Designer Jeans reviews
My denim review this week is on the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Skinny Jeans in Byron Bay. I have one of the original Rockets in the Leatherette Black so I knew that I loved the style, but wanted to try them out in a denim wash as well so I could see just how the fit was and how they felt.
Grey denim has always been a favorite of mine, but like blue, the right wash with just enough wear and details is a mission. Unlike blue, it is feeling flat more often than not. When I got these R13 Skinny jeans in Black Worn, I could not be more elated to find a grey pair that I can truly be happy with.
I took these in my usual size 27 and would say that they run true to size. They are a bit of a thicker denim, but still have some stretch to them. Unlike their blacks, these are less clingy to the skin which gives them more of a classic skinny opposed to the legging fit.
The fabric is great, just like every pair of R13 jeans. They feel like a true pair of vintage jeans that have been worn down so much that they feel like butter. This is the main reason why I have mostly been living in their jeans over the past many months. The jeans also hold their shape really well. I have worn these since November and have had no problem with bagging anywhere on them.
What can I start with when it comes to the wash? Like I stated earlier, grey is a hard one to get right by anyone. If you get grey right, there is pretty much nothing that you can do wrong. Although this wash is named Black Worn, I would classify them as a medium to dark charcoal wash. They have fading on the thigh to keep them from feeling flat and there is some whiskering on the hips and along the inner thighs of the jeans that are very subtle. So subtle that they are one of those minor details that add so much life even when going unnoticed.
Overall, this is just another one to add to the R13 list that I suggest to anyone to try out. The wash goes with everything (it loves a brown belt) and the fit is just great. You can click here to get them now at SHOPBOP for $325.
Jeans Courtesy of R13.
I got the chance to review a pair of Yoga Jeans, which I was interested in trying after first hearing about the concept and brand. When they offered to send me a pair, I chose the classic mid-rise skinny jeans. They have a 9″ rise and I would say that these fit more like a low to mid-rise, as they hit me right below my hip bones. The inseam is 34″ and the leg opening is 12.” The fit is skinny throughout the legs but does open slightly more around the calf, so fits less like a jegging and more of a true skinny jean.
I chose the rinsed indigo, which is a great dark blue wash. The wash is really solid and has goldenrod contrast stitching and dark copper rivets and buttons. The pockets are large and sit slightly higher on the butt, which is really flattering.
The biggest thing I was excited about when trying these jeans was the fabric. It is an 82% Cotton, 16% Polyester, and 2% elastane blend. While I haven’t done Yoga in my pair, they certainly do not disappoint when it comes to comfort. The fabric feels like a mid-weight denim, and isn’t too heavy or too thin, that it no longer feels like denim. It does have a slimming fit but is not too constricting or tight.
Since I got them last week, I’ve worn mine a couple of times to work, where I spend a significant portion of the day sitting. I haven’t noticed a lot of loss of shape. They have stretched a bit since when I first got them but more to the point of fitting me better and are more comfortable.
Overall, I was really impressed with how comfortable these jeans are and how unique the fabric is. While they have had a bit of stretching since I’ve worn them, they haven’t become shapeless as many pairs become, so I am interested in seeing how the shape holds up in the long run. You can check out Yoga Jeans online at their website.