Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I have wanted to own for a while! The Ksubi Kolors Spray On skinny jeans. I received the Aged Blue colour from the brand and I am really excited that I did! I originally loved the red or yellow but I think these are much more versatile and it’s different reviewing a bright blue!
I am absolutely in love with the fit of these jeans, a few people have commented on how well they fit and I completely agree. They are like a jegging as they are really stretchy and comfortable but they fit like a jean as they are really flattering. I can see why they have the name spray on skinny jeans, they literally do fit like second skin and suck you in. But they do this without being uncomfortable which is perfect! The rise is a medium height and the inseam does have a good length to it, they give a slight bunching at the ankles which I like a lot when jeans are super skinny.
The colour of these is really fun too! I am obsessed with coloured jeans and I never really thought I would like bright blue that much over all of the other colours but I do, I like them a lot! They are so easy to wear and they don’t stand out as much as a pair of yellow or red jeans would. The denim is amazingly soft too, it’s silky and buttery to touch which is a nice feeling against the skin. This is the second time I have tried Ksubi, I owned a pair of red ankle zipper jeans from them about 4 years ago and I was always confused by their sizing, they went in actual inches instead of jeans sizes, I’m not sure if that’s an Australian thing or not since the brand is from there but they have since changed that and now go in regular jeans sizes.
I took a 27 in these which is my normal jeans size and they fit me perfectly. I love the back pocket placement on these too, they are perfectly positioned and really flattering, they aren’t too big or too small and they are a great shape. I also love the little details that come on Ksubi jeans, I always have, like the crosses/stars as the back patch and the little squares which are on the back of the thigh. They make the jeans so unique and different. These also came with the rat and logo stickers on the backs of the legs, as I think most of their jeans do. I love those too! I’ve seen some people keep these stuck on the jeans but I’m pretty sure you are supposed to take them off, ha ha.
These jeans have actually made me realise why I loved the brand all those years ago, they are so comfortable and just perfect! I am now planning on adding more Ksubi jeans to my collection when I can. I definitely need more! The Ksubi Kolors short film was something I liked a lot too, when it came out to promote the jeans, it was really intriguing! I think if you haven’t tried the brand then it’s one you should definitely try! They are one of the best coloured jeans I have tried so far! Buy these jeans online here for $199.95 or at Net-A-Porter for £135.
This weeks review is on a brand new cut from Hudson, the Nico skinny in Chelsea which I got sent to try by the brand. The Nico is Hudson’s newest jean and it’s their skinniest 5 pocket yet. It was inspired by Nico, the famed singer and Warhol muse and has a 60′s chic style.
The fit of these jeans is absolutely perfect! I wasn’t expecting them to be so comfortable either. Usually I find normal jeans to be a bit stiff when worn so tight but these feel so soft, just like jeggings. I could happily wear these all day and be comfortable. The Nico has a 10″ leg opening and a 30″ inseam so they are super skinny and perfect for hitting at the ankle or bunching just a little bit like they do on me. They also have a higher rise of 9″ which is something I am not used to and don’t usually find very flattering on me but these some how work. I think because they kept the pocket placement normal and didn’t make them higher like they are on most higher rise jeans, they are still flattering. Plus the rise gives you a better silhouette as you don’t get muffin top with it or builders butt! I took a 27 in these which is my usual Hudson size and they fit perfectly.
They are made from refined tencel denim which gives the Nico a super soft feel, a radiant sheen, ultimate stretch comfort and a perfect fit. I completely agree with this! I usually get fed up of dark washes because they are all the same but these have a beautiful sheen to them and it brings the jeans to life, it makes them much more easy to wear and nicer to look at. I find shiny denim gives off a more classy feel as well. The Chelsea wash is a versatile deep and rich indigo which I have fallen in love with. I think it’s the perfect shade to go with anything and everything and for day or night wear. The jeans have the finest stitch detail too which makes them really sleek and fitted.
These don’t have Hudson’s classic pointed flap pocket either, these have just a plain pocket with a little imprint of a flap pocket on them. I find these to be much more flattering than their classic pockets, I’m not really a fan of flaps on my pockets so these are the perfect alternative to that. I think if I could only have one dark pair of jeans then it would be these or a pair with exactly the same wash. I think this is the type of wash that you would have most use for and find the easiest to match your clothes with. I decided to do a colour block outfit with 3 different colours to go with the jeans and it works. I definitely love these and I am glad I got to review them. The comfort combined with the super skinny fit and the dark blue sheen wash are all perfect combinations! Plus they have a slightly lower price point to most premium jeans! Buy these jeans online at Hudson for $154.
This weeks review pictures are a little different as I have been sick and wasn’t able to take pictures this weekend. These photos are from an old set which I never got around to posting because they came out a bit blurry and dark or too light etc but I have cropped some of them to the best parts and most are close ups. They are the Levi’s Curve ID Slight Curve skinny jeans.
I think the Curve ID concept that Levi’s came up with is wonderful! Having 4 different fits for different shaped women, it’s really something that needed to be done. So many of us are different shapes and sizes, some of us have large hips and a small waist, others have small hips and thighs etc. Not everyone fits the same styles and it’s amazing how different the fits are. I have tried the Bold Curve, the Demi Curve and the Slight Curve all in my size and they fit so differently!
The Bold Curve I couldn’t actually button up very well because of the small waist and the thighs and butt area were much too big on me, this cut is for the curvy ladies really. The Demi Curve fitted me in the waist and the butt but the thigh area was a bit loose on me so I tried the Slight Curve and that works out to be perfect! I have quite small legs so this Slight Curve accounts for that. It fits slim all the way down and it fits nicely in the butt area. It is a little tight in the waist but I do often have that problem, getting jeans to fit my legs is more important to me really. I haven’t tried the 4th cut, the Supreme Curve, because I know that wont fit me either, it’s for ladies with more curves.
I actually think that the Curve ID range is Levi’s best range because of how easy it is to find the perfect fitting jean for your shape. I have to say that these jeans fit me near enough perfectly, they are a little long and not quite as skinny as I would like but that’s because they are just a classic skinny and not a super skinny or ankle peg jean. The rise is a good height and the pocket placement is great. They make your butt look really rounded. The dark wash and material is one that attracts a lot of hairs though unfortunately, as you can see from the butt picture below, they are a hair magnet. I often get that with black jeans and these are a really dark navy which is pretty much almost black so I can understand why it happens.
I would definitely recommend that you try out the Curve ID range! You can take the test online on their website by clicking here where you answer questions and they tell you which fit will be best for you. It’s fun and then you can shop their Curve ID jeans. The best part is they are around $60 – $80! I think that’s a great price, but for us ladies in the UK they are around £85 as Levi’s are always a lot more expensive over here. Buy Levi’s Slight Curve jeans online at Levi’s.com.
Jeans courtesy of Levi’s.
My second review this week is on the Kasil Minx skinny jeans in Bolero which I got sent from the brand. This is actually my first time trying Kasil jeans and I was really suprised. I wasn’t expecting them to be as nice as they are! Usually when I find a premium denim brand that works for me, I tend to stick to it so I don’t venture into other brands I feel like I am not close to. I love doing denim reviews for this reason, I get to try out the different brands and see how they compare to what I have grown to love and know about premium denim.
The fit of these is one that suprised me, they are a super skinny lower/medium rise jean and I find them to be very flattering. The inseam was a bit long for me though (33″) so I did have to ‘bunch tuck’ them (I still plan on doing a video to show you how to do this). The pocket placement was actually what suprised me about these jeans though. I’m often weary of other brands because I never know if the pockets will look ok. The back pocket placement is the first thing I look for in a pair of jeans actually. These are perfectly positioned and I actually find them really flattering on the butt. The side of the pockets have a slight roundness to them which gives your butt a more rounded look.
This Bolero wash is a simple and classic dark blue. It’s not super clean and it doesn’t really have a sheen to it, it’s a slightly grainy/rougher dark blue so it means you can dress them down a lot easier but you can also dress them up. The wash of these isn’t my favourite part of the jeans because I often review a lot of dark skinny jeans so I have to be careful that I don’t blend the washes into a blur in my reviews. My favourite jeans to review have medium, coloured or distressed washes because you can really talk about the wash. I find it difficult when they are dark all the time. My favourite dark washes are the super clean, dark blue with a sheen to them. I love those! This Bolero wash does suit the style of the jeans though, I don’t find them to be too smart because of the detailed stitching by the side of the back pockets so it fits fine.
I think if you haven’t tried Kasil before then you should probably start out with the Minx skinny fit, if you like skinnies of course. It’s a great fitting skinny and really flattering. I took a 27 in these which is generally my normal size in premium denim but as I haven’t tried Kasil before, I don’t know if these are true to size for the brand. I would assume they are though. Also, even though these have polyester in them, it’s not really that much of a problem. I can feel it a bit and I think if it was hot it might be a bit irritable on me but otherwise, it’s not much of an issue. You will also have to excuse the state of my hair ha ha, I’d just returned from the beach and it was super windy. Buy these jeans at Piperlime for $168.