If you read my Denimology posts from time to time you have probably noticed that I am a big fan of 7 For All Mankind. This brand offers its customer an amazing assortment – here, along with beautiful authentic denim, you’ll find striking and unique novelty designs combined with great fits and impeccable quality. Every new collection contains a number of special pieces and the Cropped Slim Cigarette in Photo Real Embellished Silver is absolutely one of them for Summer ’13.
These jeans have a gorgeous “history” behind them, in fact a stunning beaded vintage dress was the direct inspiration for the print. The overall idea of “faux” embellishment is super cool especially when it looks so real (even from a fairly close distance!!!) but is even cooler when it is done on jeans. Think of them as a perfect marriage of delicate and luxurious beaded embroidery with the more casual, less glamorous denim we all love to wear for everyday life. With that said the glamour is still there and they even “sparkled” them up with sporadically placed crystals on the front and bottom of the pant. By the way, I really appreciate that the rhinestones are not just glued to the fabric but are held to it with metal settings. If you pay $225 for a pair of jeans it is nice to know that they will hold up for a while.
The Slim Cigarette is a great fit and also a nice change to the regular skinny (though I LOVE my skinnies so much ☺). It is pretty snug in the hip and thigh but from the knee goes straight to a wider 12″ leg opening. Shortly, it has a more tailored, trouser look than a typical pair of jeans. The rise is also slightly higher (6.75″ – on the front, 11.75″- on the back) and goes cohesively with the silhouette. As you can see the cropped inseam is not so cropped on me and is closer to ankle length which I totally don’t mind.
The fabric of these jeans is a lightweight 7.7 oz. twill and is just right for the warm sunny days of spring, summer and early fall. The 3% spandex gives them a good amount of elasticity and helps to provide a close fit as well as excellent shape retention. It is also very soft with a nice hand feel which makes these already comfortable pants even comfier. And even the crystals’ metal settings won’t bother you at all thanks to the thin, mesh type lining on the front of the pant.
The 7 For All Mankind Cropped Slim Cigarette in Photo Real Embellished Silver is a truly great pair of jeans! Not only the beautiful and unique design but also the exceptional quality and attention to every tiny detail will make you love them at first sight just like I did ☺
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