Hello Denimology friends! With all of the new patterned denim out this season, I decided to try my first pair taking a safer route. I wanted to start with a pair that’s more subtle. These are J Brand’s brand new Milla Skinnies. Being that this is my first pair of patterned denim this season, I haven’t quite placed an opinion about the trend yet. But after trying this pair, my interest has been sparked. What caught my attention about this particular pair is the wash.
The color is called Mahogany, which is a mix between purple and burgundy. I love the color on these. There’s a plaid pattern on the front and back in a faded black color. I like that the plaid is more subtle and not very loud and obvious. The outer side legs have a panel that is without the plaid pattern, giving a slimming effect to the legs.
The fit on these is amazing. Made of 98% cotton and 2% lycra, these are made of a very soft and stretchy Japanese twill material. They feel as if they’ve already been worn in. The amount of stretch in the material adds to the comfort of these jeans with a very flattering body hugging effect. I’d say these run true to size. The rise is 7 ½ inches, and inseam is 27 inches. These feel a bit more cropped than most other skinny jeans that I’ve tried, which is great for showcasing a great pair of shoes. Although the leg opening is only 9 inches, the amount of stretch in the material allows for an easier squeeze when putting these on. (Keep in mind that measurements may vary slightly with different sizes.)
The front pockets are slit pockets with silver zippers. The rear also has slit pockets, which I’m normally not a huge fan of. But J Brand has created these in a way to still give a flattering fit on the rear. The waist band doesn’t have any belt loops, which made me realize how dependent I am on them when pulling up my jeans (which I actually don’t advise).
The washing instruction are: Wash in cold water with like colors, do not bleach, tumble dry low, remove promptly, warm iron if needed. From my experience with some of J Brand’s other Japanese twill pants, the color tends to fade noticeably with each wash. So be mindful of which detergent you use when washing these, and be sure to use a very low heat when drying them.
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