Oh wow, could we possibly hear any more gab about this boyfriend jean craze?! If you’re looking to point fingers, I personally suggest Katie Holmes for making this denim idea into a worldwide fuss.
Baggy, torn, rolled, low, faded… All the qualties of “boyfriend jeans.” Personally, I resent the title – “boyfriend jeans”. If I could fit into Conor’s pants, well… I’d look completely different. It’s not my fault I like slender men!
Anyway, this trend seems to have kicked off with SJP and Katie Holmes rocking a particular denim company’s jeans, and let me tell you… Current/Elliott could not be happier about this entire baggy-tacular experience. Every couple of days, I receive an e-mail proclaiming “CURRENT/ELLIOTT IS NOW AT [insert boutique here]”! They’re all over the place, and running CIRCLES around your silly skinny jeans.
Here are the jeans in question:
Did you just rub your eyes? Check your glasses? Blink rapidly a few times? Yes, it says $242.That’s two-hundred and forty-two dollars for non-fitted jeans with designer holes.
This isn’t the first time that this trend has reared it (potentially unsightly?) head. A few years back, a wonderful commercial hit the airwaves starring Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson:
The overall idea of a boyfriend jean is low-rise, slightly wide-leg, and if you so desire, distressed or khaki or whatever. The fit is easy, casual. Ideally, it is the sterling silver ring of the pants world – it goes with graphic shirts, sweaters, heels, flats, sneakers, or anything else you can dig up. It’s the ultimate go-to item.
I suppose the difference between the new and old trends are related, in fact, to our Hobo-Chic discussion. Perhaps you think boyfriend jeans/trousers/pants are okay. Well, let’s back it up a notch and take a peek at the boyfriend in question.
Is your boyfriend Eddie Vedder after a binge, or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho? One has holes with major distress (like Current/Elliott), the other is, well, perfectly pressed and all the blood stains have been adequately treated with Tide To Go stain remover pen. Unfortunately, OCD in terms of pants has gone out the window as far as trend in 2009 – what’s in right now is Vedder, Inc. – the ripped and raggedy pants that only some of you quite like:
So what do you think of boyfriend jeans? What aspects do you like and dislike?
Personally, I can’t deal with buying jeans with pre-ripped holes in them. That just makes me feel a little too “I’m pretty but can’t, like, function by myself.” I like the idea of the rolled jeans with some stacked heels (not stilletos) or some colorful sandals. Browse all the Current/Elliott Jeans at Singer 22. There are many, many, many styles.
Don’t worry, though, if you love the style and can’t drop $200+ for a pair of jeans. Birdiee from La Bonne Vie sent me this similar style from Victoria’s Secret:
So what do you think? Are boyfriend jeans here to stay? Are they tacky, bold, youthful, sexy? Tell me!