New Baby, New Jeans: Jen’s Red Engine Cinder Review

by Jaime on February 7, 2013

I didn’t cry when my daughter was born but I sobbed when I won a pair of Red Engine Jeans on Twitter.

I was one week post-partum. My sweet baby slept and I sat on the couch, iPhone in hand, and wept. A few days later a pair of Red Engine Cinder Double Button Slim Straight Legs arrived at my doorstep.

I’m just going to say it: these are magic jeans. I made a bold move when I requested Red Engine send me my size. And it was another act of courage when I slipped (er, tugged) those jeans on three months later to see if they fit.

They did. And they still do. The Cinders have literally evolved with my body over the past eight months.  The eight and a half inch double button raise isn’t as high as it sounds. In fact, I find it to be the perfect balance of sexy and conservative—a place I’ve become familiar with as a new mom. The straight leg has a 13 inch opening. Perfect if you aren’t into skinnies or are looking for a gateway pair of jeans.

I have never experienced denim this soft. The jeans are 98 percent cotton and two percent elastan. I’m a denim purist and don’t think the words “stretchy” and “jeans” should ever go together. However, I appreciate that these feel like jeans and move with me as I chase my toddler around. They also offer a welcome break from the yoga pants.

If you know Red Engine, you’ll understand my fanaticism for the brand. If not, I encourage you to try a pair. Red Engine is truly an unsung hero in the denim sphere. The construction is top notch and the fits are straight up sexy.

I would say the Cinders run true to size. In the past I’ve sized down in my Red Engine purchases and think there is room to play with here. Just depends on how you like your jeans to fit. Like all Red Engine jeans, they run long for me. I’m five-foot five. For the summer and fall I cuffed the jeans and wore them with booties and flats. I recently took the Cinders to the tailor and she hemmed about 4 inches off. Now I tuck them in boots and wear them with heels. It’s good to be back.

It’s winter here in Tacoma so my outfit for this post is subdued. Here I’m wearing a bomber-style sweater I picked up at a thrift store over a tee from Everlane. The suede booties are Dolce Vita; I scored them at Ross Dress for Less.

Red Engine was class the whole way with this giveaway. It felt like Christmas when the package arrived. The jeans were wrapped in red tissue paper with a personal note that made it all the sweeter. I appreciate a brand that cares and Red Engine made sure this hot mama knew she was loved.

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Paula @lkg4sweetspot February 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Cute baby and cute jeans! Some things are worth the wait!
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Sarah Alway February 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Well I’m sold! I want to go out and buy a pair of these immediately!! Great post. :-)
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Saul Bush February 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

Be warned when reading this post in a public place; People may wonder why you are laughing out loud to yourself as you read the first two paragraphs! The note and red wrapping were a really nice touch. A great read (:


Sarah Nicholson February 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Did you know that each pair of Red Engines is detailed and finished entirely by hand? Wow what a brand and what a find! Plus they are made in the USA. These mid-rise jeans are perfect for curvy women – you can avoid the “muffin top” and “builder bottom” effect with this one jean. The dark wash is also far more flattering than a lighter denim color. I find that these jeans are SO versatile: they can be worn with heels, rolled up with flats, or tucked into boots.
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