Designer Jeans reviews
My review this month is going to be on the Rag & Bone Fit 1 in Waterloo. Ever since I first saw these, I instantly wanted to try them out. They are one of the best blues that I have seen in a while because there is great detail to them that feels authentic and only adds to their appeal. Definitely a pair that I could not be more proud of hitting the market.
To start, I took these in my usual size 28. I didn’t realize that they were button-fly at first, so I was a bit hesitant at first as button-fly do tend to run smaller. These though, fit just like a pair with a zipper-fly. That’s something that I love about Rag & Bone is their consistency with their jeans regardless of details.
The legs are cut pretty slim and I would say they are on the slimmer side of a straight leg cut. These also have a lower rise than expected for men’s jeans, which I actually am a fan of because it adds to the edgy appeal of the jeans. They aren’t a women’s low, but low enough to have a modern fit that works well with the vintage feel of the wash. Though I am someone that does like stacking on their jeans, these are just a tad short for me at 32″. There is some stacking, but I personally would prefer them to have a bit more length to them.
What surprises me the most about these jeans was the fabrication. They have a really soft hand and quite a bit of stretch to them. I was not expecting this at all as they look like a washed pair of rigid denim. This definitely gets a thumbs up from me as they feel as though they are a pair of sweatpants and can be worn all day. The wash is my favorite part. I first saw these on Justin Theroux and just instantly fell in love them because of light blue and repaired detailing.
These have a sandy blue wash to them that for the most part is great on its own, but Rag & Bone took it up another level and added some distressing. Clean distressing that complements the wash really well. There are slash knees and repaired tears at the upper inner thighs at both the front and back of the jeans. These are actual repair detailing as they have denim patches underneath as reinforcement. So there is no fear of them opening up as you move around.
Overall, if you are looking for a really comfortable pair of distressed jeans, these are the ones to get. They have a great fit that will look great on many body types and they feel fresh from the other distressed styles out for men right now. I definitely recommend these. You can click here to purchase there jeans from EAST DANE.
My next review will be on the Paige Verdugo Ultra in Joannie Destructed. These jeans were such a pleasant surprise when I first got them and quickly became one of, if not, my daily pairs as I have been wearing them mostly since I got them.
To start off, I got these in my usual size 27. When I first held them up they looked as though they were going to be small, but I was proven wrong. They zipped and buttoned up without any force, which just made them even more better.
The cut was probably the biggest surprise for me as the full name for the cut is ‘Verdugo Ultra Skinny.’ My initial thought was that they were going to be tight all the way down the ankles on me. Once again I was proven wrong and they have a unisex fit that is just absolutely amazing. The hem opening is not too small and is proportional to the width of the stacking that they have with me.
The back pocket is classic Paige. The pockets are perfectly proportioned and positioned. They also hold my wallet without any peeking, which is something that is usually difficult to find when buying women’s jeans for a guy. The length is perfect for myself at 30″. They stack up just enough and aren’t bulky at the ankles.
The fabric used is just amazing. They have to be one of the most comfortable jeans that I have ever worn. They are a super supple stretch denim that does not lose its shape. It also hugs my legs, but doesn’t have a suffocating feel.
The wash of these have been something that I have been looking for for quite some time now. They have a washed black wash that is not quite charcoal nor a complete black. They feel as though they are a pair that you washed out yourself. It is one that is versatile and easy to pair with anything. The distressing is something that just helps elevate the wash in such a simple way. The jeans have three slits on the knees, one on the left and two on the right. It’s a simple and clean detailing that helps keep the versatility of them. Even though the rips don’t fall on the spots that they should and fall just an inch or two lower than intended, they are still placed in spots that even when they are lower, they still work to give the same vibe.
Overall, if you are looking for a simple distressed pair of jeans, these are ones to try out. They are a pair of jeans that I absolutely recommend for whether you are a guy or girl. They are just a great pair to own as the comfort alone will keep you pulling them out everyday and hoping they come out with a non-distressed pair like I have. You can click here to purchase these jeans from the Paige website.
For this review, I will be talking about the Nudie Lean Dean in Dry Cold Black. I have been slowly gravitating back to stiffer/thicker denim that have as little stretch as possible lately and I looked no further than Nudie as I have been a fan of their jeans for quite some time. I also love the story behind the label as they focus on the authenticity and heritage of wear…even with their pre-worn washes. Plus they have a variety of fits to choose from, so I wasn’t limited to the typical straight leg fit and having to go through the wet molding process for the custom fit.
I went with a size 28 in these as that was the smallest size on the site that I ordered them from. I am usually a 27 in Nudies, but a 28 worked just fine compared to my usual 27 that I go for with the Tight Long John. They are 100% cotton, so they stretched out a tad, but not enough to merit the necessity of going two sizes down. They actually stretched out to the perfect fit at the waist and are quite comfortable after the two weeks of wearing.
The length is a bit long at 34″, but that is expected. Though they weren’t as long as I thought they were going to be. I initially thought they were going to swallow me with the stacking, but they actually don’t and ended up being a good length for the cut on me as it helps balance out the slimness a bit.
The fabric was the main reason why I chose these jeans. Like I stated earlier, I have been gravitating towards a pair of jeans that were on the thicker side for multiple reasons. One being the weather and two being that brands lately have lost the main focus of what denim is. Many have leaned towards how much they can push the stretch factor and fashion trends which has taken away from the fabric that we all know and love.
Being 100% cotton, I have found that they even still have better retention and retraction than some of my stretch jeans. As they don’t have the stretch that can lead to bagging due to the strain that stretch goes through over time and they also don’t have any slipping due to the softness that stretch tends to cause.
The fabric definitely has a good hand to it. They are gentle against the skin compared to other 100% cotton that I have tried over the years. It just adds to the comfort of wearing them daily as they don’t feel abrasive against my skin.
Overall, If you are looking to try a pair of jeans that are classic to the heritage of denim, these are ones to try. They definitely brought back my appreciation to denim and have me excited to see the story that it will create as I wear them in. You can click here to purchase these jeans from EAST DANE.