I love getting GREAT stories about people’s experiences with denim – they brighten my day and keep me motivated to write here on the site. So, when I received this email from Sarah, I was elated to hear about her account of the love between her and her Hudson Alex Skinnies. Think of it as a denim Valentine.
I scored the EXACT jeans you reviewed at the Wicker Park AKIRA in Chicago, about 3 1/2 years ago. AKIRA was having a denim sale; I had a gift card from my mother-in-law…it was fate. I’m a petite, curvy girl with 38-40″ hips, a 25″waist and shorter legs, so I was both obsessed with and terrified of skinny jeans. The sales girl sweet talked me into a pair of dark wash Hudson Alex Skinnies and, honey, it was LOVE. PASSION, I tell you. Those jeans are be absolute best, softest, most well-fit pieces of denim I have ever, ever owned. The fit my shape perfectly, do not squeeze, bulge or generally make me feel like an overstuffed sausage. With boots, with heels, in sandals…they are the best!
After so many years and nearly daily wearings and washings, my Hudsons are plain wore out. There are tiny holes everywhere and the fabric in the crotch is completely shot. I’ve repaired where I could, but there jeans are simply at the end of their long and lovely life. I can’t afford a new pair to replace them, but I’ve saving my pennies and quarters to someday start anew with a fabulous pair of Hudson Alex Skinnies.
All the best,
And thank you, Sarah, for your awesome story!