We're more than partial to a high-waisted, old-school Levi's 501, and if the last round of fashion week pics are anything to go by, the mom jean has never been so popular—not even with our mothers in the 1980s. So great has our love for this born-again style been (and when we say born again, it's because brands like Re/Done and Vetements are tweaking original shapes to make them more flattering for today's market) that we've not spent a second considering what anyone else may think about them.
We like wearing them, ergo we shall continue to do so. But in the same way dads across the globe ask if you "need a new pair of jeans" as they guffaw in shock that you actually paid for someone to tear holes in your new skinnies, there's a similar reaction that presents itself when boys see mom jeans. In fact, it's downright funny what they really think of the denim comeback. In honour of our Denim Week, scroll to see their reactions!
"Mom jeans are great! However, best when they aren’t worn by actual mothers and instead worn by a 5'11" model who has a body of a teenage boy!" — Carl, 32
"A woman has the right to dress for comfort; sadly, with these kind of jeans it’s usually at the expense of her lovely shape in return for a competitive bulge." — Phil, 33
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"Mom jeans are an interesting one. A few months ago, I would have definitely said I had a negative view. But having seen some of the Vetements and Gosha Rubchinskiy looks recently, I think I have changed my mind to "there's a time and a place" [for such a style] and obviously when the rest of the outfit complements them. I can't see them staying around for long, though. I would also add that if you remember the last time they were in style, maybe don’t do this trend again!" — Joel, 30
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"Honest opinion? They only look hot on girls with pert asses and small waists. For other women, there are better options." — Charlie, 29
"Why not? So long as she looks confident and feels great, I don't see a problem." — Ben, 30
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"I personally can't stand them, and the first words that spring to mind are 'mum tum.'" — Alex, 35
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"I think some girls can look cool in them, like Alexa Chung, but there is also a serious risk of camel toe." — Jamie, 30
“More than anything, I think mom jeans look uncomfortable. But they’re definitely cooler than skinnies—and way better than jeggings!”—Will, 31
What do you think of this silhouette? Let us know if you're a fan, and if you are, shop from our favourite mom jeans at Topshop.