J Brand proves that the denim movement toward straight and skinny is hardly a trend. With an absolutely clean, anonymous back pocket and sophisticated lines, these jeans are already a classic set for the ages.
Frankly, I hate these. Not these in particular, but J brand jeans in general. They are high quality and it shows, BUT they are obviously designed to fit women with no curves. First, something about the drape or rather, the relentless CLING of the fabric that makes them exaggerate the bulkiness of your legs, if you have a round lower body. (If you don't, you're fine.) And, oh yes, it's this also that makes them seem unbearably snug at all times, even when they're nearly falling off and obviously need to be thrown in the wash. Second, I have a small waist (24") and wide hips (37") and most jeans I try on fit with slight gapping. These fit with CONSPICUOUS GAPPING while being too constricting at the hip. I can see these being extremely flattering on the right body type, but they are certainly not universally flattering. (Oh, and their curvy fit is all wrong on me too. Too much room in the thigh/the waist pinches.) So while I like J brand's minimalism and sophisticated dark washes, I will be sticking to Hudsons and Diesels when splurging on designer jeans. I'd recommend the same for anyone else, or at least any other woman with curves.
I was very sad when I received these jeans because the pair I was sent had a 29" inseam instead of 34" as advertised... I called Revolve and they don't have any more pairs instock. :( I feel like these jeans would look really cute if they were long enough, but being that I am size 26 and 5'7" tall, the 29" inseam short jeans look really dumb on me.
I usually wear Sz 26 in most jeans eg Paige, Sass & Bide and purchased Sz 25 in these. When I first tried them on they were a little difficult to do up and slightly uncomfortable on my hip bone. However, with one wear, these stretched out nicely. In fact, they are a bit big around the waist but I don't think I could have gone down to the 24. Mid rise is great too, so you don't get that awful plumber look :) Waist band (all around, unstretched): *Sz 25 - 64.7 cm, 25.5 in *Sz 26 - 67.3 cm, 26.5 in So I assume they size up about 1 inch per size.
i will always remember these jeans. i was 30 and had very big thighs & butt, your typical pear shaped case. was then introduced to the cigarette straight leg cut. i've never looked back ever since. in terms of sizing, these will STRETCH. they stretch a lot. i bought a 30 and now they are too loose. have another in 28 but even those are getting a bit loose. they become loose around the butt area. this was great when i wanted to minimize my butt. so if you want to flatten your butt, this is great. if you want the opposite effect, i will look at something else. they fit really tightly when first purchased and will start to loosen up making them very comfortable. the colour is great and goes with a lot. i have received quite a few compliments on them. don't wash them too often because the colour comes off easily. they colour is also very slimming. highly recommended if you have big thighs/butt.