Finally I did it, I bought them! After thinking about them for months and months, I gave in, pulled the trigger, and couldn’t be happier.
Let me introduce these Re/Done Skinny Straight jeans to you (although I’m pretty sure most of you have heard of the brand before). So Re/Done is an LA based brand, and they main goal is to rework vintage Levi’s jeans into something modern and covetable, reserving the unique (and worn in) feel what just a vintage piece can offer (this is not an ad I swear! :)).
And why I love them?
First of all, you know, I live in jeans and lately I’ve been living in vintage jeans, so it’s no wonder they were calling my name for a while.
Secondly, the idea is genius. And not just on eco level, but profit wise too. They collect vintage pieces for peanuts, rework them – which give job to people – and finally sell them for a pretty good profit I suppose.
Thirdly, the skinny/slim fit. Oh gosh, how I’ve missed long skinny jeans. Don’t get me wrong I love my straight and cropped pairs too, but a girl needs some diversity and the long slim fit is still the best option to every kind of shoes in the world, not to mention, I still can fold them back if I wish to.
And finally, for the small and totally unique details. Mine for example have these small piece of denim sewed by hand around the waist. But I’m in love with the wash and destroyed hems too.
Should you buy them too?
Well, it depends. If you’re a jeans junkie like me, and you know you’re gonna live in them for a long while or it was an old dream to have nice vintage jeans, but has no time or patience to wait for the one, then yes, they can be totally worth the price.
On the other hand I’m quite sure with a lot of patience you can find nice jeans and got tailored exactly to your body and I’m pretty sure, it would be cheaper in total. But, these jeans can save a lot of time, especially if you’re not a regular size. I love my vintage jeans and wouldn’t get rid of them, but it’s difficult to find the right size alone (and that’s still not totally perfect), not to mention the right wash and details. And then I haven’t mention you need to have/find a good, trusty tailor or seamstress to make them perfect for you.
And there’s a third option of course. If you’re not a jeans person or you wear them only on the weekends, or you’re perfectly fine with your pieces from Zara or H&M or ASOS then hell no. And that’s highly reasonable too. I wouldn’t buy a pricy designer shirt or skirt for example, they’re just not my thing. Also I love tees, but if they don’t know more than 100% cotton and few straight seams (and what could they know, right?), then why would I pay so much? That’s my limit, but when it comes to jeans, bags and shoes, I like a good investment. And I have a feeling these jeans are a really good investment. For me.
PS: Cannot wait to show you them in an outfit post!
PPS: If you’re interested in even more details, fear not, I’m planning to do a detailed one, where to buy them, about sizes and fits. It’ll be worth to check back. 🙂