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Recently, I was in NYC to work, and when I caught up with some of my colleagues, the subject of Levis Jean Seizures came up. They asked me for wisdom about which styles are best and what they should look for. The next day, an invitation to come to Coachella with Levi landed in my inbox. Denim destiny? I also thought.
A few weeks ahead, and there I was in Palm Desert, surrounded by Levi's jeans you can imagine, from her new product to vintage finds. In addition, the design team was there to give appropriate advice and guide us through each couple. I've tried a huge pile of jeans – it's embarrassing to admit that I was a bit of a pig in the locker room that day, but something for the story, right? After photographing my favorites, including some boomerangs, to capture them in action, I was surprised that my picks were all new styles. I'm an avid fan of vintage jeans, so that was not what I expected. To learn more about each style's style and fit, I sat down with Levi's Chief Product Officer, Karyn Hillman. Continue reading to hear how she wears all my favorite jeans from Levi, as well as my point of view. S. If you're thinking about capturing a pair yourself and need a point of reference, I'm 5 '4' 'and I'm wearing a size 26.
Levi's Take: "The Wedgie is an absolute bestseller. It was really inspired by a vintage 501 of the 80s, which was combined with a vintage 501 of the 50s, a kind of pin-up jeans. The wedgie sits in the entire top block (also known as the top of the jeans) and is consistently pinched. We launched the jeans fit with a narrow leg, and when we introduced a straight leg version (pictured), people were thrilled. It has the best of both worlds: I'm sexy at the top and I'm thrilled, but then it has the cool leg shape of a girl who is a bit more relaxed. "- Karyn Hillman, Levi's Chief Product Officer My Opinion: Although I knew that tons of fashion women love the wedgie, I had to try it before the trip. The blue pair I've tried is made of 100% cotton, which means it's a non-stretchy denim, just like my favorite vintage pairs. Since it's not stretchy, I had to make one size up to get the right fit. The white pair had a little more stretch, so I could take my normal size 26. The topblock reminded me 100% of what a vintage couple looks and feels like, which in my opinion is hard to find in the denim world. The inextensible blue pair felt like they were just flattened a bit by the buttocks, and that's probably because of the material. The white pair with stretch made my rear view a bit more appealing (at least for myself!). I can fully understand why this style is the fan favorite, but I was excited to try out their newer style, which waves in the fashion world, the Ribcage … Levi's Take: "The Ribcage was launched in November and is again inspired by 501, but in fact the 90s versions of the 501 are in line with the 70s versions of the 501. The Ribcage is the highest rise ever . " Compared to the wedgie, the ribcage is a bit more extreme in maintaining and in the way it shapes and holds you. But also right at the hip, it is a bit straighter and gives way a little, compared with the wedgie, which pinches at every point. "- Karyn Hillman, Levi's Chief Product Officer. My point: At Levi's Coachella event, I saw people with different shapes, sizes, and styles trying on the ribcage, and it was surprising how good a Jean style looked at everyone. My favorite version was the Ribcage Wide Leg (pictured), but they also have the Ribcage with other leg silhouettes. Since then, I've been working this pair into my top 3 jeans on rotation because I love them so much. The wider leg feels fresh and relaxed compared to a straight leg, but I think it's great that it still has the superengine, high block that adds some sexuality to the look. These jeans play incredibly well with a cute crop top and have made my butt look shapely, but more relaxed. This exact pair is not yet available, but the straight-leg version is now available, which has the same top block. Levi's Take: The Dad Jean is different from the Mom Jean, which is tall and has an extreme rejuvenation at the waist. The dad Jean is inspired by the cool girls in the 90s who wore their 501s with just the right amount of slippage. The dad jean is made for today and has a rise that reaches just below the waist, is relaxed through the hips and thighs and extends to a loose straight leg. "- Karyn Hillman, Levi's Chief Product Officer. My attitude: Dad Jean definitely has a casual cool girl effect. They are probably the most comfortable jeans you have since they are not tuned to your body like a second skin. If I chose a pair for a flight, these would definitely be those. They are not yet available but will be released soon. Levi's Take: "We love a good vintage-inspired shorts à la High Rise 501 Short. However, we also felt like a looser fit with a longer length around the middle of the thigh, which is why we created the super-light and effortless Slouch Short. "- Karyn Hillman, Levi's Chief Product Officer. My Point of View: As someone whose job it is to identify trends before they explode, I can confidently say that Levi's is wise to come into business in the long run. All the cool denim brands are offering their take, and it's time to give short shorts a run for their money. I liked that this pair is just loose enough so it does not look like denim bike shorts, but it's still tight enough to make a long brief flattery for me. Levi's Take: "Of all the vintage jeans, the legendary Levi's 501 is the most coveted jeans in the world. If you want to try another vintage cut, we're also obsessed with the 517, a classic bootcut that was popular in the '70s. Bootcuts are generally flattering, and we've added a variety of bootcuts and torches, from sexy Ribcage Split Flare and Ribcage Cropped Flare to our beautiful 715 Bootcut. "- Karyn Hillman, Levi's Chief Product Officer. My Opinion: If you're looking for the classic, body-hugging vintage jeans that's now very popular, then 501 is probably the Levi jeans you're looking for. You can see on the back view that my butt looks the most tidy and full of styles. Although fully disclosed, I have adapted this pair to suit my body. If you're in LA, the geniuses of Denim Revival are experts in the field. You can see them picking up the jeans in the back, which makes the back pockets tighter and gives an ultra-tight fit. This pair has been my vintage jeans for several years. And though they definitely make the most of the pop of prey, it also means that they are so tight that I do not put them on when I want to be super comfortable. After trying out the ribcage style, I found that my vintage 501s might be straining for that perfect, crisp look. It is obvious that they are closely related to a capital letter T. Maybe that's why the slightly more subtle, if still appealing, rear image that the Ribcage offers has become my new favorite. Next, look at the new trends everybody is wearing with jeans.