I said it before and I will say it again: I despise wearing skinny jeans. Never mind the fact that retailers have become obsessed with cutting skinny denim especially short. A 31 inch inseam does not a tall full length pant, jean or otherwise, inseam make. Wearing a pair of jeans designed as slim as a legging feels claustrophobic and I do not understand how anybody can find the style comfortable.
So much so, that it is rare that I promote or even wear any denim on the blog. With the exception of the demi boot cut crop jeans, I live in dresses, skirts, and shorts during the summer. Come winter, I tend to pair dresses or skirts with opaque tights although I found a game changer. I am talking about the bootcut premium brand tall jeans.
the tall jeans
Do you remember the height of the premium denim boom? 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, AG, Paige, Rock and Republic, True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, Hudson Jeans. Over a decade ago, definitely prior to the 2008 recession, it was easy to procure tall denim from all of the premium denim brands. My collection of 7FAM, Rock and Republic, Joe’s Jeans was solid, and I was always on the verge of purchasing the Hudson Supermodel Jean, but never pulled the trigger. I should have because nowadays, seemingly no premium denim brand, sans Frame, is making jeans in tall.
I initially found these tall jeans a whopping three years ago, when I was struck by the fact that the product description included that they had a 36 inch inseam. Since then, they have appeared in shopping posts several time. Only a month ago did I make a move after they went 25 percent off. After I slipped them on, it was clear to me that I should have ordered them earlier.
The fabric is different than all other 7 For All Mankind denim I have owned in the past. It is the B(Air) denim and it is super soft and stretchy. Though it is not particularly clear from the photos as I was hiking up the jeans to keep them from getting wet on our balcony, the jeans are the perfect length to wear with my new pair of Sarah Flint Natalie flats.
Admittedly graphic tees are not something that I seek out to purchase. I would much rather prefer to keep the vintage concert tee shirts passed down to me from my parents in constant rotation. However, this tee shirt (last seen here, a mere three weeks ago) spoke to me. The brand is Chaser, which is the same brand that made my Palm Springs muscle tee (seen here and here). Though the model in the product photo is pregnant and I wore it throughout my pregnancy, I don’t think it is an actual maternity fit. Every time I wear it, I field compliments on it.