I want to tell you about a very special pair of jeans that I have just bought. They are called the ‘Bay Jeans’ and are part of Bay Garnett’s capsule ‘Golborne Road’ collection for MIH. They are a wide legged, 70’s style of jeans and are incredibly flattering. High waisted, these beauties suck, skim and lengthen all at the same time and at a modest height of 5’4, I am all over anything that gives the illusion of longer legs!
I have been wearing MIH jeans for years. The quality is excellent and I can wear my MIH jeans for days without them stretching and getting baggy at the knees. The same can’t be said for my high street jeans, which is fair enough. When it comes to denim, I do think you get what you pay for. As someone who pretty much lives in jeans, I have become a little bit of a denim addict over the years and I am always on the quest to find the perfect pair. Over the years I have built up quite a large denim collection, both high street and designer, and I do think that jeans are worth the investment. When it comes to cost per wear, I have definitely got my money’s worth from the pairs that I ‘invested’ in. I also have a sneaky suspicion that these Bay Jeans might become quite iconic…
I bought mine from Farfetch with a 10% discount so they ended up being £252 with postage. If you are going to purchase from Farfetch then use ‘Chloe Samwell-Smith’ at checkout where it says referred by a friend and you’ll also get 10% off. You might need my registered email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. I have just had a quick look and they are almost completely sold out, but I am hoping they will be restocking soon. If you can’t wait, there do still have sizes at Matchesfashion.
*Sizing info – they run true to size. I am wearing a 24 and they are a very comfortable fit.*
I will need to have mine taken up a bit so I don’t get that soggy, muddy, frayed hem when it rains, but I am going to keep the length as much as possible and wear with my Vintage Gucci tan boots. I deliberated over shortening them to a length that would work for flats, but in the end I decided that I have plenty of jean styles to wear with trainers and I will keep these for those days when I am in the mood for heels. (They would look amazing with a pair of velvet platforms) This style won’t be for everyone, but if you’re a fan of seventies inspired fashion, then you will love these.
I am enormously proud to call Bay a friend (our daughters are very good friends) and she is one of the most talented, inspiring people I know. Bay pioneered the idea of ‘thrifting’ and has had the most amazing career in fashion. If you want to read more about her, I have linked her Wikipedia profile here. You can also read a great piece in Vogue where she talks about finding vintage gems with the legendary Anita Pallenberg and her top tips for navigating vintage shopping, here.
I thought I would leave you with a little dose of 70’s fashion courtesy of Pinterest.
Fabulous Chloe. You look amazing in these jeans xxx