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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition
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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition
Product Details
Lean and modern, this fresh fit kicks out just a bit at the hem for a mini-flare look that works with flats and heels alike. With our extra-high 9 1/2" rise, these jeans are made from some of the world's best holds-you-in, lifts-you-up denim. (So not the bootcuts you wore in junior high, in other words.)
  • 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 93% cotton/6% poly/1% elastane denim from the renowned ISKO™ mill.
  • A medium indigo wash with artful hand distressing; destroyed "chewed" hems are finished by hand for a vintage vibe.
  • Antique silver hardware, contrast stitching, button-through fly.
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a cropped flare leg.
  • Front rise: 9 1/2"; inseam: 26"; leg opening for size 25: 15 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed-Hem Edition is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite jeans! When I first opened the package, I said to myself "hmmmm... I don't think these are going to be for me." (I am 55...a young 55, but 55 none the less, much to my chagrin). When I tried them on however, I did not want to take them off. They are SUPER comfortable and a nice weight for summer. They also give my skinny flat rear end a little shape. BONUS!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to the skinny jean I wear jeans almost every day. I am truly obsessed! So I loved finding a pair of jeans that is a little different from the rest - love the slight flare, the frayed hem, and the buttons. Super flattering! I will definitely be buying these in white too. I am 5'7", weigh 115lbs and the size 25 is the perfect fit.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jeans! Love these jeans! They are absolutely worth the price. Super soft and not too much stretch. I did wind up sizing down on these for a little bit of a better fit. Loved them so much, bought the white pair too! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed. I tried these jeans on in the store and immediately fell in love!! They are so flattering, so stylish, and so amazing. I sized down from a 28 to a 27 and am very happy I did so. These will FOR SURE be a spring and summer staple. Madewell - please make more denim colors in the cali denim!!!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looooooooooove I love these. I'm not the hugest fan of super-stretchy denim, but these keep their shape beautifully over multiple wears, and just look fantastically cute. I'm 5'2", and the rise is basically perfect for a high-but-not-too-high rise, and I didn't have to take a scissor to the bottoms to "re-hem" them! These are more forgiving than the other Cali Demi-Boot jeans I have, but not enough that I would go down a size. I'm squarely size 25 in all my Madewell jeans at this point, and I like the 25 in these. However, if you're truly between sizes (or switch between two), I'd size down. It's a thinner "summer weight" denim, as others have said, so it'll be nice for humid city summers, but doesn't seem flimsy/weak.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Size matters I went into the store to buy these and the sales associate said I should get a size 26 if I wear a size 27. She informed me the size 27 jeans I was wearing were actually too big - I thought they fit perfect. I took her advice and ordered a size 26 and am so happy I did. At first, I was hesitant because I do not like a tight fitting waist but after wearing the jeans I realized although they are a little tighter than I'm use to in the waist, they fit perfectly in my legs, butt, and do not give me a muffin top! Great jeans; cool new style, buy them!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the fit, just not the chewed hem I went to Madewell intending to purchase the Cali-Demi Boot crop jean in Kane wash which I had tried on & couldn't wait to buy. Unfortunately, they were sold out in my size in all stores & online. :-(. The salesperson said these jeans were amazing on & so I purchased them. I love, love the button down & Cali bootcut, but am still deciding if I can wear the chewed hem. I can't seem to warm up to it. I have considered just cutting it off and having a straight, raw hem.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and fabulous I went down one size to get the perfect fit. The button front and frayed hems make these jeans special. They look great with flats and heels, which is hard to find. Yes, you can wear them with sneakers, but I think they look better on me if I wear a pointy toe shoe. If you have heels you love, these will highlight them nicely. They are super soft and lightweight with a lot of stretch. They are light in color, lightweight and cropped, which may prevent me from wearing them on cold days, but I will bust these out the minute it hits no sock weather. They are the perfect rise and no where close to mom jeans. I'm 5'3 and they hit me at the perfect spot above my ankle to show just the right amount of skin. The photo doesn't do them justice. Try them.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the picture I'm so glad I tried these on in the store, because I would have ordered my skinny jeans size, and that size fit okay, but when I went one size down, they looked so much better. They are fitted and look good that way. I'm 5'4 and the length hit an inch or so longer, which I like better. The button fly is great and they aren't too high waisted...just right. They do have a little stretch (but not too much) and they shape the rear view nicely. The wash is for spring/summer and they are not a heavy denim. I can see these with sneakers or sandals. I will take them to the beach on vacation. Perfect!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Staple! These jeans are SO comfortable and really versatile in terms of what to wear with them. I've dressed up with a structured button up & loafers and dressed down with slide on tennis shoes and a hoodie. LOVE the exposed buttons and the length. I'm 5'5" with shorter legs so a lot of times jeans are too long on me... these were just right! Very flattering too! Thanks Madewell :)
Date published: 2017-01-16
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