Designer Jeans reviews
This review is on the Elizabeth and James Diedrick Leather Pants in Sienna. I have been wanting these ever since I first saw them last Summer and got excited when Elizabeth and James sent them over as a gift. I honestly wanted the black due to its versatility, but I am happy to get these because I am just as in love with them as I am with the black.
The details on these is what I love most about them. It is a classic trouser style with a bit of edge from the motorcycle stitching at the knee, grommets, ankle zips, and of course because it is made of leather. I do find the motorcycle stitching to be a bit uncomfortable at times when I feel it rubbing against my skin, but this is an issue with most motorcycle jeans. There is also a secret detail that I did not expect with these. The back welt pockets have zippers underneath which I find to be really cool because they are hidden.
This weeks denim review is on the new Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Leatherette skinny jeans in Black. I have reviewed an older pair of coated black jeans from the brand in the Avedon cut 2 years ago (which you can see here) and I can say that these are definitely a lot different. I love this pair so much more!
The fit of these is something that I am not entirely used to trying as they are a high rise skinny. The rise actually measures at 9.5 inches and I included a gallery image so you can see just how high it is. It’s a lot higher than I like to wear my jeans as I prefer them to be around 7 inches, however since the weather is colder now, I’m wearing more longer tops and jackets so it covers up the rise perfectly. Also since it’s this high, it actually doesn’t give you any muffin top or lumpy bumpy bits so it does work out quite well. The inseam is too long for me, it measures at almost 31 inches, which is quite long for a 10″ leg opening, so it’s perfect for the taller ladies who want a super skinny coated jean instead of an ankle version. They don’t look too long in the photos though as I did tuck the hem underneath so they weren’t as bunched up.
This weeks review is on the J Brand 901 Low Rise Legging Jeans in Lava Velvet. I’m actually having a hard time trying to find these online, all I can find is the 801 version which has a slightly higher rise, so those are the ones I have linked up to buy at the bottom of this review. This is my first time trying velvet jeans/pants, even though I have been in love with the fabric for some time now. I like venturing outside of denim sometimes as it’s always nice to review something a little different!
The 901 fit from J Brand is actually my favourite fit they have as it happens. I own it in a couple of washes and it’s the style that suits my body shape the most compared to everything else they offer. The lower rise and the lower positioned pockets is what tips it for me when it comes to the fit. I like the inseam length, the positioning of the pockets as well as the overall slimness. They are very well fitted usually.
This weeks denim review is on the Paige Skyline Ankle Jeans in Porcelain Leaf Print. I originally fell in love with these jeans when I saw them at the AW12 press day in London and they were my favourite from the entire collection. At first glance I thought they were a spiderweb print, but then when I looked at them closer, I saw that they are leaves, which is naturally perfect for Fall!
The fit of these is exactly like Paige’s classic Skyline, however instead of fitting just right like most of her regular blue denim Skyline’s, I found these to be quite tight and very hugging, much like the Verdugo, but with a slightly different fit. I could possibly go as far as to say these feel almost like a cross between the Verdugo and Skyline in the sense that they are almost jegging like with the material, yet not skin tight from the knee down. I actually really like the snug fit these have as I was quite worried. Originally I thought that since this was a fun fashion print, it would look a bit awkward if they fitted slightly loose, so I am glad that the design team made these more elasticated and tighter fitting. That was a good change in designing which works so well. The rise is of a classic height for Paige and even though these are really an ankle jean, with my shorter legs they become full length on me, which is fine too.