The Perfect Pair of Vintage-Inspired Jeans Does Exist, According to Madewell Shoppers

One pair of these jeans sells every other minute.

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A Pair of The Perfect Vintage Jean Sells Every Other Minute — and It's Getting a Major Upgrade
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Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans has gotten easier over the years, as more and more brands are producing denim with comfortable, versatile fits in a wider array of sizes. One line of denim that shoppers agree on for a "perfect fit" is this widely popular pair of Madewell vintage-inspired jeans that sells every other minute.

Madewell's Perfect Vintage Jean (also known as the PVJ) is a constant best-seller across the brand, and it's no surprise. The denim line includes a variety of washes and stretches for a comfortable fit. Sizes run from 23-33 (which corresponds to 0-20), as well as curvy, petite, and tall options.

The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean in Reinhart Wash
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Shop now: $135; madewell.com

If the classic perfect vintage jean makes you want to run to fill your cart, Madewell's newest launch of the shopper-loved jeans will have you in denim heaven. On August 9, the brand released an upgrade to the loved PVJ: the Perfect Vintage High-Rise Straight Jean. The newest additions to the Madewell denim family offer an effortless cool girl look by way of a straight leg and a selection of vintage-inspired washes.

The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean in Reinhart Wash
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Shop now: $135; madewell.com

There are a few new washes in the new selection, including the Reinhart wash. It's a lighter denim with a broken-in, old-school feel, and has a ripped knee for a more casual, streetwear look. The Fitzgerald wash is a staple pair of jeans for everyday wear. The light wash jeans have the classic magic pockets shoppers can't get enough of, and minimal details. Then there's the Cosner wash, a black wash that gives major '90s supermodel vibes. Lastly, there is the Moultrie wash, a medium, classic wash jean.

The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean in Reinhart Wash
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Shop now: $135; madewell.com

No matter what wash fits you best, the Perfect Vintage Jeans are the "perfect cut and wash," according to Madewell shoppers. Another shopper writes of the classic PVJ that these are "the ultimate go-to jean."

"The perfect vintage jean is literally perfect," another shopper says. "Never found a pair of jeans that fit so good! I'm 5'7 and 120 pounds, usually between a 25 and 26 in jeans because it's hard to find ones that fit my legs, butt, and my waist equally without suffocating one of those areas or leaving a gap. I usually suffer from a massive waist gap and just wear a belt, but these solved all my issues! They fit amazingly in the waist and butt without being too tight anywhere!"

The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean in Reinhart Wash
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Shop now: $135; madewell.com

Another shopper calls the classic PVJ "sexy mom jeans." They add, "I'm a mom of three and didn't think I could do the '90s mom jean look. Well, these jeans not only make it possible, but my tush looks great, and they're my most comfortable jeans. The rise, the wash, the length, all of it is perfection. I typically wear a 26, and I bought a 25 in these, and they're not at all tight. I'd suggest sizing down one or two sizes depending on how you like your jeans to fit. These don't have much stretch."

If you're searching for a pair of comfortable straight-leg vintage jeans, look no more. Run, don't walk, to Madewell, and snag a pair or two of the best-selling Perfect Vintage Jean before the newest denim sells out.

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