Lorna, Editor's Archive
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I have been meaning to review for a while, Mardou & Dean skinny jeans in Stone Crunch wash.
When I first found out about Mardou & Dean over a year ago, I really took a liking to the brand. The thing that first attracted me to the jeans the most is the asymmetrical button fly, I love the way the buttons peep through as well as being quite big and silver. What I always find common among the European brands like these is that they do run smaller than other LA based premium denim. The rises seem to be lower and the legs are a lot tighter fitting. I generally love lower rises and slim fitting jeans so that’s not too much of an issue for me but I did take a 28 in these and I definitely could have fitted a 29 better in the waist really. I would recommend sizing up one size in these from your normal size in Paige, 7 For All Mankind etc.
The inseam comes as standard and it is pretty long for skinny jeans, I haven’t measured it but I would guess it’s around a 32″ or 33″ inseam so they are quite long for us shorter girls but perfect for the taller ladies. They do appear shorter on me but I always fold the hem line under in a certain way to minimise the bunching. The fabric is also incredibly soft and it has a nice feel against the skin, I love softer denim so that makes me really like these jeans even more. The back pockets are a different shape to most premium jeans as the inside seams of them curve inwards towards the middle seam of the butt area. They are really flattering in this shape so it makes a nice change.
The wash of these jeans is my favourite out of all of their seasons washes, I adore the medium to light blue washes and these are really pretty because they have faded areas on the thighs and subtle lap whiskering. The faded areas look really authentic and they are in the right places to be flattering on the legs, I know sometimes the fading can be in the wrong places and make your legs look really large, these don’t do that.
If you haven’t tried the brand yet, which I am assuming most of you wont have because they are still kind of new, you definitely should. Nicole Richie has already worn a pair for a magazine shoot a while ago and you can check out all of the Look Book images and information on the brand here.
Jeans courtesy of Mardou & Dean.
Here is the second part, for men, of the brand new Fall/Winter 2011 Look Book for 7 For All Mankind. They have the same amount of styles coming out for the men as they do for the women, 30 looks each. The collection for the guys is full of varied fits and subtle dark washes which will be perfect for the colder months as the denim changes into the darker shades! You can view the rest of the jeans in the gallery below.
Here is the brand new Fall/Winter 2011 Look Book for one of the leading premium denim brands, 7 For All Mankind. When I first saw this collection, I was completely in love! I adore these 2 skinny jeans featured above and below. The wash on the first pair with the rip in the knee is just a classic and the hip zippers combined with the maroon colour on the second is so pretty! There are so many styles in this Look Book and it seems like Fall/Winter 2011 may be a wonderful season for the brand!
Taylor Handley, actor from Battle: Los Angeles, wore a pair of Henry Hall jeans for a photoshoot and interview in Music Fashion Magazine. The actor paired the patchwork jeans with a Gypsy 05 shirt for the shoot.
I did 2 posts not long ago on the brand Henry Hall Jeans, they have a lot of styles for both men and women and lots of washes to choose from too. They are an up and coming brand so I hope we see more celebs in the jeans soon! You can read my posts on the brand here.
Images courtesy of henryhalljeans.com & musicfashionmagazine.com