It’s been a while since my last Perfect Jeans check-in. Following my discovery of Henry & Belle, I recently succumbed to the militant aura that rag & bone always seemed to exude at NYFW. Two months and one sample sale later and I am truly a rag & bone convert. Let’s tell this tale from the top…

rag & bone originated in New York in 2002, combining their British heritage with modern design that is noticeable even today. The brainchild of Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, rag & bone has effortlessly transcended to prime style rankings, becoming synonymous with wearable clothing that ‘melds classic tailoring with an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic’.

The collections arguably revolve around their directional essentials: simple separates with fluid textures and bespoke detailing, and notably – their jeans.

I’ll throw it out there that pre-sample sale, I hadn’t even thought twice (realistically, anyway) about adding rag & bone jeans to my collection, with prices soaring between $154 and a whopping $935. The everyday jean is epitomised in a clean Skinny Destroyed pair, all occasion jeans can be found in the Skinny Wonderland, or choose a Capri Heritage for New York downtown cool. My first dip into the pool comes in the Rally Amy jean – great with a sheer shirt, tough boot and a bowler hat.

And the conclusion to this brief dalliance? Oh rag & bone, you’ve stolen my heart and I’m ready to make the next step up to Base Two.

rag & bone boasts a portfolio of standalone stores internationally in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, London, Tokyo, Seoul, LA, Dallas. Shop online at http://www.rag-bone.com/.

Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.


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