Without a doubt its uniqueness is what first drew my attention to the Roux. Just one glance on their web-site was enough for me to notice how cool these jeans are! The biker theme is really “hot” right now and will become even “hotter” with fall getting closer; with that said it has been done and re-done maybe too many times… That’s why it’s always so refreshing to see a new interpretation of a classic trend like this. The complex construction with paneling below the knee and angled cording above it with the addition of hefty silver side zippers and a waistband D-ring give these pants an edgy, authentic moto look. However the combination of a sexy cut and a cheeky cropped length softens these features up to make the jean ultra-feminine. I also really like that the wash, Soulful, isn’t just a sterile black as it may seem on the pictures. Slightly vintage-d with beautiful highs and lows it definitely makes Roux not only more special but also a perfect transition piece that you can wear in and between the seasons.
J Brand is known for its exceptional fit so it’s no surprise that the 1370 is pretty amazing. The Roux clings to your body in all the right places and sculpts it perfectly. The medium rise offers a bit more coverage to give a nicely flattened mid-section and makes the jeans absolutely “love handle” proof. Your tush is lifted and rounded and looks great just like in all J Brand’s. The 8.75” leg opening fits perfectly around the ankle, not even a little too lose or tight. The inseam is 27” and on my 5’7” frame the hem hits well above the ankle bone. This length is nice for pants with zippers as they won’t cause you any discomfort; unfortunately on longer pairs zippers can be quite bothersome.
The Roux is a style from the Photo Ready program which features special denim with a unique “slimming stretch technology”. I definitely see how this very stretchy while substantial fabric helps to contour and flatter your body giving it nice, flexible support similar to shapewear. It has fantastic recovery as well to maintain the original look of the garment and the flawless close fit.
I never feel anxious getting J Brand jeans without trying them on as they are always very consistent. Every single detail in their denim is constantly dead on starting from things like the length of the inseam to the overall sizing. This Roux is in my usual size and is absolutely perfect.
I know that it seems that summer just started and it is too early to think about fall or even Pre-Fall 🙂 But really these J Brand 1370 Photo Ready Roux Biker Crop Jeans in Soulful are a great pair of denim that you will enjoy wearing in any season!
The J Brand 1370 Photo Ready Roux Biker Crop Jeans in Soulful are available here.