one of their most outstanding pair of jeans in terms of distressing and authentic looks are the Norwalk Straight Leg Mid Rise Ankle Jeans.
What we have been flooded and overwhelmed with in the last few years were jeans trying to give the impression of being well loved and much used by adding artificial looking whiskering and rips. There was – and still is – shrinking from the most exaggerated and unreal holes and whiskers along the front of the legs, while totally “forgetting” about the butt and the back, and all the rest.
Moussy Vintage jeans in general have the distressing down to a tee. Really, guys, look at the perfectly believable distressing at the front and back pockets (gallery below) and the almost ripped of finished hem. Doesn’t that make more sense to you than those unfinished an frayed hems, or artificially shredded front pockets!
Also – you can see the versatility of the cropped straight leg style here. Wear them with classic pumps (first image), your favorite sneakers, see above with the top-trendy Golden Goose, or with block heel booties, see below.