Hey all, Lana here with a review that is a first for me, with a name that was fairly unfamiliar to me until now! I always love experiencing new brands…that’s half the fun in contributing for Denimology. I’d heard the Cult of Individuality name before, but wasn’t familiar with the product line…and boy has this been a treat! This brand kind of reminds me of Kill City and even Blank NYC, in terms of the look that the ultimate tattooed rockstar would love. I have also been pretty new with the coated denim style, with my first taste being with my CJ by Cookie Johnson review. I still wanted to find a neat looking black denim style, and I love the moto trend…so for Cult of Individuality I was excited to find a new release that was a beautiful blend of both. With zippers too! I’m always a sucker for zippers. With fall upon us and winter just around the corner, it will once again be comfortable to wear darker, heavier styles. I am more than happy to satiate my taste for edgy again, with this Cult of Individuality Moto Midrise Skinny in Black review!
Cult of Individuality was born in 2009, and “has forged a reputation as the Jeansmith to the One. The misfit, the dreamer, the trail blazer, the contrarian and the upstart. Each a Cult of their own.” Amongst their “seasonal playlist of denim and apparel,” the brand states “you will always find something rare and uncommon. Something that fits you and your personality like no other before it.” If that doesn’t sound rockstar, I’m not quite sure what does. That’s the kind of bio that I like to hear! With the denim industry becoming more and more competitive, it’s important to keep a unique brand and stay creative. I had a hard time narrowing down a choice from their Fall line to review, with so many different and fresh styles including a wide range of colors of coated denim. I settled upon a black coated style that combined my love of moto jeans! The Cult of Individuality Moto Midrise Skinny in Black was sent to me in a size 25, which is a size lower than my usual, as the brand advised me that these are pretty stretchy and run a little on the larger side. They fit like a soft, comfy glove! I think it’s funny that my first thought of coated jeans reminded me of my pleather days in high school, when they’d get so sweaty and hot inside then cold as I cooled down, so a part of me expected the same. For those that are new to this style, they aren’t completely sealed in, and are totally breathable. It’s more of a hard waxy feel, without the…waxiniess, if that makes sense. The denim fibers are still prominent and the inside is like you’d expect from a pair of jeans. These fit perfectly without a belt and are comfier than they might look, at 89% cotton, 8% polyester and 3% spandex. I LOVE the detailing too, and I’m glad my first pair of black coated jeans have a nice modest touch of detail. They have faux front zip pockets and zippers on the outside of the leg down by the cuffs (love!!!). The moto detailing is different from the way I’ve seen it with other brands too, with there only being two of the hems/creases at each knee (one above, and one below, bordering the usual area the moto look usually covers), and one on the back. I love the full-on moto look but I really like this more modest version with these because it makes them more versatile with other items in my closet and balances out the already-edgy feel with the coating and zippers. The only brand detailing is a small black patch with the brand name printed in gold foil, and a little black metal tab on the top of the back right pocket embossed with the word “cult.” At a 30″ inseam, these hit daintily at my ankles, and the medium 7 3/4″ rise fits me more like a low rise, since I have high hipbones, but as mentioned, they stay put. The higher 12 3/4″ rise is great for curvier figures like mine!
If you are looking for a step up from the usual black coated denim, the Cult of Individuality Moto Midrise Skinny in Black is a great choice! I wore these out on the town with a nice top, but also to work with a flannel top, and I love how they looked either way. This is an edgy style that is modest enough to dress up or down. I like to go with the rockstar look, or juxtapose them with a girly top. Both ways are fun! As mentioned earlier, the colder weather means time to break out our warmer, darker, and heavier styles, so it’s just about time to go all out with these here in California (assuming we actually DO have a winter this year)! How would you style these? Grab a pair…you won’t be disappointed!
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