Paula has done a Genetic review and Jaime has too – one for the Genetic Shya in Havoc and another for the Genetic Kyle in Silver. I got a pair about a year ago from Kembrel.com and I wanted to share my thoughts as well.
These Genetic jeans are a size 27 and right now I’m probably about a size 28 – I’m not even sure, because I’ve been wearing dresses and looser shorts in the summer sun lately. Anyway, I knew that the fit advice with Genetic is generally to go down a size, but I stuck with my true size anyway (possibly because they were on sale…).Genetic James in Swagger
They fit perfectly for a few wears, but definitely stretched out about a full size. Now to me, it’s one thing for the sizing advice to be that way because the brand just runs big in general. But to stretch out a full size? It makes me a little apprehensive about buying another pair.
But I will say this. I’m really glad these stretched out, because this is and one other pair of jeans are the only ones that fit right now out of my whole denim collection. So even though that means this pair has stretched out significantly, it’s nice to have something that still fits.
And if I ever see another pair on sale at the right price, I still might consider buying them. I really love the wash and the actual feel of the denim. They were also made in the USA, so that’s always a plus. And I like the little details like the DNA strand that you see on the butt pocket above, or this:
That’s a little XX stitched on the jeans, and I believe all the women’s pairs have the XX stitched on them (XX female chromosomes, duh – likewise I believe all the men’s jeans have XY stitched on them).
What are your experiences with Genetic denim?