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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
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.
  • We recommend getting these in your usual size—they'll feel tight at first but stretch out juuuuuuust enough after a couple of wears.
  • 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.
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The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash

The Perfect Jean Short in Langdon Wash is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST First and foremost, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RESTOCK THESE SHORTS. Second, these really are awesome jean shorts. I am glad I went into the store to try them on as opposed to ordering them online, because they do run large. I am usually a 26 in all Madewell jeans, and I ended up getting a 24 in these. Unfortunately, I bent down in a weird position at work wearing these and ripped a rather large hole in the distressing, hence why I am begging them to please restock because I am dying for another pair! Get these you will not regret it! Perfect summer short.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect These shorts are excellent; I know many women are stating that the shorts are much larger than they should be, but these are a high waisted style which by default will always be slightly loose around the waist. I am 5'9 and weigh 135lbs and I found that the size 27 was perfect. To achieve the proper look of these shorts, you do not want them to be super tight. It is true, however, that if you stick your foot accidentally into the distressed part of the shorts, you will make it into a huge hole.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Curvy Ladies I am bottom heavy (thighs, butt) and find that shorts are difficult (tight in legs and loose on waist) but these are not that way! They are the perfect baggy look i wanted without being too huge. Really good quality, stretch and fit. The only thing i dont love is that the hole pictured on the leg here is much more distressed (almost wide open) on the shorts. I tried on two different pairs and both holes were like that. for reference im 5'6' 155lbs and bought a 28
Date published: 2017-06-08
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 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 5 out of 5 by from They are pretty perfect! They did not disappoint ! I was very pleased to get these, and I have them on all the time. SO comfortable, look great with everything, not to short, great length. I'd love to have a non distressed pair too :)
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SHORTS EVER I must agree with the other reviews, these shorts are amazing! I absolutely detest wearing shorts normally because absolutely 100% of my weight is stored in my butt and thighs. And I won't go as far as to say that these shorts make that untrue, however, they make the situation dramatically better! I live in Oklahoma, and it's so hot here in the summers, I can't possible get away with never wearing shorts. So these to the rescue! I normally wear a 27 or 28 in madewell jeans, and I ordered both in these shorts and honestly am going to keep both. I've been wearing the 28s, but the 27s work too. They're just a little bit more snug. But these shorts do stretch out quite easily, so it's nice to have both. I will say that if you are a pear or hourglass like I am, they will probably still be too large in the waist and tight across your hips, but not nearly as bad as other shorts!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lived in and loved I daydreamed about the shorts the moment I saw them. I have a pair of black high rise shorts from last year that I lived in, but I wanted a pair of light denim shorts to avoid wearing all black all summer. Aesthetically, these shorts are to die for! The wash is similar to that of the perfect summer jeans, but with the perfect amount of distressing. The denim is soft to the touch but still very durable. Let me start by saying I typically wear a size 29 in Madewell, occasionally a 28. When I saw these beauties had hit the sale- I immediately ordered them. I sized up in these and opted for a 30 as I am really particular with how tight my shorts are. They're definitely a little large in the waist, which I expected. They do lose up and become more "lived in and loved" as you wear them. Let's be honest, I've been living in them since they arrived in the mail!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally some great shorts! I just got these puppies in the mail and couldn't be happier. I followed the other reviewers advice and sized down 2 sizes. I typically wear at 27 comfortably, definitely could wear a 26 tight. I got the 25. They were a little strange at first, tight in some places and loose in others but I knew the denim would stretch and I was right. They're HIGH wasted, really high. I love that the leg holes have good width. Once washed, the bottoms fray like the photos. So happy to finally have some ripped shorts that didn't cost the same as a full length pair of jeans :)
Date published: 2017-08-09
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