At last, a pair of high-waisted jeans I can wear

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High-waisted jeans are still not entirely my jam, but I just got these Levi’s in the mail yesterday, and I put them on immediately and have only taken them off to sleep.  They are exactly the right amount of cropped to show off a bit of boot*, but not so much that your ankles get cold, and the price is most definitely right. They’re also deeply comfortable, which is nice, as my main complaint about high-waisted jeans is that generally they’re not.

 

*I’m 5’6″

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31 Thoughts on At last, a pair of high-waisted jeans I can wear
    Elisa
    1 Nov 2018
    8:39am

    I do pretty well with Madewell jeans. Their 9 inch waist is perfect for me, and if the jean isn’t too stretchy the waistband doesn’t fold over (which some jeans do and I hate). I can’t remember if it was here that showed a black pair with a jagged hem, but I like those a lot. I haven’t managed to look cool in a cropped jean with a boot.

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    Tammy
    31 Oct 2018
    10:35am

    Are the jeans true to size?

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      Kim France
      31 Oct 2018
      12:44pm

      Yes.

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    kimberly
    31 Oct 2018
    11:05am

    This is interesting because I find nothing worse than gut spilling over a waistband, and a saggy ass with pockets halfway down the cheek like a guy. Both of these things are avoidable with a higher waist. I guess maybe its getting use to a new feeling? (And having ones that aren’t tooo high so that you feel the fabric when you bend over) Maybe it also depends on a persons body type, and waist to hip ratio.

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    Viajera
    31 Oct 2018
    11:08am

    I like the top. Can’t figure out what a size 2 is supposed to be though. When are people going to start just measuring the finished garment flat? Pretty please?

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    Ramonaquimby
    31 Oct 2018
    11:46am

    These are perfect…but the crop. Nooo. I’ve had the hardest time finding normal length jeans I like. Levis—my go tos—now seem to crop everything. Sigh.

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      Sarah
      31 Oct 2018
      12:12pm

      I know! I’m 5’9” so crops leave a good two inch gap between most ankle boots and the hem. Sigh.

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        EW
        31 Oct 2018
        1:26pm

        5’10” here– SERIOUSLY yes on the hem issue.

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        Candy
        31 Oct 2018
        2:23pm

        Same!

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          Candy
          1 Nov 2018
          8:12am

          I just checked the Levi’s site. The 724 straight does come in regular, non-cropped length, but not in the same color as these cropped ones.

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          Mamavalveeta03
          5 Nov 2018
          2:15am

          5’10” SAME SAME!

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      Ribsy
      31 Oct 2018
      1:58pm

      I agree with Ramona…..I get excited when I see a pair of jeans, only to be disappointed when I finally see the inevitable crop.

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      Heather
      31 Oct 2018
      4:09pm

      I can’t wait for the ankle length denim trend to die. At 6 feet tall, ankle length are more like mid-calf. I agree it’s impossible to find a regular length pair of jeans.

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      Suz
      31 Oct 2018
      4:39pm

      Yep. Gimme some normal length jeans please.

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      Jamie
      1 Nov 2018
      9:42am

      I’m 6’0″ and ‘regular’ length anything is essentially cropped (or, you know, just above or at my ankles, or looking too ‘wrong’) for me. I always always always have to order tall sizes, if they’re available, and unfortunately, sometimes the tall size is still too short. I usually only have two pairs of dark blue jeans (and one pair of white) in my closet at any given time, and I wear the bejeebies out of them, until they fall apart and I have to order again.

      Sizing is so tricky!!

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      Temporary Name
      1 Nov 2018
      9:47am

      Cropped pants are the devil. No one looks good in them.

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        Viajera
        1 Nov 2018
        11:47am

        In theory I agree with you. Somehow though I actually like crops on other people. And I found a pair of Gap crop jeans that I liked on … but I couldn’t figure out the shoe issue, so I returned them. I think though that with ankle boots they can work. I don’t know *why* though – they *shouldn’t* work. And I may even prefer the cropped flares, which adds another layer of nuts.

        Having said that, I share the chagrin about the lack of full length pants. I solved that problem by buying men’s pants and by shopping at Lands End (who hem for free, btw … the pants I got are nice except the rise seems too high for me but that was probably bc I forgot to think about it).

        As for jeans though, if desperate enough … why not cut the bottoms off old ones and sew them onto the legs? If you walk around with an attitude like you bought them that way, no one will know the difference, denim is so variable now. Why should we put up with this? Or, you can stockpile. Or start a new company. Or find a seamstress?

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          Viajera
          1 Nov 2018
          11:51am

          Okay my paras disappeared again. no biggie.

          To clarify … the L E pants were women’s pants. (The men’s I got at Costco. Also fabulous but for different reasons. Ask if you want to know.)

          L E was literally the only place I could find a full length bootcut pant in a cotton blend. And except for the rise they are pretty great. (All the problems with them are, um, “human error.” Yeah, yeah, that’s what I’ll call it…)

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    Michele
    31 Oct 2018
    12:51pm

    I’m waiting for high waisted jeans that fit right on a short-waisted size 12 petite. I’ve been yearning for those Levi’s Wedgies but high waisted jeans come up around just below my bra line … not a good look.

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    Holly
    31 Oct 2018
    12:54pm

    PSA — these jeans are 30% off at the Levi’s website….

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      Kim France
      31 Oct 2018
      3:29pm

      Sadly, they’re not on sale in the wash pictured.

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    lindalindanyc
    31 Oct 2018
    6:52pm

    A 2-post day – huzzah!

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    Janyll
    31 Oct 2018
    11:28pm

    These look like normal waisted jeans to me. They fit right at the waist, the waist God gave us for our pants to rest on!

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    Heather
    1 Nov 2018
    7:24am

    I like a slight crop with ballet flats in warmer weather. But I too would like longer lengths in colder weather, to wear with boots (I’m 5’8″ with a 32″ inseam).

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    Jax
    1 Nov 2018
    1:38pm

    I live in California. I’m only 5’1”, so I love the ankle length. I prefer mine not so flared, as it looks odd on my short legs. Love the ankle length, which gives just a nice, non-awkward less-than-1” gap above the boot or more for a shoe. Perfect with the 2” or less block herls I prefer.

    I love the rinse on those Levis. Been searching for decent pair of dark gray or black rinse jeans.

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    HickfromStyx
    1 Nov 2018
    10:22pm

    I am very happy with high-waisted jeans. Perfect! I don’t want this romance to end.

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    Moi
    2 Nov 2018
    7:46am

    I recently bought a pair of Everlane’s new stretch high waisted skinny jeans in washed black. They come in a cropped and regular length. I sent two pairs of their first denim drop back—they were awful. But these are GREAT. I’m 5’7″, pear-shaped, long-bodied, and fit like a dream.

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    ValleyOfTheShoes
    2 Nov 2018
    3:12pm

    Thank you for this recommendation, I just bought these jeans on Amazon for $71. My inseam is about 28″ so I’ll always appreciate a cropped length. Love the black Levi’s tab and waist tab on the back!

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      ValleyOfTheShoes
      5 Nov 2018
      9:51am

      So, the jeans arrived and they are pretty great. True to size and quite comfortable. It’s been hard to find black jeans that aren’t *too* stretchy and don’t look like jeggings. Thank you for the recommendation, Kim!

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    Ellie
    4 Nov 2018
    10:22pm

    My go-to Levi’s have been discontinued so I am on the hunt for new ones. These do indeed look nearly perfect, but sadly max out at a size 12. Sigh. Why oh why do American clothing manufacturers refuse to make even average-sized clothing?

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