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Best Jeans

  • Joe’s Jeans

    77 Mercer St., nr. Spring St.; 212-925-5727

    At this six-month-old Soho boutique, choosing a pair of jeans is akin to picking out a polish shade at the nail salon. Fifty-five hues of denim line the walls, grenadine, parakeet, and tangerine supplementing regular indigos. Unlike thigh-strangling jeggings, these skinny jeans are structured to flatter many forms thanks to a hint of stretch, and the waistband hits just above the hips, staving off gaping and muffin tops.

From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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