Lorna, Editor's Archive
This weeks review is on the Rich & Skinny Legacy Zip Leggings in Slick Black. I think I have finally found what I have been looking for! I wanted the perfect pair of skinny jeans that ticked all the boxes; comfortable, super skinny, pretty and extremely shiny. These jeans are all of those things! My search is over!
The fit of these jeans, if you are familiar with Rich & Skinny, is definitely one of their classic cuts, they have the low rise, the really skinny leg, the flattering back pockets and their usual embroidered logo on the back pocket. Rich & Skinny jeans are actually among one of my favourite brands when it comes to fit, I know I can count on them to make a perfect fitting jean for my body shape, they really look nice. I love minimal jeans as well so I am very fond of the back pockets being completely plain, that’s something I often look for in a jean now. I’m definitely over that phase of over embellished pocket designs.
The wash of these jeans is really what makes them special! They are waxed so much that they give the impression of PVC or leather, which is exactly what I was looking for! The material content does have polyester in it which is kind of my nemesis but due to the amount of wax on the jeans, I can barely feel the itchiness so that makes me really happy! Because these jeans are also a denim legging they are so comfortable! They are really really stretchy and a lot more breathable than you would think. The only downfall to the wash is that you can really smell the wax, it’s quite a strong smell but I am willing to put up with that because in order to make a jean this shiny you need that amount of wax unfortunately. Plus, the smell will fade after time.
The ankle zips on these jeans also add a lot of character to them. I love having aesthetics on a jean that give a lot more to the overall appearance of the jean, I find it makes them much more interesting and easier to wear. The inseam on these is a standard inseam and it runs at around 31″ I would say, even though it states 29″ it feels a lot longer, so for those of you with shorter legs like myself, the zips do bunch up a little at the hem and I think if you have quite short legs then it wouldn’t look as good because the zipper makes the bunching really awkward.
Overall though, I am completely in love with these jeans and how shiny they are. I honestly found the perfect pair, on my second try as well! They are gorgeous and I love how realistic they look. I think Rich & Skinny, as a brand, have really come a long way in the past year, they have really hit the top spot with the current trends at the moment and their designs have really gotten a lot better in my eyes. They also made one of my favourite cargo pants! If you haven’t tried the brand yet then I honestly would recommend them to you. These jeans are also a pair I would recommend if you love the shiny/faux leather looking jeans, I love them! Buy these leggings at Rich & Skinny for $194.
Jeans courtesy of Rich & Skinny.
Katherine Heigl was spotted shopping with her mom Nancy this week at a children’s clothing boutique in Los Feliz, California. Katherine likes to keep her outfits simple so this time she opted for Henry & Belle’s Ideal Straight jeans in Dark Vintage which she paired with neautral boots and a cardigan.
I love the statement her leopard print bag makes, I love leopard print, I think it’s a staple for this season! I haven’t yet tried Henry & Belle jeans but they seem to be growing in popularity. Have you tried the brand? You can buy their jeans at HenryandBelle.com.
Rue De Jeans is a Los Angeles based premium denim line, which uses the best Italian and Japanese denim but has a secret weapon that no other denim line has… What appears to be a discreet black-on-black logo label on the back of the waistband is actually much more than decorative: it conceals patented design technology that adds two inches of breathing – or lunch – room. That means, a custom, comfortable fit that adjusts to all the ups and downs of your day. With this flexible waistband patch you will never have that uncomfortable feeling where you need to unbutton your jeans again. The jeans fit like a glove (in the best way with no bulging).
They have so many styles for both the men and women to choose from and it looks like they are not afraid to experiment with their washes. What do you think of Rue De Jeans? I think the idea with the waistband is great!
Naem Denim is a denim brand that launched in June of 2009 and started shipping January of this year. They offer premium contemporary denim for both mens and womens at an opening price point of $108-$148. They make 100% of their jeans in Los Angeles using high quality fabrics from Italy, Japan and around the world. They also use premium wash houses to treat the jeans. They are set on offering premium denim at reasonable pricing that does not have an inflated price tag.
The concept of “NAEM” is a play on letters of the word “name”. It’s pronounced “name”. Kevin Na is the owner of the brand. He comes from a family of manufacturing in Los Angeles so he knows how to turn quality product quickly and very cost effective. To help execute on the vision he hired experienced veterans from the premium contemporary denim industry. Carol Scalisi handles their sales and has 15 years of experience and previously worked as sales managers for Replay, Earl, 7 for all mankind and Joes jeans before joining Naem. Erin McColl handles their design duties and she has previously worked on brands such as Imitation of Christ, Yanuk and 7 for all mankind. They also have a talented group of patternmakers, pre-production, production, fit models etc. to handle the rest of the manufacturing duties.
Their jeans look really nice from what I can see. What do you think? Are you interested in Naem Denim?