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Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
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Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans
Product Details
Limited edition and small batch, Rivet & Thread designs are future keepsakes crafted in LA from top-of-the-line fabrics. Take these jeans, for example: Made of best-of-the-best Japanese denim, they have dramatic wide legs for a '40s-meets-the-'70s feel. The sky-high 12" rise has a supersleek effect, thanks to a tricky detail—Magic Pockets in front that offer an extra layer of holds-you-in sorcery for the slimmest, smoothest look yet (plus, a touch of added stretch ensures you're still totally comfortable).
  • Monogramming available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters for $10 (free for Madewell Insiders), please call 866 544 1937.
  • Premium 98% cotton/2% elastane denim from Japan's Kaihara mill.
  • Faded indigo wash.
  • Fitted through hip and thigh with a wide leg.
  • Front rise: 12"; inseam: 32"; leg opening for size 25: 21".
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans

Rivet & Thread Retro Wide-Leg Jeans is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pair of wide leg jeans ever! I love these jeans so much I am purchasing a second pair! They are soft with a tailored fit - they don't smash your backside nor are they tight around your curves. Thank you Madewell for designing such amazing denim. I usually wear a 30 or 31 in Madewell jeans and purchased these in a 31.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love These jeans are so comfortable. Yes, expensive but I've been wearing them almost everyday since I got them. Totally obsessed. I've dressed them up (to an extent) and down. They're awesome. :) :) :)
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection!!! Buy these immediately!!! While a big-time Madewell addict, this was my first purchase of River & Thread jeans. I have been looking for the perfect pair of high-waisted wide-leg jeans, and I could not be happier. They are much higher-waisted than I expected (which is a good thing), and the thick denim is wonderful. I would recommend considering sizing down though. I'm normally a 26 in Madewell jeans, but these are a bit loose around the waist. Otherwise, these are probably my new favorite jeans.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attention tall girls! I was hesitant to purchase these. My first rivet and thread jeans and I'm in complete love! Being 5,10 I was sure these wood flood but they are perfect! The fabric is thicker than the regular Madewell jeans.. with just enough stretch! This are my go-to jeans for fall! Thank you Madewell!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit My normal size would be a 28 but I ordered down one size to a 27. I am just under 5' 4". The pants would be too long with flat shoes. You need a bit of height and then they fall perfectly.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Size down! I'm a size 27 / 4 through and through. Had to swap these for a 26. They're VERY flattering. I'm all torso and these make me look like a leggy babe! They're very long (I'm 5'6"), but that wide cuff at the bottom is part of what makes the design so great, so I'm committed to always wearing them with heels rather than taking them up.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best jeans ever! Gorgeous! Rivet and thread has been nailing it this season. The 12inch waist is to DIE for, such a rarity to get such an extreme high rise that isn't a jegging. These are thick, with a slight stretch, and a medium muted rinse. The swatch online doesn't give you a good idea of the color. Luckily it's a muted medium rinse. There is a lot of whiskering but it's appropriate for the style and it looks great. Definantly need to be worn with some heels if you are 5'6" and below. I imagine anyone under 5'6" would need to hem these beauties. I'm 5'6" 135lb athletic build. I normally wear a 27 and I purchased a 27 in these. They are a little loose, I'm sure I could have sized down, but I'm glad I didn't, they are great!
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like back in the day Reminds me of a great pair of jeans that I had in the 70s. Wear them with a pair of platforms and you're good to go!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously Loved These... I tried these on and really loved them! So comfortable! I am pretty much always a 24 at Madewell these days and these were that perfect amount of loose without being too big through the waist and hips. The wide leg was SO GOOD! But I don't have ANY SHOES that work with these. Which means I'm not allowed to buy them because they'll sit in my closet. Every shoe I tried made me feel like I was 14 again. Sigh. I'm just not cool enough for these jeans. Note: They're darker and less worn looking in person than the photos,
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sophisticated These work! They require leap of faith bc you can only order em online, however, they are featured prominently in Madewell catalogs and ads. I suggest them. They lift your tush and they are super age appropriate for me (let's say I'm just not in my 20s). The wide leg I will style like 1940s as much as I can. The high rise is perfection. I had to size down one size. I find this is true across the board, when a high rise goes above ten inches with Madewell. My pair was way lighter than the color displayed online but they do warn you it's small batch.
Date published: 2017-09-20
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