If I can offer one piece of style advice it is this: find a good tailor.
My ongoing search for the perfect boyfriend jean recently ended with this amazing light-wash selvedge from Rag & Bone. Right off the rack they had the exact fit I was looking for in a relaxed denim leg. Unfortunately the waist was not such a perfect fit.
I've had pants taken in at the waist a couple times before but for some reason I am always nervous, no matter how flawless of a job my tailor has done previously. This pair was no exception. In fact, I even left the tailor's after deciding not to go ahead with it, only to succumb approximately 10 minutes later. "Just trust me!" my tailor exclaimed upon my shameful return.
So I did! And she did a fantastic job.
Here I styled my denim with a jacket from Yoshi Kondo, a nautical stripped top from Vero Moda, and a lug sole oxford from Camper. Thank you to my dear friend Kassy Wills for the photos. (She has a great blog as well! Take a look here.)