Why Fashion People Look So Good in Vintage Jeans

Photo: Sandra Semburg

Trying on a pair of vintage jeans can be a very confusing process. In street style shots, old-school jeans always manage to look effortlessly cool, but the reality of finding the perfect pair can often feel like a fruitless search.

But there's a secret that fashionable women have up their sleeves (or pant legs, really). Tailoring can make all the difference in the way vintage jeans fit. No one knows this better than Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur, the founders of Re/Done, a brand that has mastered the art of making vintage jeans look oh so good. "We figured out the magic way to completely take apart the men's jeans and make them fit perfectly on a woman's body," they say. "We tailor every part of the jean. It is a full reconstruction."

If you're on the hunt for your own pair to remaster, the duo has a few recommendations. Start with jeans that are a bit too big, and have them tailored to create a slimmer fit. "It makes a huge difference," they say. When it comes to shopping, Barron and Mazur suggest keeping an eye out for unique details: "We are always looking for the most beautiful wear patterns we can find. Our jeans tend to have contrasting indigo highs/lows, whiskers, and natural distressing."

Be sure to keep Mazur and Barron's suggestions in mind for your next vintage trip, but in the meantime, shop Re/Done jeans along with similar vintage-inspired styles below!