You’ve probably been hearing and reading a lot about the “Death of the Skinny Jeans”. But the fact is, as far as we can tell, this is not about the actual “death” of anything, but much more like – let’s give them a break.
Because in spite of what fashionistas and influencers out there want to make us believe, there is absolutely no way we are totally ditching our skinnies. And this comes from yours truly, a longtime dedicated loose and oversized fit fan. Even I do skinny jeans every once in a while, and I promise, these will always continue to be part of any denim wearing person’s lifestyle.
But, we are definitely giving the skinnies some off-time. And there’s that other fit out there – has been for a couple of years actually – which is the slim straight leg.
Less stretchy and spandex-y than your skinny jeans, the slim fits are generally made with at the most 2% of Elastane , if not of 100% cotton denim. You will also find that the denim is a bit more heavier weight, with more consistency and that authentic look and feel of denim. As opposed to the stretch skinnies which often look and feel like leggings.
In this feature we have chosen six of our favorite slim fit jeans that we are wearing right now when we formerly would have gone for a pair of skinny jeans. Like, wearing our jeans tucked into knee-high boots (read here).
Oh and guys – we’re taking care of you, too, promise! Coming up ASAP your slim jeans edition:-)
BLANKNYC Cooper Slim Straight Jeans ($88)
Frame Le Garcon Slim-Leg Jeans ($271)
AGOLDE Nico Ultra High-Rise Slim Straight Jeans ($168)
Saint Laurent Distressed High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans ($690)