Genetic Denim Review: The Shya in Havoc
“We make sexy comfortable.”
These were the words of Genetic Denim’s creative director Ali Fatourechi as he described the line at a preview of their Fall/Holiday 2012 collection that I went to last month. After trying on these jeans for the first time (and all the subsequent times), I couldn’t agree more. The Shya in Havoc
is a skinny jean in a dark, elegant midnight blue that has rapidly become one of my favorite pairs of jeans, and will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe this fall and winter. If I had three words to describe them? Classy. Sexy. Comfortable.
According to the Genetic Denim website
, the Shya cut is an update to the popular Shane style, and can fit multiple body types. This pair certainly fits me like a dream, hugging and flattering in all the right places. And the denim itself is fantastic: it’s soft (I-can’t-help-but-pet-them-whenever-I-wear-them soft), stretchy but not too stretchy, and holds its shape well.
My only (minor) qualm? The inseam is approximately 33” – the Genetic website says 32.5” – which is just over three inches longer than my natural inseam. But then again, I have this problem with most pairs of designer denim, so I’ve become used to it. Because they’re a cigarette leg, though, I either just let it scrunch at the top of my foot, or cuff them. This pair lends itself well to both day and night purposes – I’ve paired it with flats/sandals during the day, and with heels/boots at night. I have a lot of days when I don’t have much time between work, class, and night time activities, so jeans like these are oh-so-convenient…instead of having to change my whole outfit each time.
These jeans will stretch out a little, but I haven’t had any problems with sagging. I got these in my true size (25), and throughout the day (I’m wearing them now as I write this) the waist area has loosened, but only marginally. And honestly…I really wouldn’t mind owning a pair in any and every wash available.
You can order these jeans from the Genetic Denim website or from sites such as Boutique to You for $187. They’re an investment, to be sure, but trust me…your butt will thank you.