The topic of Levi’s jean fits always comes up. People will ask you for any wisdom about which styles were best and what they should look for. Between Summer & Coachella events, Levi’s will always be your destiny.
Every Levi’s jean fit you can imagine are all over the world, from new product to vintage finds. Plus, their design team are always on hand to give fit advice and walk us through each and every pair. I’m a bonafide vintage jeans devotee, so anything denim is my fave. To get more insight into the backstory of each style and how they fit, read below. P.S.: If you’re thinking about snagging a pair yourself and need a reference point, I’m 5’4’’ and wear a size 26.
The Wedgie is an absolute best-seller. It was really inspired by an ‘80s vintage 501 mashed up with a ‘50s vintage 501, kind of a pin-up jean. The Wedgie is snug throughout the top-block (aka the top section of the jeans) and it nips in throughout. The jean was launched with a skinny leg, and when it was introduced as a straight-leg version (pictured), people loved it. It has the best of both worlds: I’m sexy on top and I’m nipped in, but then has that cool-girl leg shape that’s a little bit more relaxed.
The Ribcage launched in November, and it’s inspired by 501 again, but actually the ‘90s versions of the 501 mashed up with the ‘70s versions of the 501. The Ribcage is the highest rise ever. Compared to the Wedgie, the Ribcage is tad bit more extreme in the uprightness and how it shapes you and holds you in. But also, right at the hip it is a bit straighter and releases a little bit compared to the Wedgie, which nips in at every point.
The Dad Jean is different from the Mom Jean, which is high and nipped at the waist with an extreme taper. The Dad Jean is inspired by how cool girls in the ‘90s wore their 501s upsized with just the right amount of slouch. The Dad Jean is made for today with a rise that sits just below the waist, relaxed through the hip and thigh, and extends into a loose straight leg.
To see some cool vintage styles to go with some awesome denim Levi’s and similar styles, take a look at our new arrivals: www.shoprestyled.com/new