Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans from c.r.a.f.t which I got sent to try by the brand. It’s their Rock & Roll Queen skinny ankle zipper jeans in Comfty2. This is what the tag says, but I can’t actually find these jeans online unfortunately as I believe they are a new wash. I was really intrigued with trying this brand as I have seen them around quite a lot and I loved the look of them.
The fit of these jeans is very skinny but the inseam is quite long. As these have ankle zippers on them it means that they don’t fit me quite right because my legs are not super long. The zippers bunch up a lot and don’t lie flat against my calves which is how I like them to look. This is always a problem when you get standard inseams on jeans and they have aesthetics like ankle zippers. I always think it’s best to add these kind of details to ankle peg jeans so then they have that universal fit of being slightly cropped on the longer legged ladies but normal fitting on the shorter legged ladies. The inseam runs at 31.5″ so hopefully that can help you out.
The one thing I found really funny when I put these on was that they actually button up the other way! The button is on the other side so it feels like you are buttoning them up in reverse. This is a little hard to get used to but it’s not something that’s a problem. Some of the belt loops are diagonal which I think is really cool too.
The little details on these jeans I think are what makes the brand. The signature thread going through the middle of the back pockets in a running stitch is really pretty! I’ve always been fond of that when looking at the jeans. I heard you can actually pull this out and be left with lighter lines of denim underneath too. The back patch is actually made of a papery fabric which has their big label attached to it. You are supposed to cut this off, as I did, but I don’t think this patch will actually stay on for a really long time, I think once you wash the jeans a few times, it might disintegrate. I haven’t washed these as they are brand new but it rips quite easily. I could be wrong though and it would be great to get your input on the back tag if you have owned a pair of c.r.a.f.t jeans for a long time.
I took a size 27 in these which is my usual size and they fit me, but they fit me quite tightly. It’s sort of a strange fit because they are very tight in the waist band and the butt area, but they fit me in the legs, so if I were to size up to a 28, they might be better in the waist and butt, but they would be too baggy in the leg area. What I have concluded is that c.r.a.f.t jeans will be amazing for the slimmer ladies who don’t have a bigger butt and who don’t have a lot of hips. I can see them fitting perfectly on fashion models which is why I think they fit Kate Moss so amazingly! She does look incredible in them.
The fabric for these is 98% cotton and 2% polyurethane so they are quite stiff. I found it hard getting used to normal jeans again after I have been living in jeggings for so long. These don’t have much stretch to them and feel quite rigid, but I haven’t worn them enough to stretch them out properly to my body shape. The back pockets on these, although they are super pretty and a really good shape, I find them to be slightly too spaced apart. That’s my personal preference though as I am incredibly picky about the back pocket placement. This could be due to the butt area being quite small though. I find these jeans flatten my bum quite a lot combined with the cut and the thicker fabric, but like I said, I haven’t let them mould to my body shape yet so this might not be the case after quite a few wears.
The wash of these jeans though is really pretty. It’s a medium blue with faded areas and like the classic c.r.a.f.t jeans which are famous, they have the 3 lines at the knees, to create the illusion of motorcycle jeans. I love this! None of the lines go right across the front of the jeans though, they are both short on each side of the knees which I think is cute. I think this is one of the brands nicer washes actually!
I also wanted to point out just quickly, if you plan on buying these jeans at all for a gift for someone younger, the button actually does say what the brand stands for (can’t remember a f*****g thing) but without the stars. The label inside is starred out, but the button isn’t, so I just thought I would mention that just in case. I did find a similar wash pair of these jeans on ASOS.com in the sale for only £56!
This weeks review is on a pair of Diesel Jegonfire 880A Moto Jeggings. I chose these jeans because they are so different to the Diesel styles that I usually go for. I loved the look of them when I saw them in the store after seeing the new collection in London. They just stood out at me and I fell in love with them right away! These jeans are courtesy of Diesel UK.
The fit of these jeans is really nice. It’s super skinny, just as a jegging should be and it has a lower rise as well as being super comfortable. One thing that I have always loved about Diesel is the fact that they had different cuts and each of those cuts would fit differently all over, so the back pockets would be different as well. That always made the brand so versatile because if one cut didn’t work on your butt (instead of it being like most brands, if you don’t like the back pockets then all of the styles wont suit you) it’s completely different, you can try all of the cuts and one will work for you.
I used to be the biggest fan of Matic and Lowky as well as Nevy and Cuddy, but since those are going to be no longer available, I’m happy that I found these. I will be honest in saying these are definitely not as nice on my butt as Matic or Nevy though, the pocket placement isn’t as low down as on those two cuts, so I find these not as flattering on my butt as those, but in general, if I wasn’t comparing them to an old Diesel cut, I would be happy with how they fit me. They are flattering, especially from the front! As for sizing, I took a size 27 in these and I am usually between a 27 and 28 in normal Diesel jeans, but because they are so stretchy and lightweight, a 27 fits me really well.
The 880A wash is what grabbed my attention with these jeans. If I am honest, I never gave these a second look on the Diesel website, I glanced straight past them as I thought the wash looked too grainy and light so that put me off of them. I didn’t actually realise in the store that these were the same jeans I had seen online, that’s how different the online photos look to the actual jeans. I’m so glad I saw these in store instead because I am in love with them!
The wash is a mid blue but it has a lot of lighter and darker areas all over it. They are in the correct places though, like the lighter areas are on the knees and on the butt so it gives the illusion that they are worn in a bit and faded in those areas, as those are areas that fade the most. These also have subtle whiskering at the lap area which always adds more detail and depth to a wash in my opinion. I love the small distressed patches on these too, they are scattered around the jeans, but one of the things that I fell in love with the most with this wash was the hole at the knee. The right leg has a rip and I have always found that virtually impossible to find on a moto style jean. Purely because the moto jeans have so much knee detail already, adding rips can sometimes be too much, but not on these. I think it really makes them unique!
The front pockets on these remind me of miniature versions of the old Hush style pockets. They are really cute! Also the signature Diesel coin strip is much smaller on these so it doesn’t stand out as much. I love the moto style stitching at the knees on these too. It reminds me a lot of how c.r.a.f.t denim have their stitching. They have two full lines, one above the knee and one below and then the middle line is split so it’s just 2 short lines from each seam. The back patch is also made from bronze coloured sequins so that adds a feminine touch to them.
Overall I think these jeans are amazing and I am so glad that Diesel finally came out with jeggings! These are so comfortable and soft as well as being really pretty and detailed! Plus, these are one of Diesel’s lower priced jeans so you can’t ask for more than that! I’ve worn them quite a few times, even to the cinema and I only ever wear comfy jeans to the cinema! Buy these jeans online at Diesel for £120.
This weeks denim review is on a pair of jeans from a newer Italian brand that we introduced to you not long ago, Don’t Cry Baby. I’m reviewing the Skinny Low DCB 325 jeans in Nero.
The fit of these jeans is a very skinny fit, they are a low rise with an inseam that hits around the ankles. On me they are full length but on some other people with longer legs they will be ankle skimmers. I always think that’s the best length to be as it’s the most flattering. It works for a majority of people. I find these to be quite stretchy as well so they are quite comfortable.
The back pocket placement on Don’t Cry Baby jeans is also one that I am not really used to, they are positioned completely different to most other denim brands. The pockets are placed at an angle so they point outwards. You can see what I mean in the gallery pictures below. I think they are positioned that way to flatter figures. I can see that they actually make the butt look smaller rather than accentuate it. Well, that’s what I found with me. So if you want to minimise your butt a bit, these might be the jeans for you. The pockets are positioned a lot higher than on other premium denim brands. I don’t like to try and make my butt smaller though, even though I do have a tush, I like to wear jeans that don’t minimise it, ha ha. I feel like these flatten it rather than let it stick out. That’s my personal preference though, I know a lot of you want to minimise it.
The wash is black, but it’s a black that’s faded a bit. You can see that it’s got some grainy undertones to it in real life. It doesn’t come out so well in the pictures. They also have a little distressed patch at the top of one of the thighs. It’s actually rare to find a distressed pair of black jeans really. I did find these jeans incredibly easy to pair things with though. Obviously since they are black they pretty much go with anything so that’s a bonus! The back patch is one that I find so cute! It has a fairy on it which looks quite similar to Tinkerbell and some little stars. It’s a very girly logo and I love it! From what I have seen though, the brand has some amazing jeans coming out, especially the washes and the moto jean! Buy these jeans online for 150 Euros.
Here is a video review of Bleulab’s Detour Leggings in French Chalk with Plum Coating. I mentioned a while ago that I would be doing a video to show you how the details like the zipper and buttons work and just how easy it is to turn them inside out. I reviewed them the regular way a few months ago (which you can see here) but I think this way shows them off a lot more. What do you think of the first DenimBlog video review?