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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.
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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 21.
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 4 out of 5 by from Runs large I wear a 27 in madewell jeans. Went to the store to try these on based on previous reviews. Purchased 25. 135 lbs, 5'9.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ripped after two wears I loved these shorts. Super comfy, yes they run large and do stretch out. HOWEVER, after only two wears I got a large vertical rip right up the front of the leg just by bending over. Not cool. This is my second pair of madewell denim shorts (from this season) that this has happened to. Interesting that the pair I bought 3 years ago is still going strong...
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the perfect jean short First of all, they are HUGE. Trust the reviews telling you these run big. I'm a 28 in madewell jeans, so I ordered a 28 for these shorts and the waistline doesn't even touch my skin. So loose. Second of all, when I got them, there was a huge hole where some of the fraying should be. Like someone had bought these, ripped them, and returned them before I got them. This is the first item ever from madewell that I am not a fan of
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love these but whipped after 2 days! I absolutely love these shorts. They do run large so I had to go back to exchange for one size smaller and they fit perfectly. Sadly, on my second day of wearing them I noticed a vertical slit/tear in the fabric along the seam of the back pocket . Madewell denim is my go to but unfortunately I've had this happen to 60% of the jeans I own from them, which is a bummer because the cost certainly adds up! Can't help but love the consistent fit of their denim tho
Date published: 2017-05-24
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
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