When it comes to denim, I’m pro high-rise. The mid-aughties obsession with super low jeans gives me anxiety and looking back at those four-inch rises makes me cringe. The style belonged to Britney Spears’ abs, people who never regretted their bedazzled navel piercings, and 13-year-old me—though I probably I had no business wearing them. And that’s why the majority of my current denim collection consists of vintage Levi’s.
Beloved by myself, Rihanna, and the Hadids alike, the style is amazing but rarely replicated for a modern market. And even though the iconic denim brand re-launched its 501s a few years ago, I still found myself returning to thrifted pairs. Until now, thanks to a new Levi’s style aptly named the Ribcage.
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Levi’s newest silhouette has a rise of 12.875 inches, a crave-worthy vintage look, and then some. The washes feel fresh and the cuts are modern: an easy straight leg you can wear every day, a split flared jean that shows off your shoes, and my personal favorite, a selvage pair with mega cuffs.
If your personal denim philosophy sounds something like “the higher the rise the closer to heaven” these are the jeans for you.