The Best Vintage Style Jeans For 2019
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that most of you denim lovers are looking for the next best vintage style jean. Even though we all love our denim, I feel like other clothing pieces are taking the limelight at the moment (body suits and vinyl leggings spring to mind) and jeans just become the base of an outfit instead of the focal point, so it’s been a little bit quiet around here as of late.
I’ve noticed quite a drop in the searches for most of the brand’s as well, which was quite surprising, but it’s all in favour of vintage denim instead. Of course Levi’s still ranks extremely highly, which is no surprise, and the amount of times MOUSSY and RE/DONE has been looked for has sky rocketed, so it proves everything, all you want is authentic looking blue denim and not much more.
I’ve found this a really hard thing to dip into, with upset, but not because I don’t love authentic vintage washes, I genuinely do and am obsessed with the stories and amount of character they hold within the fibers, but because I don’t get on well with 100% cotton (as you know), especially not when it’s in a skinny fit as you’re so restricted you can’t move. All we’re seeing now on the fashion bloggers is either a classic black skinny jean (I recommend these or these with confidence) or a vintage jean and that seems to be it, which I’m trying to get on board with in boyfriend fits myself.
So, with that in mind, I thought I would scout around and round up 16 of the best vintage style jeans for 2019! Some of these have been around for a good few months, and even a couple of years because they’re perfect, so you can still snap them up and be relevant, and of course, if you want to go full on vintage with authenticy, you still need to check out RE/DONE Levi’s as they take old Levi’s jeans, deconstruct them and turn them into more current fits with the same old washes and each pair is unique (check them out here).
I think you can’t go wrong with any of these 16 pairs of jeans – each of the washes are so different, the fits range from skinny to baggy, the rises are higher and lower, plus the distressing and whiskering is gorgeous. I’ve featured brands like GRLFRND, MOUSSY, Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE, Levi’s, RE/DONE and more, so you’re in good hands! Just click the links below each image. Happy shopping!
AGOLDE 90’s Fit Jeans
Citizens of Humanity Emerson Slim Fit Jeans
GRLFRND Karolina High Rise Jeans
Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans
MOUSSY MVS Isabel Jeans
AG The Ex-Boyfriend Jeans
Citizens of Humanity Liya Jeans
GRLFRND Helena Jeans
GRLFRND Karolina Jeans
Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans
MOUSSY Vintage MV Amber Jeans
AGOLDE Nico Jeans
RE/DONE Levi’s High Rise Jeans
Citizens of Humanity Corey Boyfriend Jeans
MOUSSY MV Fredrick Jeans
PAIGE High Rise Sarah Slim Jeans
– Main image courtesy of Lorna Luxe.
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I love the Paige Sarah slim jeans. “Slim” is my favorite cut now. I got so tired of the skinnys. Just too much after a while. I love Moussey too. Now they are high! I’ve gone $275.00 (for Frame) but I drew the lline at $325.00 American dollars for the Moussey. I cant buy now. Shopbop has stopped the codes to take off the non sale items. So I have to wait. I never go to the sale jeans on Shopbop, because my size sells out. 25 or 26 is tough to grab. Going to be tough to decide.. I have 3 or 4 Paige jeans, but I havn’t purchased them in a long time. Since I swore off skinny jeans, my jeans have been the slim, cigarette or straight cuts. I love the slim from COH, but they almost never go on sale on the COH site. Don’t know why, but they don’t. Do you know why? Just wondered.
Did you mean the COH Liya? They’re a classic in their collection I believe so that’s why they don’t go in the sale. Usually all the classics are available every season, so don’t hit the sale before discontinuing. I will definitely let you know when the next Shopbop code is as I always announce it on the blog, but I can personally email you as soon as it’s live as well if you would like just in case you miss the news? Hopefully your size wont be out of stock then!
Thank you! That wuld be great. Love the Jeans Blog. I learn so much from it.
You’re welcome! And thank you for such a lovely compliment!
I never anticipated that my opinion that stretch should only be used in skinny jeans could be a developing trend. Thank you for making me feel trendy. With regard to your selections they are all good. My favorites are the Levi’s 501 skinny….they are my go to style for slim/not quite skinny jeans. I came across Paige’s Sarah jeans and CoH Liya jeans last summer when I was exploring cropped inseams. Note – CoH’s Liya occasionally goes on sale at Aritizia.com. AGOLDE has a wealth of good high cotton content jeans. Their Cherie style is my current favorite. With respect to CoH…I’ve found the Charlotte and the Campbell to be great relaxed 100% cotton styles. Next on my radar is GRLFRND’s Karolina offering. I’ve tried them while shopping but my budget has yet to recover from the holiday season. As a result of your article, I’ve added CoH’s Corey style to my list for future consideration.
Oh I have the Corey, Tim! I have that exact pair I put in the list, I got them in 2015 I think! Or 2016, somewhere around there. They’re amazing but run huge, so go a size down if you want them slimmer. Mine fit like a slim, skinny boyfriend and they’re wonderful, lightweight too! I do love the Levi’s 501 too as I’m a huge fan of these blue vintage washes, I’m craving them, but I am just so uncomfortable in skinny jeans with no stretch, it’s literally the worst lol.
Thank you for the sizing info on CoH’s Corey. I agree that skinny jeans must have stretch. Some of the washes for the Levis 501 skinny do have some stretch but nothing like you what would get from Paige or CoH skinny jeans. I’m lucky in that the Levi’s fit me more like a slim jean than a skinny which let’s me get bye without the stretch.
Yeah, I think I’m going to have to venture into the slim jean styles for 100% cotton and vintage washes, although I usually get nervous about that as I like them tight to be more flattering, so we will see, I’ve got the GRLFRND Karolina coming, I will let you know how I get on with those in a review.
Nice collection. I really love vintage style jeans. Thanks for putting all these pretty things in one page.