Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I got sent as a gift from J Brand, the J Brand Capri in Pale Rose, which I decided to review anyway because I love their coloured denim.
These jeans are made from Japanese Twill, much like their Houlihan and Agnes pants, but they are a lot thinner and lighter in weight. They are super stretchy and really clingy as you can tell from the photos, they are actually a bit too tight on me. I picked a size 27 which I normally am in the Houlihan and Agnes but these run a lot tighter than those so I would definitely recommend going with your bigger size.
These are a little bit of an awkward length on me when they are full length, I don’t have the longest of legs as you know, so if I don’t cuff them, where they hit at my calves makes my legs look quite a bit shorter so I decided that giving them a small cuff or roll was the best option. I actually think they look loads better like that anyway!
The Pale Rose wash is much like a salmon colour actually, it’s a pale pink with dusty orangey undertones to it so it is more of a salmon colour. It’s definitely the perfect shade of pink if you want something subtle though, it’s a beautiful lighter shade which matches with a lot of things. I decided to go down the route of pale colours like creams and another pale shade of pink for this outfit because I love girly colours and these are a great choice for that.
These Capri’s obviously have the classic J Brand fit when it comes to pockets, the lower rise and the super skinniness all the way down. That’s one thing I love about J Brand, they do make some great skinny jeans! I think these jeans would be really good for you if you want to jump on board the coloured denim trend but don’t want to go too bright. These are definitely not too in your face and I think they are subtle enough for everyday wear as well as comfortable enough. I just think I need a size up for a more comfortable fit. I actually find getting the right size in jeans one of the hardest things! I vary anywhere between a 26 and 28 and each jean is different because of the fabric, the washing, the process they go through etc, it’s so hard to get consistency. Buy these in size 31 at Saks and buy these in size 32 at Bloomingdales.
Diesel have brought out a brand new hybrid jean which just became available today called the Jogg Jean. I know Diesel are always experimenting with denim, bringing out extreme washes and ideas etc and their latest plan was to cross a jogging bottom/sweat pant with a pair of jeans, which created the Jogg Jean. They sent these to me last month so I could model them and be part of their website creation for the Jogg Jeans along with some other bloggers but I wasn’t allowed to post about them for a while. The website feature will be released in the beginning of August.
I was very unsure about these at first, I thought to myself, how can you cross a jogging bottom and a jean and actually make it wearable or look good? But they did. I was really suprised. Since I am shorter and not blessed with long legs, I decided to make these cropped and pulled them up to my calves and rolled over the waistband so the crotch wasn’t dropped as low and I think that makes them work a lot better for my body shape. The Jogg Jeans have a super high rise so if you wear them at your hips, the crotch falls at mid thigh or lower for the harem pant look.
I can’t say that these are the most flattering pair of Diesel jeans I have tried, because they are not, but I can say they are definitely the most comfiest pair I have ever ever tried. I can easily wear them all day around the house or I could even sleep in them, they are literally that soft and comfortable. This wash also reminds me a lot of the Dirty Thirty wash they brought out as a limited edition jean a long time ago, I’m not sure if you remember that jean but it’s quite similar with the little tadpole style holes and patches at the thigh.
The thing I find most intriguing about these jeans is trying to find clothes to pair them with. I don’t think they would look very good with heels or dressed up really girly and smart as they don’t have that look to them. I think the way to go is casual or quirky. They do run huge though, I am usually a 28 in Diesel and I took a 26 in these and they still fit loosely but that’s due to them also being crossed with a jogging bottom. I can definitely see a lot of people wearing these hybrid jeans, I think we will see a lot of unique outfits consisting of the Jogg Jeans! You can now buy these pants online at Diesel for £180.
This weeks review is on a pair of Rockstar Denim Biker jeans in Pigment Black which I got sent a long time ago. I find these jeans to be really unique for a biker jean. Some of the photos have come out dark but you can see in the close ups exactly what the wash is like.
The fit of these jeans is a classic skinny, low rise and slim down the legs. These actually feature zippers at the inseam so you can wear them as straight legs or you can zip them up and wear them as skinnies. The inseam is a bit long for me since I have shorter legs so these work best when they are unzipped and worn like straight legs for me as you can see from the photos. They feature moto stitching all around the knee and they feel quilted as well so they really do look like biker jeans. One thing that suprised me was actually the comfort of these jeans. I expected them to be stiff and quite rigid and not at all comfortable but I was wrong, they are actually quite stretchy and easy to wear, they are reasonably comfortable for a biker jean!
The back pockets are perfectly positioned as well, they fit right in the middle and are really flattering and I love the added zippers at the top of them, they are functional but they really make the jeans look unique and I find they add a fullness to the butt, the extra on the pockets makes the butt look more rounded in my opinion. The zippers don’t actually stand out that much though, they are blended very well with the wash so they are not too in your face which is something I prefer.
The Pigment Black wash is absolutely amazing! It’s a mixture of a silvery/grey and black so it has so much character and depth to it. It’s really strong and bold and it has a tough feel to it. It’s definitely a special wash which I can imagine took a while to create. I guess to me they seem like an old biker jean with oil on them and worn out patches, they are beautiful. They also have some great lap details as you can see too. The wash is actually what makes these jeans so unique, there are many styles of biker jeans out there but this Pigment Black wash is very special.
These are the first pair of Rockstar jeans I have tried and the only pair. I can safely say that I would love to try out more. What I love about the brand from seeing so many of their styles is that they are not afraid to break the mold and be really inventive and creative with their jeans. The aesthetics, prints, colours and products they use on their jeans are really brave and they are not like most other brands, all of their jeans really make a statement. You can buy these jeans at Atrium in New York.
This weeks denim review is finally on a pair of Bleulab jeans which I got sent by the brand! It’s taken me a while to get this post together because it’s a double outfit since these jeans are completely reversible! I’m wearing the Bleulab Detour Leggings in French Chalk with Plum Coating for the review. I was so excited to finally try out Bleulab jeans, we have been blogging about them for a while and I think the concept of them is truly amazing! To show you how versatile they are, I chose 2 different outfits and it literally took me less than 3 minutes to change. You just need one pair of jeans and you can change the outfit almost entirely and make it look dressed up or dressed down, perfect for day or night.
Those of you who are familiar with Bleulab will know that they are a brand of denim that make every item reversible! You basically get two completely different pairs of jeans in one! This pair has a gorgeous grey wash which I fell in love with and on the other side it’s a waxed purple. Due to them being reversible they actually have no pockets on the front at all because the pocket bags would show. I do like pockets on the front generally but it’s not something that would put me off a pair of jeans at all. I’ve got used to jeggings having no pockets anyway.
The comfort of these jeans really took me by surprise actually! They are a denim legging and they are super stretchy and extremely soft on the skin! Sometimes denim leggings can be a bit tight, a bit stiff or just generally not that great but these are wonderful. They are everything you would actually expect a jegging to be. They are a lower rise and they also have functional back pockets. I was also surprised to notice just how much of a great fit they are. They are super skinny all the way down, the inseam is not too long or too short and the back pocket placement is close to perfect! They are centered in the middle and are the right shape and size to be flattering on the butt as you can see from the photos.
The zipper puller was actually something that I was fascinated by. It’s a zipper that loops around so you can have the pull on either side of the jeans, it’s really clever! The patch is also visible on both sides and the button is great, instead of having a flat rivet on the back like most denim buttons, both sides are actually a button. You can see from all of these little details that Bleulab really thought it through when making their jeans reversible, everything works perfectly to become a single pair of jeans inside or out. It is funny when you put the reversed side on though, the button closure is the other way around, ha ha.
The grey wash called Chalk is actually what made me want this particular pair. It’s one of those greys which is just right, it’s a mid tone and the whiskering and fading makes it have a depth to it, it looks real and not flat or dull like some greys can. I chose purple, or Plum, for the other side as I wanted something completely contrasting. I’m glad I picked this colour because it’s so bright and fun! It’s a shade of purple that can match a lot of things as well and not be too daunting or loud. These two washes are great together in my opinion. Bleulab do loads of others as well though, a waxed black and a couple of other colours also come with this a grey. I found out they do non waxed pairs as well so those will be added to my wish list for sure!
I never expected these jeans to be as good as they are. I honestly thought that since they were reversible, they might be some what of a gimmick or not as well made as they turned out to be. I’m glad that my mind completely changed when I put them on. I am very impressed with all the work that’s gone into making reversible jeans. I definitely intend to add more of these to my collection! The only slightly bad thing I can say about these jeans, is since my skin is super sensitive and I can’t even deal with polyester most of the time, the waxed side is a little scratchy against my skin. I know others have no issue with it at all though so I am pretty sure it’s just down to my sensitivity. You can buy Bleulab jeans online at Singer22.com.