Designer Jeans reviews
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.
This weeks denim review is on a pair of Agave Denim Chica Jeggings in Garnet Rose that I got sent to try from the brand a little while ago. These have actually just gone in the sale on their site so they are marked down to $133 which is a great deal.
This was my first time trying Agave Denim actually and usually when I haven’t ventured into a new brand before, I like to try a cut or fit that is something I am used to and something that I know I like. Then I can measure up how they fit me in comparison to some of my favourites. That’s why I chose these Chica Jeggings. I love jeggings as I adore super skinny fits with comfort and these definitely have that. I’m sure you can see from the photos that the material is very thin as they wrinkle a lot, and you can see the pocket bags through the hip area, this definitely does make them incredibly comfortable to wear. Who doesn’t feel comfortable in super soft thin jeans?
I would prefer that they were thicker though. I definitely like more structure and hold in my jeans and I do prefer my jeggings on the thicker side as I am not a huge fan of the strong wrinkle effects they create or VPL (visible panty line). Although I love the comfort, I’m a bit torn between that and structured fit.
I feel like they make my legs look really long from the front, sometimes I have jeans that can make my small legs look short, so I always prefer ones that elongate and these do that because of the inseam zipper. They have a very small zipper at the inseam which I leave partially open, so that it goes further down my leg and onto my foot, I always love the illusion that this creates. I’m a definite big fan of inseam zippers, even more so than outerseam zippers actually.
This wash is actually a hard one to explain too, it’s called Garnet Rose, but I found it more like a dusty and rusty orange red instead. It’s got some pastel in it as you can see a powdery tone to the denim, so it makes the wash/colour less intense. I would say my photos are quite accurate on the colour of the jeans, more so than on the website. It’s definitely not your average sort of red or orange, it’s a mix between them. It’s an easy one to pair with neutrals, but I am not sure how easy it might be to pair with other colours if you wanted to colour block. I feel like it has that awkward tone to it that might not contrast well with other colours, I feel like something would always be off with it. It’s the perfect shade for white, grey or black though. Definitely, as everything goes with those tones.
I did take my regular size of 27 in these and they fit me just fine, although they are clingy due to the material, the actual size of them is correct for me. Another note on these though I found is that the back pockets are not my favourite, they are ok, just not my absolute favourites. The placement of them is fine, but due to the really thin legging material, I feel like they just sit there on my butt rather than enhance it or uplift it, they don’t really add that oomph that some jeans do in the tush department. However, that being said, I think these would be fine for those of you with smaller butts or really toned bodies because you wont need anything from your jeans.
Since the warmer weather is approaching too, I think these will make great summer jeans due to the light material. So I would definitely class these as summer jeans and jeans that you would treat as actual leggings, not jeans to enhance or shape you. I know a lot of people who would work well in these jeans. I do love them from the front though, they look really pretty and fit nicely in the front. I just don’t think I am the exact shape needed to pull these off from behind. What’s your opinion on that? But, that’s why I love trying so many different denim brands and finding out what works for myself and what doesn’t, because everyone is different and has a completely different body shape. What doesn’t work so well for me, might be completely perfect for you. Buy these jeans online from AgaveDenim.com for $133.