Dating vintage levis
The looser hip can be a little more forgiving for curvier bodies, too (for even more room, Levi's 517s also fit this bill).
As Alice Wells from Kindred Black tells us, "I’ve had a pair since middle school that miraculously keep stretching and molding to my body as the years go by." Rise: High rise (at or just below the belly button).
Levi’s are usually associated with the 19th-century San Francisco firm of Levi Strauss & Co., which made the famous, blue, copper-riveted “waist overalls,” as pants were originally known, and sold them to miners in the gold fields of California.
When introduced in 1873, the pants were labeled as “XX”, which was a textile-industry designation for fabric of the highest quality.
Rise: High-waisted (at the belly button) or low-slung (at or below the hips), depending on how much you do or don’t size up. Note: If you go for a pair that’s your actual waist size, you can crop these above the ankle for Jesse Kamm or Rachel Comey vibes.Fit: Slim through the hip and thigh with a straight leg or slight flare.Note: The long inseam makes them tall-girl friendly; alternatively, you can crop them for the perfect kick flare.Go for a snug fit, because these stretch out kind of fast.Where to Buy: e Bay, Etsy, Denim Refinery, Urban Outfitters, curated vintage shops.