Denim Brand Review: Work Custom Jeans

by Jaime on October 19, 2010

I have a BIG announcement that I’ll be making later this week, but lucky for me, a couple of fabulous readers have offered to write some amazing reviews in that time. First up? Cleverly tells us all about her Work Custom jeans!

Hello! Hayley here – I also go by Cleverly. You might’ve seen my butt in NAEM jeans on this site before. I recently bought a pair of Work Custom jeans, and I’ve pretty much fallen in love with them. I managed to get these jeans at a really great price during a Hautelook blowout sale. Part of my denim philosophy is to never pay full price. This pair is the Viper cut in Silverlake wash. There’s nothing I don’t like about these jeans – in fact, they are in constant rotation and in my top five favorite pairs!

The inseam is perfect. They scrunch just a tiny bit at the bottom, which I like, so as not to get the “high waters” effect. For reference, I am a bit taller than 5’2” and these jeans are about a 29.5” inseam. I hate when jeans that are long on me have distressing such as honeycombs at the back that hit at my calves because I am so short. These taper to a true skinny (11” circumference leg opening) and not a slim straight, which makes them easy to wear with all types of shoes, including being able to stuff them into boots.

The front rise is a comfortable 7” – although I wouldn’t mind it being maybe a half inch higher. They didn’t bag out after wearing for a while. They just conformed to my body. The first day I wore them, I unexpectedly had to do some heavy lifting and was pleasantly surprised that the jeans didn’t sag with all my bending and stretching. The fabric content of this specific pair is 98% cotton and 2% Lycra. I was pretty worried about ripping them when I was doing that heavy lifting, because they are such a lightweight pair (super soft, they feel almost like pajamas), but they are very high quality and ripping wasn’t an issue at all.

This pair is a beautiful medium blue wash, with very subtle distressing at the knees and whiskering at the hips and thighs. All the distressing follows natural wear patterns, which I find essential to getting distressing right on a pair of jeans. The stitching is a light blue, and it doesn’t compete with the color of the denim.

The back pockets of these jeans are really simple, and other than a small tab label and embossed W, there aren’t any embellishments on the pockets, which I love, as I’m not a huge fan of busy stitching and labeling. Also, the shape and placement of the pockets on the butt I find to be very flattering. I have a flat butt, but I think the size and shape of the back pockets could be flattering on many body types. Oh, and the coin pocket is a welt pocket with a button tab, which is a really cute detail to me.

If you are considering a pair of Work Custom jeans, I highly recommend them. The pair I have is extremely soft and comfortable. They fit true to size in my opinion, and I think different cuts have different inseams. I hope this review was informative!

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