Denim Review: Diesel Staffy 8SZ

This weeks review is on an older pair of jeans which I have had for a long time, the Diesel Staffy skinny boyfriend in 8SZ, but I thought it would be good to do a boyfriend cut as a review as I haven’t in such a long time. I actually sized up in these and took a 29/32 because I wanted them to be really loose.

I do have a Staffy in a 28 which I reviewed a really long time ago (you can see it here) and they fit a lot slimmer as you can see, so you can take your regular size (I am a 28 in Diesel’s thicker non jegging denim) and have them slightly slouchy, or size up and have them as a more baggier boyfriend jean like these. As they are loose they are incredibly comfortable and just so easy to throw on when you need to run errands or just don’t feel like tight denim.

I actually also find these to be flattering as well which suprises me. I often don’t find boyfriend jeans that attracting on women because they are cut too much like men’s jeans or they just hang and look odd, but the dropped crotch and slimness at the calves and ankles that these have, making them a skinny boyfriend, is really flattering on the figure. I also find the back pockets to be ok as well, not the most flattering as obviously they aren’t tight, but in terms of boyfriend jeans, they look quite good. They don’t make the butt look really wide or saggy.

The wash of these is also really nice. They are 100% cotton, which I never wear unless they are boyfriend jeans, but because they are so loose, you can’t even tell they have no stretch to them. They are also a thinner denim so that makes them easier to wear. But the wash, it’s got really subtle whiskering on the hips and faded areas down the thighs, all while being a really nice baby blue type of wash, with sandy areas. It’s definitely pretty and it suits the jeans perfectly. I generally don’t like dark washed boyfriend jeans, I only like lighter washes to give them that vintage, easy going look. I always class dark washes as smarter, so that’s why I like this wash a lot.

I would say if you get the chance to try Staffy from Diesel, take a size up in them and have them really loose like mine are, they create a better silhouette and are so much more comfortable. I do wear mine with a belt, but that’s generally more for look purposes rather than them falling down all the time. They do fall down a bit, but not enough to warrant needing a belt constantly. These have also been worn and washed quite a lot of times, but you can’t even tell, they have held up really well in terms of laundering which is wonderful! The inseam has shrunk a little, but that’s normal anyway. They didn’t come actually at 32 length like the label says. Have any of you got the Staffy cut?

Waist aligned – 16.75″
Rise – 9.5″
Hips – 18.5″
Mid thigh – 8.75″
Inseam – 29.25″
Leg opening – 6.5″

Written by Lorna Burford


  1. I love the way you styled those jeans! The mint jumper sort of makes everything else pop I think 🙂 It’s cool to see a boyfriend jean review, especially since it’s getting into spring now! And I agree, I feel like boyfriend jeans tend to look better in lighter washes, and more “worn in” as it makes it look like you’ve had them for ages, rather than a dark wash pair where it can sometimes look like your jeans are just too big haha!

  2. Ha ha yeah, I feel like the dark wash makes them look off too, like they are just loose fitted skinny jeans more than a boyfriend jean. Glad you like the jumper 🙂