There’s a real love/hate thing going on with flares: the retro silhouette is the season’s hottest denim trend, but there seemed to be a roughly 0.05% chance a pair wouldn’t require some serious hemming before being worn (that’s a non-scientific approximation, FYI). The denim industry standard is for an inseam that correlates to someone who’s 5’9″—the rough height of a fit model, but not the average shopper.
Enter J Brand’s new Sneaker Flare, which has a 3.5″ shorter inseam than their traditional flares. They are ideal for shorter women can pull on and go—no tailoring required. They’re also great if you’re on the taller side and want to wear your flares with flats.
Is it the best one-two punch or what? The extra step of seeing a tailor has been removed (hurrah for lazy girls!) and shoppers don’t have to worry about messing with the style’s silhouette when having them modified.