Hi denim fans, it’s Justin here, back for my second denim review and this time I’m reviewing a pair of slim straight leg jeans by 7 For All Mankind. This is the 7 For All Mankind Slimmy Slim Straight in No Fade Blue Blue Blue Deep Indigo.
My last review was a pair of slim straight leg jeans, and I have to say I think this style might be my new favorite. When I saw 7 For All Mankind had a similar style, I couldn’t wait to try them out. This is actually my first pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans. My wife is a big fan, and she knows her denim, so I trusted her on this one and I’m glad I did.
These jeans felt luxe the moment I slipped them on. The denim quality is really great and the wash blew me away. I love dark washes in denim because I feel it looks extra classy and can easily be dressed up. This wash surpasses all dark indigo washes that I’ve ever seen. It’s no wonder 7 For All Mankind calls this their “true blue” wash. It’s a deep blue indigo wash that has more blue to it then black. I say this because some indigo washes look so dark that they almost look black in color. This wash is definitely the darkest of blues.
The denim is comprised of 98% cotton and 2% elastane. It has great stretch, especially in the waistband. The jeans were very comfortable and I felt they offered a very flattering fit. I really like how it’s slimmer than your typical straight-leg jean, but that it was still roomier than a skinny jean. I haven’t quite made the plunge into the skinny jean category, so for now this style is definitely my go-to. 7 For All Mankind refers to this style as a slimmer version of their original straight leg jean.
I’m 6’4 and 200 lbs and I typically wear a 34″ waist with a 34″ inseam on all the denim that I own, and this style was true to size for me. The front rise is 8 1/4″, the back rise is 13 1/4″, and the inseam is 33 1/2″. The leg opening is 15 1/2″ which I really liked. At first I wasn’t sure if the jean would be too tight in the ankles and bunch up, but after I tried them on with my shoes I thought the circumference in the leg opening was just right.
7 For All Mankind says that this denim is “no fade” and will stay true blue for up to 40 washes. I think that’s pretty great, considering that I don’t wash my denim after each wear. I really think that it’s important for people to know that you don’t have to wash your denim after each wear. It can actually ruin the quality of the jeans and if your jeans aren’t dirty, why wash them? Especially when you consider how much designer denim costs, you definitely want to get as much wear out of them as you can, and have them look as great as when you first purchased them. When I am ready to wash these jeans though, I will be sure to turn them inside out and wash them in cold water, or I may opt to take them to the dry cleaner.
This Blue Blue Blue wash is created using a special fabric weaving and dye process. 7 For All Mankind calls this wash their “best blue ever” and I although this is my first 7 For All Mankind review, I can easily see how this could be their best blue ever. It’s the best blue wash I’ve ever seen. 7 For All Mankind does warn that this wash could wear off, so be extra careful when wearing it with lighter items. So far I haven’t noticed any wearing off on my lighter clothing.
All and all I have to say I’m now a fan of 7 For All Mankind denim, and I’m eager to try some of their other styles. Who knows, perhaps I will venture into the “skinny jean” realm sooner than later, but for now this slim straight-leg style is really becoming a front runner in my denim drawer.
You can purchase these jeans at 7 For All Mankind. If you’re a fan of the true blue wash, but aren’t into the slim straight leg style, 7 For All Mankind also has this wash available in their standard classic straight leg as well.