As you've likely noticed, the reworked vintage jean is enjoying a prolonged moment in the spotlight. From Redone's one-of-a-kind pairs fashioned from old Levi's to the $1,450 patchwork Vetements option that's a favorite among industry insiders, the most covetable denim on the market right now is unique, super-relaxed and looks like it's been around the block a few times.
Just yesterday, model-beloved brand Frame released its own version of the deconstructed jean called Le Mix, made from up-cycled fabrics the designers sourced from returned denim pieces and overstock they've held onto over the past three years. They're cropped at the ankle with a raw hem — the ideal cut for showing off cute summer sandals — and the straight-legged silhouette is roomy enough that the fabric won't stick to your skin during the warmest days of the season. Arguably the best part is that they look totally DIY, and while that's not quite the case, they were made in a limited quantity of only 400 pairs.
These babies come at a bit of a higher price than I'd normally spend on denim, but they look damn cool — and in the back of my head I'd remind myself that, in some small way, my eco-friendly, up-cycled pants were made with Mother Nature in mind. And you can't put a price on that, can you?
"Le Mix" jean, $449, available at Frame
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