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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 2.7 out of 5 by 20.
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 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 2 out of 5 by from Pictures are deceptive. The waist fits nicely (true to size). But it is wide, loose, and big everywhere else. It looks nothing like the pictures. Sure, I am not a model so I am aware that it may look slightly different on me. But it's too different! I am disappointed since I really wanted these jeans. Quality is nice, however.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short!! These jeans would be perfect but, like the cruiser straight, they have only one inseam option. i'm tall (5'10") so they are not simply "cropped" on me—i have no idea how the model pictured manages to have hers at a normal length. Please offer a tall version of all of your jeans, Madewell!
Date published: 2016-12-30
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 1 out of 5 by from Great look, extremely poor quality I was really excited to find these jeans. Love the style. The girl in the shop on Newbury street in Boston was super sweet and helped me find my size - she recommended I order a size down so the denim can stretch out. I wore these to work one day and felt amazing!! Quite sadly, however, they ripped along the entire back pocket from the waistband to 3/4 of the way down the butt halfway through the day when I went to the bathroom. Had to pull the classic 7th grade I-just-got-my-period move and tie a sweater around my waist to attend a meeting. For something bearing the tag "madewell", these are certainly not that. And definitely not worth the price.
Date published: 2017-01-27
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 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was really excited for these - they look so cute on the model. Unfortunately the denim feels thin, and they look really cheap in person. The color is also not as vibrant - and can't we just get rid of all that silly whiskering altogether? They're also weirdly baggy around the knees -- and even though this is a straight/tapered leg jean, it seems there's extra room. I have the "perfect summer jean" in the fitzgerald and the white and I absolutely LOVE them...unfortunately Madewell has failed to make a product as good as that since.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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