Super soft, but in between sizing | a Boyish Jeans Review

If you’ve read newinspired before, you know that there’s one topic that I particularly love/hate to talk about:

Vintage Levi’s jeans.

Those jeans are extremely elusive and mysterious to me.

Boyish Jeans Review

As a result, I’m always after jeans that mimic their style, but don’t require the work involved with sourcing and tailoring them.

Enter: Boyish “The Ziggy” Jeans.

With high hopes, that these oversized Boyish jeans could be my low-effort straight leg 90’s-esque vintage Levi’s, I ordered a pair.

Here’s the scoop on Boyish jeans…


For reference, I’m 5’5.75” and weigh 115-117 lbs.

For comparison, here are some of my other denim sizes:
Acne Studios denim shorts, size 25
APC jeans, size 26
Levi’s, size 25
Rag & Bone jeans, size 24-26
Re/Done Original jeans, size 25 (sometimes a 26)

My Boyish The Ziggy jeans, in Footloose, are a size 25.

Boyish Jeans Sizing

Boyish’s size predictor said I would be a size 25-26… and considering that I wanted them to look like they do on the model, I sized down.

As a result, I would definitely say that Boyish jeans run a pinch small.

I’d say they’re a pinch small, because the Ziggy jeans give me a slight (and unfortunate) V shape from the front.



Let’s put Boyish’s The Ziggy jeans to a “pseudo-scientific lab report” analysis!

For the sake of fun, this denim series is called the “Denim Dance-Off,” because I’m gonna write about everything you wanna know about this pair of jeans and how easy it is to dance in ‘em (tbh, this isn’t important to me, because I don’t dance, I just wanted to make the series an alliteration).

Note: These are my opinions, yours could differ.

1- Do They Flatter Your Bum?
Kind of…

3- How’s the Overall Quality of Material?
Boyish Ziggy jeans feel suspiciously soft, but that’s because they’re made from 17% Organic Cotton/43% Recycled Cotton/40% Refibra x Tencel Lyocell.

Boyish The Ziggy Jeans

The Refibra x Tencel Lyocell that softens them up and allows them not to feel totally rigid.

5- Can You Dance In Them?
Put on “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and cut loose in these jeans!


More Sustainable: They really do seem to meet their current sustainable goals and have set a high bar for their future.
Climate neutral: Sure, they might buy credits to be carbon neutral, but at least they do it!
Reusable packing box: Love when a brand really sticks to their “sustainability” claims.

Boyish Jeans Sustainability

A lot of branding: I hate the “Boyish” in big red letters on the outside — but since it’s on the back, I guess I don’t have to look at it…? There’s also a little “Boyish” tag on the right front pockets.

… not a “Pro” or “Con,” but just a note that these have a button fly.

“Been working so hard
I’m punching my card
Eight hours, for what?”
-Kenny Loggins, “Footloose” (1984)

When it comes down to the perfect pair of vintage jeans, I guess you gotta work hard and go digging for them.

… but, while I’m not obsessed with them, Boyish’s jeans are, admittedly, an easier shortcut to that elusive lived-in look and are a relatively OK price.

Boyish jeans are available from Anthropologie, Free People, Shopbop, or Revolve starting at $168 USD.
You can also find them directly from Boyish and receive 20% off your first purchase when you sign up for their emails.

Alternatively, you could be even more sustainable and buy your jeans from The Real Real or Vestiaire Collective.


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