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Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
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Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
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Our jean shorts are made to fit just right—not too baggy, not too tight. Plus, they hit at the perfect place on the thigh to ensure maximum cool-girl legginess. Made of best-of-the-best denim, this pair has a just-worn-in-enough feel.  
  • Monogramming now available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters (initials, a pet's nickname, your hometown) for $10, please call 866 544 1937—FYI, we love red or navy thread with denim.
  • 100% premium cotton denim from the renowned Orta mill.
  • A medium indigo wash with hand-distressing for a lovingly worn-in look.
  • Copper hardware, tonal stitching.
  • True to size, fixed waistband.
  • 5" inseam.
  • Machine wash.
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Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash

Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's all relative. These shorts are great but you have to find the right size. I'm 5'7" and 115lbs, my standard size is a 25 and find Madewell denim TTS, but these were quite loose in comparison, even when considering the fit differences. I purchased a 25 online and exchanged in store for a 24 but would have bought a 23 if the size hadn't been sold out at the time and I've never worn a 23. The 25's were loose at the hip, they hung unattractively low in the front but gaped significantly if I pulled them up to my waist so a belt was pointless. The 24's fit better and I sort of wear them a little higher on my hips with the leg rolled twice. I think the 23's would've been perfect since the legs have enough room to size down unless you can squat like 300 lbs, in which case I'd say you're awesome and also go with your regular size. I love that they're 100% cotton and feel like the extra effort to find the right size is entirely worth having a no stretch denim option - more like these please!
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I've been looking fo I'm 5' 5" and 125 lbs. I generally wear a size 27 in the skinny skinny denim, but got a size 26 in these instead so that the waist wouldn't be too loose. They're a great length and will be perfect for summer in LA!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute, runs big Just bought these shorts after searching everywhere for a good, basic, high-waist blue-jean short. These are very flattering, not at all "mom-jean-shorts" (which I think some of the high-wasted jeans fall into this recently). They run so big though, I bought 2 sizes-down. I'm 5'2, 115lbs, usually wear a 26 in Madewell and I bought a 24(!!). I kept thinking I bought the wrong size, but they really do run big and fit much better if you size down.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits the Bill Like many other reviewers, I've been searching for the perfect pair of denim all summer. Now that it's the end of August, I settled for this pair. It took me a couple of tries to find the right size and ended up in a 26 (I usually wear a 28 in Madewell jeans). The fit, in my opinion, is the definition of the word "boyshorts." If you were looking for a short, tight fit then these are not for you. I was looking for something a bit modest - I just can't do the up the butt shorts that I saw everywhere this summer - and these fit the bill. The waist is definitely different, as it kind of flares up and then dips lower near the belly button, if that makes any sense. So they're a little big in the sides. I love the length, but it makes them a bit frumpy in the butt. Anyhow, they work for what I need right now but the search will definitely continue next summer.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the Fit You are Expecting Ordered these in my regular size and they were incredibly large. I wanted them enough that I returned and re-purchased in a size smaller. They fit great when you first put them on, but throughout the day the front section begins to stretch out. Not what anyone wants! It can be fixed with a belt, but, geesh! Sizing these is tough. I highly suggest visiting a store to verify the fit, even if it is over an hour away like mine!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not special enough to take home I have been hoping to pick up some denim shorts this summer, and when these went on sale I went to try them on. They were out of my usual 29 in the store but the salesperson found me a size 30 to try on. They were just OK -- I had tried on MW's high-rise denim shorts and liked the fit and look of those a lot better. These are just mid-rise, very straight, exactly like you took a pair of the boycut jeans and cut the legs off. For my body type (short waist and long butt!) I guess this style just doesn't seem too flattering -- I always like the idea of it but when I try these boy jean styles on I always feel like I look a lot better in skinnies and more fitted/feminine styles (and I don't dress particularly girly). Didn't take them home, although I'd be willing to try on a 29 and see if that looks any better.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weird fit I was really excited to try these on based on the reviews that said these shorts are a hit for those with wider hips/thighs, but they did not do me any justice. Like most pants/shorts, there was major gapping in the waist that would look silly even with a belt. The major gap was a deal breaker for me, and the fit was mediocre at best in the butt/thighs. Back to Madewell they go. For reference, I am 5'10", 160 lbs, and typically a size 29 or 30 in Madewell pants. I ordered these in a 29 with the results above.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the only pair of shorts i've ever liked These shorts are the ONLY shorts that have ever been comfortable to me! I have wide hips and wide thighs and I despise tight shorts and they are perfectly loose and the perfect length to prevent horrible thigh chafe. Highly recommend for girls with bigger thighs and hips like me. They stretch after multiple wears and the waist gets very large but washing them fixes that like every other pair of denim anythings.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy and Adorbs I collected three pairs of these, I loved them so much. I'd say the fit is perfect. I did order a fourth pair which was considerably smaller, so there are some sizing inconsistencies but I'm living in these babies this summer, y'all, and I got no complaints (I sent the small pair back). Comfort, style, price. Highly recommend. I'm 58, 5'4", and I wear a size 14 in most other brands.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality, but didn't suit my curvier body The quality of these shorts are great and durable, but the cut isn't right for everyone. If your hips are really wide compared to your waist, the gaping at the waist is significant... and tighter everywhere else. Not the "boyfriend short" I was looking for my figure. If gaping is a big problem to you, do not buy these shorts! If you have no issue with belts or tailoring and are very curvy, all the luck to you!
Date published: 2016-05-30
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