The Drop Crotch jeans are just one of the many forward thinking pairs that R13 have to offer for Spring. You may have remembered the post on the black plaid pair not too long ago, but these pants also come in a worn blue denim, as well as red plaid. As choosing just one of those pairs was hard, I decided to style each pair here.
The Black Plaid pair would have to be my favorite out of the three pairs here. The choice of plaid and the color all work seamlessly and feels fluid. With this pair I got that Yōji Yamamoto and Commes des Comme des Garçons feel that I said before, but I also get this Haider Ackermann sense a bit as well, depending on how they are styled. When paired with more streamlined and edgier pieces, they definitely take on a similar aesthetic to Ackermann. I chose to pair them with a leather blazer by a Band of Outsiders and boots by Haider (similar). Then as those pieces are very strong, I wanted to go clean with other pieces like this La Garçonne Moderne and a simple white t shirt (similar here).
As the denim pair of these has more of an easier feel than the plaids, I went for something very easy with a slight Eastern Orient feel as it is the vibe that it first gave off to me when I saw them. As blue denim is easier than a black pair, I went with a Steven Alan wrap cardigan over a more structured wrap jacket. I then chose sandals by Lanvin because the cropped fit works really well with multi-strap sandals and kept the top simple with a tank by La Garçonne Moderne. To finish off the look, I chose rings by Margiela.
This pair in Red Plaid feels the most street out of the three. They can easily be paired with flat boots, I actually think they are best worn with them, and a belt like these by Rag & Bone and Karl Lagerfeld. As they feel edgier, I went with a tougher shirt like this muscle by R13. I then chose a jacket by ACNE to pull the whole look together.
-Which pair are you interested in trying?
When it comes to plaid pants, getting the right color combination along with fit is hard to come by. R13 has made it easier. Sticking with their vision of thinking outside of the normal, they have come out with a style that is truly their own.
With a drop crotch and a monochrome plaid print, these pants will give you more mileage than you could have ever thought of. Pair them with a fitted tank or a slouchy button up and tailored jacket for a Yōji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons vibe. These pants are nothing but cool! Purchase these pants from FARFETCH for $375.
Grey denim has always been a favorite of mine, but like blue, the right wash with just enough wear and details is a mission. Unlike blue, it is feeling flat more often than not. When I got these R13 Skinny jeans in Black Worn, I could not be more elated to find a grey pair that I can truly be happy with.
I took these in my usual size 27 and would say that they run true to size. They are a bit of a thicker denim, but still have some stretch to them. Unlike their blacks, these are less clingy to the skin which gives them more of a classic skinny opposed to the legging fit.
The fabric is great, just like every pair of R13 jeans. They feel like a true pair of vintage jeans that have been worn down so much that they feel like butter. This is the main reason why I have mostly been living in their jeans over the past many months. The jeans also hold their shape really well. I have worn these since November and have had no problem with bagging anywhere on them.
What can I start with when it comes to the wash? Like I stated earlier, grey is a hard one to get right by anyone. If you get grey right, there is pretty much nothing that you can do wrong. Although this wash is named Black Worn, I would classify them as a medium to dark charcoal wash. They have fading on the thigh to keep them from feeling flat and there is some whiskering on the hips and along the inner thighs of the jeans that are very subtle. So subtle that they are one of those minor details that add so much life even when going unnoticed.
Overall, this is just another one to add to the R13 list that I suggest to anyone to try out. The wash goes with everything (it loves a brown belt) and the fit is just great. You can click here to get them now at SHOPBOP for $325.
Jeans Courtesy of R13.
Even though skinny jeans are a staple, boyfriend jeans are still one of my favorites to see out. The ease of them cannot be replaced and the more natural the wash is, the better. The Slouchy Skinny in Light Blue by R13 has that exact natural worn feel to them with mild distressing that takes that lived in feel a bit further.
When it comes to wedged sneakers, I have to say that Isabel Marant still makes them the best. She concealed the wedge perfectly and chose the right height. Her Bobby style would have to be my favorite due to their versatility. They work so well with cuffed boyfriend jeans like these and add even more ease to them. To keep that casual vibe going, I chose an R13 sweater to layer over a T by Alexander Wang t shirt. Then to finish the look, some classic Ray-Bans and a Marant belt. So whether you are running some quick errands or taking a relaxing winter day at the beach, I think this look is perfect.
This look here is a more smarter take on the look above. I just love slip-on sneakers. Way before the trend kicked off, I have been wearing the style. They go with everything! I chose a pair from the new The Blond Salad x Steve Madden collection. The print on them is so clean and just sick. As the print stands out, I wanted to keep everything else clean with a simple t shirt by T by Alexander Wang and a sleek coat by Joseph. Whether you are braving the cold and stomping the streets at Fashion Week or hanging in the slightly warmer West Coast, you will feel nothing but chic in this look here.
Ankle boots would have to be another favorite shoe choice to pair with boyfriend jeans. Depending on the boots, you can be that classic Marant chick or a more Nancy Spungen type. I sort of went the latter with this look here. These Saint Laurent boots have to be one of the coolest that Hedi Slimane has released. The slightly western and slightly biker details adds such a cool attitude to the look. I then came across this jacket by Designer Remix that just had great details to it that didn’t clash with the boots. To finish the look off, a hat by Black Scale and a simple grey t shirt by Base Range.