Denim Review: 7 For All Mankind ‘Josefina’

When the boyfriend jean trend first emerged a few years ago, I was very hesitant to give them a try. My usual denim style (and my style in general) leans towards a much more tailored and slim silhouette. When I tried on most pairs, I found that my figure was lost in a distressed wash sea of folds and gapping. Baggy just wasn’t for me.
Recently though, I tried out these 7 For All Mankind ‘Josefina’ boyfriend jeans. The distressing was evident but not obnoxious, the wash is medium, and they fit me with just the right amount of give – the perfect balance between slouchy and slim. I usually roll them up twice to keep that boyfriend look, but the small-ish leg opening maintains a fitted feeling.

To avoid looking stumpy when I’m out on the streets of New York City, I’d pair these jeans with a wedge and either a fitted top, or something I can tuck in. They are definitely ‘weekend jeans,’ and would be be perfect for spur-the-moment brunches and all-day errands with ballet flats and a men’s button down shirt.

[Photos by Nando Alvarez]


  1. FaithJ
    August 26, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    I have these jeans too and really love them. I like how you styled them, especially those awesome shoes!

  2. sarah davies
    August 26, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    I will definitely look for these jeans. They are perfect for my daily lifestyle as an artist.

  3. August 26, 2011 / 3:12 pm

    Can I just say, I love this whole outfit. It is simply chic!! And OMG, I am dying over that necklace. Where did you find that piece?
    I love the idea of the boyfriend jean in theory for the comfort factor, but I’ve never been able to find a pair that was just right. These jeans are great although they don’t have the usual boyfriend jean slouchy look.

  4. August 26, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I’ve had the same issues finding a boyfriend jean that didn’t make me look like I was just wearing jeans 3 times too big for me. These look nice on you and that necklace is insane! Love it!


  5. Linda
    August 27, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    THE NECKLACE!!!!!!!!!! WOW! THE NECKLACE!!!!!!! WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS LOVELY, AMAZING PIECE? AND WHERE MIGHT I FIND IT??? You look so great in this outfit! I am going to try to pull together something similar. But, I need the necklace!

  6. taylordavies
    August 29, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your great comments! My necklace was actually a thrift store find back in Seattle. I cannot be completely sure, but the store owner thought it was BCBG, and so not nearly as vintage as it looks. It’s probably my favorite bauble in my jewelry box.

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