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10th Commandment: January 6

I grew up out West where men wear black jeans to formal occasions like weddings, so I’ve never really warmed up to black denim.  But a few weeks back, an old co-worker wore a pair and I thought they looked really fab.  So now, I have to have a pair.

Elected Official

J.Brand 10″ Skinnies (ShopBop, $159)

Hill Staffer

Sanctuary Grease Jean (Couture Candy, $88)

Unpaid Intern

Dark Skinny Jean (Forever 21, $20)


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  1. K says:

    I was never a fan of black denim either but I just purchased this pair from Madewell and I LOVE them! The straight leg is nice for a pear shape body because they're not quite as severe as a skinny jean, but can still easily be tucked into boots.


    January 6, 2011/Reply
  2. L says:

    Belle, I am not overweight, but I have shorter, slightly larger than average legs– can i still wear skinny jeans?

    January 6, 2011/Reply
  3. Belle says:

    Try Cookie Johnson's skinny jeans. They fit really well, and are available at Nordie's. They're good for women who “aren't supposed” to wear skinny jeans.

    January 6, 2011/Reply
  4. Kate says:

    I bought a pair of black skinny pants from the gap. They're twill, not denim, but the fit is great and they are very comfortable. Only downside: $60. Still, totally worth it.

    January 6, 2011/Reply
  5. VA says:

    I found some black skinnies during my post-Christmas-sale shopping and bought them on a whim. Love them! They look awesome tucked into boots and it's great to have something a little different in the rotation from my usual boring dark-wash blue jeans. I'm still looking for the perfect gray pair too.

    January 6, 2011/Reply
  6. Virginia says:

    My current go-to jeans are a black pair from Urban Outfitters. They are more straight-legged so they may be more flattering on certain body types. And, the last time I was in there, they were on sale for $37…not bad!

    January 6, 2011/Reply
  7. angie says:

    james jeans' twiggy jean in “black clean” – amazingly flattering hybrid of jean and legging without that bare, tacky feeling of a “jegging” (fits like a real skinny jean, but with stretch that does amazing things to minimize the thigh area).

    January 9, 2011/Reply