Hello Denimology readers! I hope you haven’t forgotten me as I haven’t published any posts for the past few months. But now I’m back and ready to share some new and exciting reviews from my new home in Switzerland. And of course it only makes sense to start with a European rooted brand that I truly adore, none other than “born in Sweden, created in Los Angeles” STRÖM. They sent me a few jeans to try out that I can’t even wait to tell you about! The first pair will be the Tio Skinny Jeans in Blackbird.
Tio was a completely new fit for me that turned me into an instant fan. These skinnies look and feel really good on – what else could you possibly want?! I like the comfortable waistband that perfectly follows the contours of your body and gently hugs your waist vs. cutting and sinking into it. The smart placement and compact size of the back pockets assure they don’t fold over into a weird angle creating a “triangle thigh” effect and therefore keep your tush round and tight even while walking. And with the mid-rise which always works the Tio is one flattering jean!
Although the Blackbird wash seems to be fairly simple it’s actually really beautiful. I love its soft dark grey color with subtle highs and lows from the handsanding and delicate whiskering – very chic and sophisticated. There’s no need to say how versatile this wash is especially in this clean skinny silhouette; these jeans are so easy to dress up or dress down! Paired with an elegant silk blouse they are perfect for a casual Friday in the office and ideal for weekend errands when worn with a tee, leather jacket and a pair of boots. Style them with some bold jewelry and high-heels for a night out!
This Tio is made from black stretch denim with a 92% cotton, 7% polyester and 1% spandex content. It certainly has great shape retention which was proven on our few hour car ride while on our weekend trip to Italy. After hours of sitting no stretched out knees or saggy butt were detected 🙂 This denim also appears to be brushed on the outside as it has an incredibly soft and velvety “hand”. It feels so good you almost can’t stop touching it!
These jeans, as well as the rest of the pieces sent to me, are in my usual size 24. As you can see they fit perfectly and seem to run true to the size chart.
STRÖM Tio Skinny Jeans in Blackbird are another testament to the great job that this brand does!
STRÖM Tio Skinny Jeans in Blackbird are available here.