Designer Jeans reviews
Here is my second review on a pair of women’s jeans, well leather in this case. I thought it would be nice to review a pair of leather pants since it is one of the biggest trends this season. This review will be on the new Rag & Bone RBW23 Leather Pants that I got as a gift from Rag & Bone.
First I’ll talk about the fit. It has the classic Rag & Bone Skinny fit which is slim all the way down with a an 8″ mid rise, but unlike their skinny though, these have a 28″ inseam. The length is great as the way I wear my pants/jeans is just hanging on my hips, so they still have minor bunching and go over my feet a tad. When I did wear these at the level that many would normally wear them, they hit me at mid-ankle (I’m 5’8″). The sizing is pretty much true to size as well, I got my regular size and they fit me exactly the way that I like them to.
The material is what I really love about these. When I first tried them on at a store, I instantly fell in love. The lining is really soft and the leather is thin, so you don’t feel bulky, but it’s not too thin though, they still have enough thickness to them that will hide any bumps here and there. The look of the leather is sort of a cross between leather and suede. There is some sheen at certain angles, yet matte in others, but since it is mostly matte, these can be worn easily just like any pair of black jeans and another plus about the material is that it is breathable. It is still Summer here in Southern California (well it is just about everyday of the year) and I can easily wear these just fine without feeling suffocated. I can even say that they are more breathable than denim. Sorry denim, I love you, but I think these beat you in that department by a little.
The details can’t be left out of this review. They feature three zippers in the front that ACTUALLY lead to pockets when unzipped! This is a really big plus for me since many brands are starting to come out with more and more styles that have faux front pockets. No front pockets is not something that completely turns me away from a pair of jeans, I just find the front pockets to actually be a functional design aesthetic. The back has their classic patch pockets that have a seam going down the middle and signature on the top right corner of the right pocket. These also have ankle zippers, which I am obsessed with. It is a detail that I just cannot get enough of when they are put on jeans. You can easily unzip them when needed if there is too much bunching at the ankles.
Overall, I was really amazed with these, being that they are my first pair of leather pants. I would say they are definitely worth shelling out the money for being that they are also quite versatile. I cannot wait to try out more leather styles in the future if they are all like these. You can click here to purchase these pants at SINGER22 for $935.
This weeks review is on a pair of Mavi Serena Ankle skinny jeans in Mint which I received as a gift from the brand, but since I haven’t reviewed Mavi before, I thought I would review these for you all.
This was my first time trying Mavi jeans and for a cheaper denim brand, again I was quite suprised with them. The fit is really nice, it’s very flattering all over and the back pockets are really nicely positioned as well. The rise is a lower/mid rise and the inseam is supposed to be at the ankle, but since I have shorter legs it actually bunches a little bit. So they work perfectly for long length skinny jeans or for cropped ankle jeans. I can say I’m quite impressed by the Serena fit, I found it very flattering on me and they passed my strict butt flattering tests!
The fabric of these jeans is pretty much like a jegging. It’s very thin though so it can be a little bit on the see through side and also, as I’m sure you can see, it shows up any bumps/lumps that you may have so it’s not a jean that would suck you in and hold your shape, it’s a jean that sits on you and shows your shape. If that makes sense. Because of how stretchy and thin they are, they do wrinkle quite a lot as you can see, but the comfort of these definitely overrides that issue, for me anyway.
Now the best thing about these jeans is the Mint wash. I absolutely love it! I have some mint leggings, but not any mint jeans, which is shocking I know since it’s a very popular colour. It’s such a bright and fun pastel shade of green, it’s gorgeous. Depending on your computer screen, it does look like my photos, it’s not as pale as the photo on the Mavi website in my opinion. Mine seem a little bit brighter than that. But it’s definitely beautiful, I really like the Mint wash.
Overall, for $92 or £62.90, depending on your country of residence, they are a great pair of jeans. They are cotton and elastane so very soft and comfortable, they have a great fit and the colour is stunning. They are perfect jeans for warm weather due to their thinness, I wouldn’t say they are great for the winter though as you might get cold in them, but definitely great summer jeans! You can buy these online here at Mavi for £62.90.
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!