WhatIWore: It seems like ages since I was in Nashville last week! As I mentioned in this post, I was visiting as a writer for Travel Mindset, but had a lot of flexibility in my trip itinerary. On the top of my personal list? Imogene + Willie. They’re a Nashville owned, made in the USA denim company settled into the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville. I came with a mission for a ‘wear-forever’ pair of denim and I can honestly say I’ve never been more excited about a pair of jeans.
The converted garage features both imogene + willie product alongside other American made apparel and home goods. Instead of riffling through racks on your own, you meet a member of the imogene + willie staff at a denim bar to talk about what you’re looking for. I did my research before arriving and I knew this would be an investment purchase, so I wanted a classic and flattering pair.
I bought a high rise, slim leg pair of dark denim called the ‘Elizabeth’. I went with my normal size and didn’t need any hemming. LOOK HOW HIGH THESE COME UP! I feel like such a bombshell in them!
I loved chatting with all of the staff about the imogene + willie mission: procure classic pieces that get better with age and last for a lifetime. My pair was stamped with the date I bought them along with a ‘MADE IN THE USA stamp’ on the inner pockets. Finally, it was wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string (the only way to package my new favorite thing).