Jeans are the staple of my wardrobe. I wear them casually on the weekends and for work on the weekdays. Although I find jeans somewhat constricting and non-jean pants way more comfortable, jeans are more versatile style-wise for day-to-night wear. Currently, most of my jeans are dark blue or black (J Brand, Madewell), so I had been thinking about adding a non-dark pair to my collection for more casual situations. When I saw Everlane had these skinny jeans in a medium wash, not too faded or whiskered, I ordered them. Since it’s so helpful when researching a product to see photos of real people, I figured I’d do my part and pitch in with my review too!
I originally ordered Everlane’s boyfriend jeans, thinking that they would be a looser and more comfortable fit. My holy grail is a pair of loose yet sharp-looking jeans that feel like pajamas (is that an oxymoron?). I was hoping the recent trend of boyfriend jeans would scratch that itch; however, the Everlane version just didn’t look good – they were baggy and cropped (forgot to take a pic, sorry). I dislike the current trend of ankle pants – your ankles get cold, and there’s a weird gap when wearing booties. Back went the boyfriend jeans, and in came the skinny jeans.
I prefer jeans made with majority cotton and <5% other material. These Everlane jeans are 98% cotton and 2%, and are quite thick, even compared to my J Brands. This thickness is especially noticeable at the knees, which don’t flex as much. The jeans can feel a bit stiff because of this, but I don’t find it uncomfortable. I think the thickness is a sign of good quality. The jeans loosen up after a day of wearing, but not by a crazy amount.
Mid and high-rise jeans usually work well for me, since they hug your torso more. My hips are proportionally wider than my waist, compared to standard sizing, so my usual problem is waist gap. (I used to be a big fan of American Eagle jeans because of this!) These Everlane jeans fit close to the body but not as tight as my other skinny jeans, with only a little bit of waist gap. Unfortunately, the jeans were a bit baggy in the front around the hips, which is best seen in the close-up shot below. This is a common problem for me (Not sure why. Any tips?). From far away, though, they look fine.
I prefer ankle openings that aren’t too tight – somewhere in between skinny and straight leg. These Everlane jeans veer more towards the skinny side, but not uncomfortably so.
For reference, I usually wear a 2 at American Eagle, 4 at H&M, 25 at Gap, and 25 or 26 in designer jeans. In these Everlane jeans, 25 worked the best for me, for both the skinny and boyfriend styles. They run a bit bigger than J Brands.
They’re keepers! I’m tired of overly tight jeans, so the looseness feels really good. The medium wash makes the jeans more casual, so I think the bagginess suits the style. I wouldn’t say they’re the best looking or sleekest jeans, compared to the others I own. They’re more bum-around-on-the-weekend jeans, while still being presentable for going outside, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Have you tried Everlane’s denim? Any suggestions for comfy, loose jeans that aren’t too dad-style?