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.
I absolutely love these pants, I got them in Cafe & Nightfall. The Cafe colored ones fit tighter on me than the Nightfall but both looked great. I am a true size 23, I can sometimes wear a 24 and those tend to be loose on my waist and require a belt(Hard to find 23s in Toronto). However, these were perfect, I am very very happy!. I am 5"3-5"4 and around 102 lbs. My only suggestion is that if you don't want them looking tight and don't mind wearing a belt go up a size . I think they might stretch, haven't warn them yet.
In general, I like the skinny cut, but I always aim to avoid pants that look like leggings. My "problem" area when it comes to skinny pants is usually my hips. Consequently, I sometimes purchase one size larger than I would otherwise wear in a bootcut or straight leg jean. With these J Brand Skinny pants, I opted to go up one full size to a 28. It was the most flattering and comfortable option for me. Even though I could zip up and button a size 27, they were skin tight in the hips and butt. To put this review in perspective, I am 5'9", 124 lbs., and I typically wear a size 27 in the 7 for All Mankind bootcut, as well as the AG Angel style.