Designer Jeans reviews
This is a little video I put together, showing you the differences between the new Paige jeans and the old Paige jeans. We announced to you a little while ago that Paige has re-launched the design of her jeans to fit the growth of the company and marry the men’s and women’s styles together. This video shows you the new buttons, rivets, labels and tags in comparison to the original ones. Both of the jeans are Verdugo Leggings, one being Paige Blue and the other being Tumble.
You can also see below the new and old tags. The new tags are from the Tumble jeans (tie-dye) and the old tags are actually from my collaboration Lorna jeans. These are the only tags I have from the older styles, they are pretty much exactly the same, just without it saying ‘special collaboration’ and they are usually blue, rather than pink.
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans that I have been in love with for many months now. The J Brand 901 Leggings in Coated Red. I got sent these by Trilogy Stores to review and I was so excited to get them! I remember the first time I saw these jeans on a celeb, it was on Rihanna (I added her photo to the gallery) and I thought they looked incredible on her! Then when I tried these at Donna Ida for the Denim Clinic visit, I fell in love! I have included one of those images too.
These jeans were actually my first time trying the 901 fit. Usually I find J Brand to be quite sturdy and not super stretchy, so it was a nice suprise to try these and find that they actually are very stretchy and comfortable. They are a legging jean and they fit well with a low rise and a shorter inseam. They are definitely a great fitting legging jean, I am very tempted to try more of their 901 leggings out actually, in normal denim. The only thing I find to be different with this particular pair is the back pockets, they seem to be set wider apart than the other J Brand’s and that’s not something I am fond of. I prefer the back pockets to be positioned in the middle of the butt, not around the sides, so that’s one thing I would love to change about these.
I sized down to a 26 in these (my true size is a 27) and although they fit, they are very tight. They have stretched out a little bit, but from this I would be inclined to say these run true to size. A 27 would have fitted me much better, but unfortunately it was out of stock. The fabric blend of these is also just cotton and elastane, this makes me really happy because a lot of coated jeans have polyester and other fabric blends in them.
Now for the wash, this Coated Red colour is stunning! I love the shade of it, it’s such a rich and deep red and it’s beautiful, it goes with many things and there is nothing negative to say about the colour at all. As for the coating on these, it’s a lot different to most waxed jeans. Usually waxed jeans have a thin layer of coating on them and you can feel the denim through it, but these have a thick layer of coating all over them, which feels quite plasticy actually, but it’s not on top of a thick denim so it doesn’t make them stiff and uncomfortable. The fabric moves well even though it’s very coated. These actually look a lot like leather so J Brand did an incredible job with this waxing technique!
There is one negative to this fabric though, the wrinkling! As you can see from my photos, these wrinkle an awful lot, because the fabric is so thin and stretchy, which makes it clingy, combined with the heavy coating, it really does make the jeans bunch up all over the legs, especially just under the butt area and around the knee/ankle area. I am hoping that this will disappear a bit with more wear, but I am unsure on that due to the material. I would say, maybe, to avoid this wrinkling effect, go up a size? I haven’t tried a 28 in these so I can’t be sure it would eliminate the problem, but I feel like the tighter they are, the more they wrinkle. I have got used to it though and it doesn’t look so bad from the front, I think they look quite nice from the front, it just gives the illusion that you squashed yourself into the jeans, in my opinion. A bit like a stuffed sausage, ha ha. But I haven’t (yet) worn these enough to see how they are with wear. I will keep you informed.
I wouldn’t recommend wearing these jeans in the cold though. It’s freezing cold here in England (in the minuses) and I made the mistake of wearing these out in the low temperatures and my legs froze. As soon as I stepped out, the cold hit my legs really bad, it seems like the plasticy coating on them gets cold very quickly and it makes all of your legs freezing. These are definitely warmer weather jeans in my opinion! One thing that’s really good about these J Brand jeans though is that they are not a hair magnet! Usually every pair of coated jeans I have had attract hair, bits, fluff and everything else, but these don’t. Nothing sticks to them at all, that’s a huge bonus!
Although I have listed a lot of points about these jeans, I do really like them. I think they are one of the best coated red jeans on the market, they look a lot like real leather even though they are denim, they have a wonderful fit from the front, they are very stretchy and comfortable, they don’t attract hair and fluff… They have many good points! I would recommend them to you definitely if you want nice coated red leggings, just don’t size down in them and hopefully that might make the back pockets fit the butt better as well as limit the wrinkling a bit. I did notice that Rihanna’s pair didn’t crease up as much as mine do. Buy these jeans online at Trilogy Stores here.
View my video review of Rag & Bone Skinny jeans in Used Gray wash. Check out some of the images of the jeans below.
This weeks second review is on the Current/Elliott The Stiletto skinny jeans in Grey Leopard. If you are big fans of DenimBlog, you might remember when I first posted about these jeans and fell in love with them, many months ago. I finally took the plunge and bought them from Shopbop a couple of weeks ago and I am so happy that I finally did! I was hesitant for such a long time about spending so much money on a ‘fun’ pair of jeans, but I realised that these can easily be a staple jean as they are subtle!
The fit of these is actually my favourite cut from Current/Elliott. The Stiletto is their perfect skinny jean! It’s got a shorter inseam so it hits at the ankle and it’s super slim all over, the rise is low and I find it to be their most flattering cut. I took a size 27 in these instead of a 26 because I wanted to be comfortable in them from the off, usually I wear mine around a bit to stretch them out so they fit perfectly for a long time, but I realised that I usually end up wearing my jeans a little looser most of the time as it’s much more comfortable. I would say these ran true to size though and the denim is comfortable as it’s 98% cotton and 2% elastane.
Now the leopard print, where do I start! These are actually my favourite leopard print jeans that any denim brand has ever brought out! I love them even more than those Rebecca Minkoff ones from a couple of years ago! What makes me attracted to these is that they are subtle, unlike most brands who make the leopard print really full on, these are much more easy to wear because they essentially count as grey jeans. I also really love that the leopard spots are in a darker grey instead of a different colour and the fact that each leg is different, they are not symmetrical, makes them even better!
I can definitely see why these have been one of the brands biggest sellers! Everywhere has been restocking them constantly and so many celebs have worn them as well as many other bloggers, they are just such an easy take on the leopard print trend and so versatile! I’m glad that Current/Elliott know this too because they released these leopard jeans in so many colours! One of my favourites being the Fig wash, which is a dark red, and most recently, the new pastel shades! How many of you are a fan of their leopard print jeans? I would definitely recommend them to anyone! I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and bought them! They make such a fun addition to my jeans collection! Buy these jeans online at Shopbop.com for $198.