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The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition
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The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition
The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition
The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition
The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition
Product Details
Our Perfect Summer Jean gets a year-round makeover thanks to a slightly longer inseam, a just-right darker wash and, in the case of this pair, a cool hand-cut raw hem that's just a touch longer in back (for that hemmed-it-yourself look). With a '90s-supermodel-inspired high rise that perfectly accentuates the waist, these look like the kind of wear-forever vintage jeans that are far too hard to find.
  • 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 100% cotton denim from the renowned Orta mill.
  • An old-school dark indigo wash with a lovingly worn-in look and a cool raw hem.
  • Copper hardware, contrast stitching.
  • Sits above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a slim leg.
  • Front rise: 11"; inseam: 26"/27"; leg opening for size 25: 12 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
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The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition

The Perfect Vintage Jean: Step-Hem Edition is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love First of all these are TTS! I am a true 26 with athletic butt and thighs- I sized down because of reviews and they were too tight in waist and upper legs. What I love about these is the high waist and the WASH! I have been looking forever for this vintage dye and it is perfect. The 100% cotton make them look and feel like REAL jeans not leggings. Just what I wanted. Don't love the distressing bc it makes me feel cheesy but it's not too bad.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soft denim, cool fit I ordered these online because I loved the wash of the denim, the step-hem, and the vintage fit. I got my usual Madewell size and they fit well in the waist and hips but were a bit roomy in the legs since they have a straight-leg. Also, I am 5'2 so the length is not as cropped on me as it appears on the model. I already wore them with heeled clogs and liked the vintage vibe of the jeans.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from truly vintage-like i LOVE these. not too slim, not too wide.the waist is small, but since they are 100% cotton, it should stretch. they really do look vintage, in the best way possible. i got my usual madewell 26 (27 in other brands).
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and style I had missed the opportunity to purchase a similar style jean from Frame Denim but was super happy when Madewell brought this pair out. They fit perfectly and look great with mid-calf booties. Love them
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Confused by the varying reviews There seems to be a wide array of reviews here, but I can only speak to my experience - these run tiny. I have worn a 28 at Madewell and J. Crew since I started shopping here in 2014, and they're the only places I buy jeans, period. I'll sometimes size down to a 27 in the more boyfriend-fit styles. I couldn't even button these in my usual 28! There were no 29's in store, so I couldn't try a size up, but again - I've never worn size 29 at Madewell. Word of warning!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still Thinking... I got these jeans and still haven't decided whether or not to return them. They're high waisted so I ended up going up a size to fit my waist, but then the legs themselves got a very baggy/boyfriend look which I'm not sure I love. They don't look at all like the photo, they're much more along the lines of the loose cropped jeans trend.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Big, very big. I'm 5'9", 135~ish. My first pair of jeans were the wide leg crops and I was a size 29 in those. When I ordered these in size 29, they made my bottom look 10 times larger even though I am already kind of bottom heavy, my waist was really loose and so was everything else.I know how madewell jeans are suppose to fit around the waist, but It was really large to the point where it fitted like a boyfriend jean-loose all around. And the legs were very, very long :( One upside that I loved was the fact that they were so comfortable! And I have always and will always love madewell because of their impeccable quality!!!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Small - Higher Waist I have three other pairs of Madewell jeans and this seems to be true for me and these jeans! I am a normal size 27 but whenever they are high-waisted I have to go up to a 28 or 29. This is true for these. I ordered a 27 and the legs fit fine but the waist was much too narrow. I'm not sure I would have kept anyway because the legs are straight and seemed too loose around the calves. Cute classic denim color and hems though!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable fit but so-so style If I'd read a lot of the reviews before buying these jeans, I'm not sure I would have purchased them. I agree with several of the other reviewers -- the fit seems slimmer in the model pictures, while the actual jean is relaxed bordering on baggy in the thighs and lower legs. Because of this, the jeans seem less straight-leg and more demi-boot. The jeans are also darker than the bright blue wash pictured. I'm still deciding whether I want to keep them and get them tailored to be more fitted/tapered or return them.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No stretch These looked really cute on and fit true to size but didn't keep them because there is no extra stretch in them. Because my weight fluctuates I need the extra stretch.
Date published: 2017-03-16
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