Our development of the Leandra began back in December of 2014. It was named and designed in collaboration with OG blogger, Leandra Medine, or as she goes online, The ManRepeller. From the beginning, Leandra new exactly what style of jean she wanted – a high rise cropped flare. Our challenge was figuring out how to make one out of vintage men’s Levi’s jeans. The high rise was the easy part – the jean’s top half fits very similarly to our classic high rise style; however, the flare proved difficult to achieve. We figured out pretty early on that we would have to add a denim insert to the straight leg of the jean. Getting it to be balanced on the leg and hold its flare was a whole other story. After months of sending countless samples back and forth from our office in LA to her office in NYC, we finally solved the puzzle. The result? The perfect stylish jean to start your summer off on the right foot.