Denim Review: J Brand Earhart In Vintage Pendelton

This weeks review is on the brand new pants from J Brand, the J Brand Earhart flight pants in Vintage Pendelton. J Brand sent these to me to review and I’m pretty sure they are going to be the trend for the Summer, just like their Houlihan pants were last year. Please excuse some of the photos, I was having issues with the sun shining on the lens and then unfortunately it started to rain so there are rain spots too, ha ha. Nothing like English weather!

The comfort of these pants is the most amazing thing about them, they are even comfier and softer than most sweat pants. They are made from a 6oz twill fabric, so you can imagine just how soft that is, and it’s thin enough to keep you really cool in the hot weather. Because these are looser, they make moving in them really easy, I could quite happily do anything in these without feeling uncomfortable, I’m sure.

I took a 27 in these which is my Agnes and Houlihan size, although I can fit a 28 in the Houlihan, a 27 is perfect in these because I didn’t want them too baggy. My one big issue with these Earhart pants though is the leg opening, it’s designed to sit mid calf but because I have very small calves I find they slip down a lot on me, they fall down into full length pants quite often. If I put them up higher, they bunch too much and look silly so that’s my biggest flaw with these. But like I said, I do have small calves, so for the rest of you they should be perfectly fine and stay up.

The Vintage Pendelton wash is a shade of brown that reminds me a lot of the woods, it’s very earthy and it was my favourite colour out of all of the ones available. Because it’s brown it will go with many other colours so it’s pretty easy to put together an outfit quickly. There isn’t much to say except that these are twill so they are very soft and gentle against the skin, like the Houlihan pant, but they feel thinner and more breezy.

The lack in back pockets on a loose pant like these does make me feel a bit cautious though, I find that they don’t give much definition or shape to your butt because they don’t have pockets, but the prettiness of these from the front and the overall comfort level gets rid of that all together. I think these will be perfect for dressing up with heels or down with flats, they are very versatile. I also think they will suit a lot of shapes, if you are slim you can get away with them looser or tighter but if you have curves I think wearing them tight would be a lot more flattering to your figure.

Like I said above, I have high hopes for these, I can see the celebs wearing them when it’s boiling hot, I feel like they are going to be the new ‘it’ pant for J Brand. Buy these J Brand pants at J Brand online for $235.

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  1. Hi Lorna, thank you so much for the review! As you know, I have been waiting for you to review these. They do look really comfy. I was not sure about the color when I saw it on Revolve, but it looks really nice. Very cute outfit, with the cardigan and the pumps (you know I love those pumps). 😉 Again, thank you so much for (as always) gorgeous pictures, and an informative review!

  2. You look great here, Lorna! I have been checking out these pants for a while, too. I just wasn’t sure how they would look on me. I’m short (5.3″) so with bottoms like these, I have to watch out for how much they would bunch on the bottom. If you don’t mind me asking, how tall are you?

    As always, thanks for the reviews. I always look forward to them and value your opinion.

  3. Hi Lorna! looks great! i was gonna pick one up from shopbop based on ur review but when I got there, most of the reviews said it runs large. I’m 25 in the 912 and houlihans, would you recommend i stick to my usual 25 sizing? any help would be appreciated thank you!

  4. Hi Rae, it definitely depends on how you want to wear them, if you want to wear them slim and fitted then definitely size down but if you want them looser you can stick to your normal size and they will fit quite baggy 🙂 I think slimmer always looks better though!

  5. Hi Lorna thank you for that! Just one last one, would you say the waist has some give? I’d like to buy it in 24 but i’m afraid it wont button up lol! my houlihans button up comfortably. just that being in Australia, any returns i make will be a huge hassel if they dont fit upon arrival. thank you!

  6. I understand about the international shipping and exchanges lol 🙂 I’m always cautious with overseas buying too. They are quite stretchy in the waist, more so than the Houlihans. To me the 27s were really comfy all over, normally my pairs are tighter in the waist if they fit everywhere else. It does depend though how small they are going to be all over on you. The only issue I had with them was the calf opening, it was too big.

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