Hey Denimology Family! I’m pleased to share with you my first review of 2017 featuring The Cooper Collection by Lee Cooper, the Pearl Skinny Jeans in Raw.
Lee Cooper denim was founded over one hundred years ago, so it’s safe to say the brand knows a thing or two about denim. The Cooper Collection by Lee Cooper features the company’s premium raw denim line. The Pearl Skinny in Raw is handmade using Italian Selvedge denim and prove to be a reliable and customizable pair of mid-rise jeans for anytime of day.
I wore the Pearl Skinny in Raw on a recent Denver Saturday when I had a jam packed schedule! In the morning on the way to a birthday brunch I noticed the unique untreated raw fabric which is the main attraction of these skinnies. The denim has not undergone the chemical processes that prevent shrinkage and dye transfer which allows the fabric to mold to your body and create natural fading over time. Combined with the selvedge feature that seals the edges to prevent fraying, these are some seriously long lasting custom jeans! I’ve never worn raw denim before and as the day went on I did notice my hands looked slightly discolored. Beware clean freaks: stay away from white couches as you wear in these jeans and the brand recommends waiting at least four months before washing the denim. (You can do it!)
By Saturday afternoon I settled into the fit of the Pearl Skinny and headed to a furniture shopping date. In these photos I’m wearing a size 29 and as you can see the non stretch fabric fits me like a glove. Size 29 is one size larger than I normally wear so I highly suggest you do the same when purchasing a pair of the Pearl Skinny. As I’m wearing a size up, the length was longer than I’m used to. Thankfully denim cuffing in back in style so this was a perfect excuse to roll up the bottom of my jeans!
Later that night when I met up with friends for dinner and I paired the Pearl Skinny with high peep toe booties to go with the length of the pants. You can see these jeans have a rose gold zipper, button, and rivets on the front that dress up the denim. While the bold tan stitching is a subtle reminder that you’re wearing the well-known Lee brand. The Cooper Collection is further denoted on the right back pocket with a red diamond stud and a with red and white stripe on the rear center belt loop.
The Cooper Collection managed to create a classic yet versatile pair skinnies, just for you. The Pearl Skinny is casual enough for the day and easily transferable to night. Plus they only get better with time!
The Cooper Collection by Lee Cooper Pearl Skinny in Raw are available here.