This weeks review is on a pair of American Eagle Skinny Kick jeans in Sunfaded Destroy. I got these as a gift and I thought it would make a different type of review since I mainly only do skinny jeans and jeggings. Believe it or not, I am actually quite a fan of American Eagle jeans. I love the fact that they have a great fit for such a cheap price point. I usually only stick to premium denim brands because they are premium for a reason, they pay attention to detail and get the fits spot on, but from the many American Eagle jeans I own and have tried, they have a good fit too. So based on that, it’s definitely a brand I would recommend to anyone looking for good fitting jeans that are cheap.
Anyway, these are the Skinny Kick which is sort of in between a bootcut and a straight leg. It’s slim all the way down with a wider leg opening than a straight leg, but it’s definitely not as big as a bootcut opening. I really like this cut and it suprised me as I’m usually only a skinny jeans girl due to my small legs. But I think because these are slim all over and not so wide at the leg opening, they still create a slim silhouette and the fabric doesn’t bulk and give the impression I’m wider like it does on bootcut jeans. I can definitely say I am a fan of the skinny/slim bootcut styles.
The back pocket placement on these, like all my other American Eagle jeans, is really nice. I find them to be flattering, central and of symmetrical proportions. One thing I find you always have to be careful with when buying non premium jeans is the back pockets. Usually the placement is a bit too low, too high, too wide, too narrow, spaced unevenly etc, but these are in a good position. The rise is fairly low, but I find that to be flattering for the cut and I would say the regular inseam, which I have, is the perfect length for my wedge sneakers too. I haven’t measured it, but if you want me to do so just leave a comment and I will.
I took a size 4 in these, as I do with all my American Eagle jeans, and I find that equates well to my usual size of a 27 (sometimes a 26). They run fairly true to size, but the part where you can tell that they differ from premium denim is in the fabric. Although the wash is quite nice and I like the little distressed holes in places against the mid blue denim with the subtle sequins on the back pockets, the quality of the denim is definitely not as good as most premium brands, but then I never expected it to be based on the price. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just saying you can definitely feel the difference. It’s less sturdy and more on the stretch out and stay baggy side. It has that thickness/stiffness to it that will stretch out quite easily and probably not retain its shape very well. My jeggings I have are doing fine, but since these are a regular denim, that’s the impression I get from them so far.
But for their price point, they are definitely really good jeans. You get a lot of plus points like a great fit, huge variety of sizing from 00-18 and lots of washes to choose from for such a little price. They are even on sale the moment too, so you can buy these jeans for just $29.99. Are any of you a fan of American Eagle jeans too? I know Selena Gomez is!