A.P.C.'s New Standard Jean is aptly named; it really is the workhorse selvage denim for underfed trendy types. Unfortunately the spring/summer 2010 collection brings a so-called "washed blue", which borders on pastel. Now you kids out there, you might not have seen this before, so we want to warn you against going down this road. Those of us who were around in the eighties know this all too well. It's a slippery slope that leads to severely tapered legs, high waists, quite possibly pleats, a label that reads "Z.Cavaricci", and ultimately to "mommy jeans". Don't buy into this; in the end it will bring you only sadness.