Last fall, Andy posted the video lookbook of HA-67 designed by Michael Mechaly who like many denim lovers is inspired by the spirit of the 70’s (Haight-Ashbury 1967). As I wasn’t familiar with them I did some online research and found the brand has a strong presence in France and has been around for a few years. Looking at their site and video lookbook I chose the “Kate Legging in Navy Used” to review, I liked the striped worn in denim and felt the legging was a safe way to go compared to the other styles. I was surprised when they arrived because truthfully I didn’t really swoon over their site or videos. Given that we as bloggers, consumers, buyers or fans often engage with a brand first via their website it should be of primary importance for them to use this channel to put the right image across. I don’t mean to be horrible by saying this either because I really like these jeans. Really like them as a matter of fact.
Leggings may be the reincarnation of 80’s stretch pants to some but I feel like we all fell in love with the comfort and versatility (and comfort) they brought to our lives. As much as flares never really were “out”, they are certainly a lot more “in” now, however leggings still remain much are in demand.
When comfort meets style, I (like most) take notice. HA-67’s Kate Leggings are super lightweight and the fit from waist to ankle is snug without being binding. The small amount of stretch in the fabric (which I’ve come to think is necessary in jeans) makes these comfortable enough to replace sweats. The jeans are aged in a subtle manner, which gives to the overall sense I had when I first put them on that they were long lost favorites. The rise is 7 1/5″ and the inseam is around 31 1/2″ with subtle pocket detail and logo design HA-67 gets a thumbs up from me.