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.
We had a few previews of what was to come for Spring/Summer by R13 (here and here) and now it is time to see the full collection. The team at R13 is fearless when it comes to fit. They had classic styles, like the skinny and slouchy fits that the brand is known for, then they have the more bold ones like harems and plaid shorts that mock the look of a shirt tied around the waist.
Outerwear was also in abundance with new styles like M1 jackets and plaid bombers. Then there is the denim that comes in a range of oversized cutoff jackets to classic ones. The brand just never ceases to amaze me. You can see the full collection below.
R13 not only released a leather tank jumpsuit for the new season, but also a denim take in the classic boiler style. In usual R13 fashion, the style had some edge and mood to it with its faded black wash and tailored cut.
I can definitely see this being a favorite of jumpsuit lovers like Heidi Klum and Gwen Stefani. Whether it be incorporated into their day-to-day looks or at an event, these ladies will look amazing in this piece. Just like their leather style, I am sure this one will sell out quickly. You can click here to get it now from Net-A-Porter for $695.
Beyonce has some major denim moments in her new videos. One of them was in her video for Heaven. The superstar donned a pair of the R13 Leather Chaps in Mended Blue with a Siwy Wasson shirt for one of the scenes at which she heads to the tattoo shop.
The more I look at these, the more amazing they get to me. R13 just got the proportion of leather to denim right with these and I hope to see Beyonce wear these off-duty or for a post on her Tumblr. I can definitely see her pairing them with her favorite Marant sneakers and an oversized surplus jacket. You can click here to purchase these jeans from SSENSE for $422.