It’s always fascinating to discover some of the smaller denim brands that may not be household names like True Religion or 7 For All Mankind, but pack a serious punch when it comes to quality! There are and have been a lot of these right here in the United States, but we obviously aren’t the single powerhouse in the world of denim. Italy seems to hold a special place in the heart of the fashion industry, and is the birthplace of the brand featured in this review! Roy Roger’s jeans have basically been a cult favorite in the small but colorful and decadent country, with roots starting all the way back in 1949. With summer here and medium-hued, low waisted skinny jeans populating the streets once again, today I’m bringing you a Roy Roger’s Ann Low Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans in Denim review!
Of course in my mind I was envisioning an all-American brand named after the famous TV character Roy Rogers! But nope…As mentioned above, the company behind Roy Roger’s began producing jeans in 1949. Sevenbell Group was the first Italian blue jeans manufacturer. Over all this time, they have had a great partnership with Cone Mills, the first ever denim producer in the world, which has provided access to high quality, raw materials from the USA, Europe and Japan. Roy Roger’s jeans gained quite a cult following in the 1960s and 1970s, and to this day, each pair incorporates the same classic detailing and quality as it did back then, including being handmade in Italy. The brand says “There can be no future without an authentic history.” I’d have to agree! I was excited to try a pair when I first was introduced to and read about the brand, and I was sent the Ann Low Rise Skinny in my usual size of 26. I only have GREAT things to say about these!
The wash is definitely impressive on the Roy Roger’s Ann Low Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans in Denim. It is a beautifully soft but vibrant medium blue, with vintage fading around the seams and pockets, and the usual fading on the thighs. I love the variation in wash shade around the back too. I also found it nice how they have the distinctive branding without it being too obvious. It’s subtle, just a tiny emblem on the bottom of one of the pockets, along with some basic stitching patterns on both pockets, and of course the rivets and buttons. These babies fit perfectly, looking pretty small at first but stretching out just right to fit—and they’ve kept their shape after about four all-day wears so far! One thing that I really like about these is that, unlike most stretchy skinny jeans, these are a bit thicker (but still smooth and breathable) and thus have a more durable feel to them. The 70% cotton, 27% polyester, 3% elastane blend is so soft…I know I say that a lot in my reviews (sometimes I feel I review so many great ones that I start to sound like a broken record) but it’s for real! These have a low rise, I’d say about 7″ or 7.5″, but they stay put! I have had far greater luck with higher rise jeans because of my more athletic figure and higher-set hips. I LOVE it when I find a good low rise skinny that doesn’t cause muffin-top or slip down throughout the day. Best of all, they stay put without causing the skin under the waistband to get sore or rubbed. These are a great summer jean with what I’d say is a 29″ inseam, but the pretty blue color and thicker denim makes me feel these would go well into the fall and the winter too, tucked into some boots. The Roy Roger’s Ann jean really has a great cut, and the stretchiness tells me that it would work well on any body type. This really is a true versatile skinny jean!
Skinny jeans can be very tricky when it comes to fit and it isn’t often that I find one that I’d like to wear through all seasons. I kind of wish I had known about Roy Roger’s jeans awhile ago, but I’m glad I know about them now! They definitely have a very appealing humbled high quality, classic appeal to them. I’d definitely wear them while out on the town throughout the day…I’m not sure if I’d dress them up (that wash and those handmade details needs to shine in the sun anyway!), and as mentioned, even though they fit well on my curvier shape, I think the contained yet giving stretch on these would fit any body shape. These would make a divine closet staple for anyone, as a true jean with an authentic history and a lot of future ahead of it.
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