It’s finally feeling like spring and we’re itching to get into our new Moussy Vintage denim. There are some new fits and fabrications for the season so we’re giving you a step-by-step guide on each fit, why we love them and how to wear them. Famous for the softest selvedge and the most beautifully handmade denim, each pair is carefully distressed and crafted to perfect all in Japan. If you can get past the steep price tag we promise they’re worth every penny!
We’re over the moon for these vintage, distressed jeans but style fit looks and feels quite different, so we’ve created the ultimate Moussy map to get you in the perfect pair.
Kelley Tapered - One of our first loves and maybe the pair that embody what is most signature to Moussy: soft selvedge, unique destruction and perfect fraying. We have these in black (shown below), dark blue and light blue and each color is a distinctive and absolute must. True to name, these are a tapered leg and the structure and weight of this denim make for a great sleek leg line. While we love this rigid denim it is stiff to start but will soften and stretch with time, most people have taken a size up but don’t forget these will grow!
For anyone who has grown accustomed to a ‘fashion high rise’ be warned that these are not those! The rise is just under 9” but in a rigid jean these are likely going to sit just above the hips and may feel like low rise pants. If you’ve got a booty and are on the curvier side it’s very likely you’re going to have gaping in the back once you get them up and over. If you’re willing to throw a stitch in at the waist we’ve heard it’s well worth it.
Shown above: Illesteva Leonard Matte Black Sunglasses, Anine Bing Serpent Sweatshirt (size XS), Moussy Vintage Kelley Tapered in Black (size 26), Golden Goose Superstar in White with Black Lettering (size 37)
Everett Boy Skinny - For those of you dying for a ‘fashion high’ from Moussy, Everett may be the answer to your high rise prayers. In near diametric opposition to Kelley, these are very high (11.5”), made for a teeny tiny waist and are almost totally clean with little destruction. This light blue wash still feels like your favorite authentic vintage denim, sans holes but with super heavy cotton. If you have a very small waist take your normal size but most have sized up. Wear these to work or for a night out on the town, these are great for those with a small waist and wanting to show a little ankle.
Velma Skinny - If you’re petite and you love a substantial but stretchy denim these might be your dream jeans. We’ve seen these on all body types and they seem to be universally flattering in the brightest shade of blue for spring. The 1% spandex is a game changer, making for an incredible soft, skinny jean that hugs without pulling in all of the right places - no jeggings here. Take your true size, they may grow a bit but you can always throw them in the wash. These are a 26.5” inseam and will be the perfect ankle length for most ladies under 5’4”. Anyone with longer legs or on the taller side may find these too short.
Shown above: Illesteva Lisbon Sunglasses in Black, Rails Kato Shirt Jacket in Military (size XS), Stateside Slub Tank Top in White (size XS), Moussy Vintage Velma Skinny in Blue (size 25), K Jacques Epicure Sandals in Mara Huevo (size 37 available in store).
Shown above: Rails Kato Shirt Jacket in Military (size XS), Stateside Slub Tank Top in White (size XS), Moussy Vintage Velma Skinny in Blue (size 25), K Jacques Epicure Sandals in Mara Huevo (size 37 available in store).
Nelson Tapered - Last but certainly not least, Nelson is the relaxed slim boyfriend jean we’ve been waiting for! This low rise tapered rinse jean feels substantial yet comfortable and perfect for a relaxed look. We’ve sized up (a size or two) to get a slouchier look and feel but as these are yet again 100% they will grow to be more and more relaxed. If you take your true size this will fit more like a girlfriend jean, fitted through the hips and thighs while tapering down at the knee. We think a small, messy cuff is integral to maintaining the casual look of these jeans. Bear in mind these are a 27.7” inseam so with a cuff these will definitely be cropped, for those with long legs or that are super tall these will likely be too short.