On my first day off from school this year I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the J Brand factory and spend some time with their Design and PR team. As I was shown what J Brand has coming up we all thought it would be fun to do some quick review shots and I absolutely fell in love with the high waisted J Brand “Maria ” Jeans in Starless. I find high-waisted jeans can be a little hit and miss and had never felt that they were the jean for me, that was until I slipped these on. Not being fully prepared to do a photo shoot I was thrilled to swap some clothes with the staff and understand how best to wear looks the “J Brand” way (the shirt I’m wearing is from Jeff Rudes shirt line and they are lucky I didn’t run off wearing it!).
Now to the fit of these jeans… this fabric is called power stretch denim and that is the perfect name as it fits like a glove and then some. With a 9″ rise and a skin tight fit from top to bottom I have to admit I felt pretty bad-ass in these. I had always shied away from a high-waisted skinny jean until now because I was self conscious about how I looked from behind but because J Brand is all about the fit, the fit and the fit – I had nothing to worry about. The classic denim coloring with the tan stitching gives an almost vintage look, but make no mistake these are not your “Mom’s Jeans”.
While at the factory I saw many different girls wearing these jeans from thin to fuller figures, conservative styled to vintage/punk and they all looked great. If one has to draw conclusions to how J Brand has risen to the top of the denim industry it is the knack for knowing their customer, recognizing elegance lies in simplicity and ensuring that every pair that leaves the warehouse is up to J Brand standards. This means that each measurement must be consistent in each pair of jeans and yes I did meet the lady who measures each single pair of jeans before they are shipped. That is what I call attention to detail!
The J Brand “Maria” High Waisted Jeans reviewed here are available online for $198.00.