In Denim Country: Long Tall Sally Takes Austin


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I work as an architect in Austin, Texas. In Austin, it’s denim on denim on denim all day, from behind computer screens to construction sites to evening concerts downtown. Balmy Southern winters require little more than an (embroidered) denim jacket most days, and my (deconstructed) denim vest emerges in the spring as the perfect light layer. Soft chambray dresses and pearl-snap denim buttondowns complete my typical weekly wardrobe.

Wearing the LTS Combat Trouser Jean (c/o) and an LTS Polka Dot Shirt from Spring 2015.

Wearing the LTS Combat Trouser Jean (c/o Long Tall Sally) and an LTS Polka Dot Shirt from Spring 2015.

Though I was raised on the straight leg, then the wide leg, then the boot cut, it’s been the skinny jean that has appeared most frequently in my wardrobe lately. Since my first pair of skinny jeans, I’ve been hooked on their slim silhouette and endless fashion options. However, once I discovered the Long Tall Sally denim collection and its many styles for the long-legged, I realized that much about my preference for skinnies has been largely due to the flexibility it allowed in my attempts to disguise the fact that my jeans were never quite long enough. Cropping, cuffing and boot-paring strategies had become my denim norm, along with an impressive patterned sock collection designed to fill the gap between hem and laces. The LTS denim collection has been an encouraging reminder that longer inseam options can bring a renewed love for a variety of denim styles.

Wearing the LTS Combat Trouser Jean (c/o) and the LTS Pleated Blouse in Ivory (c/o)

Wearing the LTS Combat Trouser Jean (c/o Long Tall Sally) and the LTS Pleated Blouse in Ivory (c/o Long Tall Sally)

With summer already settling in here in Texas, I’ve been looking for something a bit looser, featuring cool, breathable cotton, soft yet structured enough for the office. The LTS Combat Trouser Jean fits this vision perfectly, with its slim-leg fit. True to its description, it updates the cargo pant (a personal favorite of my late-90s style) with a carefully tailored leg. For the lanky figure minus the extreme curves, this slim silhouette performs, true to its description (“fitted at the hips, slim through the thigh to the knee, and narrow from the knee to the hem”).


The cargo pockets support the utilitarian functionality, but they are not the only effective pockets: the zipper-trimmed side pockets are deep and comfortable, irresistibly casual. Beyond the cut, I love the the crisp, true black of these jeans. It’s not easy to find a real black pant that effortlessly blends the soft, casual comfort of denim with the hip, structured look of a trouser. These LTS jeans are quality, comfort, and style of epic Texas proportions. 

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