Paula’s Denim Review: Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny

by Paula on October 23, 2012

Not all skinny jeans are created equal.  There, I said it. But, you all know it is true. Lately, I have had a  skinny jean crisis, as it were – be it because of my own body changes or just a realization they just don’t look as good as I originally thought, I am not sure.

In a fit of frustration with these ill fitting skinnies, I went through my closet and pulled out any and all pairs failing to fulfill their job as denim utopia.  Of course, it did not help that when I gave them to my niece to try, they looked stellar on her (which made want to snatch them back, right of her but I feared that would have been inappropriate…and very un-aunt-like).

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still stand by my big love for my Current/Elliott skinny jeans.  However, one pair cannot bear the weight all by their little old selves (at least in my denim world). And honestly, I have tried the jegging route, but the experience has only sent me running back to my denim skinnies – I guess I like more jeans in my jeans.

Anyway, I decided it was time to go on a search for not only a great fitting skinny, but one that would be comfortable enough to wear on a plane, or well, even sit down in without cutting off circulation. Furthermore, I decided a proper search would actually require going to a store and trying them on (which was fun for me, but pretty much sucked for the sales people trying to help me).

But, by and by, several stores, mountains of denim, several brands and a few sizes later… I found them.  The Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny.

Citizens of Humanity AvedonCitizens of Humanity Avedon

Now, word of warning.  Be wary of the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Slick Skinny Jean.  These, I found out, are basically the Jegging version of the Avedon Skinny and well, I did not have a love for them.

As for sizing, I have always found CofH to run a bit small and consequently I tend to fall inbetween sizes.  I went up to the size above my true size, and they fit pretty perfect.  Oh, and yes, I can sit in them, for a long time, still have feeling in my legs when I stand up and no baggy butt action.  That, in my denim world,  is a good thing, maybe even utopia.

Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny here!

Love, Paula



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Jodi October 24, 2012 at 2:39 am

First of all, you look great in these jeans, as you always do. Second, reading your comments reminded me of my own denim crisis . It brought back memories of post 40 body changes that snuck up & caused me to do the same, search for a great fitting pair of skinnies, while accepting I’m not 25 anymore. However, I’ve decided, with support from a great hubby, I still look great at 45, everything has just shifted around a bit, ha ha! With such a large push in the media to look young, maturing women begin to lose their identity, and it can be very traumatic. Once we embrace our true selves, & as you said enjoy sitting in a pair of jeans without losing feeling in our legs, we realize we can be comfortable and still look great. As a curvy girl, I’m in love with Genetic Denim’s skinny jeans, James, Shane, & Raquel. Soft, comfy, and great looking. Enjoyed your article!


Paula October 24, 2012 at 6:46 am

Jodi, thank you for your input and for your kind words!


Sarah Nicholson February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Wow, trying to find a skinny that you can wear on a plane was indeed a challenge Paula. I need to get me one of those because normally I can’t wait to roll my skinnies off my legs after wearing them for an extended time! But then, to Jodi’s point, I am over 40 and tings have shifted – haha!

What’s interesting about the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny, is that they have 2% elastane. Most jeans have 1%. So that means more stretch and more ‘skinniness” (but not so stretchy that is sags). Another great feature of this jean that I think contributes to feeling comfortable wearing it for a long time is the lighter material they are made of. These jeans are very soft. And, of course, another plus is the dark rinse which is more flattering and thinning than a lighter rinse.

Your legs certainly look nice and skinny in the the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny. If you have athletic legs, they are very flattering.
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