You've already seen my Paige wide legs. These are the ones that are cropped on the models -- full length (though not floor dragging) on me.

I also got a light wash of the Everlane Mariner. I like these a lot, as well. They are fairly rigid low stretch jeans (though they do stretch out a bit on wearing -- not too bad, though, so far). They have cargo-influenced details like a deep hem and larger back pockets. On me they are full length. There's a break. But they don't drag on the ground. So, somewhere between the new full length and the old full length.

I'm enjoying wearing these. Warning -- if you are the kind of person who shrinks from comments on your clothing, you might want to wait until the trend is more established. I get comments every single time I wear one of these jeans. Some complimentary and some more jocular, of the "I haven't seen jeans like that since god knows when," variety.

I've been wearing wide leg crops since what seems like forever. My first ones were called "culottes" but I'd say they were more like cropped flares. Then I had a pair of cropped wide leg trousers from J. Crew, and a pair of cropped wide leg jeans from BR. I passed all along eventually. The first pair wore out, and the second two tended to stretch out too much over time, plus the pockets on the J. Crew were a bit problematic.

I'd say the difference between the newer wide legs and my previous ones (besides the length, obviously) are the following:

Newer waists may cut less straight across, i.e. the rise is higher in the back than the front, and they have darts in the back -- this leads to a better fit overall.

Legs are wider all the way down. A looser fit on the thigh.

Denim has less stretch (at least in the ones I have tried so far.)

I'm really loving the full length, but for summer I'm aiming to get some crops again. I'm considering some from the Gap and some from Everlane. How about you? Are you trying the wide legs, or not?

Wearing with J. Crew rollneck sweaters in cotton -- these are slightly cropped and a good length for higher rises. Nice quality cotton sweaters with a raglan sleeve.

This post has 4 photos. Photos uploaded by this member are only visible to other logged in members.

If you aren't a member, but would like to participate, please consider signing up. It only takes a minute and we'd love to have you.