My denim review this week is on the Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Skinny Boyfriend Jeans in Clifton Destructed. After reviewing countless pairs of skinny jeans, it’s definitely a refreshing change to talk about a boyfriend jean!
I’m going to start with the sizing and fabric of these first, so I took size 27 which is my usual Paige size and they fit pretty true to size. They have a slight slouch to them in the waist and butt areas, and a much looser fit in the legs. They are 100% cotton though, so they have no stretch, so it’s a good thing that they have slouch otherwise I don’t think they would be too comfortable. The denim is thin though, it’s a much thinner rigid denim so even though it has no stretch, it’s really comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel restricting in any way. I actually wore these for a full day, which involved a lot of walking, and they held up fine. They did stretch out a bit, but not too much and they remained comfortable for the whole time, which isn’t something I can usually say about rigid jeans.
The Jimmy Jimmy Skinny fit as you can see is a boyfriend jean, but it’s based off of a skinny, so it’s tapered at the ankles and quite slim in the leg, just giving that easy vibe instead. They have cuffs at the hem which add to the boyfriend feel and quite a low rise actually, making them hang lower on the hips. Most boyfriend jeans tend to have unflattering back pockets as they get made bigger or placed lower down, but Paige hasn’t done that with these. She has kept the back pockets like her other skinny fits so they are actually really flattering from behind. This is definitely a first for a boyfriend jean!
Finally, the wash, it’s a gorgeous mid blue which has an authentic worn in feel to it, but the rips are really prominent. There’s a huge blowout hole on the left knee (mine has ripped even more) and lots of other distressed ares on both legs as well. The thing I find quite cool about the wash is the fact that the rips and distressed areas don’t look natural, however they still look really good. Instead of these looking like a vintage pair of jeans worn out, they look like a pair that have been purposely created, but they work well because I like how it’s done. I would prefer that every time I bent down the rip in the knee didn’t rip even more as now I’m left with quite a gaping hole, but I know that’s just something that happens with any ripped jeans.
These have been seen on a few celebrities, including Cameron Diaz and Kendall Jenner, but I’m hoping that we might spot them a few more times on others as they are really nice. They are a bit long on me since they do slouch though, so I might cuff them one extra next time I wear them. I think that will give a smoother fit for me. What do you think of them? You can buy them online at Shopbop.
Jeans courtesy of Paige Denim/Opinions all Lorna Burford’s.