Visually I liked this jean right away! Its medium-to-dark indigo wash with aggressive handsanding and exaggerated front whiskering is edgily authentic and may I say, Euro-cool? The greenish undertones in the highs and lows give the piece even more of a vintage and naturally worn-in look. Pretty simple, no fuss back pockets with signature cross stitching and minimalistic triangle branding in the corner perfectly suit the laid-back vibe of the jean. However, the fun animal print waist label in calf hair that at first may seem somewhat unexpected adds a youthful and trendy touch to this classic wash.
After trying these jeans on I figured out that the wash wasn’t the only thing that was going for them – the fit is also great! This slim, mid-rise silhouette is hip and stylish and most importantly very flattering. I like the way this pant makes my not-so-curvy rear curvier and gives it mmm… a boost. The inseam (about 31”) is slightly longer than I usually wear and does cause stacking at the bottom however I really don’t mind it here –the 11” leg opening is narrow enough to avoid too much bulk. Nonetheless if you prefer your jeans shorter simple alterations or even cuffing will fix that for you.
Gwen’s denim is really interesting and cool! At first I thought it was a “left hand” as it felt SUPER soft and velvety however a closer look proved me wrong. This denim has raised twill lines that give them its special, almost corduroy-ish texture which is brushed and smoothed by the intense handsanding; that’s why this fabric feels so incredible!!! Besides a nice “hand” this 98% cotton, 2% spandex blend is pretty comfy overall – a good amount of stretch does a nice job of retaining its shape and keeping you looking and feeling great.
It’s always a little nerve-racking getting a pair of pants from a new brand without trying them on, especially from abroad where even the size range is different. At the very least it is an inconvenience (and VERY disappointing) if they don’t fit. I was relieved when I put these Gwen skinnies on in my usual 24 (38 Italian) and they fit perfectly! So when ordering RR’s denim just follow the conversion size chart provided on the web-site and you should be all good.
After testing these Roy Roger’s Gwen Stretch Jeans in a Medium Tone Textured Denim I am so stoked that the brand is expanding into the US! No doubt RR’s will find a lot of loyal customers and fans including me 🙂
The Roy Roger’s Gwen Stretch Jeans in a Medium Tone Textured Denim are available here.