Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I have been meaning to review for a while, Mardou & Dean skinny jeans in Stone Crunch wash.
When I first found out about Mardou & Dean over a year ago, I really took a liking to the brand. The thing that first attracted me to the jeans the most is the asymmetrical button fly, I love the way the buttons peep through as well as being quite big and silver. What I always find common among the European brands like these is that they do run smaller than other LA based premium denim. The rises seem to be lower and the legs are a lot tighter fitting. I generally love lower rises and slim fitting jeans so that’s not too much of an issue for me but I did take a 28 in these and I definitely could have fitted a 29 better in the waist really. I would recommend sizing up one size in these from your normal size in Paige, 7 For All Mankind etc.
The inseam comes as standard and it is pretty long for skinny jeans, I haven’t measured it but I would guess it’s around a 32″ or 33″ inseam so they are quite long for us shorter girls but perfect for the taller ladies. They do appear shorter on me but I always fold the hem line under in a certain way to minimise the bunching. The fabric is also incredibly soft and it has a nice feel against the skin, I love softer denim so that makes me really like these jeans even more. The back pockets are a different shape to most premium jeans as the inside seams of them curve inwards towards the middle seam of the butt area. They are really flattering in this shape so it makes a nice change.
The wash of these jeans is my favourite out of all of their seasons washes, I adore the medium to light blue washes and these are really pretty because they have faded areas on the thighs and subtle lap whiskering. The faded areas look really authentic and they are in the right places to be flattering on the legs, I know sometimes the fading can be in the wrong places and make your legs look really large, these don’t do that.
If you haven’t tried the brand yet, which I am assuming most of you wont have because they are still kind of new, you definitely should. Nicole Richie has already worn a pair for a magazine shoot a while ago and you can check out all of the Look Book images and information on the brand here.
Jeans courtesy of Mardou & Dean.
I was really excited to finally receive these M2F jeans from them in the mail as I have been in love with the brand since I first heard about them. Those of you who read DenimBlog often will know I am a huge fan of colour so it’s great that a denim brand has finally come around that makes vintage looking washes in lots of colours!
I wanted to start by saying that these jeans are so soft! The denim feels like butter and it’s really smooth and comfortable against the skin. It’s lightweight as well so it’s perfect for the warmer weather, it’s really breathable. Being so light in colour will really help reflect the heat too. I also think these jeans are a perfect fit! They are super skinny all the way to the ankle and they have a normal low rise which is just right. The pockets are really simple and only have a little bit of embroidery at the top as you can see and I think that’s a good point to have on a coloured jean, you don’t want them too over the top.
Since pink is my all time favourite colour I chose the Rose shade they have on offer. I was torn between picking the purple or the yellow as well but pink is more versatile in my opinion and I’m really glad I picked this shade. I love how they do the washes, they are completely faded and look so worn in, they definitely have that vintage and sun bleached look to them. It’s really nice to have new jeans feel just like they are your favourite pair you have spent ages breaking in and have made really soft and worn out.
I took a size 28 in these and I am glad I did as they do run quite tight. I’m normally between a 27 and a 28 so I would recommend going with your bigger size if you are between sizes. The denim is very stretchy though so they are not uncomfortable at all, even though they fit snug all over you can still move in them and feel relaxed. That’s another thing I love about the jeans. They do look really small when you get them out of the package but sometimes I am suprised with that in general because of how much jeans can expand with stretch.
I do think these M2F Jeans are so much fun! They are going to be perfect to wear all Summer because of how light the washes are and the array of colours they come in. They are definitely everything I expected them to be, if not more. I have already received a few compliments wearing them for the first time so I would definitely recommend the brand to you.
We have already started seeing celebs in the brand like Whitney Port, LeAnn Rimes and Maria Menounos so I hope we will see more soon! Singer22.com have just ordered them in so you can now be the first to have them by preording them at their website for only $130 here. They will ship on 30th May. That’s another great point about M2F Jeans, they have a lower price tag than most premium denim. As always, if you have any questions about the jeans, just leave a comment and I will answer you as soon as I can!
This weeks review is on a pair of Levi’s Made & Crafted white skinny jeans. As you know white is always a huge colour for Spring and Summer so I was really excited to review these for Levi’s.
The one thing that I love the most about these jeans is they are not see through. So often I will try a pair of white jeans and I can’t wear them because they are just too see through and I don’t feel confident going out like that. It’s wonderful that these are a much thicker denim so it hides everything. You can barely see the pocket bags at the front and it’s pretty safe to wear any colour underwear you wish with these jeans.
As far as the fit goes, these are very skinny, they feel much skinnier than the classic skinny Levi’s jeans. The Made & Crafted collection has a different feel to the denim and they feel a better quality. They are much more durable and like I said, they are super skinny which is nice since I love my jeans to fit like second skin. Since I am so used to wearing jeggings though, they are a bit more restricting when you walk and sit but that’s because of the thicker denim.
There isn’t much to say about the wash since it’s white but it is a pure bright white, it’s not an off white or more of a cream tone, it’s one of the brighter whites that is the perfect shade. I can see these reflecting the sunlight and heat perfectly.
The back pockets are not the most flattering on myself though, I find them to not be positioned as perfect as they could be for my body type but those of you who read my reviews will know how picky I am with back pocket positioning. It’s the first thing I look for in a jean. I’m not saying they are the worst at all, they fit quite well, just not as well as other brands I have tried, but we all have different body shapes so what works for me might not work for someone else. They do run pretty true to size as well.
This weeks review is on a different pair of jeans, INDI Custom Denim jeans. I made these jeans on their website a few weeks ago and it was a really fun process.
First you start out by choosing the type of fit you would like for your jeans which then takes you to the builder page where you get to select everything else. There are 5 different medium to dark washes to choose from and 2 different fabric weights. Then you get to select the colour of the stitching you want, the rise, zipper or button fly, what sort of leg opening you would prefer, the hem stitching size and whether or not you want a coin pocket and then you go on to select what sort of pockets you would like and if you want any embroidery on the back pockets. You then finally go on to the measurements section where you type your height, weight, inseam, size etc and it will calculate your perfect fit. The jeans then go on to be made to your specifics at the factory.
I think it’s a really cool process and worth the time to put all of those details in. I normally have the issue of having the jeans too tight in the waist and loose in the thighs but these have the perfect ratio for the thighs and the waist. I selected the super low rise which is a pretty standard low rise of around about 7″ and I selected skinny which turns out to be a regular skinny of a 12″ opening. The inseam also fits me perfectly. I do quite like the idea of making custom jeans as you can get the fit perfect for yourself, I just wish you had the option to design the pockets exactly how you want them, including measurements, shape and positioning. The only point I can make about these is that the pockets are just slightly off from the position I normally like them and I find the shape of them to be a bit too long and narrow for me, but that’s just my personal preference as I am extremely fussy when it comes to jeans and getting a perfect fit. These pockets are a pretty standard pocket so it seems like they would suit most people.
I’m pretty sure I selected the medium indigo with distressing wash and it turned out to be quite pretty in real life, it’s got some depth to it and subtle whiskering. It is light weight fabric so it’s quite comfortable as well. I definitely think this would be something you should try if you can’t find jeans to fit you correctly, I know a lot of you get gaping in the waist or the thighs are just way too tight in regular premium jeans or there is not enough room in the butt etc. We all have different body shapes and that’s what I like most about INDI Custom Denim, they give you the chance to create a jean just for you. One that will fit you how you want them to fit so you don’t have to put up with ill fitting jeans. You can start creating your own jeans here.
We are also running a contest right now where you could WIN a FREE pair of INDI Custom Jeans! It’s free to enter and really easy! Just click here to see the details on how to be in with the chance of winning!
Jeans courtesy of INDIcustom.