Denim is handled as big business at the RUSSH office. Finding the perfect blue jean is a matter we often take quite seriously; a pressing task at hand at best and an almighty mission at most.
Originally, denim was known more as a fabric before it became known as a jean. Its popularity dating back to the Gold Rush of 1853 and, despite popular belief, was French (notably founded in Nîmes) before it was American. Originally made for working men in all its proven durability and versatility, the jean is, quite frankly, widely accepted more as a wardrobe staple than anything else.
Today, there are so many different types of denim – from acid washes to selvedge, raw, dyed and distressed. And as you may already know, at RUSSH we are well into our preparations for seasonal layering, with our winter edits well underway covering everything from coats, leather jackets t0 knee high boots. Now, it seemed only necessary to cover another essential to what can easily become a grueling search, entering the intimate and very personal world of jeans.
Coming from a background growing up and working in menswear, the cut of a wide mens trouser or jean has always been of personal preference. And as far as womenswear goes, for those who like to steer clear of anything slim, tapered or fitted, it's often a struggle one has to endure at most. However luckily, as things work around in cycles and seasons - it feels safe to say that the more boyishly low, relaxed, wide fitted and straight legged jean has surely come back to mark another round in time.
So here at RUSSH below, our editors round up our favourite baby blue (low and relaxed) jean for winter, both perfectly treated to feel worn and washed, most of them tried and tested – a jean that will look and feel like you've had them forever.
Noah NY Pleated Jean
Eckhaus Latta Wide Leg Jeans True Blue
RE/DONE High Rise Loose Worn Blue
Acne Studios 1997 Light Blue Jean
Levis Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans
Ksubi Playback Jeans
ELV Denim Super Light Blue Match Boyfriend Jean