Denim Review: Alias Premium Denim (and Giveaway!)

by Jaime on September 7, 2009

Sometimes paying $200 for a pair of jeans just isn't the logical move. But, you still need to look good... that's obvious! So, in situations like this, what do you usually do?

Well, if you're Karyn Scholack, you make a new brand. That's how Alias Premium Denim - the denim brand for everyone - was born.

“We were tired of paying hundreds of dollars for premium denim. We loved the fit and style but didn't love what it was doing to our bank account. We tried less expensive jeans, but just couldn't find the right style and price combination. Since we couldn't find it, we decided to create it!18 months of design and development later and Alias Premium Denim was born, for all the other girls out there that want to look HOT without burning a hole in their jean pocket.”

I was excited to try these since, as most of you know, job hunting is not a profitable living. So a $40 pair of premium denim? Sign me up! They do only come in four sizes (26,28,30, and 32), but the 26 worked pretty well for my size. They're definitely cut for curves, which is pretty awesome (and rare these days!).

These jeans had a couple of things that really worked for them: the rebound of the stretch (Karyn uses a cotton/lycra blend) is great and I didn't have any problems with sagging, the wash is a dark, sultry indigo and the rise is fab (neither too high nor too low at 8.25" for the 26). There are some similarities in this pair with other brands (the back pocket stitching is reminiscent of Silver Jeans, and the triple stitched yoke and inseam remind me of old-school Express jeans [though, in my opinion, these fit better than both other pairs]). Plus, the jeans are totally made in the US, so you can feel better knowing you're supporting a woman owned-and-operated company that does all their work in the states!

Honestly, yes... I can feel a difference between a pair of J Brands and these but then again, so can my wallet. They're a great go-to pair that offer women of every budget range the ability to own a pair of fabulously fashionable jeans. We all deserve them. They are long (the 26 runs about 34"), but the wash doesn't prevent them from being hemmed as much as five inches (possibly more; I'm only comfortable saying five though).

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Karyn has graciously allowed me to do a giveaway on Denim Debutante! You can win your own pair of Alias Premium Denim jeans, so you can try them and see how they compare! Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entries:

1. Go to Karyn's website, Alias Premium Denim, and fill out the "Sign Up for Promotions" form. Make sure to put Denim Debutante in the "How did you find out about us?" box, or else you won't be included!

2. Leave a comment here!

Also make sure you're following my blog (it's not required, but I do love it when you do!) and both me and Karyn on Twitter!

Karyn will randomly pick the winner and we'll announce it here... but you only have until next Monday, September 14, 2009 to enter... so get moving!

As a bonus, I got some inside information on the goings-on of APD: They're creating a small line of velvet belts for this Fall/Winter Season. The first three styles will be available starting in September (so, very soon!) and they'll be adding an additional three to five styles in the December/January months. Each belt represents a different "personality Alias;" Feminine and Flirty, Cool and Contemporary and Dazzling Diva. PLUS, they're all handmade and beautifully packaged (hello, Christmas gifts!), and retail at $19.99.

So, let me know what you think. Do you like the idea of affordable premium jeans? And, make sure that you enter the giveaway and get your own pair of Alias Denim!



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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous September 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm
Nancy September 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I signed up! I am following on Facebook. Sorry I don't tweet. These look fantastic on you!


Valerie Hoffmann September 9, 2009 at 4:08 am

I signed up. Now, I'd love to see Alias make more sizes!


STYLEEZTA September 9, 2009 at 4:33 am

I am totally in love with the wash! I've been looking for a dark jean for ages! I do like the idea of premium for a budget price. Sometimes designers get out of hand with their prices. :(

I signed up :)

following both you and alias on twitter: @styleezta


Aik September 9, 2009 at 8:27 am

Nice jeans! I signed up! I'm also following both you and alias on twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com


Just Another Hofeling September 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm
susankrussel September 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Love the pockets! I signed up, thanks


MJ Moore September 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I signed up too!



~Dagny's Promise~ September 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Hey Jamie! What an awesome giveaway! Love the dark wash on the Sweet Dee. Hope they get em in my size!
Following you both on Twitter (@DagnysPromise)


Amy September 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I just signed up! These look great! Thank you!


Jess September 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I just signed up and will be following you on Twitter :)


Emma September 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Sara September 10, 2009 at 3:49 am

Thanks for the giveaway! They look great and who couldn't use a great pair of jeans at a great price?!


Catherine September 10, 2009 at 10:47 am
Anonymous September 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm

These are super cute and I always love new brands — I signed up! Plus, I've already one a pair of jeans because of your blog, so I might as well try again!!

Emily Wilson


Ida September 10, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for this giveaway!


Erica September 11, 2009 at 2:43 am

I entered (finally) :) This is exciting!


Meg September 11, 2009 at 3:17 am

These jeans are super cute and I love that they are long, since I am tall and have trouble finding the right length!


Christina September 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Very cool! It'll be nice to find jeans that are cut for curves! Just because I have a small waist doesn't mean I have no hips or thighs!


Nelsby September 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I signed up. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway – I would be SO thrilled to win!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com


Holly Humbert September 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I signed up. I've never tried a pair of premium denim because of the $$. But even if I don't win I'll have to check these out myself. They look just beautiful.


collegechick September 12, 2009 at 7:52 am

These are so cute and I hope I win!
clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com


fashionfrugality September 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I LOVE the idea of affordable premium denim! I signed up to win!
kkondek at


Jelena September 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I signed up! jelena at well dot com. You know I want some jeans "cut for curves."


Mommy Melee September 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Signed up! thanks.


Samira September 14, 2009 at 2:44 am

$40 premium denim? I'm in!


Carolsue September 14, 2009 at 2:55 am

I signed up and I follow both of you on Twitter as cezovski


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