Top 5 of the week: black jeans

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These have a little bit of stretch, but don’t really look like they do, which is the ideal in my book. Also, I like that the waist’s not too high.

These are so nicely un-distressed and polished-looking.

Here’s a pair with an extra-high waist, if that’s what you’re game for.

This coated denim pair has a trouser-ish appeal.

And, for those of you who are still partial to skinny low-rise jeans, I bring you this well-priced pair from Levi’s.

 

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    Leanne
    12 Nov 2021
    11:18am

    First, I love this post! I’m always obsessed with trying to find the perfect black jeans for fall/winter. I love the look of the first two pairs, faded, some crop and a more substantial-looking denim weight. FWIW, I like the Mother mid-rise Dazzler style for the rise and straight leg and have in a few colors (but their black denim in Not Guilty is not great IMO).

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    Mouse
    11 Nov 2021
    7:13am

    What is the gray sweater in the first image? Anyone know?

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      Cola
      11 Nov 2021
      7:49am

      @Mouse – I think it’s a grey Toteme cardigan from NAP that is almost sold out (and wildly expensive…) But a beauty!

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        Dawn
        11 Nov 2021
        7:18pm

        How about the boots? I’ve tried Phillip Lim’s but I can’t get my foot into them without major gyrations.

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      Eloise
      11 Nov 2021
      7:46am

      Email Net-a-Porter customer service?

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    cw
    11 Nov 2021
    9:25am

    Those coated jean/trouser pants are excellent.

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    kimbersam
    11 Nov 2021
    10:04am

    For those interested in the Levi’s 711’s, the sizing differs depending on the wash. In the before times, when skinnies were my go-to, I had to do a good bit of trying on to get the right fit. Now, I think I would need to do the jumpy-twisty-zip dance to get into the pair I have.

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      Eloise
      11 Nov 2021
      11:23am

      Kimbersam, Some of the reviews call them “jeggings.” Your take?

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        kimbersam
        11 Nov 2021
        11:42am

        Hi Eloise, They have some stretch, but are not leggings stretchy. In jeans, I am usually between sizes. In the 711s, I was able to fit into the smaller size, however, if I was sitting all day, they weren’t comfortable. If I was running around, the smaller size was fine. Hope that helps!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    11 Nov 2021
    11:42am

    Very timely, Kim! I’m in the market for a pair of black denim. Is there any consensus among fashion gurus about dark black vs. slightly faded black vs. gray? Just curious (before I go on yet ANOTHER shopping binge!).

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      Leanne
      12 Nov 2021
      8:06am

      I am no fashion guru, but based on Kim’s recs and also what seems to be in the stores now, a faded black seems to be more popular right now.

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      kimbersam
      11 Nov 2021
      11:47am

      You deserve some new clothing! Tell Familyvalveeta03, Kim France’s blog (and her commentariat) permitted you 😉

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    Amy
    11 Nov 2021
    12:47pm

    What are your thoughts on the cut hem trend in jeans? I’m so tired of it. I think it can look cute but it’s hard to find things that work that aren’t cut hem. Thanks for your pant suggestions here.

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    Ann
    11 Nov 2021
    1:08pm

    I love that top outfit so much! I prob wouldn’t wear the chunky boots but maybe something not so chunky. That is my every day jam! ❤️

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