Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of American Eagle Skinny Kick jeans in Sunfaded Destroy. I got these as a gift and I thought it would make a different type of review since I mainly only do skinny jeans and jeggings. Believe it or not, I am actually quite a fan of American Eagle jeans. I love the fact that they have a great fit for such a cheap price point. I usually only stick to premium denim brands because they are premium for a reason, they pay attention to detail and get the fits spot on, but from the many American Eagle jeans I own and have tried, they have a good fit too. So based on that, it’s definitely a brand I would recommend to anyone looking for good fitting jeans that are cheap.
Anyway, these are the Skinny Kick which is sort of in between a bootcut and a straight leg. It’s slim all the way down with a wider leg opening than a straight leg, but it’s definitely not as big as a bootcut opening. I really like this cut and it suprised me as I’m usually only a skinny jeans girl due to my small legs. But I think because these are slim all over and not so wide at the leg opening, they still create a slim silhouette and the fabric doesn’t bulk and give the impression I’m wider like it does on bootcut jeans. I can definitely say I am a fan of the skinny/slim bootcut styles.
The back pocket placement on these, like all my other American Eagle jeans, is really nice. I find them to be flattering, central and of symmetrical proportions. One thing I find you always have to be careful with when buying non premium jeans is the back pockets. Usually the placement is a bit too low, too high, too wide, too narrow, spaced unevenly etc, but these are in a good position. The rise is fairly low, but I find that to be flattering for the cut and I would say the regular inseam, which I have, is the perfect length for my wedge sneakers too. I haven’t measured it, but if you want me to do so just leave a comment and I will.
I took a size 4 in these, as I do with all my American Eagle jeans, and I find that equates well to my usual size of a 27 (sometimes a 26). They run fairly true to size, but the part where you can tell that they differ from premium denim is in the fabric. Although the wash is quite nice and I like the little distressed holes in places against the mid blue denim with the subtle sequins on the back pockets, the quality of the denim is definitely not as good as most premium brands, but then I never expected it to be based on the price. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just saying you can definitely feel the difference. It’s less sturdy and more on the stretch out and stay baggy side. It has that thickness/stiffness to it that will stretch out quite easily and probably not retain its shape very well. My jeggings I have are doing fine, but since these are a regular denim, that’s the impression I get from them so far.
But for their price point, they are definitely really good jeans. You get a lot of plus points like a great fit, huge variety of sizing from 00-18 and lots of washes to choose from for such a little price. They are even on sale the moment too, so you can buy these jeans for just $29.99. Are any of you a fan of American Eagle jeans too? I know Selena Gomez is!
I thought that their might be some male readers that have the same issues as me when it comes to men’s jeans; they might be too baggy (even some skinny styles can be) or on the longer side. You might even find that the washes for women tend to be more appealing to you instead. So for this review, I’ll be talking about a pair of women’s Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans in Coal that I have had for a little over a month now.
The fit of the jeans is pretty much what I look for. It is probably the main reason why I am fond of Rag & Bone. The 8.5″ rise gives them a nice slouch and the 30″ length inseam is perfect for me. There is some bunching at the ankles since I wear my jeans on my hips and not at my waist. I would assume that if you wear your jeans higher up at the waist they would end around the ankles.
The wash of these jeans is something that I really like. I never understood why it was so hard to find the perfect pair of black jeans, but it is definitely a feat of its own. I have found that many black jeans tend to not have a black lining. Most of them either have a grey/charcoal wash or sometimes blue at the lining for a reason that I do not understand. These jeans do not have that issue. I can easily cuff them without worrying about the different shade on the underside. I can proudly say that I have found one that I am very pleased with after the long search. Maybe it was just me being quite picky for the duration before though?
The material is another plus of these jeans. If you are looking for supple jeans, these are it. The softness of them is incredible. They almost feel like you are rolling around in a bed of silk blankets. Another high point about the fabric is that it is very breathable and does not get hot from the heat with the black wash. I can easily wear these the whole day without any issue of feeling constricted or overheated.
Overall, I definitely recommend these jeans to anyone who hasn’t tried them out. There is nothing that I can find wrong with them. Even during this crazy heat this Summer I was able to wear them quite a few days out of the week. You can click here to purchase Rag & Bone jeans at SINGER22.
I wanted to do something a little different for this weeks denim review and with these jeans, I got to! I got sent the Bleulab Detour Skinny jeans in Martinique by the brand to review and I thought I would show their versatility by styling them 2 different ways as well as reviewing them.
I did review a pair of Bleulab jeans last year, but those were a coated pair while these are not coated at all. I didn’t get on very well with the coated skinnies last time because I could only wear them with the coated side on the outside, having it inside out with it touching my skin was really really itchy and I couldn’t cope with the sensation, so they didn’t really work as a reversible jean for me. These do though! They are just as comfy either way out and I love that!
This Martinique wash is really good for all year round! I wanted to show that in a way where I styled the light blue with a summer outfit and the dark blue with a more autumn/winter outfit. These are definitely a pair you can take through any season for many years. My favourite side is the light blue as I love the fading down the front of the legs, the subtle whiskering at the lap area and just the bright blue intense colour all around. I definitely prefer it to the dark blue side. It is useful to have the dark side though, it comes in handy when you need to dress up and when a lighter blue denim is not as appropriate as dark blue for whatever occasion you are attending. I love the fact you literally get 2 different pairs of jeans in one with these, it’s half the luggage and half the space!
The fit of these is wonderful! They are one of the most stretchiest jeans I own, but the denim is thick too so they are really comfortable and feel durable. I took a 27 in these which is my usual size so I would say they are true to size, however when you hold them up, they look really tiny, but with the amount of stretch in them, they expand well. The back pockets are nice as you can see and they are super skinny all the way down. The one thing that distinguishes Bleulab from other brands though is the thick inseams and outerseams. I would prefer them to be a little more subtle, but I’m not sure if that’s possible due to the reversing.
For the details of Bleulab, I mentioned before that the zipper flips all the way around and the button is double sided. But you can see my video of those parts of the jeans by clicking here, so you can see what I mean. They are the same on each pair of Bleulab jeans, so even though that wash is different to this one, it’s exactly the same concept. But I would definitely recommend that you get a pair of Bleulab jeans if you can! They are so comfortable, perfect for travelling and wearing for long hours and you get 2 pairs of jeans in one! So essentially, for the price, you are getting a great deal and the way they work is amazing! Have you tried Bleulab yet? They are one of my favourite brands! I get excited when I think about them and how simple/easy the idea behind it is, but so cool at the same time! Buy these jeans online here at RevolveClothing.com.
This weeks review is on J Brand’s 835 Baroque print cropped jeans in Plum which was requested by Jen on Instagram. I got these jeans as a gift and not for reviewing purposes, however since I was asked to review them, I don’t mind doing it for you guys.
This is my first time trying the 835 fit actually. It’s a mid rise cropped super skinny jean and the fabric feels more like a twill than actual denim though. It’s really soft and lightweight at around 7oz, so it’s perfect for the warmer weather. Although this fit isn’t my favourite, it is very comfortable. It’s skinny all over, but I find that the inseam length hits at an awkward place for me. I don’t have very long legs as you know so I feel like they should be a little bit shorter or a bit longer, but they are never going to fit perfect for everyone as all of our legs are different.
The back pockets are also quite high up again so they don’t fit exactly in the position I like them too. I also found them to be a little bit wide spaced so there is quite a big gap in the middle and they creep around to the sides. It’s not awful like this, but definitely not a preference of mine. I prefer them central and to hit in the middle of the butt so the pockets are lower down.
I took a size 27 in these (my usual size) and they fit fine. I would say they run a little bit tighter than other J Brand jeans I have, down to the fabric, but they stretch out a bit so they are comfortable. The print though is my favourite part about these jeans, I love the subtlety it has to it and the fact that it doesn’t stand out and look too bold. It’s really wearable and versatile which is not something you can find easily in printed jeans. It reminds me of a mix of paisley and tapestry and I find it really cute. It doesn’t look old fashioned like you might expect, it looks quite fun and fresh.
So overall I love the Baroque print and the Plum colour suits it well, the fabric is really soft and comfortable, but the fit isn’t my favourite. It’s not a J Brand cut I would pick over others like the 910 or 901, those are my favourite ones! Have any of you tried the Baroque print? Do you like it? You can buy them online here at JBrandJeans.com.