Isabel Marant x H&M: The Jeans, Parisian

I’ve always loved what Isabel Marant does for women, and I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a little bit jealous there’s not been an option for men. Until now. When I saw these jeans in the look book that circulated before the collection launched, I knew I had to get them.


When I was shopping I first grabbed what I thought would be my size. Super excited, I tried them on and was disappointed that the fit was, for lack of a better word, abysmal. Saggy in the butt, baggy in the thighs, the jeans were a bit of a mess. As I was putting them back I spotted the kids’ section, and luckily for me, these hips do lie — I was able to snag the largest kids size, which in turn fit perfectly. And were half the price.


I love how simple they are, yet they still standout. The tuxedo stripe is a detail I’ve always liked, but I love how it’s made a bit more casual here with the textile stripe. It’s simple, yet bold, in a black and white chevron. Instantly it’s a cool classic.


To get the full on Marant look, I paired my jeans with a pair of suede boots from H by Hudson, and an oversized and drapey sweater I’ve had for a while, but also from H&M.

Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.