It’s early in the season, but I can already tell this printed jeans thing is going to be my undoing. I can’t recall the last time there was a trend so hard-wired to both drive me wild with acquisitional desire, and flatter me not in the least. My legs are perfectly OK, but they’re definitely not the place I should be taking interesting risks with intriguing patterns.
The odds that I could pull off this rather fantasmagoric pair from Iro? Slim to none.
Most dangerously (because I’m viewing them as less of a risk, and am therefore more likely to take the plunge) I’ve become fixated on ombre jeans, specifically this pair from Rag & Bone (which also comes in a possibly more wearable—but for my money a touch less excellently great—black and rust version).
And call me nuts, but I’m also dying over this Pierre Balmain pair. If I had an extra $700 lying around for a pair of jeans—and felt that $700 was ever an appropriate amount to spend on a pair of jeans under any circumstance—I’d be right on it. Meanwhile, Cheap Monday‘s got a very high-waisted version that goes for $99 (do you guys ever go for the very high waist?) and Helmut Lang’s got these, which have a far more more gradual fade.
(Also: while we’re talking denim with a difference: what thinks of these? The hem keeps striking me as kind of cute, but also disturbingly reminiscent of a hoof. Does anyone else see this?)