I have been in such an honest mood lately I have to tell you that I am just not a fan of flared jeans, or any type of flared pants, or skirts, sleeves, whatever flare there is anywhere in the world I think it should just go back to the 70’s. That’s just my style. I have gotten so used to never being able to find any flares that are long enough for me that I just wrote them off. If you totally love the style then these are for sure your jeans. They are coming back in a big way (unfortunately, ahem!) and those who can, I think should rock the hell out of them. As much as I can complain about not being able to wear them I am a BIG proponent of trends, so rock it while it’s hot girls!
Now bearing that in mind, what I can tell you about these Citizens of Humanity Angie Super Flares is that the fit is great, they hug in the right places, flare out in the right places. The stitching on these is quite nice around the pockets giving it that extra detail as well as the worn out pleat along the flare. Maybe a little too much? I don’t know, you have to decide what works for you, this is coming from a girl who just purchased a pair of super-details-all-the-way-down-the-leg motorcycle style skinnies, so perhaps it’s just my flare bias speaking. But honestly I feel like there are so many great jeans and I can’t simply just tell you that they are all fantastic. I have to be critical. And the only way I know how is to judge them according to my own style and experience of having worn them.
For those of you who say that jeans are jeans are jeans have just such a long way to go when it comes to denim education. It’s not enough anymore for a pair of denim to fit. With the amount of choices out on the market they have to have something unique about them to draw the attention of a consumer and I feel maybe sometimes that takes precedence over quality. In this case, and it might totally make you think that I’m actually dumb as a stump (especially after the J Brand incident) the belt loop ripped… oh yes! ooops! I did it again! and this time I WAS furious! after careful examination and a conversation with a sales associate at my local jean provider, the belt loops were not stitched along the seams but on top of the raw fabric (if that’s the right term), obviously in both cases, pulling by the loops in that case is just not an option. DUH! Knowing this I would leave these lying on the store shelf. Sorry Citizens, you gave me some of my favourite denim (who remembers the LOVE stitching on the back pocket?), but these jeans are just a miss for me. On to the next.
The Citizens of Humanity Angie Super Flare Jeans in Revival are available online from Singer22.com for $228.