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The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash
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The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash
Product Details
Our wear-every-day summer jeans are back with the same '90s-supermodel-inspired high rise that perfectly accentuates the waist. Finished with hand-placed tears, this pair is a year-rounder.
  • We recommend getting these in your usual size—they'll feel tight at first but stretch out juuuuuuust enough after a couple of wears.
  • Premium 100% cotton denim from the renowned Orta mill.
  • An old-school light indigo wash with destruction.
  • Copper hardware, contrast stitching.
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a slim leg.
  • Front rise: 11"; inseam: 27"; leg opening for size 25: 12 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash

The Perfect Summer Jean in Malden Wash is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG YES I had tried on the Perfect Summer Jean earlier this month and felt too soccer mom-ish. Madewell Berkeley just opened dangerously close to my home and I got a gift card, so I went in today and tried on a bunch of styles I hadn't yet - not really intending to make a purchase. BUT THESE JEANS ARE PERFECT! The distressing gives them an edgier feel. I'm 5'4" and a huge devotee to the 9" skinny in 26 and also have a couple Flea Market Flares in the same size. Tried these on in my usual size and BINGO couldn't leave without them. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to ride out the recent 90's throwback trend or anyone just wanting a more casual jean for summer.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I agree with the other reviewer that the picture doesn't do these justice. They're such a cute summer staple jean. They keep everything packed in and the fit down the leg is so dreamy and has that vintage feel. You'll definitely need to size down. I'm typically a 25 in Madewell denim and sized down to a 23, at 5'4" 114lbs. They felt a little tight at first but after wearing for a day, they loosened up a bit and I think they look killer, especially cuffed with a cute tank. These will be so perfect for summer!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Yes Yes Bought these in the Fitzgerald wash last year and lived in them all summer. Excited to have another pair in a different wash. I'm 5'6, 140lbs, and the 28 fit just right. Also important to note that these jeans are the perfect cut for pear shaped ladies, make your butt look great and little to no gapping at the waist!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs one size large It's a nice light weight denim for those hot summer days. I think the distressing is a bit too much for me, otherwise very cute. I do find I to be a bit large. I usually wear 26 in Madewell jeans but 25 was the right fit for these.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worth the journey I went in quite a trek with these jeans. Bought them in store in my normal size and they fit great but the first time I wore them, they split all the way down the thigh. Exchanged for another pair in the same size but didn't try them on - mistake! TRY THESE ON. Each pair fits differently. That pair was way too small and fit entirely differently. Third time is the charm - took them back and finally got the perfect pair and WOWZA. these jeans are unreal. big old TY to madewell for being so accommodating with all my crazy returns and exchanges, but totally worth it!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect IF you can find the right pair I have been looking for a slouchier, distressed, high waisted, lighter jean for awhile and love this pair. Most boyfriend jeans are too lowrise and baggy thru the thighs. This pair is great for the pear shaped lady IF you find the right pair. I tried on multiple sizes and multiple pairs in the same size and they all fit a bit different. I ordered online as well and the pair that came were a completely different color and way looser than the pair I ended up bringing home from the store. I sized down to a 26 and I normally wear a 27 or 28 in jeans.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for curvy figures For reference my measurements are 32-25-34 and these did nothing for me. Because there is no stretch they were not flattering on me at all. They hugged in funny places and oddly made my butt look flat (it is totally not) also i had to size up two sizes to even get them to button. Great quality as always from Madewell and these are great trendy jeans but more for ladies who are very thin with model type figures.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from size up The thighs run small so if you work out at all, size up 1-2 sizes. Yes the waist will be big then but I ordered up one size only since it's 100% cotton, sat down, and the distressing at the knee ran all the way up the leg to the hole at the top of the leg. I will have to patch them to wear them for the first time. Guess I should stop doing those squats.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect high rise! let me preface this review by saying that i am not the biggest fan of extremely high rise jeans- i'm slightly busty and 5'4" so i don't think a high rise does much for me. i've been really wanting to love the perfect summer/vintage/fall jean since last summer, especially with all the rave reviews. the fitzgerald wash looked too mom like on me. then i really liked the chet wash, but the waist seemed to run tight (i'm a size 26 in madewell jeans). then there was this! perfect distressing mixed with the fitzgerald type wash! i don't think the picture does much justice. i love them! the waist seemed to be a hair bigger/comfier than the chet. the raw hem is fine, i don't have a strong opinion either way since i cuff them. since these are 100% cotton they hold it's shape throughout the day. it has that mom-like feel, with a boyfriend twist and an edgier, sexier feel thanks to the distressing. i didn't think i could feel sexy in mom-jeans; this pair helped me make that leap to cool mom jeans!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jeans I really love these jeans, the quality and style are great! They do run large I had to size down to a 23. The only real downfall is the length, I'm 5'2 so they hit just below my ankle. I contacted Madewell about getting them hemmed but unfortunately they can't maintain the raw hem which is one of the reasons I bought them. I definitely recommend them for short girls either way, they still look great rolled. Madewell, please start selling petite sizes!!!
Date published: 2017-03-31
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