Wellington, New Zealand
As per the reviewer up I really appreciate a detailed review myself so I'm also reviewing this the day of receiving. I am a size UK8, about 53kgs and 170cms tall. My current two pairs of jeans are a 25/26 (nudies) but after reading the reviews and because the small model was wearing a 27, I ordered a 27 also. My mistake as it turned out, as they gape at the back of the waist and are at least one size least too big. I would have been much better off with a 26, I could probably even squeeze into the 25 if I had to.However, If I pull the waist in at the back they are pretty flattering and sit at a great spot (just below the bellybutton). The super stretch means they're way more comfortable than stiff denim, and give you less lines around the waist after sitting. The length is a little odd, it's not quite long enough to tuck into my ankle boots, but is too short to go over the top, but I'm probably just not used to cropped jeans.Overall, I wish I'd gotten the 26, but still think they're great jeans. Because I'm an international customer and return postage is obscene, I'm planning on taking them to the tailors to see if the can nip in the waist for now, and will consider buying another smaller pair depending on how these wear and age.
Long time J Brand fan. The Maria HR line is fab. I own this cut in Starless and find the Starless fit to be flawless but find the Hewson cut to be flawed. I am 5'8" 125 lbs with 26 waist and 33 hips.I purchased the 26 in both. The legs are purrrrfekt in both but in Hewson the waist is one size too big.The waist in Starless is slimming and conforms perfectly but Hewson stretched out and makes my flat stomach look like I've got paunch. I do believe Hewson is .5 inches shorter in the rise vs Starless but otherwise the cuts are the same.Obviously a difference in fabric content or perhaps Hewson was cut on the bias. If I could do over again I'd size down to a 25 in Hewson.
Best pair of jeans I have ever bought! Sizing is perfect, hugs every curve and look fantastic. Love the higher waist, and they don't fall down when you bend over. I bought the 32,my usual size and I am unsure of whether I should have bought the 31 though as they are currently the perfect fit but scared they might stretch. Either way I don't care I've been looking for a pair of jeans like this since 2008.