How To Find The Perfect Vintage Cutoff Shorts

Tips from our friends at The Vintage Twin

Photographed by Ricky Michiels
As anyone who's sifted through racks and racks of denim knows, finding the perfect pair is a chore in and of itself. Throw in the element of a secondhand shop, and it becomes an hours-long task to find a style that may just kind of fit you in all the right ways. But, as anyone who's thrown on a pair of old Levi's 501s knows, vintage denim stands apart from the stretch fabrics available nowadays. From the workmanship to the durability and fit, finding the perfect pair of heritage denim means having jeans that will stay with you for life. 
We headed over to the Vintage Twin, a curated shop by sisters Morgan and Samantha Elias that reworks and customizes vintage pieces. With their signature Jeanius bar, a service where employees can pick out the perfect pair of mom jeans, cropped flares, and cutoffs just by looking at you, it's basically magic. Click through the gallery for some tips and tricks of the trade. And if you're in New York, be sure to check out the Vintage Twin (and follow their Instagram @thevintagetwin for their rotating pop-up locations).