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Worn-In Vintage Style Denim Brands Making Perfectly Soft Jeans

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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

AGOLDE

Los Angeles brand AGOLDE excels in premium vintage-style denim and soft casual basics. AGOLDE supports Made-in-USA sustainability.

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ALICE + OLIVIA JEANS

ALICE + OLIVIA JEANS

ALICE + OLIVIA JEANS

Alice + Olivia is known for their stunning dresses so the brands jeans range is a departure from the norm. Find rock tees and cool denim pieces.

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B Sides

B Sides

B Sides

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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Boyish

Boyish

Boyish

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

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Current/Elliott

Current/Elliott

Current/Elliott

Current/Elliott is the denim brand to thank for the boyfriend fit. Get yourself super-soft jeans with a truly authentic worn-in aesthetic.

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E.L.V. Denim

E.L.V. Denim

E.L.V. Denim

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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Joe's Jeans

Joe's Jeans

Joe's Jeans

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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Jordache

Jordache

Jordache

Jordache is an iconic made in USA denim brand born in 1978. It is known for a casual chic approach to denim and they have a distinctly 80's vibe.

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Lee Vintage Modern

Lee Vintage Modern

Lee Vintage Modern

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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Levi's

Levi's

Levi's

Levi's is the All-American denim brand reinventing jeans for today's aesthetic. Famed for classic cuts, vintage finishes and iconic styles.

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Miaou

Miaou

Miaou

Miaou is a vintage-style brand for its signature trousers, bustier tops and body-hugging jeans. Expect casual 90s supermodel glamour.

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MOTHER

MOTHER

MOTHER

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

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