Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a brand that I haven’t really tried that much in the past, Hudson. I’m reviewing their Blue Hampton Cuffed short shorts. They sent these to me in the mail last week and I was excited to be reviewing a pair of shorts as I usually do jeans. Doing denim reviews has actually become one of my favourite things to do. After being obsessed with jeans for over 6 years now and being able to try out a huge selection of brands and fits, I’ve really gotten to know what works for myself and what doesn’t, so I’m glad my reviews can help all of you out there who love denim like I do.
I wanted to start out with the colour, it’s a cross between turquoise and aqua and I love it. I’ve always been a huge fan of bright colours, especially coloured denim so I do like this wash a lot. It’s fun to pair brights with more subtle and neutral tones so the colours become the focal point. Blue is a pretty easy colour to match things with as well.
The fit of these shorts is different to what I am used to as well, they have a medium rise which feels like it’s a little on the higher side, I do prefer them lower but since I wear longer tops it’s not noticeable. The inseam is of a good length, even though they are short shorts they are not too short. I like the way the hems are cuffed and I’m always a fan of the pocket bags slightly showing through, it gives them a more casual appearance. Since this is pretty much my first time trying Hudson, I never had any expectations to begin with actually, so I can’t state whether or not the imagination lived up to the reality. I do find the pockets do make my butt look a little flat, however I am unsure if that’s because they are shorts, I know shorts can sometimes do that to my behind, depending on the cut and brand.
I do like the little details on the jeans too, like how they have the British flag on the back pocket. Being British myself, it’s strange actually seeing our flag on something, especially denim, it’s a nice touch though. I know Hudson’s signature is the deeply pointed flap pocket and I have always thought it looked good on the jeans. My opinion of that hasn’t changed either.
Overall, the one thing that sways me towards these shorts is definitely the wash, I love the bright blue and it’s what makes these shorts wearable and fun in my opinion! Buy these shorts at Revolve for $143.
This weeks review is on a pair of Cycle low rise straight leg jeans. I got sent these jeans a long time ago from the brand and I wasn’t so sure on them at first but I have decided I like them.
The inseam on these is super long and even with my highest heels it is still quite bunchy as you can see. I would definitely need to hem these for my lower heels because they do drag along the floor unfortunately. The rise feels like it is around 6.5″ , it’s very low. I used to wear rises this low all the time but I do prefer them a little higher now, around 7″ is good for me. I don’t mind them being this low though, it does make a change, it just limits what you can wear them with a bit I think, low rises can definitely be very flattering though and I find this pair just like that.
Cycle is an Italian brand that does make some amazing clothes! I have posted their look books before and I fell in love with so many washes and pieces from their collections. Especially the lighter denim shades they had on offer. I wasn’t too familiar with this wash before I got it in the mail. I do find it quite nice from the front but I am not loving the faded areas on the back of the thighs, to me it gives the illusion that my thighs are a lot larger than they normally are. They have small areas of distressing on them though which I am quite fond of, it makes a change to the normal big rips that we see on jeans.
The back pockets on these are definitely quite flattering, they are in a good position and fit nicely on the butt. I love the little Cycle logo on the right pocket as well, it makes them different. The jeans do run pretty true to size for an Italian brand. I find Italian jeans tend to run a little smaller than the brands that come from LA and other places. I’m a 28 in these and they are a good fit. I definitely couldn’t fit a 27 like I normally can in other brands.
Cycle jeans are not that easy to get hold of unless you are in Italy but Yoox do have the past season jeans available to buy. You can purchase them by clicking here. I would definitely like to try more jeans from the brand, perhaps a skinny fit. This is my first straight leg review though, that I have posted, I do wear straight leg jeans quite often, I used to wear Diesel Lowky jeans all the time. I find straight legs to be a much more flattering fit on me than bootcut jeans.
This weeks review is on the Current/Elliott Low Bell flared jeans in Blue Moon. I got sent these by the brand after falling in love with them online. I immediately fell in love with the wash and I hadn’t tried Current/Elliott in a long time. I’ve always been a fan of the brand though.
I want to start out with my favourite thing about these jeans, the fabric. They are literally the softest pair of jeans I have come across. The fabric is very lightweight and so stretchy, it’s just beautiful. It’s one of those fabrics that I like to rub my hands across just to feel how soft it is and its texture. Being that it’s like this, it makes the jeans incredibly comfortable, very much like a jegging actually with the movability of the denim. Since I got these in the mail, I have already worn them 3 times and that’s a lot for me as I like to chop and change so often.
The Blue Moon wash is very pretty, these photos are actually very representative of the colour, they are a nice medium to light blue with subtle fading here and there. It’s really beautiful and so easy to pair things with, it’s one of those ‘go with anything’ washes in my opinion. I’m sure you can see from the back photos that these are just a touch too long for me, even with my highest heels on, which are around 5.5″ in height. The inseam on these is around 34″ so I am thinking about hemming them myself. With most flares though, they always have a longer inseam of around 34-35″ so these are about right when it comes to that.
These jeans do run pretty big though, while I’m normally a 27/28 in most brands like Paige, 7 For All Mankind, Diesel etc, I had to take a 26 in these because they are very stretchy and just run generally big all over. I would recommend sizing down in these ones if you have the choice. They stretch out quite quickly too so even if they are very tight to begin with, they wont be for long.
Current/Elliott’s classic pocket shape is quite long, it’s a lot longer than most brands and it hits below where your butt cheeks meet the thighs so it’s a good pocket if you have a butt that sticks out a lot, I always find the longer pockets most flattering on the bigger buts because they don’t swamp you due to having something to stick the pockets out, in my opinion. They have quite a universal pocket shape though and it seems to look really nice on the celebs, they always look great in the brand!
One reason why I like Current/Elliott jeans would be because they always keep their details minimal, no extravagant pockets, no branding everywhere, they believe in simplicity and they always make the jeans their own with their washes. I find them to care so much about making a beautiful wash and I love that. It counteracts against the plain jeans, it gives them life. Overall though I am completely in love with these jeans and I can’t wait to wear them again actually! Buy these online at Singer22.com for $218.
This weeks review is on the MET Xfit 360 Super Stretch jeans/jeggings. I got sent these from the brand from their Spring/Summer 2011 collection and I am in love with them!
The wash of these is actually my favourite part of them. It’s a pastel/chalky/dusty blue and it has so much life to it! Normally with jeggings they come in the classic washes but MET took it a step further with these. The wash actually reminds me a lot of a Diesel wash with the chalky effect over the bright blue fabric, it’s really pretty and it makes the jeans beautiful in their own right, you don’t need to rely on an outfit to spruce them up.
The fit is one of MET’s classic fits, the Angel skinny jean. The Angel is a low rise, skin tight, thicker waistband cut and it’s really flattering. I own a few pairs of MET jeans now and I have to say these are the comfiest ones I have. They are just so stretchy and hugging that they do feel like a really well made pair of jeggings. Normally MET jeans can be quite tight and restricting but these aren’t at all. I can happily wear them around all day and still be comfortable.
MET can be known for their over the top aesthetics on jeans but this pair won me over because they kept them so simple. They are completely plain except for the little MET tag on the top of the pocket. For a jegging/super stretch jean as well, I have to say they are really quite structured. They are not so thin that they don’t do anything for your shape but they are not too thick either. They are the perfect balance in between which still looks and fits like a great pair of jeans but they have that extra added comfort and move-ability to them.
Elle MacPherson is already a huge fan of the brand and owns multiple pairs of their jeans and I do understand why. I have a few pairs now too and they are a really well made Italian denim brand. I reviewed their faux leather skinny jeans a while back as well, which you can see here. Those are also another favourite of mine.