|Photography by Erik Torstensson|
Yesterday it was her looking ravishing in flares with news that she is doing a range with the American jeans brand Frame Denim specifically for tall women.And when I say tall, I mean tall - her flared and skinny jeans will both have a whopping 40" leg. NOT BAD KLOSS. Although both pairs will cost north of $200 from Net-A-Porter in June.
|Photography by Erik Torstensson|
It was also a bit gutting when Frame Denim's Jens Grede says, "Nobody has ever done this before. It’s not just a case of making jeans longer; the entire proportion changes and denim factories had never cut that way before."
Well, duh. Of course it does, but really, this is utter nonsense. Loads of premium denim brands do long leg jeans now, and the old standards have been doing it for years. When Karlie was five-years-old (excuse me while I weep) I lived in a pair of Levis with a 36" leg. Lucky old me!
Jeans for you!Aaaanywho, enough about me and Karlie and Americans not knowing about the existence of jeans. Here is a small round-up of jeans that I have found reliable over the years, and a few extra - apols for not going massive on designer jeans, but I've sadly never had £200 to spend on trews. Or at least that I've been *willing* to spend on trews.
If you have a favourite brand that you want to tell our other DS tall girls about, shout in the comments.
|L-R: Tall black Baxters (£40); Tall vintage Baxters (£40); Tall black Leighs (£8) all Topshop|
Topshop Tall: In utterly PHENOMENAL news, the Baxter jean is back in Topshop Tall. I absolutely live in my blue and black pairs, with occasional flirtations with my black Leighs when my legs are feeling up to it. Utterly essential jeans that should be in every tall women's wardrobe - if only they could decide on whether they want the leg to cut off your circulation or just be normal. Topshop periodically do 38" leg jeans, but it seems to be on their whim.
Bodymetrics: I've been dying to try the Bodymetrics Scanner for years, and even more so when I read the Denim Blog did of it up a couple of years back. You basically strip to your knickers and have your body's size and shape scanned before being united with your perfect pair in store.
They are relaunching in Selfridges this Spring, but I didn't know they also opened a permanent outlet in New Look's flagship Oxford Street store last November, so a double trip is going to be in order. Although New Look's Tall range is now restricted to online, so that might be one I leave to my less bountifully-legged chums.
Long Tall Sally: LTS's own-brand jeans have always been a little loose for my liking, even on their Camden skinnies. You can't fault them for imagination though, and as well as a colourful variety of jeans in various lengths and cuts, they curate an ever-changing selection of posher brands, such as Not Your Daughter's Jeans, J Brand and Silver.
|L-R: skinny jeans (£45); bell bottom jeans (£55); Dream Jeans (£99) all Tall Girls|
Levi: Annoyingly, Levi's website now only offers jeans up to a 34" which rather squashes my 15-year-old glee. But I will include them here because they have some excellent colours, and I am aware that some girls with 34" legs still find it hard to find jeans they like.
Lanky Jeans: These cover women with 33" to 35" inside legs and offer Lee, Silver andWrangler (I know, so 90s! But actually doing nice jeans now).
Gap: Gap's UK website is utterly dreadful. The tall fit guide redirects to an error page (as does the petite one for that matter) and it looks like it's been designed by a hoarder from 2002. But beyond that, Gap's jeans are excellent. Some come in a 35" length, so ask in store and order in if necessary.