Shop ATX: HEM Jeans + AG Jeans
jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied | tank: Old Navy | vintage vest: Blue Velvet | necklace: City Wide Garage Sale | wedges: Cynthia Vincent for Target | hat: Walmart
And here's the part that I really appreciate: these jeans not only fit like a dream, but they are produced solely in the United States using an "eco friendly" process. The wash I chose was not distressed and was made with an eco-friendlier indigo dye. The slight flare makes them a style that is sure to stay in my closet rotation for years.
- Joe's- six years old (Macy's rewards coupled with an employee discount)
- Paper Denim and Cloth- six years old (Macy's employee discount)
- Paige Premium- four years old (via Buffalo Exchange and employee credit)
- Robert Cavalli jeans- four years old (via Buffalo Exchange and trade credit)
- Lucky Brand- new (courtesy of Lucky)
- Indi Custom- new (Groupon)
- Seven for All Mankind- new (Costco)
- AG- new (Groupon)
I've gotten some really good deals on these and for most of them, a lot of wear. The next time I want for new jeans, I'd like to buy second-hand, though. Those are the deals I feel really good about, but I'm convinced that women my size aren't letting go of their jeans. They hardly ever have my size (unhemmed) at Buffalo Exchange. Alas, if I see a good deal new, I jump on it. The good news is that denim manufacturers and brands are starting to wise-up about the environmental hazards of their production (example: GAP just announced their new social responsibility guidelines that included limiting their water waste in denim production). It's been a little easier to shop a little more responsibly.
Question of the day: Who else loves premium denim? What are some of your favorite brands? Those of you who prefer more affordable options, which brands do you feel are the most bang for your buck?