Imagine finding the perfect pair of jeans and falling in love for the rest of your life? That was me when I discovered these Agolde Pinch Waist High Rise Kick Jeans ($178) two years ago. Yes, I’m being dramatic because I spent months looking for the one, and when I slipped into these Agolde jeans, it was quite literally love at first fit.
I could immediately tell they were high quality.
I could immediately tell they were high quality. The nonstretch denim and waist buttons provide some structure without restricting my movements, and the fabric doesn’t itch or fade over time. Everything from the high-waist fit to the ankle length is designed with style in mind. I have since acquired many other pairs from Agolde, and I haven’t felt the need to experiment with more brands. My favorite way to wear them is with a fitted square-neck top and open-toe mules, but they look just as good with chunky loafers and a vintage tee.
Before this, looking for my dream pair of effortlessly cool jeans involved a series of disappointing shopping trips, visits to the tailor, or hilarious episodes of hiding clothespins under my shirts. As someone with a small waist, the fit is the hardest thing to nail. I thought I’d have to start getting my pants custom made, but that would mean setting aside some serious budget. So the search continued until I saw an ad about Agolde setting a new standard for advanced denim and grew intrigued. Based in Los Angeles, the brand creates the most laid-back and stylish denim pieces that instantly convey a sense of cool. Slip into any of its music-inspired pairs, and you might feel some of that retro magic.
Read on to find your denim soulmate.