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MC Reviews Zip Ankle Mid-Rise D-ID Jeans


MC recently reviewed a pair of zip ankle mid-rise jeans by D-ID, or Denim Identity. The jeans are medium wash premium denim with a medium rise and double button detail. Denim afficionado Jimmy Taverniti says the collection is inspired by ”the timeless freedom of the American West and the iconic poetry of the cinema.” So how do they stack up? Read on to find out.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I loved the zip ankle! I want my jeans to be really fitted at the ankle so I can wear them inside boots, but also because it creates a more flattering silhouette for me.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve been wearing them non-stop. These are solid every day jeans that are easy to style with a tank and blazer or one of my many oversize sweaters.

How’s the fit?

See above! Add to the awesome zip detail, a high rise waist, and I’ve got a brand new go-to pair of jeans. They have the right amount of stretch, without stretching out as you wear them during the day.

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You can grab a similar pair here. In the market for some new denim? See MC’s review of mint green jeans here, too.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 10 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews Williamsburg Garment Company’s High-Waisted Skinny Jeans


Ladies and gents, MC has a new favorite pair of jeans.  The latest offerings from Williamsburg Garment Company—remember when Renee reviewed their skinny jeans as a day-to-night staple?—include a medium-wash stretch denim high-waisted skinny for women. These jeans get the high score for holding flawless shape a full day of flea market prowling and a full night of dancing. They also possess the eternally sought-after slimming effect and cool details for denim-geeks to gawk at.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

It was “Yesssss. Come to mama.” I also noticed the well proportioned back pockets (pocket size can really wreak havoc on a gal’s attempts to appear slimmer) and the cool side pocket stitching detail when I looked in the mirror. I love subtle design points that set a pair of jeans apart.

Where/when would you wear these?

I wore them to the flea market and strolling around Brooklyn, to brunch, to an insane all night dance party… no stretch or sag in the fabric. They looked and felt great. I’d wear these anywhere. I expect to get a lot of miles out of them this spring.

How’s the fit?

Love the high-rise, love the tight fit around the hips/behind, and knees. They have enough stretch for comfort but they still feel like denim, which is rare with women’s jeans. Too often it’s a free-for-all spandex blend jegging party. It’s hard to find the right balance. Aside from the feel of the fit, I was told they look great but friends and strangers while wearing them, so that probably counts for something.

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Check out Williamsburg Garment Company online for more information and stockists. Be sure to check out our Q&A with WGC designer Maurice Malone if you haven’t already as well, for the method and mission behind the brand.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 29 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews Joe’s Jeans 55 Color Skinnies In Lily Pad


MC reviews her Joe’s Jeans 55 Colors Skinnies in Lily Pad—a pair of subdued pastel jeans that she suspects will stay in her wardrobe for years to come. Why? Scroll and find out!

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I’m pretty mesmerized by the color, so I was hoping as I tried them on that the light hue of the jeans wouldn’t make me look heavier (I know this is a concern for a lot of denim shoppers), but I don’t think they do! I think they look awesome. So I was reeeeally glad about that.

Where/when would you wear these?

You might think these are spring-only because of their color, but imagine pairing these with a chunky sweater and cute boots in the winter! The denim is thick enough to be a cool weather fabric, and I think they’re more versatile since they’re desaturated. I’d say these are all-year-round jeans. Right now I am obsessed with the way they look worn with 80%20 shoes (shown here).

How’s the fit?

Super skinny, they feel pretty tight (I think it’s safe to say they run about 1/4—1/2 small in size). But they are mid-rise and there’s no discomfort around the waist band. After wearing them a couple times (sans-wash) they fit like a glove. Highly recommended!

Grab a pair of Joe’s Jeans 55 Colors Skinnies in Lily Pad for yourself!

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 30 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews d.brand Acid Wash Skinny Jeans


New Year, New Jeans! That’s what we thought while we were browsing our closets this morning, wondering what we should wear on the first official work day of 2012. Our blog editor MC chose a pair of d.brand acid wash skinny jeans—her favorite pair of the moment. Below, she reveals a more detailed explanation of why she wants to wear them all week.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on? My first thought was, these look awesome with everything in my closet, and I am probably going to wear them all week.

Where/when would you wear these? I wore them to the d.brand x DT party we had before Xmas, and got so many compliments on pairing them with this navy sheer lace top. Today I’m going to wear them to run errands and they’re comfortable enough to hang out doing work in. They’re definitely not pajamas though—they’re stiffer than a spandex-blend jean.

How’s the fit? I wouldn’t mind a slightly higher waist, but nothing is hanging out, so we’re good to go. I think they make my legs look thinner despite the light wash.

 

Check out d.brand on facebook for the latest on where to buy. Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 02 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Doctrine Denim Men’s Review at The Denim Guy


Hey fellas, if you want to see how a pair of jeans makes a young Aerospace Design Engineer look—and we say, lookin’ good!—then read a personal denim review by “Wesley,” online at The Denim Guy.  Wesley talks about Doctrine Denim‘s notable clean lines and slight stretch where it counts, among other things.  “If you have a little junk in the trunk, there’s no hiding it with this pair of denim with the hidden back pockets.”

To read the full article and see more pictures, go to The Denim Guy.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted May 16 2011 in Denim Menswear » Reviews: Product
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