Vintage Levi’s Jeans


Stack of vintage Levi's Jeans  {sharp}


The 90′s were all about vintage Levi’s …vintage MEN’S button fly Levi’s, and finding the right pair was paramount. There was this amazingly disgusting tiny little thrift shop on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City called Claudia’s Boutique that had the BEST selection of ripped up vintage Levi’s for $15 each. Claudia, who seemed ancient even then, would help me and all of my 16 year old friends, literally rummage through piles and piles and 10′ high stacks of dank Levi’s in the darkest dungeoniest of corners until we found the perfect pair. It was awesome.

…and then expensive designer jeans made their appearance …ahem, super low-waisted designer jeans. I bought my first pair in 1997 in New York City, for $106 under the name Juicy …PRE velour sweat suits with Juicy on the butt. I actually still have them {surprise, surprise} and they in no way meet the low-waisted standards of the early 2000′s. In fact, they would be considered high-waisted …but not compared to Levi’s.

On Mother’s Day, my mom {who has never stopped wearing them, mind you} was wearing a pair of Levi’s she cut off at the knee and they had the best shredded leg you could imagine. I told her how cool they looked and she told me she felt white trash …lol. …and a few weeks later she informed me that my brother had been wearing a pair that he helped her paint in that had similar rips. The next time I saw him, brother that is, I demanded that he bring over his old worn Levi’s for me to go through. And because he’s such a great brother, he did exactly what I told him to.

Levi’s now makes a low-waisted mens version and OMG IF THEY AREN’T PERFECT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

56 Comments

  • Lily G.

    June 3, 2009 | Reply

    Yes! The boyfriend jean is back back back, and I’m loving it.

  • K.Line

    June 3, 2009 | Reply

    I swear M, where in the hell are you storing those peanut m & ms? You are either blessed with awesome body genes (no doubt) or you work your ass out when nobody’s looking.

  • TeeTee

    June 3, 2009 | Reply

    I love them… they look great on you!

  • ...love Maegan

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    LOL K-line ….thanks ;) …possibly good genes and no babies yet ..lol. although, it’s definitely time to start working out …everything’s heading South :(

  • LiLu

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    This is my favorite outfit yet. Truth.

  • Cynthiah Cohen

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I just discover your blog and its great!! I follow you! XOXO

  • ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    The Gap’s low-rise, straight-leg, 1969 jeans are the bomb. Pair it with a Fruit of a Loom all cotton white V-neck T-shirt, my thick metal rhinestone dog tags, my favorite flip flops and I’m good to go.

  • stacy

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    love them!

    i still have some of mine from kensington market (where this toronto kid shopped for vintage in the ’90′s).

  • Girl Japan

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Yea, Maegan… I am still working out girl.. but my tummy is not FLAT yet… I am SOOO jealous but you posting your outfit posts keep my ass moving and you look fab!

  • Lauren From Texas

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    HOT HOT HOT. You’ve just given me a great idea – raid my hubby’s jean stash :) You look amazing girl – like a celebrity!

  • Amanda's Sunshine

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    awesome, they look great on you. Love the outfit.

  • Brett Alexandra

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    ahh! I want a pair. You make them look so good!

  • brooke

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    wow…i am seriously loving those jeans…and second your friggin mid section is amazing…i want mine back…

  • brooke

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    wow…i am seriously loving those jeans…and second your friggin mid section is amazing…i want mine back…

  • styles p

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    mm i love baggy ripped jeans..i bought a pair of sevens 3 sizes too big at a thrift store and i lovee them. but i have the same problem about the length!!

  • Sher

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    At least you didn’t pay for the ripped jeans. My hubby couldn’t get over I actually paid for mine LOL!

    http://fashionafterforty.blogspot.com/2009/03/buying-old-clothes.html

  • Milly

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    do you have anything that just doesnt look right on you?…uhhmmm not! lol, if i wore this i would look homeless lmao
    and i doubt having a baby will change things for you, you might be the lucky ones and look hotter after

    i was once very thin until my boy came along…the memories lol

  • Style Porn

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Those jeans are extremely bitchin.’ I actually had a friend in middle school who’s mom worked for Levi’s, and she had boxes and boxes of old men’s 501s in her basement which we helped ourselves to on the regular. It was pretty awesome.

  • Bayjb

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Wow they look really comfy. I would love to have a pair of jeans like that now. Love that they were “pre-Juicy” sweats.

  • Savvy Mode SG

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    oh too cute. i just ripped apart a pair of perfectly good jeans to look like yours.

  • ~ Kelly Ann ~

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I freakin love worn-out jeans- Cute pic Maegan

  • drollgirl

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    i love them!!!! you look so great, especially w/man t-shirt and cool cap to make it complete. bravo! :)

  • Chessa!

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    ok, you look amazing…and, the jeans are fab.
    My place out on Long Island near where I grew up was “Bonnie’s Jeans” – they sold vintage Levis there and I bought about 5 pairs and worshipped them. I loved them so much. They disappeared sometime in college. Someone out there has my jeans and unless they cut the pocket out, they say “Monica Lima” (maiden name) or “Moo” (another nickname)…sigh…you’re making me miss them. :)

  • diane

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Aha! A jeans post! And don’t they look great on you, not that anything ever looks bad on you, ever. I think I love your brother.
    Last night Cute Hubby asked me what I was thinking, and I said “I’m thinking about how happy I was to be wearing my favorite jeans all day”. Not a high maintenance girl, really. xo

  • Michelle

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Love it! I’m tracking down some Levi’s tomorrow.

  • a print a day

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    ahhh! that’s hottt! what size would a men’s size be for a lady’s 25?

  • Nicole Marie

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    ahh love them! you look amazing it them! seriously this could be an ad for levis. so wish i could pull it off like you!

    hope your week is going better!

  • ...love Maegan

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Print a day …I’m usually a 29 in jeans ….and these are a low bootcut 33 mens …and they are baggy …so, 3-5 sizes up?

  • Summer

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Okay, muffin top? You have not.

    Love the jeans…

  • TERI REES WANG

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Purrfecto!

  • tanya

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I’m completely smitten. I wish I had a pair!!!

  • Lucinda

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Nothing can replace my ripped up vintage denim.

  • Annie

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I love jeans with accidental paint on them…
    Totally sexy pics, by the way!!

  • Tiffany

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    seriously, you need to stop being so gorgeous. it’s really unfair for the rest of us.

    =)

    only you could make ripped jeans look that awesome!

  • A little Princess

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    With a white T, they’re just too perfect! xoxo

  • Frou Flu

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    i agree, they look absolutely perect! love those…

  • Gem

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    this is my favourite outfit of yours EVER! you look fucking hot :D

  • karina Manghi

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    You look super sexy!!!

  • janettaylor

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Levi’s the best!

    U look so sexy!

    XoXO

  • stilettostetico

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Woooooow I really like the Sexy/tied-up way you wear your V neck, it sounds very “Daisy Dukes-esque physical unveiling” !!!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  • Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • New Wife

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    These are way HOT!!

    I found your blog when I came across your fab ruffle shoe covers. Look forward to following :)

  • La Belette Rouge

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Fantastic on you. I am at the age and stage where a hole in my jeans means they are going to Goodwill. But, really, you make holey jeans look wholly wonderful.

  • anhesty

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    those jeans are bad ass!!!!!!

  • Bella

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I gotta say it… this is fucking awesome!

    xxx

  • Joy

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    Seriously, Lady… there are no words. You look amazing as always and I love the jeans. Is there anything you can’t do??? :)

  • issa

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    oooh those jeans look perfect on you!

  • daer0n

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I just went blind from overexposure to pure awesomeness, i swear.
    You’re the only one, {seriously} that i know can rock vintage levi’s jeans. You look great in them, i love it.

  • Dooder City

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    It is so funny, because in the 90′s my friends and I would go to a head shop (where you buy pipes and stuff) to buy our vintage Levi’s! This really brought me back:)

  • Leigh

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I want want, those are seriously so perfect!!

  • FESI

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I likeeeeeeee!

  • Hanako66

    June 4, 2009 | Reply

    I have a similar pair and they go on and the bra comes off the second I walk in the door lol!

  • ohbrooke

    June 5, 2009 | Reply

    You weren’t kidding! You look smokin’… I have large hips… wonder how this would work on me. I’m on the lookout…
    :)

  • steph

    June 6, 2009 | Reply

    Umm…you’re rockin’ those Levi’s like no one’s business. Could you GET hotter? I think not! I gotta grab a pair now. =) Have a great weekend gorgeous!

  • amber {daisy chain}

    June 8, 2009 | Reply

    this post totally brought me back – way back. we used to scour the flea market every sunday for the perfect Levi’s, and I’m pretty sure you’ve found them in those bottom shots!

  • 'Tia

    December 13, 2011 | Reply

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