Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Madewell Email: Rail Straight. Fits great. Only $78.

"Thanks!" goes to Marietta who shared with us an email from J.Crew's sister store, Madewell.

The email features their Rail Straight Jeans (in "Madewell Wash"... whatever that is). {Incidentally, Posey wrote a great review for a pair of Madewell's Rail Straight Garment-Dyed Jeans awhile back. To read click here.} The jeans are described "You'll love them (and so will your wallet)" and retails for $78. The outfit is completed with the Tee Cardigan, Tomboy Tank, Fringed Summer Scarf, Yarn-Dyed Madras Scarf, the Pattern Broome Street Bag, and Skinny-Strap Havianas (I didn't know they offered Havianas!).

They are also reminding us that they are (1) having a summer sale with up to 50% off at their stores, (2) on Facebook, & (3) on Twitter.

As far as the skinny jeans look go... I ended up buying a pair of Matchstick Jeans (Item 98546; $98.00, now $69.99, in stores for $39.99) from J.Crew a few weeks back. I am normally a trouser jean kind of gal. However, after seeing how popular the look was in Paris (refer to this post), I thought I should own a pair. Although I have yet to wear them (it's too hot to wear jeans right now), I will probably* wear them in the Fall with a pair of boots. (*I write "probably" because it really depends on how comfortable I feel showcasing my bum & hips!) ;)

What are your thoughts on the Rail Straight Jeans look? Has this style won you over in the last few months? Do you think you will try it?


Quick Poll: Do you like the skinny-jean style?

14 comments:

  1. I love the Madewell rail straight jeans. They are not skintight skinny jeans, like the JCrew toothpick ones, for example. They just skim the body. I find them very flattering! However, I am "rail straight" myself with not much in the hip area so that may have something to do with it...

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  2. I really like the skinny jean look...I'm a real shoe gal, and I think skinny jeans show off your shoes better than any other jean cut. I think that some brands look better on me than others...once they're broken in, they tend to be really flattering, even though I am not in the least bit rail-straight.

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  3. I'm more of a skinny-jean girl, too.

    I have a couple of pairs of trouser jeans and wider-leg jeans, but I never wear them. I put them on and can't find the right shoes to go with them. So, I just naturally gravitate to the skinny-legged jeans instead.

    I just ordered a pair of the rail straight ones from Madewell, so I guess I'll find out how I feel about them when they come.

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  4. I like the bag better! unfortunately they do not seem to offer online shopping :(

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  5. I find the comment about not having shoes to go with trouser and wider leg jeans hilarious. Why would that be an issue? I wear all kinds of jeans and find shoes to go with jeans a non-issue.

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  6. JCrew on The Today Show with Kathy lee and Hoda. Jenna Lyons makes an appearance. Segment is Fashion Faux Pas!

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  7. I love skinny jeans! It's the only thing I wear. Wait, I also have a pair of J.Crew's boyfriend jeans. They don't have to be skintight, I wear "straight leg" jeans. They look great with heels and flats, and they're they only kind of jean that you can wear tucked into boots.

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  8. Can any of you lovely JCAs comment on how the JC Matchstick jeans fit compared to their Toothpick? I love the look of skinny jeans, just not on me, apparently :) I ordered and returned the Toothpick ankle jeans recently...they were only meh on me. I wonder if the Matchsticks would be better if they "skim" the leg instead of hugging it?

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  9. I love skinny, straight jeans. They look great with the strappy summer sandals. I tuck mine into Glenbraes and other boots in the winter and the skinny ones don't bag at the ankles like the matchsticks or other looser jeans. They give a much sleeker look.

    I agree with haus-frau, it is easier to find shoes to go with the skinny leg jeans. With the wide legs I feel they have to be a little bit on the long side to get the break just right over the shoe and then they can hang down too far and be a bit sloppy. Maybe I'm just not choosing the right shoes or maybe I'm just too picky.

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  10. While I like the look of skinny jeans, I have yet to find a pair that I like on me. I plan to try the toothpick on next time I visit my b&m. I wish that someone would make skinny jeans with a mid rise instead of always a low rise.

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  11. Elnobe..I saw that bag (or one similar to it) at the Madewell store in Lenox Mall (atlanta) a few weeks ago. It was really nice and was really quite large. They had a blue and a black one. I know it was over $100.00, but I don't remember it being that expensive for such a large bag. You may want to give them a call if you are interested to see if they have any left.....good luck

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  13. The skinny jean is probably going to stay awhile. The WSJ just did a piece on how the trend has passed over to the guys, with mass retailers like Levis and the Gap rolling out new styles in that vein:
    WSJ: Tight Squeeze: Making Room For a New Men's Fashion

    The Video

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  14. I like the bag better! unfortunately they do not seem to offer online shopping :(
    straight jeans

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