I’ve been hunting around for a GREAT pair of jeans – ones that are good for the planet, sustainable and ethically produced.
I don’t mind paying a bit extra. They just have to be a good fit, good quality and last.
I basically wanted to fall in love with one style, then just buy them in all colours: blue, light blue, black, maybe dark grey. Because I’m lazy like that!
(This post isn’t sponsored. I bought them myself. I do get a little bit of commission if you click on my link and buy something though.)
Sizing and Fit
I wear Size 25 for Acne Studios Jeans, Rag & Bone, GRLFRND, Frame, Levis, Nobody. For all of them – I have to roll up the length about 4-5 times for them to fit me in the leg. Most times I just get them hemmed up for $15.
So I bought these Everlane Jeans in a Size 25, Ankle length in a Mid Blue.
They are FREAKING INCREDIBLE. They fit me sooooooo well.
Waist, hips, bottom, thighs, ankles – all are perfectly figure-hugging, with an excellent stretch.
I don’t have to get the leg lengths taken up – amazing!
And they are actually tight/slim around my ankles – super amazing!
(I’m 160cm, or 5’2″ and usually wear AU / UK Size 6.)
I have always been wary of high-waisted jeans. But now I can’t live without them.
They help flatten my tummy – there I said it :)
I feel slimmer, more tucked in, I think they help with my posture and they make my legs look longer, ha!
The denim is a little thicker than usual, making them feel strong and robust. So I feel like I can give them a good, quick tug (when I’m rushing in the morning) and I won’t rip or warp them.
They also feel soft, smooth, stretchy and they are VERY comfortable to wear.
Of course, the jeans felt a little stiff and firm after washing and air-drying.
But once I put them on and wore them for a bit, they soften up and felt absolutely fine.
World’s Cleanest Denim?
Everlane says that their jeans are the “world’s cleanest denim“…using renewable energy, a closed system that recycles 98% of all water used, 85% air dried jeans, and the toxic byproduct of denim is shipped to a factory and mixed with concrete (so it doesn’t get leeched into the environment) to build affordable homes.
I have NO IDEA how anyone could verify any of this… but Everlane have been around for quite a few years and you’d think that someone would shut them down and that there’d be more of a public outcry, if they were making false claims right?!
Aaaaand last of all, the jeans are only US$68. Or AUD $98.
So yep, I’m completely in loooove with these, and will purchase again.
I’d say these Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans are definitely my favourite and best “normal” jeans to wear from my whole wardrobe.
(As they don’t have distressed holes, studs or flares!)
My Acne ones are mid-rise and they are not slim in the ankle. My GRLFRND ones are too distressed and “fashiony” although they are fab to wear. My Frame jeans look amazing but they are a *bit* tight and at times, look a bit too sexy.
Honestly, I’m not crazy about this colour. It’s TOO blue. I’d prefer a more faded “Levi’s 501” kind of blue. So I might buy the black and dark blue.
My plan is to NOT buy anymore non-sustainable jeans ever, and just keep buying from Everlane, or any other sustainable jeans brand I try.
I used to collaborate with Grana (I still looove the brand and buy tops from them every 3 -4 months!) and I tried 2 styles of their jeans. But I found the sizing a bit inconsistent and I found the jeans were a bit too tight or too loose, the denim was a bit stiff, and not soft/luxurious enough for me haha. Those styles have been discontinued, so perhaps they realised those styles didn’t work. I haven’t tried their High Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans yet, as I am not confident about their jeans sizing.
I also bought the Relaxed Silk Shirt, which I’m wearing in this photo, in April 2018. It’s really nice! It needs LESS ironing/steaming than my Grana Silk Shirts.