'70s-inspired jeans have been popular for quite a while now. All types of higher-rise, wide-leg denim have graced the store racks. But, there's something really special about these new jeans from Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply that make them just a little more interesting than the rest of the pack. More than anything, they remind me of the long, dark, high-waist jeans my mom wore in the late '70s and early '80s. It's that sleek authenticity that has really captivated me.
These Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply '70s Flare Jeans are made from a 70% cotton/ 30% polyester blend dark denim with slight whiskering that looks more like a well-worn pair of jeans and less like an overly-manipulated decoration. The backside is simple and free of the "signature" stitching and detailing that has become so common these days. I think the plain, simple look, which really lets the shape of the jeans shine through, aids in the authentic vintage look. Pocket decoration wasn't so big back in the day.
Wear these vintage-look jeans with a ladylike bow blouse or snug sweater to carry through the vintage look. Add a tee and blazer, or a slouchy cashmere cardigan for a more updated look. Either way, let these well made, well designed jeans take the spotlight. They definitely deserve it.
→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply '70s Flare Jeans, $228.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.