Vintage Denim™ Drawstring Pants

Our elastic waist jeans are the most comfortable Vintage Denim pants you'll ever wear.


Nothing could be easier than our women's elastic waist jeans. Prewashed for softness, our all-cotton 8-oz. Vintage Denim jean is comfortable year-round. Easy stretch drawstring waist. Elastic waist jeans have on-seam pockets with topstitching. In stone. Washable. Imported.
Regular sizes M(10-12); inseam about 31".


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.1 / 5 based on 162 reviews


128 of 162 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


    Like other reviewers have bought multiple pairs over the years and now you've stopped making/stocking these trousers. There is clearly a market (read reviews) please reconsider.

  • 5/5

    best purchase ever!! - 7/7/2014
    By: from berkeley CA

    i absolutely love everything about these jeans and am very disappointed that you will no longer offer them to your customers. i wonder who thought this change would increase sales?

  • 5/5

    Best ever jeans - 6/23/2014
    By: from Cincinnati

    I have been ordering and wearing these jeans for years and love them. I just recently learned that Orvis plans to stop offering these. They are the only jeans with elastic tops that are offered in Petite. PLEASE Orvis....bring them back for fall !!!

  • 5/5

    Love these pants! - 4/24/2014
    By: from Shrewsbury, Pa.

    I've been wearing these pants for several years now, and they never disappoint. The fabric is a durable a denim, and the fit is so very comfortable and forgiving. Some of us don't fit well into traditional jeans anymore, but with these pants you can feel comfortable, and stylish. There are multiple colors to choose from so you can mix up your wardrobe. I wish they would make more:-) Fudgie

  • 5/5

    Great denim pants! - 4/14/2014
    By: from Columbus, Ohio

    I bet that I've bought and used about 20 pair of these jeans over the years and I've loved each pair. However, the last ones that I bought recently were apparently the last ones available in the dark blue so I'm hoping that you are not discontinuing them! I don't know what I will wear if I can't wear these pants. (I just wish that you would make the pockets larger and more usable.)

  • 5/5

    Outstanding Jeans - 4/4/2014
    By: from Minnesota
    Top 500 Contributor

    I have loved this jeans from the minute I got them. I have several pairs in different colors. Unfortunately Ovis tells me that they no longer plan to carry these jeans. I was so sorry to hear this as they area just great!

  • 5/5

    What I was looking for. - 4/3/2014
    By: from Eureka, IL

    These are great jeans. They fit well (I'm short and the petite works for me) and they are not too baggy (like many relaxed fit jeans) or too tight (like designer jeans). They fit just right for work and for outdoor activities.

  • 5/5

    extreme comfort - 4/2/2014
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I keep reordering these as my older ones get well used and need to be replaced.

  • 4/5

    A bit long if your legs are short - 3/19/2014
    By: from Honolulu
    Top 250 Contributor

    I've had these jeans before and they wear well. However, I prefer the lighter ones with the drawstring at the waist that were available last summer. They are a perfect length if you are 5'1" or 2" but these heavier jeans are an inch and a half longer. So if you are at the tall end of Petite, these will be perfect for you, but I am going to have to shorten them. I washed them but they didn't shrink a bit.

  • 5/5

    Best jeasns I've worn - 3/10/2014
    By: from Santa Fe, New Mexico

    The cut is a little loose and comfortable. I am wearing these draw-string elastic waist stonewashed denim jeans right now. Finally I have some jeans that fit, are the right length and aren't stiff as a board. Thank you! Marke Talley

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Vintage Denim

The Practical Fashion of Vintage Denim

Vintage Denim from OrvisFew fabrics can boast the tradition and the colorful history that denim claims. From gold miner’s staple to the darling of high fashion, this down-to-earth indigo twill has worked its way into our hearts and into our closets. Our signature version, Orvis Vintage Denim is a traditional mid-weight denim made of pure cotton.

The Rugged Outdoor Fabric of Choice for Centuries

No other fabric is as quintessentially American as denim is. Used for the sails on Christopher Columbus’s ships, it first arrived on our shores in 1492, but the rugged textile had already been known in Europe for centuries. From the original serge de Nîmes, denim had been manufactured in France since 300 A.D. ad the outdoor fabric of choice for workers and farmers throughout Northern Europe.

Orvis Vintage Denim: The Toughness of Original Denim, but Prewashed for Softness

This sturdy cotton fabric derives its toughness from the weave — twill is the strongest of all of the fabric weaves, with threads woven in a tight diagonal pattern for increased strength. This diagonal pattern, or twill line, makes the fabric very durable and prevents it from tearing or ripping easily. The steeper the twill line, the higher quality the fabric; this is because the steeper weaves have more yarns per inch. Woven in this strong pattern, our 8 oz. Vintage Denim is prewashed for softness and will only get better with age.

Great for Travel

Orvis Vintage Denim is ideal for travel. Our sturdy, easy-care skirts, pants, and dresses are as stylish as they are comfortable, resist wrinkles, and the mid-weight fabric is suitable for year-round wear. Because our Vintage Denim is so versatile, practical, and popular, we offer a wide variety of styles for women in traditional denim blue, plus a range of wardrobe-expanding colors.

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