Not quite sure when I became a denim addict; but its happened and I won’t question it. As much as I love a good pair of Gap Jeans, I gravitate more toward vintage denim in the Levis variety. There is nothing like a good pair of vintage denim; they are nicely broken in, frayed and ripped in all the right places and can be dressed up or down depending how you style them. A good pair of vintage denim should be a staple in every girls closet; so if you don’t have a pair run and get one….NOW! My go to place for vintage denim is of course the thrift store but you can score them at a large number of big box retailers as well such as RE/DONE and Urban Outfitter Renewal. You can even go right to Levi’s to purchase a good pair of vintage jeans.
If you are up for a hunt, here are a few tips for finding the right pair for you.
- Know your waist size and inseam. Vintage sizing is much different than modern day sizing, so knowing your waist and inseam measurements are key to a good fit.
- Be sure to try them on. You want to ensure a good fit before you purchase so be sure to try your jeans on before hand.
- Men’s Vintage Levis are more commonly found. Something that I learned not to long ago, but there are more pairs of vintage men’s Levis out there than women, so be sure to look in the men’s section. Plus if you are looking for that good ol’ hi-wasted look, men jeans are the way to go.
Photos by Sandy Swagger Jones