February 27th, 2015
On The Hunt For

The Length I Love

A;exa Chung Jeans

Whether it’s 1″ or 3″, I like my jeans above the ankle for spring. Although I love the length, I’m on the hunt for a pair with less volume than the culottes pictured in Elle—I want just a bit of a flare. Many readers rave about the Alexa Chung for AG Revolution Jeans.

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  • I’m on the fence about this length. I am tall enough to wear them, but find that I gravitate more toward an above the ankle look–about three inches longer than these. But I agree, the legs are much too wide and the rise is much too long.

    PindaFebruary 27th, 2015  6:46 PM

     
  • Thank you Preston! I have been on the hunt for denim culottes for 6 months! Please let me know if anyone locates these. I just looked on line and can’t find any of these yet. I love this length with ankle wrap shoes or sandals.

    JaneFebruary 27th, 2015  8:19 PM

     
  • I don’t really like them… Perhaps a bit too seventies for me !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    CarolineFebruary 28th, 2015  4:55 AM

     
  • Love the alexa’s styling but not the fit on me:(

    MargaretFebruary 28th, 2015  6:09 AM

     
  • They don’t fit me, either.

    PrestonFebruary 28th, 2015  8:22 AM

     
  • Have you seen the ones from Rachel Comey? Legion wide leg cropped jeans. Can’t quite tell if they are too wide.

    SusanFebruary 28th, 2015  8:49 AM

     
  • The Alexa Revolutions don’t fit me either, but somehow I bought them and kept them.

    KathyFebruary 28th, 2015  10:24 AM

     
  • Do any of you ladies ever buy a regular length pair of boot-cut or flared jeans and have your tailor hem them to the cropped length you prefer? I’m 5’10” and don’t like where most cropped jeans hit me, so I’ve been doing this for years. I live in Southern California, so cropped jeans are almost always “in style.”

    JenniferFebruary 28th, 2015  10:31 AM

     
  • I was just thinking about doing this–buying the Saint Laurent’s flares that fit me perfectly and cropping them. I already shorten my skinnies above the ankle, should work with a bootcut.

    PrestonFebruary 28th, 2015  10:36 AM

     
  • I tried on 30 pairs of jeans this week and ended up with a cropped AG pair because they were the most flattering. Glad to hear others are thinking similarly.

    LFRFebruary 28th, 2015  10:46 AM

     
  • I crop my jeans to just above ankle bone length all the time. Preston, if the St. L’s fit you well, do it!

    KathyFebruary 28th, 2015  10:50 AM

     
  • Well this is new! A cropped leg on a wide leg. I think it may be the only way to wear such an otherwise mom jean, lol. The length totally makes it work, especially with shoes that highlight the ankle in some way. Thanks!

    TunieFebruary 28th, 2015  2:08 PM

     
  • I buy Gaps 1969 perfect boot cut in short or petite. No altering, reasonable, and just enough flair above the ankle.

    LisaFebruary 28th, 2015  6:36 PM

     
  • I wear cropped jeans pretty much exclusively (even in the winter – I have mental problems) but haven’t tried them in a wide leg. Not sure it would be so flattering on me, but maybe I will give them a try . . .

    ellaMarch 2nd, 2015  2:38 PM

     
  • Love Alexa Chung’s entire outfit – though I’m not sure about this length on me

    That's Not My AgeMarch 3rd, 2015  4:22 PM

     
  • Just bought the Alexa. Tried them. Family voted. Alexa = Mom Jeans. They go back.

    ToriMarch 5th, 2015  12:12 AM

     

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