Coachella might be in our rear view mirror, but these rad jeans from True Religion make me feel like I’m off to the festival in the desert. True Religion has always been a fave denim brand for me – the brand just exudes coolness and complete sex appeal. I’ve been patiently waiting to review their denim here on Denimology, so you can imagine my excitement when I received these Carrie Love & Haight Bell Bottom jeans in Falling Leaf.
There really has never been a pair of True Religion jeans that I’ve been disappointed with. The fit is always flattering and the denim itself is of the highest quality. These jeans were no exception. I will say the doubled denim on the ankles of the jeans took me a few minutes to get used to, but once I tried the jeans on, I fell instantly in love. Bell bottoms are my favorite style of jean, and these jeans are so 70’s boho – they are so reminiscent of Kate Hudson in the movie “Almost Famous.” Wouldn’t you agree?
The inseam was perfect for my 5’10 self. I wore some 5″ Jeffrey Campbell clogs and the jeans still managed to cover up the majority of my shoes. The 7″ front rise is very typical of True Religion’s classic style – laid back and comfy. The 12″ back rise helps make up for the lower front rise. These jeans are 100% cotton, so no real stretch to them. This can pose a problem for anyone that varies in size depending on brand. I definitely recommend either trying these on prior to purchase, or buying two different sizes (what you normally wear and a size up).
Although I’m a sucker for True Religion’s flap button back pockets, these back pockets are just as nice and flattering for the tush. True Religion’s pocket placement is always flattering on a number of different body types.
The wash of this denim is perfection. Love a great dark indigo with fading and whiskering in all the right places! The hippie-esque patches and handcrafted hardware are so appropriate for the style and name of the jean. The “bells” of these jeans are also perfect. They flare out nicely from the knees.
Overall I was smitten with these jeans. True Religion always designs awesome denim with superb quality. These jeans are an instant fave for me, and their tonal denim patching at the ankles separates them from a lot of bell bottoms that are currently out on the market. If you’re looking for a great bell bottom jean that has great quality and some uniqueness, I would definitely recommend this pair by True Religion.
P.S. If you’re a fan of TR, then definitely check out their F/W 2012 Women’s Lookbook HERE! The denim will make you drool!