Denim Review: Current/Elliott The Stiletto in Canteen

I’m going to be doing 2 denim reviews this week and the first one is this pair, the Current/Elliott The Stiletto skinny jeans in Canteen which I got sent from the brand. I had been obsessing over these jeans for such a long time on Shopbop so I was really excited to know that they would be sending me a pair! They have quickly become a pair that I wear often and are better than I expected!

Current/Elliott, in my opinion, have really upped their game this season. There weren’t many washes and styles I liked from the brand early this year or late last year but this Spring/Summer 2011 collection has been amazing! They have used such beautiful medium and light washes in some gorgeous cuts! I’ve actually been wanting so many pairs from them lately but I can’t buy them all!

I want to start this review by saying that The Stiletto cut is actually now my favourite cut they do! It used to be their normal ankle skinny jean but it’s now 100% The Stiletto. It’s the best fit for me because the rise is low and the inseam grazes the ankles. There is no bunching and the calves are super skinny so they make a tight fit all the way down. Right from the hips to the hem as you can see in the pictures. They are the perfect skinny jean for those of us with shorter legs and they would make a great cropped jean for those of you blessed with longer legs! I think they have that perfect versatile fit/length which will work for most body types. I find that hard to find in a jean sometimes, a lot only work for certain heights and shapes but these will work for all. They definitely paid attention to where these jeans should hit at the ankles.

The Canteen wash is what originally attracted me to these jeans. I found it to be the right blend of light and medium with with perfect amounts of whiskering and fading in areas. When I got these in person I realised they were even nicer than the photos online. They are a wash that you need to see in person to take in all the little detailed areas. I think these are definitely done well because sometimes you can have jeans with whiskering at the lap and they can make your hips look really wide or just weird, these are subtle enough to make them look worn in but they also don’t give any bad illusions to your figure. I’m finding it difficult to explain just how beautiful this Canteen wash is because I think pictures never do them justice! These, and the 7 For All Mankind Gweneveres in Zuma Sunrise I reviewed 2 weeks ago, are my favourite jeans right now. I can’t stop wearing either of them!

The fabric of these jeans is also another thing that makes me love them so much! If you have tried Current/Elliott before then you will know they make their denim super soft and really stretchy. These are definitely no exception! When I pulled them out of the packaging, I thought to myself ‘wow, these look tiny!’ but they fitted me perfectly. I took a 26 which is my normal size in the brand and I would say they are definitely true to size. They have a tonne of stretch to them which makes them incredibly comfortable and a jean that’s easy to wear for long periods of time. The denim also feels really soft and light, they actually feel similar to a jegging but they are not. The fabric is amazing!

I would say that these are definitely a pair of Current/Elliott jeans that you should own. They are very versatile with the wash and fit and so comfortable. They have all the classic simplicity that the brand offers too, the plain pockets and the small Current/Elliott logo which is written on the jeans instead of a patch. They are very minimal but amazing at the same time. I think that’s why I love the brand so much! These have sold out in a lot of places but you can buy them online at Neimen Marcus for $194.

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  1. Lorna, did you do any tailoring at all? Because the first thing I noticed is what you mention that these jeans are cropped so they’re a good length for shorter ppl, but i was just wondering about the ankle because online they look sort of bigger at the end but on you they fit like the ankle of a skinny jean, so i was just wondering.

  2. Yeah after looking again, she is definitely wearing hers too big, they are all baggy and hanging off of her. I think these are supposed to fit super skinny not sizes too big like hers 🙂

  3. Ohh I checked out a different website, the picture in your link looked a lot more fitted. I definitely think these are a pair I’m going to have to get my hands on. Thanks Lorna.

  4. Hi Lorna,
    do these run true to size? I don’t own a pair from C/E yet because I keep hearing things about how C/E jeans run 1~2 sizes bigger. Is that the case with these jeans too?

  5. Hi Helen, they run tts for CE jeans but CE jeans do run bigger than other brands so you did hear right. I would say CE runs 1 size bigger than brands like 7FAM, Paige, Levi’s etc. Does that help?

  6. Im usually a size 25 in 7FAM. Im debating between the 25 and 26 in the current elliot lime green stilettos and im torn?! My thighs are a tad bigger than my waist so i don’t want them skin tight but i want them flattering 🙂

    What size are you in 7FAM?? 🙂
    I know 7FAM stretch a lot. Do they stiletto jeans stretch?
    thanks mucho! 🙂

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