For the Love of Jeans
I have been wanting to do a post about my love for jeans for a while now. Since the discovery of designer denim, my jeans drawer has grown immensely over the last 5 years.
Any woman who has owned a few pairs of jeans in her life will know that finding the right pair can be an immense nightmare. It is not until you have searched, tried on, bought, hated, loved and compromised with all the different styles each brand has to offer, that you can KNOW what suits you.
Many style and beauty magazines have time and time again printed the same article on what style of jeans and washes suit what body shape and skin colour. This is great, it teaches you to pick what is right for you and not to simply follow trends. However, I find that this is not enough. You may have figured out that your body will look fantastic in a pair of skinny jeans, but wait, not every brand produces the same cut of skinny jean, some may be super high waisted, some too low waisted, some too tight on the bottom, some with odd waist to bottom ratios, some made with stiff denim, some with super stretch denim, the list could go on forever.
So I thought I would give a little insight on some of my favourite brands of jeans.
Some of my favourite brands include, Cheap Monday, Lee and Sass and Bide.
- Cheap Mondays are extremely affordable at $90 each, and often have a very large range available. My favourite ones tend to made of soft stretch denim which make them a dream to wear. They also tend to be higher waisted than most other brands I’ve encountered which means you never have to worry about unsightly views from behind. There also seems to be little room in the behind region, but if you get a pair with super stretch this won’t be an issue.
- Lee has many sub ranges (like Riders by Lee and Lee Jetts) and produces many of their products in a variety of denim types which means that most people will probably be able to find something that will suit them under this brand. My favourite so far are Lee Jetts ($129), they are made from a stiffer denim but still have some stretch in them. They are also cropped which means they are normal length for my little 5′ 1″ frame.
Source: Glue Store
- Sass and Bide jeans exploded all over the world a few years ago with their trendy washes and cuts. I found that each style is very different from the next and I can find myself trying on pairs of jeans for hours. Though expensive (ranging from $180 to $500), warehouse sales have made owning a pair of S&B jeans very affordable at $50 a pair. I find it difficult to discuss the elements of S&B jeans, only because each pair really is that different from one another.
Source: Sass and Bide
Other brands which I have been told are also great, but I may do not have too much experience (or luck) in are Nudie Jeans, Tsubi and Acne.
- The quality of Nudie is impeccable (Italian made) but the jeans tend to stretch one to two sizes larger (so always size down) and you are apparently NEVER meant to wash them. My favourite basic pair would be the Long John Skinny. These are pretty pricey though ($240 onwards).
- Ksubi has a tendency to EXTREMELY small, every time I try a pair on I have to go two sizes bigger and often the cut does not do my body any justice.
- I have had no experience with Acne, but I’ve seen them on my friends and they do look gorgeous.
If you are looking for an online shop that stocks any of these labels, you could try farfetch.com or NET-A-PORTER, they stock a huge range of these designer jeans. If you want to try some of these on in person, I find General Pants Co. to be a great place to look for jeans.
Of course all of these comments are according to my personal taste, but now that you have heard my little spiel about what denim I love to wear and what I’ve heard is like heaven to wear, I hope that this will help you in your jean finding adventures!