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.
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.