Forever in Blue Jeans

With the opening of two new stores that specialize in jeans—Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, on Newbury Street, and Madewell, in Chestnut Hill—there have never been more denim options available around town. Here’s a look at our favorite pairs across six style categories.

By | Boston Magazine |
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Photograph by Jonathon Kambouris. Styling by Sabrina Strelitz/Anchor Artists.

1. WIDE LEG
Habitual “Harlow” cotton-and-polyester jeans, $221, the Blues Jean Bar.

2. SKINNY
Cotton, polyester, and spandex jeans, $115, Madewell.

3. CLASSIC STRAIGHT
Fidelity “Rev” cotton-and-polyester mid-rise jeans, $204, the Blues Jean Bar.

4. BOOTCUT
J Brand “Brooke” cotton, polyester, and elastane mid-rise jeans, $194, Barneys New York.

5. BOYFRIEND
“Calera” cotton jeans, $125, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren.

6. CROPPED
Mother “The Looker” cotton, polyester, and elastane jeans, $200, Injeanius.

 

FIT COMMANDMENTS
Alison Barnard, owner of the North End shop Injeanius, spills her denim secrets.

To thine own butt be true: Don’t get caught up in trends or what looks good on a model or your best friend—just because you like the way jeans look on someone else doesn’t mean they will suit your shape.

Mind the pockets: Pockets should sit in the center of your behind and be proportional to its length, width, and curve. For example, if you have a flat derrière and wide hips, you need larger pockets to add shape.

Buy them tight: Jeans with spandex or elastane in them will stretch a full size after you’ve worn them a few times. Try on jeans that are one size up to see how they will fit after they stretch.

Tailor, tailor, tailor: Because we come in all shapes and sizes, it’s hard for designers to get it right for everyone. A tailor can adjust the length (wash them first), nip in waists, or patch holes to prolong the life of your blues.

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