Designer Jeans reviews
I was lucky enough to be sent these jeans by MET Jeans to review and I am so happy I got them. After I saw them on Elle MacPherson a few times a little while ago I completely fell in love with them. I’ve always loved the look of leather pants/jeans but I didn’t want a full pair of pants that were made entirely from real leather. This pair works out perfectly because they are more light weight than real leather and a lot more breathable and stretchy. But the bonus is they look and feel exactly like real leather.
I wanted to talk about the fit of these because it truly is amazing! They are one of the most skinniest pairs I have ever tried and they fit like second skin. They have a super low rise of around 6.5 inches and they only have a zip fastening, they have no button closure or anything else, just a zip. I found this weird to get used to at first but it’s actually quite a lot more comfortable than a button closure because it’s not so tight against the stomach. The inseam is not really long, I would say it runs at roughly around 29-30 inches but I haven’t measured it exactly. The length is perfect for me though and they seem to fit Elle great as they are more cropped on her. They do fit very much like leggings and they have both back pockets and front pockets.
The material is incredible, they are 75% cotton and 25% polyurethane and they are made to feel just like leather. They even have that matte and wrinkle effect like real leather. They have moto stitching around the knee area which can feel a bit tight at times but I am hoping they will stretch out quite a bit. Although these are thicker and coated, because they are cotton, they are very breathable, not as breathable as normal denim but they are easy to wear. I do find the knee area to go quite wrinkly though, I’m hoping that will sort itself out once they mold to my body more. It’s because they are so stretchy and the stitching around the knees kind of throws the sitting of the material off a bit, I think.
The sizing on MET Jeans I find to run a little on the smaller side in comparison to most premium denim brands. The back pockets are quite small (which I love) and in the perfect place on the butt as well. I’ve only recently just tried MET Jeans and I am very impressed so far. They are an Italian denim brand which doesn’t really get much mention, but they definitely should!
I’ve included 2 sets of photos, I dressed these down for a trip to town and I dressed them up with heels to show the versatility of these pants as well. I think they can be worn with almost anything. They have quickly become my favourite pair in my closet! I’m really glad I managed to find a pair of jeans that were just like leather but tonnes cheaper, animal friendly and breathable. I would absolutely recommend these to you if you love the leather jeans look!
I have always had a love for Diesel from the very beginning, they are a brand that really know what they are doing when it comes to fabric, quality and fits. My review this week is on a pair of Diesel Staffy 8W7 that I bought for myself as an early Christmas present.
Since I got these jeans, I have already worn them loads. Diesel actually makes up most of my collection, I think I have in the region of 30-35 pairs from the brand and most are in the Matic cut, followed by Lowky. Those 2 cuts used to be my favourites until they changed the fit of Matic and made it bigger in the calves and smaller in the waist. I also kind of grew out of the Lowky cut because of how low rise it is. It was really refreshing for me to try a completely different cut that I had never tried before, I took a chance buying them online and it worked out very well which I am over the moon about. It’s always hit and miss with online buying.
The Staffy cut is a skinny boyfriend fit with lower down back pockets. It’s very tapered at the ankle and slim fitting in the calves. I find it to be pretty slim all over to be honest but it has that boyfriend feel to it because it’s slightly loose. The rise is quite high but it’s designed to sit on the hips so the crotch drops down a bit rather than being fitted. Unlike most of my jeans, these also has a button fly which is different, but I like it. Although I got a 32 leg, these definitely run shorter than that and fit me more like a 30-31 inch inseam. I also got a 28 which is my normal size in Diesel and they run true to size.
One thing I always love about Diesel jeans is the unique details they add to their jeans, they always add pretty buttons and cute patches on the back, random stitching and sometimes fabric inside the hem line. They really care about the tiny details that make their jeans so special. This particular pair has a silver sequin patch as you can see in the photo. I have had pairs with crystal buttons and patterned lining too.
This particular pair was made in Romania and not Italy. You can tell they weren’t made in Italy because they have no Italian flag stitching on the back like most Diesel jeans do. People have always assumed they all have the Italian flag stitching but only the jeans that were made in Italy do. I learned that a few years ago. I find where they are made to actually have no impact on the jean itself though, these are wonderful and so are a few of my other non Italy made Diesel jeans.
The main reason that I actually bought these jeans was purely because of the wash. When I first saw it online I was mesmerized by how much character it has to it and how beautiful it was. I have always been looking for the perfect pair of medium to light washed jeans with the right detailing and depth. These definitely fit that criteria. The wash is just gorgeous, it’s one of my favourite washes that I own, I think I like it even more than my 81M Matic and that is really saying something!
For a while, Diesel, for me, went a bit off track with their washes. They went quite extreme with the patterns and faker looking washes. When I originally fell in love with Diesel it was when they had the most amazing washes out like the 81M, 772, 61X, 71L, the first run of 71J and a few others. The washes were incredible and attracted everyone to the brand. For a little while after, they just weren’t the same, and now they seem to be doing the best washes again. I’m really happy about that but I don’t think my bank balance will be! If only they would release 61X again! It’s too stunning for words.
Sorry for the incredibly long review but I had to share with you my love for the brand. You can buy these jeans at Diesel online for £110 by clicking here.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and got lots of denim! I didn’t get chance to do a review last week due to the holidays but this weeks review is on a pair of leggings I have had for a while, Charley 5.0 skinny mini leggings in light grey.
Even though I have had these for a long time, this is actually the first time I have worn them. I always find Charley 5.0’s leggings to be more of a Summer pair, the reason being, they are really thin and they don’t keep you very warm. The fabric is kind of like paper so they cling a lot to your body and hug every inch of you. The one thing that suprises me so much about Charley 5.0 is the amount of stretch in the leggings, when I first got them, like my others, they look incredibly small and almost like you would have no chance of getting into them, but after a while of tugging and pulling you do manage to get them on.
They have no back pockets, just a seam that runs down the back of the legs so I would definitely wear them with a longer top. They will show all of your assets otherwise because of how thin they are. The wash is a really light grey as you can see, it’s definitely different to the normal grey tones of denim.
I have to say though, like I said before, for the price tag I would expect these leggings to be made in the US. They are all made in China which I find odd when paying a premium price point for denim. I expect a premium denim brand with expensive jeans that comes from the US to have the items made in the US like most of the other brands. If you do love leggings though then Charley 5.0 is a good brand to go to. I find I don’t wear their leggings often though because they are just that bit too clingy for me, it feels funny on my legs when fabric clings that much to me. Buy Charley 5.0 at Singer22.
Jeans courtesy of Charley 5.0.
Here is another review on a pair of Denimocracy jeans. These are quite the opposite to my previous review in which I wore a pair of skinny leggings. These are their Trouser denim leggings in Eclipse wash. I was really intrigued by these because I hadn’t yet seen a pair of flared jeans but in a denim legging material, denim leggings are always skinny jeans.
These are actually the comfiest flares that I own due to the legging material, the material of these is really thin and stretchy just like a very thin pair of jeggings. They are a trouser style with no back pockets and a flare that starts at the knees. When I first pulled these out of the package, I was quite apprehensive about them to be honest, I didn’t think they would be any good. I was pleased to find I was wrong but there is one point I would like to make about them.
Because of the material being thin it doesn’t have any strength or sturdiness to it so the actual flare and silhouette of the trousers doesn’t sit that well when worn. The flare goes a bit baggy and a bit flimsy, it’s not like a proper pair of denim flares where they hold their shape really well. You can see from the photos that they crease up quite a bit. That’s the only downfall I have about these because they are just so comfy and slim fitting everywhere else, there are no other complaints. I can’t really talk about the wash either as it’s just a plain, dark navy blue, it’s very classic and quite smart.
Again, these are really affordable! They are only $97 like most of Denimocracy’s collection. I don’t think I could wear these without a longer top though, the lack of back pockets and the very thin material makes them a lot like leggings and I’m really uncomfortable wearing leggings without longer tops. Buy these at Boutique To You for only $97!