Oprah's Favorite Jeans
The line is called CJ by Cookie Johnson, and the mastermind behind them is the wife of NBA legend Magic Johnson. "I had a hard time finding a jean to fit me," Cookie says. "Every time I [would] go to the stores, I put the jeans on and I couldn't get them past my thighs. I thought: 'I'm in good shape. I work out. I eat healthy. Why can't I find a jean to fit me?'"
Cookie launched her very own line of jeans, CJ by Cookie Johnson, in early 2009. One of the secrets to the jeans' success, Cookie says, is stretch. "My partner, Michael Glasser, is an expert at fabrics, and he searched all over and found these wonderful fabrics from Europe that had great stretch to them but were so comfortable at the same time," she says. "We put a silk waistband inside the waist so they will be nice and comfortable. There's a lot of different aspects to this jean that go to comfort."
Model: Amy Lemons
To offer a skinny jean to curvy women, Cookie created the Joy legging style. "Leggings are really popular right now," she says. "We decided to create a denim legging."
Model: Anansa Sims
The Boyfriend style, Oprah's favorite, comes in three colors—dark denim, black and gray. "The boyfriends, I always say are like the new sweatpants," Cookie says. "I throw them on all the time and wear them to the grocery store, wherever."
Model: Ashley Graham
Another reason Adam is such a huge fan is that the jeans have clean lines. "I love that there aren't a lot of doodads on the back pockets," he says. "They don't sag. You can wear them all day long and you still look great in these jeans. And the fabric is not too thick. I think that's the key to jeans."
The Faith jean is the straight-cut option. "That's for the woman who doesn't want to wear the clingy legging but wants a straight leg," Cookie says.
Model: Kate Dillon
The Boot Cut is CJ by Cookie Johnson's basic style. "It's a little slimmer on the top and then it flares a little bit at the bottom," Cookie says.
Model: Lizzie Miller
Though CJ by Cookie Johnson are Oprah's favorite jeans, she says she knows the $141 to $198 price tag is steep. "They're definitely on the high end," Oprah says "A splurge." If you're looking for a more affordable jean that still has Adam Glassman's fashion seal of approval, check out his budget-conscious denim recommendation.