For many many years, I only owned one pair of jeans at a time. This was not because I was a minimalist before minimalism was deemed cool by fashion-y types; it had more to do with the fact that I lived in a hot climate and thought jeans were constricting and uncomfortable. But now that I live in New York, where there are actual seasons (and where even summer weeks like this one can occasionally yield temps in the 60s), I've had to flesh out my jean wardrobe a little more.
These days, I have three pairs that I really love and wear often: a vintage pair of acid-wash mom jeans, a soft blue pair with frayed hems that I found at Alternative Apparel and a rigid black pair from DSTLD. It's a good roster, but now that I've got the basics covered, I'd love to add one pair of statement-making jeans, like these patchwork pants. Made by sustainability-focused, Amsterdam-based brand Kings of Indigo, they feel like the perfect balance between eye-catching and wearable. I like that they channel the Frankenstein vibe that's been showing up everywhere from Vetements to Re/Done, but the funky shapes make them feel a bit more unique. After all, what's the good of making a fashion statement if it's the same statement that's already been made a million times?
Sade jeans, $291, available at Kings of Indigo.
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