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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
Product Details
Lean and legs-for-days sexy, these perfectly faded black jeans have cool chewed hems. The 9" button-through rise has a supersleek effect, thanks to a tricky detail—Magic Pockets in front that offer an extra layer of holds-you-in sorcery for the slimmest, smoothest look yet.
  • 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.
  • Short: 5'4" and below; Tall: 5'9"-5'11"; Taller: 6' and above.
  • Premium 92% cotton/6% poly/2% elastane denim made using ISKO Reform™ technology (now specially reinforced to prevent tears).
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a skinny leg.
  • Front rise: 9"; inseam: 28 1/2"; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love I love these jeans. I've been looking for tight black jeans that hit at the ankle. These are just that! I also love the buttons and the raw hem. I am normally a size 26, but sized down to 25 because other reviews said these are stretchy. They will feel tight at first, but they loosen up and fit perfectly. For reference, I am 5'6" 124 lbs.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pleasantly surprised I tried the black Cali demi-boot jeans, and they were all wrong on me--the cropped flare made me look stumpy and my hips bigger. An associate recommended this pair and I loved them! The button fly is a little sexy and rock n' roll; the black is super flattering, and the frayed hem is fun. Lately I'm a 28/29 and the 28 was just fine, as they are pretty stretchy.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeans Perfection! These black button front Madewell jeans are truly perfection. They’re soft, stretchy, and comfortable. I needed to size down. Usually wear a 29, but size 28 fit much better in this pair. I love everything about these jeans. They’re nicely snug and hold everything in without feeling overly constricted, more like my body feels supported. Love the raw hem and black wash. Def one of my favorite pair of jeans!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite! Love the rise, button through fly, and chewed hem. I am a size 26 in most denim brands but a 25 in Madewell. Perfect black that isn’t too washed out and easy to dress up or down.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit A sales associate recommended these to me and I'm glad she did! As someone who has gone through many pair of Madewell black jeans I'd say these might be my favorite so far. The material is perfect, 92% cotton with the rest just the right amount of polyester and elastane that give it just the right amount of stretch. I like that while it gives, it doesn't look shiny or jeggy. These can easily transition from a work to bar setting. The fringe at the bottom gives these a really nice structure that somehow elongates the legs. At 5'5/135lb (w/muscular legs), I got the 29. The 28 fit but was afraid it might shrink in the wash so went with 29. I think they could be flattering on all shapes and sizes. I love these, get them!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and flattering These are very flattering and comfy on. I went to the store looking to get the black coated pair, and walked away with these instead. After having my son, I prefer a slightly higher arise. Compared to the same style with the button front in blue denim, I sized down to a 29. I'm 5'8", typically size 30 in other Madewell and J.Crew jeans. Athletic straight up and down. The inseam hits at my anklebone, and would be versatile with flats, heels and low boots.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love Madewell jeans and these may be my new fave! The stretch and weight are perfect and they are super comfortable but also very flattering. The length hits right below my ankles (I'm 5'3). High waisted which I love for tucking in tops, and the button front is a cute detail. The color is slightly worn black and I like that there's no whiskering or distressing. If you're between sizes definitely size down as they run large. I went with my smaller size and they still feel very comfortable and not snug in the least.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Black Jeans! I LOVE these pants! They are a fun take on the preexisting 10" button fly in Copeland! SUUUUPER comfy, but stretchy so size down! I'm a size 26/27 in Madewell jeans and got the 26 bc of all the stretch! But it is so flattering and unique, perfect for a night out or dress down & also perfect for holiday! 10/10 would recommend ladies!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for this petite! I'm only 5 ft and was able to make these jeans work! I found the raw hem much more distressed than shown online and I would've trimmed it a bit but since I needed to cut off 2 inches I did my own hem distressing and it looks great! Off course it'll distress more as time goes by with more washings. Took my usual 24 and it fits well in waist and legs. Makes my bum look good and 9" is not too high in my opinion (I am a bit long waisted for my height).
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the chewed hem Love the color black - not really solid boring black but great slightly washed black. And also love the chewed hem. One thing I wish is that all Madewell's pants came in short. I am 5'3" & love Madewell Jeans but because of my height I can only wear these jeans rolled. Hides the cute raw hems. Bring on the jeans for we shorter people.
Date published: 2017-11-17
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