Designer Jeans reviews
My second review this week is on the Kasil Minx skinny jeans in Bolero which I got sent from the brand. This is actually my first time trying Kasil jeans and I was really suprised. I wasn’t expecting them to be as nice as they are! Usually when I find a premium denim brand that works for me, I tend to stick to it so I don’t venture into other brands I feel like I am not close to. I love doing denim reviews for this reason, I get to try out the different brands and see how they compare to what I have grown to love and know about premium denim.
The fit of these is one that suprised me, they are a super skinny lower/medium rise jean and I find them to be very flattering. The inseam was a bit long for me though (33″) so I did have to ‘bunch tuck’ them (I still plan on doing a video to show you how to do this). The pocket placement was actually what suprised me about these jeans though. I’m often weary of other brands because I never know if the pockets will look ok. The back pocket placement is the first thing I look for in a pair of jeans actually. These are perfectly positioned and I actually find them really flattering on the butt. The side of the pockets have a slight roundness to them which gives your butt a more rounded look.
This Bolero wash is a simple and classic dark blue. It’s not super clean and it doesn’t really have a sheen to it, it’s a slightly grainy/rougher dark blue so it means you can dress them down a lot easier but you can also dress them up. The wash of these isn’t my favourite part of the jeans because I often review a lot of dark skinny jeans so I have to be careful that I don’t blend the washes into a blur in my reviews. My favourite jeans to review have medium, coloured or distressed washes because you can really talk about the wash. I find it difficult when they are dark all the time. My favourite dark washes are the super clean, dark blue with a sheen to them. I love those! This Bolero wash does suit the style of the jeans though, I don’t find them to be too smart because of the detailed stitching by the side of the back pockets so it fits fine.
I think if you haven’t tried Kasil before then you should probably start out with the Minx skinny fit, if you like skinnies of course. It’s a great fitting skinny and really flattering. I took a 27 in these which is generally my normal size in premium denim but as I haven’t tried Kasil before, I don’t know if these are true to size for the brand. I would assume they are though. Also, even though these have polyester in them, it’s not really that much of a problem. I can feel it a bit and I think if it was hot it might be a bit irritable on me but otherwise, it’s not much of an issue. You will also have to excuse the state of my hair ha ha, I’d just returned from the beach and it was super windy. Buy these jeans at Piperlime for $168.
I’m going to be doing 2 denim reviews this week and the first one is this pair, the Current/Elliott The Stiletto skinny jeans in Canteen which I got sent from the brand. I had been obsessing over these jeans for such a long time on Shopbop so I was really excited to know that they would be sending me a pair! They have quickly become a pair that I wear often and are better than I expected!
Current/Elliott, in my opinion, have really upped their game this season. There weren’t many washes and styles I liked from the brand early this year or late last year but this Spring/Summer 2011 collection has been amazing! They have used such beautiful medium and light washes in some gorgeous cuts! I’ve actually been wanting so many pairs from them lately but I can’t buy them all!
I want to start this review by saying that The Stiletto cut is actually now my favourite cut they do! It used to be their normal ankle skinny jean but it’s now 100% The Stiletto. It’s the best fit for me because the rise is low and the inseam grazes the ankles. There is no bunching and the calves are super skinny so they make a tight fit all the way down. Right from the hips to the hem as you can see in the pictures. They are the perfect skinny jean for those of us with shorter legs and they would make a great cropped jean for those of you blessed with longer legs! I think they have that perfect versatile fit/length which will work for most body types. I find that hard to find in a jean sometimes, a lot only work for certain heights and shapes but these will work for all. They definitely paid attention to where these jeans should hit at the ankles.
The Canteen wash is what originally attracted me to these jeans. I found it to be the right blend of light and medium with with perfect amounts of whiskering and fading in areas. When I got these in person I realised they were even nicer than the photos online. They are a wash that you need to see in person to take in all the little detailed areas. I think these are definitely done well because sometimes you can have jeans with whiskering at the lap and they can make your hips look really wide or just weird, these are subtle enough to make them look worn in but they also don’t give any bad illusions to your figure. I’m finding it difficult to explain just how beautiful this Canteen wash is because I think pictures never do them justice! These, and the 7 For All Mankind Gweneveres in Zuma Sunrise I reviewed 2 weeks ago, are my favourite jeans right now. I can’t stop wearing either of them!
The fabric of these jeans is also another thing that makes me love them so much! If you have tried Current/Elliott before then you will know they make their denim super soft and really stretchy. These are definitely no exception! When I pulled them out of the packaging, I thought to myself ‘wow, these look tiny!’ but they fitted me perfectly. I took a 26 which is my normal size in the brand and I would say they are definitely true to size. They have a tonne of stretch to them which makes them incredibly comfortable and a jean that’s easy to wear for long periods of time. The denim also feels really soft and light, they actually feel similar to a jegging but they are not. The fabric is amazing!
I would say that these are definitely a pair of Current/Elliott jeans that you should own. They are very versatile with the wash and fit and so comfortable. They have all the classic simplicity that the brand offers too, the plain pockets and the small Current/Elliott logo which is written on the jeans instead of a patch. They are very minimal but amazing at the same time. I think that’s why I love the brand so much! These have sold out in a lot of places but you can buy them online at Neimen Marcus for $194.
This weeks review is on a brand new pair of Paige Premium jeans, the Edgemont skinny jeans in Super Rebellious. These jeans are a new take on Paige’s classic skinny jean, she’s added some really cool details to them and made a normal jean really fun and sexy!
The fit of these jeans is just like all of Paige’s other 12″ Skyline jeans, it fits just the same except these have the 2 diagonal zippers at each side of the hips. These are amazing and I think they add so much life to the jeans, they really make an ordinary jean stand out. I think they give a certain sex appeal to the jeans as well, there is something about the zippers which add a sexiness to the overall jean, especially if you wear them with heels, I don’t think these would look all that good with flats purely because the thick zippers at the hips gives the illusion that you have shorter legs. Well, they did for me because my legs are not that long, so definitely pair them with heels and they look great! I took a size 27 in these which seems to be my new Paige size, I think her jeans are running slightly bigger than previous seasons at the moment.
When I first saw the Edgemont at the press day earlier in the year, I knew it was going to be amazing! I saw it in a berry colour and it was so beautiful! I still love the berry colour but I don’t think it’s getting released unfortunately. This wash is the Super Rebellious wash and it reminds me a lot of the McKinley wash which is a classic of Paige’s. It’s a beautiful and rich dark blue with subtle lighter tones down the front of the legs to give some life to the jeans. I think the new Edgemont style, having the zippers, really pairs well with this dark wash. It makes them more easy to wear and more suitable for other occasions. Even though they are quite out there compared to a classic and plain jean, these are still versatile due to the wash. I love that about them!
Obviously these jeans are incredibly flattering on the butt, as are all Paige jeans, you will know if you are a fan of the brand! This pair doesn’t have the signature curved line of stitching on each back pocket though, these are plain which I think makes them a little more different too. The lining is also funky! It’s a different type of lining to the flowers Paige usually uses, it’s more quirky and I love it!
Also, even though these have 30% polyester in them, they don’t irritate me. I’m always irritated by polyester, it makes my skin itch and feel horrible because I have super sensitive skin, but these don’t. I think it’s purely because they are a thicker and sturdier denim which is not scratchy at all, it’s really soft and it doesn’t even feel like it has polyester in it. Sometimes when you try a pair of jeans and you can feel they are rough and a bit scratchy, you know they will itch. These are really soft and I think the amount of cotton in them hides the feel of the polyester well. I never thought I would say that! These are a jean with polyester in that I can actually tolerate!
I would definitely say give these jeans a go if you can afford the $259 price tag, they are definitely different and I love them. I think Paige should release these in the ankle peg skinnies as well, these were a little long on me so I had to bunch tuck the hems a bit. (I plan on making a video to show you how to do this soon actually). I would also love them in the Verdugo jegging, that would be fantastic! I hope Paige keeps this style as part of her collection for next season too. Buy these jeans at PaigeUSA for $259.
Jeans courtesy of Paige Premium.
This weeks denim review is on a pair of 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere skinny jeans in Zuma Sunrise which I got sent from the brand. These actually remind me a lot of the slashed knee ones I reviewed late last year but without the rips so they are more versatile.
I think it’s actually impossible for me to pick what my favourite part of these jeans is, I love everything about them. There isn’t one thing that I don’t like. They are very versatile in the sense they go with everything and you can style them however you want to, I cuffed these for the review so I could make it a little different to the other 7 For All Mankind reviews I have done. I find they can look more casual if you roll the hems a bit and pair them with wedges or heels but if you keep them full length you can dress them up a bit. I love wearing my jeans cuffed or rolled at the moment, I got a bit bored of wearing them full length all the time and it makes a nice change to my outfits when I go out.
The Gwenevere fit is my favourite fit from the brand actually, it’s a perfect skinny jean. It has a lower rise and the inseam is around 30 inches which is perfect for me and those of us who have shorter legs. These are the 2 reasons that the Gwenevere is my preferred skinny from them. The others have higher rises and longer inseams which just don’t work all that well for me. The pocket placement on these is absolutely perfect as well, just as you would expect from one of the leading premium denim brands. They are in the right place to give you that pert butt look and to also be really flattering. I took these in a size 27 which is my normal 7 For All Mankind size so I think it’s safe to say they run true to size.
The Zuma Sunrise wash is amazing too! I thought the name was incredibly cute and it does remind me of Gwen Stefani since her son is called Zuma, ha ha. It’s a perfect shade of mid to light blue with subtle whiskering at the lap area and the right amount of fading down the legs to make them look slim and the perfect lighter shade on the butt to give your butt a rounded appearance. The other thing I love about this wash is that they chose blue stitching for the jeans, they got that spot on! If they had picked the classic orange thread then it would have ruined these jeans in my opinion, the blue keeps the tone just right and makes these jeans special.
The fabric is also incredibly soft and very stretchy so they are extremely comfortable to wear, it’s easy to spend a whole day wearing them and not feel uncomfortable. I can tell that I love these jeans because I have worn them about 4 times in two weeks and that’s a lot for me, they have been the ones I have been reaching for all the time at the moment! If you love skinny jeans and you love 7 For All Mankind then I would absolutely recommend this pair to you, you will love them! If you haven’t tried the brand yet then I think these would be the perfect jeans to venture into the 7 For All Mankind world with! I try to keep my reviews as honest as possible to keep them all fair and this is honestly how I feel about these. They have quickly become my new favourites! Buy these jeans online at 7 For All Mankind for $189.