Rue de Jeans is a relatively new denim brand that Jaime wrote about around this time last year, and I was lucky enough to be given a pair to review, the Bootcut Flare in Birkin. You can find the exact pair I have in the Rue de Jeans lookbook for Summer 2011. This brand makes jeans out of premium Italian and Japanese denim.
The number one thing I love about these jeans is that they have kept their shape and haven’t stretched out at all. That aspect can be a dealbreaker because lots of people don’t like jeans that simply don’t fit the same at the end of the day, but that isn’t a problem with this pair. I’m wearing these jeans in my true size. The jeans are very formfitting, in a way that doesn’t squeeze but keeps everything in and looks very slim in the thigh area. Also, the rise is 8″ which seems to be a favorite for some because it isn’t low and it isn’t too high.
Rue de Jeans boasts a back label that is made of elastic material and incorporated into the waistband of the jeans to provide stretch and comfort. The logo label has “Rue de…” embroidered on it in greyish thread. I wish the embroidery was a little less noticeable, like on the men’s pair that Alan reviewed. Since I wear mostly longer tops, it won’t be a problem anyway.
Overall, I really like these jeans and they could be worn in a variety of environments, including the office. The clean, dark wash of the jeans combined with the trouser hem makes these jeans one of those pieces that you really could wear anywhere. I had these professionally hemmed from 32″ to 30″ and the silhouette still looks great. Plus, the hem opening also makes it easy to pair with many different styles of shoes.
Find out where to buy Rue de Jeans on their website!