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The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash
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The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash
The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash
The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash
Product Details
We remade our vintage-inspired Perfect fit jeans into a just-right pair of cutoffs. With an easy tall rise that you can wear high at the waist or low and slouchy, these supersoft shorts are instant classics.
  • 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 ringspun denim.
  • A light indigo wash with hand-placed rips and destruction.
  • Matte silver hardware, contrast stitching.
  • True to size.
  • 3" inseam.
  • Cotton.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash

The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Denim Short - Runs Large I purchased these in my original size 27 and they were so big. Went to the store to exchange and found that the size 25 was perfect. I wore them all weekend and got so many compliments. They stretched out a little but not enough that would make me want to get an even smaller size. I'm 5/7" and size 2 for reference. I love the high waist and destroyed hem!
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love but buy two for two occasions LOVE these shorts! However they run BIG. I'm normally a 27/28 and the 28's were massive. I am keeping the 27's as a loose fit short and ordering a 26 for a more fitted short. They are also 100% cotton so no stretch.. but that means they will stretch out some as well. But the length is great- I am 5'10" - 5'11" for reference
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Big I am curvy, 5'4 and wear a 29 in Madewell jeans consistently. These fit in the things/butt but wow, the waist is HUGE. I don't know who these would actually fit properly! I even tried belting the waist and they were still big. I ended up keeping them and had the waist taken in by a tailor -- I know not an ideal scenario, but honestly, I liked the shorts below the waistline and have been looking for something distressed at a decent price. These fit the bill otherwise.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wish I Could Love These... ...but I can't. These are SO big. I am 5'6', 130 lbs., and normally wear a 26 in Madewell jeans. I ordered a 26 in these and they were giant. Now my proportions are pretty curvy, where I have very thick thighs and a tiny waist, but that hasn't been a problem before. In fact Madewell's 10" high riser jeans are the best jeans I've ever found for my body shape. So I was so incredibly surprised by how ill-fitting these are. I went to a store and exchanged the 26 for a 24. This new size is pretty tight on my thighs so I wouldn't dare go smaller, and yet there is still at least a 3-5" gap around my waist. I am wearing them around my house, contemplating on whether I should get them tailored or just return them...I love the material (soft denim), the length of the zipper, and the wash. I WANT to love these as my new summer shorts...but they are just too disproportionate to my body (and clearly other reviewers feel the same)
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from RUNS LARGE I ordered these in my regular size 26 and they were huge! The shorts looked like a giant bag and also keep in mind that the rips are hand placed. When I got mine the rips were not as small and well placed as the ones in the picture. For mine the rips were a tad bit revealing and the pockets did not fully cover the gap. I did reorder them in a size 24 so hopefully those will work better, if not they will be going back.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs large Bought a size 23 but it is HUGE. First pair of shorts I ordered from madewell in my size that does not fit. Also the hardware is not copper, but silver, although the description says copper. I will be returning.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect jean shorts for ladies with big booties I have a body that is difficult to find shorts for - big butt & thighs. I've always wanted loose high-waisted shorts (fitted shorts emphasize my thighs) that completely cover my butt (I'm not 20 anymore so I can't get away with that). & these are perfect!! People are saying they run large, but they definitely didn't for me. I would recommend these 1000% to my fellow big booty babes.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was so excited when I saw these on Madewell's site, I have been looking for a perfect pair of easy distressed denim shorts for the summer and immediately pulled the trigger when I saw these - I got them in the mail today and was really disappointed. The distressing is not like the photo, there is a seam on only one of the legs which looks cheap, and the pocket doesn't cover the hole, so my upper thigh is showing (weird). They also run 2 sizes large (if you have other color in the perfect denim shorts they are the same measurements), except the waist is strangely large. I'm returning them and going to try to reorder for better quality - I'm always a madewell fan but was heartbroken with these :(
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fit The fit is big on the waist and small/tight on the upper thighs.
Date published: 2017-05-11
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