Hi everyone! My name is Justin and I’m the newest addition to the Denimology review team! Usually, I’m on the other side of the camera, photographing my wife, Jen, for her denim reviews. I’ve always loved jeans, so I’m really excited to get to review some new denim styles on the site. For my first denim review I went with my favorite denim brand: Joe’s Jeans and their Vintage Reserve Brixton.
I think it’s even harder for a guy to find a pair of jeans that is comfortable, but looks great. I know women always claim they have to hunt far and wide for the perfect pair of denim, but I really feel guys have it harder. I’m 6’4 so it’s especially hard for me to find a pair that is slim enough in the leg (not too baggy) and long enough. I own a few pairs of Joe’s Jeans denim and I find myself reaching for them more-so than any other denim brand.
Since this was my first review, and I was going with a brand I was familiar with, I wanted to step outside of the box and try a style that I don’t already own. I went with “The Vintage Reserve Brixton“, which is a straight and narrow style of denim. Usually I cringe when my wife asks me to try a pair of skinny or straight-leg jeans. I have long and slim legs, so I’m not big on wearing denim that accentuates them and clings to my legs (or that is too tight in the crotch area). Also, I need a pair of denim I can move around in. I have a one year old daughter, and I’m always on the go so I can’t feel restricted. I have to say though, “The Vintage Reserve Brixton” really changed my point of view on straight-leg jeans.
This pair slipped on with ease. It wasn’t tight at all, and had great stretch. The denim really moved with me during the entire day of wear and it kept it’s shape. I think guys dread it when a pair of denim stretches out just as much as girls do. No one likes a saggy rear, am I right??
This style is comprised of 99% cotton and 1% spandex. It has 11.5 oz of stretch! Most of the denim I own doesn’t have a lot of stretch to it, and now I’m kicking myself for not looking for styles that contain great stretch. I really see the difference now — comfort and look-wise. The front rise is 1o inches and the back rise is 15 inches. The inseam is 34 inches and leg opening is 16 inches.
I love the dark wash of these jeans. This wash is called “Chauncey”. I own quite a bit of medium-wash denim, so I wanted to step outside of the box and try a darker indigo wash. I love the darker wash because I feel it dresses up even the most casual look, hence the outfit I’m wearing in these shots with my simple v-neck tee.
I’m all about a pair of denim that I feel great in, but that my wife approves of as well — cause, come on, we all want to impress our ladies, right? This pair is my favorite in my closet right now. I love the fit. Very flattering and wasn’t uncomfortable or tight at all. I also love how the style and wash can enable me to easily style my outfit from day to night. I think this pair is very versatile. I can wear them to a ball game with a t-shirt, or pair it with a blazer and button-down for dinner and drinks with my wife.
I have to say, Joe’s Jeans never ceases to amaze me. I’m a true fan and I’m looking forward to trying some other new styles.