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On Our Radar: Earl Jeans Are Back With a Vengeance

Any old-time Earl Jean fans in the house? OK, the brand isn't that old. Let's just say, before there was J Brand, there was Earl. If you like the no-frills, body-hugging style of J Brand, you'll love the relaunched Earl. I used to shop at their store in SoHo, New York, and was addicted to the original skinny jean, as well as their jean jackets (I still wear my dark-denim one and white one).

They made great men's jeans, too. If you didn't wear Earl, you probably at least heard about celebrities wearing them: they were the first premium denim line to have celebrity attachment in the late 1990s. The brand folded around 2005 and is back for Fall '08 under new ownership with Arnold Simon — who used to the be the CEO of Calvin Klein Jeans. Look forward to more original skinnies as well as boot cut, straight leg, super flare, pretty much every style you can think of, in every wash imaginable. The best part: They will be more affordable. Prices will range from $78 to $128. Go-to retailers will include Macy's, National Jean Company, and Fred Segal.

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nickcharles77 nickcharles77 8 years
Has anyone heard any updates on the return of Earl Jeans? -Thanks
USguy USguy 8 years
I had looked long and hard for the right pair of Jeans.. and they were Earl. Alas, after wearing the jeans for a few years they started falling apart, and when I went to buy a new pair I was saddened to realize the brand had folded. Glad to hear the brand is slated to return, but still do not see them anywhere. Is the return definite? Any further updates / details? Thanks--!
countchocula countchocula 9 years
I love Earl Jean! I have wider hips so it makes it hard to find flattering jeans, but I've always nailed it with them and Joe's. Hooray!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
I used to have a pair of navy blue wide leg earl pants (they used to make these 5 pocket pants that were so soft and luxurious) that lasted years. I hope they make the soft pants again as well when they restart their jean collection.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Picture it: Sicily, 1999. A young(er) BellaSugar tries on Earl Jeans. They are so slim-fit that they will not go past her kneecaps. If they've fixed the fit issue, I'll give them another try. But I hate feeling like I have sausage-legs. (See also: APC jeans.)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I can't wait!
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 9 years
I still love the fit on my pair too. Now I want a dark pair, can't wait!
sldc sldc 9 years
I have been a long time fan! I like jeans without logos and my Earls have lasted forever.
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