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MC Reviews The Henry & Belle Ideal Super Skinny Ankle Jean

If there’s one denim staple you need in your closet for all four seasons in the year, it’s the perfect basic skinny jean. It’s a style you can wear with the most variety of tops, shoes, outerwear, and… let’s face it, genres of street style savoir faire. If you want to get the most out of it, we recommend a neutral, medium wash with a bit of stretch (you might need it after Thanksgiving dinner… and for a few months afterward). Long story short, the Henry & Belle Ideal Super Skinny Ankle Jean is one basic skinny we’d highly recommend. Our blog editor, Michelle Christina, explains.


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What was your first thought when you tried them on? These are really stretchy, but the fabric doesn’t feel thin and cheap. The weight of the denim is ideal, seriously. And… whoa, no front pockets.

Where/when would you wear these? Definitely a great casual jean. I’ll be wearing them with oversized sweaters and moccasins until snow falls (and then I’ll switch to snow boots). I can see these being a great jean to pack when I’m traveling too. Versatile, and I bet I’ll always feel good in them. Might take me a while to get used to not having front pockets though!

How’s the fit? It’s great. They sit high enough on the hips and aren’t suctioned to my legs, but they still have a distinct skinny jean feel. I think these may have set a new standard for skinny jeans in my closet…


Love these jeans? Grab your pair at Henry & Belle Online!

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Nov 08 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Divine Rights of Denim Floral Stretch Skinny Jeans Review

Our blog editor Michelle Christina took a new pair of Divine Rights of Denim gray floral skinny jeans for a test run. MC styled her jeans with a bright blue vintage denim work shirt, faded peach H&M knit top, and a gold snake bracelet. The 74% cotton, 24% polyester, 2% spandex skinnies have plenty of stretch and seem to mold to everything from a classic New Yorker power walk to a quick climb out the kitchen window for some spring evening air. While the fit is flexible, they don’t hold figure like a tougher pair of jeans, and the fiber gives both where it counts and where you’d rather it did a little shaping.

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“The super-flexible fabric is also a bit thin as you can tell from the photo. The first try-on was more like a pair of tights than jeans. That’s a hint that these probably won’t go more than six months without a rip. The overall verdict? A great pair of jeans that may not stand up to the wear and tear of a city-dweller on the run for too long, but it’s enough bang for a fast fashion buck.”

Divine Rights of Denim is available at Forever21.

—DT Staff & MCL

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Posted Apr 19 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product
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