When my mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas a while ago, my answer was easy. A pair of Baxters in a new colour - any colour.
Baxters are Topshop's 'relaxed' skinny jean and they fit me perfectly. I currently have them in classic denim, bright blue and olive green. While I am not always a fan of Topshop, their jeans are lovely and I can't see the point in buying anything else - comfy, good fit, not too expensive. Many of my friends are devotees to the 'Leigh' style - a shade skinnier than Baxter - and have tried to convert me. But I have too chunky a leg for Leigh, more's the pity. I have a pair of the high-waisted 'Kristen' and the super high-waisted 'Joni', both of which I love when the occasion is right - but for everyday, it's always Baxter. I wear them for work, for Saturdays running around town - all that kind of stuff.
A while ago I decided maybe I should have a go with a pair of 'proper' grown up jeans. I tried on Acne, Sevens, MIH. None of them fit me quite perfectly, and I baulked at the idea of spending that much money on jeans, only to have to have them altered. I ended up buying two pairs of Baxters instead.
So, it was with a heavy heart that my mum reported back that the Baxter has been discontinued. Why? Oh, why? We are currently trying to stockpile every pair that is left, but supplies seem to be dwindling.
Please, Topshop - bring back Baxter!