Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of O*T*R Renegade Skinny jeans in Notorious. I got sent these by Boutique To You a while ago and I was pleasantly suprised by them actually. I am always slightly hesitant when so many new brands come on the scene and then just disappear so I always tend to stick to what suits me the best but these O*T*R jeans have been a good shock. I hope the brand stays around!
At first I thought they would just be another cheap pair of jeans which were not a very nice fit or have a nice look to them, but I was wrong as soon as I put them on. They are leggings so they are super skinny all the way to the ankle and they definitely elongate your legs. They are a lower rise which is just how I like the rises to be and they run pretty true to size for leggings, I took a 27 in these and they fit just fine.
The back pockets are also in a very good position but they are accentuated by the stitching lines on the butt. They have moto style stitching all around the top area of the pockets and a few lines on the sides of the pockets as well as at the hem line. I find these lines really add some character to the jeans as the wash is very plain and subtle, they definitely make them more interesting. I do feel that the lines definitely don’t make the butt look as good as it could if the jeans were plain but the design is intriguing so I like it.
They are made with cotton and polyester so if you have a irritation to polyester then these do itch a bit. They are so pretty though so it’s worth actually putting up with the slight itching. The denim is really thin and stretchy as well so they hug your body perfectly while still maintaining the appearance of a jean rather than a legging. The wash is a medium to light blue which has a sort of dusty look to it so it’s easy to pair with a lot of colours or just neutrals.
I think these are definitely a fun jean for fashion purposes but for essential jeans which are really sturdy and flattering I would still recommend the main stream brands. These do make a nice change though and quite a few celebs are a fan of them already! You can buy these jeans at Boutique To You for $136.
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans similar to my last review, the Paige Premium Verdugo jeggings in Eternity. I got these around the same time as the 7 For All Mankind jeans in Garnet and I like them maybe just a little bit more. The only reason is because of the shade of purple/red they are, it’s beautiful.
The fit of these jeans is the classic Verdugo jegging fit, super stretchy and really comfortable yet still remaining flattering. They have a low rise which is the perfect height and the one thing I love about Paige’s jeans is that she knows how to make the back rise a bit higher so you don’t show off your butt when you sit down. This pair is made from cotton and elastane and is so soft! Being that these are a twill material they do attract the fluff and hairs so they do get quite dirty quickly but that’s easily removed with some tape.
The colour is my favourite thing about these jeans! I fell in love with them a long time ago when I saw them on Blake Lively (here). It’s a deep red but it has tones of purple in it as well, it’s a really unique shade and it’s just so pretty! If I had the choice of only wearing one coloured pair of jeans, it would be this colour. It’s perfect for so many occasions as it’s warm and and it reminds me of ruby’s. When I wore these to London to see Paige she said that the Eternity was one of her favourites too.
I would definitely recommend these to you if you are looking for a coloured jean, the red tones are definitely in this season and they match pretty much everything. I was sent these jeans by Designs by Stephene and I was over the moon because I had wanted them for so long. You can buy Paige jeans at their online store here.
This weeks review is on a pair of 7 For All Mankind The Skinny leggings in Garnet. I’ve always had a thing for maroon coloured denim and when I found these online at 7 For All Mankind, I fell in love.
The reason I like these so much is because I trust 7 For All Mankind when it comes to fit and comfort. I have a couple of pairs of their Gwenevere in the gummy denim and I thought it was time to try their new cut, The Skinny. Comparing this cut to the Gwenevere, these are definitely longer on the inseam and the rise feels a little bit higher. The pockets are also plain and don’t have their signature squiggle design. I prefer the Gwenevere to these, only marginally, but that’s because I prefer the shorter inseam. Other than that, they fit pretty much the same and are just as comfortable.
The wash is a beautiful, deep red, it’s a lot like a maroon colour and it’s really warm. The shade has a Christmasy feel to it because of the warmth it gives off. There are marble undertones to it as well, the marbling is a shade of brown and it gives the jeans a lot of character. They are not plain like a lot of coloured denim is. The detailing is what makes them so unique in my opinion. I love the wash so much because of the two tones to it. Coloured denim is something I am a huge fan of but unfortunately I don’t get to review many pairs of.
I took a 27 in these, which is my normal size in their gummy denim leggings. I vary between a 27/28 in their normal jeans but always opt for my smaller size when it comes to the leggings as they are so stretchy. They definitely didn’t get it wrong when they named this cut The Skinny though, they are definitely super skinny all the way down and really flattering. I would honestly recommend these if you want a pair of deep red jeans with a depth and character to the wash. Buy these jeans at 7 For All Mankind for only $99.
Jeans courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.
This weeks review is a guest review for the guys. The J Brand men’s Kane slim fit jeans in Night Hawk are being reviewed by a long time denim lover!
These jeans are a low rise, straight leg jean which are fitted but not too tight in the thighs. They fit very snug which is how I like my jeans to fit as I find them more slimming. The inseam is pretty long; it runs at 35 inches which is not the best for those of us with shorter legs so I will have to get these hemmed. These jeans have a zip fly instead of a button fly which is not really to my preference, I much prefer a button fly as it doesn’t keep slipping down. The leg opening is just the right size to fit over shoes too.
This Night Hawk wash is a very pretty, dark blue with lap whiskering. The whiskering is subtle but it’s not cheap and tacky looking. It’s done really well which makes it look as authentic as possible, especially as they were not created naturally. They look more worn in on the back than they do on the front as well. The rivets and buttons have a green rusting effect on them. They look kind of like they were pulled off the titanic at the bottom of the ocean which is pretty cool. The simple leather patch on the back of the jeans is also a nice touch.
The back pockets are true to J Brand’s style and are completely plain which is a nice, refreshing change. They don’t have any tacky nonsense on them which can get quite annoying when you are looking for simple jeans. The pockets are also positioned quite central which is good because the wider apart they are, the less flattering they look. It’s suprising how a really good fitting pair of jeans can change the way you look.
The denim feels quite grainy but of good quality. They are 100% cotton but they are a thinner denim which feels like it will stretch out quite quickly. I’ve worn these once and they felt like they were expanding a bit as I wore them from the start. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as it’s always good when the breaking in process is shorter.
Overall, I would recommend these if you are looking for something simple and plain. They would be a great pair for night time wear as they are pretty smart and close fitting. Buy these jeans at J Brand for $224.
Jeans courtesy of J Brand.