I like MiH Jeans, they an impressive celebrity fashionista following including Kate Bosworth and Katie Holmes (who wears their Marrakesh flares). As with many of these reviews this was my first opportunity to wear any of MiH’s jeans. The “Paris” Jean is the first pair of jeans they did production on and continues to be a staple in their line, they’ve changed it up seasonally in terms of the rise but the style remains the same.
I wasn’t sure if these fit me right when I tried them on which may be a function of the mid-rise. I’m used to low-rise and high-rise but had yet to wear anything in between. It took a bit of getting used to especially combined with a crop leg, truthfully I was a bit insecure about how they made me look. If I were tall and model skinny btw this would be my jean of choice, let me state that here and now. My Mom convinced me it wasn’t as bad as I initially thought and after wearing them I did begin to feel more comfortable. One of the things I like about MiH is the clean lines and quality fabrics they use (and their logo is super cute without being over done). The cut of the pockets on these (and consistently in their design process) is timeless. Fitting true to size these jeans have an 8 1/2″ rise and 28 1/2″ inseam and although the denim ones have no stretch I do know that they offer other fabric choices that do. If I were trying these on in a store for the first time I don’t know if I would buy them, but after wearing them I have to say they definitely started to grow on me. Looking back (and looking at photos) maybe a high heel or tucked in boot is the way to go at my height, as I felt that the combination of cropped leg and mid-rise made me look as wide as I am tall.
When I left the house to go with my Mom to a meeting I was super excited to wear my new Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes that Linda Ramone gave me for helping her with the Johnny Ramone Tribute in L.A. I worked a lot at the event (both before and after) and I’ve come to realize I’m pretty happy being paid in shoes. Paired with a Ramones t-shirt and pleather vest from Zara we stopped outside this gate to snap pictures for the review. All in all I will say that I get why denim fashionistas love MiH. These jeans will last a lifetime as the construction is superb and the design is classic.
The MiH “Paris” Mid Rise Cropped Jeans reviewed here are available online for $170 or £140.