Worn-In Vintage Style Denim Brands Making Perfectly Soft Jeans
Vintage denim can be characterized as worn-in. The older your jeans look the more authentically vintage they are.

It takes years of skills to master a pair of brand-new un-worn jeans that look vintage. So how do these brands do it and what should you look for in a good quality vintage denim item of clothing?

AGOLDE is at the forefront of vintage denim finishes. The brand turns to the latest sustainable technologies, like ozone machines, to fade its denim. Ozone uses the same technology as that formed naturally during a lightning storm to give denim that worn-in look without the use of hot water or bleach.

A surprising number of vintage denim brands recycle discarded textiles to reconstruct brand new clothing. You can't argue with the authenticity of that! Labels that have turned to this initiative have sustainability as their core value. Look to labels E.L.V. DENIM, Boyish (pictured), and RE/DONE for inspiration.

Authentic vintage denim features to look for include light blue tones, soft and supple fabric, and fading in all the right areas like the knees and bum.
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AGOLDE

AGOLDE

Riley High-Rise Straight Crop Jeans

Riley High-Rise Straight Crop Jeans

AGOLDE is known for its signature straight-leg jeans. The iconic Riley Straight Crop jeans are Agolde's best seller and favored by Fashion Editors.

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DL1961

DL1961

Riley Boyfriend Straight

Riley Boyfriend Straight

These favorite boyfriend jeans have the perfect balance of relaxed and tailored fit. Wear full-length or cuffed.

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A.P.C.

A.P.C.

Sailor Jeans

Sailor Jeans

The bestselling Sailor Jeans are made in soft Japanese denim. This modern minimalist silhouette is what A.P.C. is well known for.

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Brands

B Sides

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B Sides

B Sides

USA
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B Sides is a vintage-style jeans label that sources premium fabrics from denim mills in USA. With signature patchwork detailing, these jeans are new yet feel authentically time-worn vintage.

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Joe's Jeans

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Joe's Jeans

Joe's Jeans

USA
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Joe's Jeans, founded in 2001 by Creative Director Joe Dahan, create everyday vintage-inspired jeans lauded for it's superb fit.

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Lee Vintage Modern

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Lee Vintage Modern

Lee Vintage Modern

USA
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Lee Vintage Modern, the collection by Lee Jeans, has energized some of the brand's classic heritage pieces for today's modern lifestyle.

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Boyish

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Boyish

Boyish

USA
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BOYISH is a line of sustainable women's denim featuring vintage finishes and modern cuts. Produced entirely of recycled eco-friendly fabrics.

www.boyish.com

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Current/Elliott

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Current/Elliott

Current/Elliott

USA
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Current/Elliott is the denim brand to thank for the resurrection of Boyfriend Fit jeans. Find super-soft jeans with a truly authentic worn-in aesthetic.

www.currentelliott.com

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AGOLDE

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AGOLDE

AGOLDE

USA
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AGOLDE is a Los Angeles brand that excels at crafting premium vintage style denim and soft casual basics. The label is a strong advocate for made in USA sustainability.

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E.L.V. Denim

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E.L.V. Denim

E.L.V. Denim

United Kingdom
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E.L.V. DENIM, short for East London Vintage where the sustainable line is made, transforms discarded denim into truly modern, original pieces.

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RE/DONE

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RE/DONE

RE/DONE

USA
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RE/DONE is a sustainable label specializing in restoring vintage Levi's jeans into modern fits with pre-loved quality. Jeans re-done for you.

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SLVRLAKE

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SLVRLAKE

SLVRLAKE

USA
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Slvrlake is a premium denim brand hand-crafted in LA. Expect true vintage, super-soft denim in timeless, minimalist styles.

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One Teaspoon

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One Teaspoon

One Teaspoon

Australia
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ONETEASPOON designs vintage-style denim infused with a healthy dose of Rock 'n Roll glamour. Sexy, rugged denim for the casual lifestyle.

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Rolla's

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Rolla's

Rolla's

Australia
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Rolla's Jeans is an Australian clothing label designing affordable pieces inspired by the designers love of the 80's and laid-back lifestyle. Find vintage denim and casual everyday pieces.

www.freepeople.com

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MOTHER

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MOTHER

MOTHER

USA
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MOTHER is a premium denim brand that has models salivating over its super-soft fabrics, expert washes, and incredible cuts.

www.motherdenim.com

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