Genetic Denim is one brand I’ve had my eye on for some time now, so naturally I was delighted to receive Genetic Denim’s The Shya Cigarette Jean in Cabo. Countless celebs such as Isla Fisher, Miranda Kerr, and Shakira have all been featured wearing this brand. With so many celeb followers, I knew this denim line was something special.
I did some research on this style and was pleased to find that it was introduced for spring 2011 as an update to the Genetic Denim Signature “Shane Style.” What perfect timing! “The Shya “cigarette Jean was made to be an essential piece to any woman’s wardrobe – and that’s easy to see with its streamlined cut and timeless style.
Upon first glance, the wash of the jean is the perfect shade of blue – which makes it super easy to transition from day to night. The feel of the jean is super soft – – just like butter! The jeans are 98% cotton and 2% polyurethane, so I knew they would have nice stretch to them.
The 7 ½” front rise allows the jean to fit comfortably on the hips. The fit is slim and streamlined from the hips, to the thighs, and all the way down the leg to the ankle. I think it does exactly what a good cigarette jean should – shows off your curves, but still give a classic look. The 10 ½” opening at the ankle allows comfort and ease when slipping the jeans on or off. Am I right when I say there is nothing worse than a super skinny cigarette jean that squeezes too much at the ankles – making it nearly impossible to pull them on and off without having to sit down and pull from the ankle?
In my opinion, the fit is undeniably flattering and I can easily see this jean working on all different body types. The back pockets feel like they hug and lift the rear just right, so I definitely think this pair can be placed in the “I feel great in these jeans” category. The lack of busy stitching and tags on the back pockets give it a clean look. The five pocket styling, slight whisking in the front, and mild distressing make it a timeless and very versatile pair of jeans.
All in all I’m really digging these jeans – and my husband is too! 😉 The fit and feel is ah-mazing, and they didn’t stretch out a bit. If you are looking for a classic, yet flattering pair of skinny jeans, then I recommend trying these out STAT!