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Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
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Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash
Product Details
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.
  • Import.
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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 Versatile for a denim short I bought several sizes larger as I like denim shorts to be loose around the legs. I also think they look better that way. I hate those cheeky shorts if you know what I mean! Paired with a loose flowing simple tee and sandals they look fab! Love the cut on the legs too and they are long enough to roll them up higher if you do want to show a little more leg.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Great fit! Love how these are more high waisted and can roll them to have different lengths! great fit! Can't wait to wear them in the summer!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered Two More Pairs If you're looking for a pair of high waisted denim shorts that don't make you look like those teens who are trying to bring back the mom jeans, then these are for you! For reference, I'm 5'7", 115lbs and got the 25s which are a perfect fit and loosen with wear. After one day of wearing these, I had to buy a second pair!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shorts Love this pair of shorts. I'm 5'7 120lbs and size 25 fit perfectly. I'm usually a 27-28 but I had to size down. Shorts are the perfect length, not too long or short. They go with just about everything. I've already worn them many times!
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Summer and early fall These shorts changed my mind about boy shorts! they are modest without being too frumpy. Very comfortable and can be easily dressed up or down. I suggest either sizing down or wearing a belt as these were a little large around my waist. I usually wear a size 24 in madewell jeans and I bought the same size in the shorts (a smaller size was unavailable). They fit great around the booty but are loose around the waist. I wear these with a belt. I will wear these with ankle boots in Sept/Oct when it is still quiet warm in NYC.
Date published: 2016-08-15
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