B Sides

We don't know much about B Sides jeans but we know they're cool. We do know they’re designed by Claire Lampert and Stacy Daily. We don't know much about them either. In this age of oversharing, that's kinda cool too (a quick Google search turns up factoids such as Lampert formerly being a nationally ranked competitive downhill ski racer—also cool!).

b sides Vintage patchwork Levi's 505 jean repurposed and hand-worked in New York ($328)

b sides Vintage patchwork Levi's 505 jean repurposed and hand-worked in New York ($328)

It started with a vintage pair of Levi’s 505s. Lampert and Daily began re-purposing denim collected from the American west and east and hand-worked them in New York city. While there are scads of companies repurposing vintage denim, the girls maintain the fit and character of the original denim and instead experiment with scaling, tones, and washes to create patchwork to add to vintage jeans. The jeans end up looking like your mom patched up your blown out Levi's with your other pair of blown out Levi’s. Each pair is essentially a work-of-art-level American classic.

You can shop pairs of B Sides at a handful of boutiques in the U.S., including one of our favorites, Sleepy Jones in SoHo. And by shop we mean try them on. You’re going to want to spend a minute with them in a dressing room. Since they’re 1960s and 1970s vintage, sizing is wildly unpredictable. Vanity sizing? Forget it. Used to wearing a 27” waist ladies? Don’t slit your wrists if you’re buttoning up in a 31”. But not to worry, the ink on the Levi’s leather patch will likely be so faded that no one will be the wiser.