Anyone who’s been in or been a fan of the premium denim industry long enough is no stranger to Hudson! With their impeccable fits, super soft denim and signature pointed back pocket designs from the get go, the brand had it made for quite some time now without much change needed as time went on and several other brands worked to perfect their craft. I’m definitely a fan of skinny jeans, rarely wearing bootcuts, but Hudson is one of those brands I always prefer a bootcut style with because of the slimming, extremely flattering way they are cut! In the past few years, a bootcut/skinny jean hybrid was born in the industry, and called the “baby boot.” Hudson was one of those brands to adopt the style and make it their own. If there was anything out there to gravitate me towards the bootcut style even more, this would be it. So without further ado, here’s a Hudson Beth Baby Boot in Stella review!
As mentioned, Hudson needs no introduction. Born in 2002, “in the pioneering years of ‘California Premium Denim,'” the brand went full steam ahead and quickly became a favorite of denim fans and celebrities alike, with the signature pointed back pocket designs seen on fashion-forward derriéres everywhere (and nothing really has changed). Lately the brand has bumped up their already-best-selling styles even more, incorporating more shape-keeping stretch to their styles and from what I can see, a little more density to their denim for durability. I have been looking forward to reviewing a pair of Hudson jeans ever since I started contributing to Denimology almost a year ago, so I was excited when I got the chance! I chose the Beth Baby Boot because I really wanted to try this skinnified bootcut style I’ve read so many good things about. I have three pairs of Hudson jeans already: A 25 in the newer Nico style (which is a perfect snug, legging-like fit), a 25 in the older signature bootcut (which is almost too tight, but stretches to fit decently), and a 26 in a destroyed signature bootcut (also older style) which is right at the border of too loose or perfect fit depending on my level of fitness at any given time. With the Beth Baby Boot, I went with my regular size, which was a good idea. The fabric seems to be an even better quality than before (and it was always great), at a medium weight blend of 92% cotton, 6% polyester and 2% elastan. Hudson also uses LYCRA® fiber technologies to deliver super stretch denim that holds its shape all day, every day! The Beth Baby Boot in Stella was a reasonably snug, stretchy fit that now fits just a tiny bit looser over three wears, if I can even say that! It seems to just have gotten softer and more comfortable. One thing I love about Hudson jeans is that they always fit my curvier, athletic shape without needing a belt or gapping anywhere (I’ve got a booty!) even though they are a lower rise. These are no different, and I think the wider waistband with double buttons that the brand has always used really adds to it somehow! Hudson lists the Baby Boot as a regular rise, but they fit lower than a mid-rise on me, but I have higher hip bones and a shorter torso. As most Hudson jeans do, these have a long inseam at 34.5″, and I usually wear 33.” So it’s not that much longer than usual for me, but with a modest 16″ leg opening I can roll them up a little bit if I’m wearing flats without it being too bulky. If I am wearing heels, like in this review, the baby boot gets to shine! They probably would even more if I had platforms on! The wash itself is such a beautiful vibrant faded blue with light whiskering, that images online just don’t do it justice. The whiskering really helps the brand’s attention to detail pop, as they are creased and almost have a 3D look to them like I’ve seen on a few G-Star RAW pieces I’ve seen. I really love the contrast orange stitching, and the new Hudson back pocket designs that look sharper with a narrower hem than they did before. When they made that change a few years back I wasn’t all that fond of it, but seeing it in person now has made me think differently!
Hudson never fails me…they flatter like very few others do, they always fit my curvier shape, and they always go with everything. They’ve always been very high quality for me and have lasted many years, but the Beth Baby Boot in Stella seems to have an even higher quality which shows how serious Hudson is about their craft, and I know they’ll last me for many, many more years to come. I’m actually kind of excited to see how they wear and break in! I know I can dress these up, or down, so their versatility has landed them a very special place in my wardrobe.
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