Designer Jeans reviews
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.
I apologise for not having done a review in about 3 weeks, I didn’t realise it had been so long, but the reviews are quite time consuming and I wasn’t able to do any for a little while. Sorry about that! This weeks review is on the J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny jeans in Bluebell though. A pair that have been incredibly popular on Katie Holmes. She’s been living in these for a while.
I got these jeans as a gift from J Brand (not for reveiwing purposes), but I thought I would review them anyway since J Brand is one of the most popular brands on DenimBlog at the moment and I haven’t really done a classic blue J Brand review before. The 811 cut is actually really quite nice. They are more like a thicker jegging than a jean because they are super stretchy, but they are cut like a pair of jeans. The 811 is skinny all the way down, as you can see, right from the thighs to the ankle, which is just how I like my skinny jeans to fit; super super skinny. The rise is higher than most (I took a close up shot in the gallery), I haven’t measured it exactly, but I would say it’s over 8″, but it sits comfortably just above the hips.
The only thing that I am not fond of with this cut is the back pocket positioning. For me, they are placed too high, so you can see a gap from the bottom of the butt cheeks and the bottom of the pockets. I’m not a fan of pockets like this as I like them to fit just right, that being the bottom of the pockets at the bottom of the butt. I know from speaking to people that positioning them higher is supposed to create the illusion of a higher and more pert butt, I know MiH do this on their Marrakesh too, but for me, it never works out that way at all. I find it to just look strange and make my butt look wider and flatter than it is. I think though, this positioning works fairly well for those ladies with smaller tushes as I can imagine the pockets fitting more correctly, more than they do on me.
When I first got these jeans (in a size 27, my regular size) they were quite tight. They fitted really snug all over, but after wearing them just one time they already stretched out. I have worn these about 4 times since I got them and I can say they have given about half a size, so they fit more comfortably now and have moulded to my shape more. So if you buy these, definitely make sure you buy them very snug to begin with because they will stretch out. The denim is 10 ounces of super stretch denim and it is very comfortable. It’s soft against the skin and really nice to wear, I have no issues with that at all. I really like the fabric. The inseam is around 30″ which I think is the perfect length for most heights. It can be cropped on the taller ladies and longer on the shorter ladies.
The Bluebell wash is really different actually. Some people are not a fan of it because they find it quite bland and basic, while others really like it. I’m personally stuck in the middle right now. It is a dull/bland wash with not much to it, but I can’t help but be attracted to it. It’s got this intense blue undertone and a dusty overtone, so it’s definitely a strange one to decide if you like it or not. I think I do, obviously it’s not my favourite, but I do like it, it’s very versatile and goes with most things, it’s easy to wear and can be dressed up or down. I would say it’s a good ‘classic’ wash, one that you would need for versatility more than prettiness. I would say from my photos, the close up shot of the back pockets and the rise is the most accurate colour of the jeans, it looks just like that. On my computer screen anyway. It’s not completely like the J Brand website images in my opinion. It’s a bit brighter.
But overall, I do like the super skinny fit and the comfort of these jeans. I’m not overly fond of the back pocket placement as I mentioned above, it doesn’t sit well on my butt for me, and I do like the classic tone of the wash. What I would love to see though is this type of denim fabric with this thickness and stretch in something like the 910 cut, that would be great. I find the 910 fits me really well, back pockets and all, and then it would be better if it got released in some amazing worn in and whiskered washes. That would be ideal! What do you think of these jeans? They are super popular, so I think many must like them! Buy them online at J Brand for $205.