I’ve gotten several questions on Instagram about these jeans and realized I haven’t done a real review yet! I’ve been reaching for them quite a bit over the past two months, as evident via my IG. I was first turned onto Rag & Bone by Kelly of Alterations Needed – the knee fading and distressing on her jeans always actually hit at her knees like they’re supposed to, which fellow shorties know is a rarity with premium denim (the dreaded shin holes!). Kelly mentioned that the details on R&B; “skinny” cut jeans were always proportionately placed for her 4’11” frame (although still long in length), which I can happily attest has been true.
I tried on several washes and finishes at my local Nordstorm (which had plenty of 24s and even a few surprising 23s in stock) – these are The Skinny cut in La Paz wash, a medium dark blue with a small patch of distressing under each pocket and a little at one knee. It’s a good amount for anyone who wants to ease into destroyed denim (or back into, should I say, remembering the “mudd” pairs from my high school days). The weight is on the medium to heavy side, with very comfortable stretch.
The inseam on these is 29″ so not as long as most R&B; jeans (I tucked an inch in, right above the frayed style hem). I’m wearing the sz 24s and find them to be true to size, with a half inch waist gap on me. I forgot to take a back view photo of these, but will be sure to next time!
And here is the MK Sutton bag I got in the pale blue – a very pretty color in person. I’m a creature of habit and can’t stop gravitating towards this type of satchel with top handles and removable long strap, but it works for my lifestyle. I was worried this wouldn’t fit a laptop for work, but my 13″ Macbook Air slides right in diagonally, and fit a pair of shoes and some snacks to boot!
On a shoe note, I often share these Sam Edelman “Delilah” d’orsay pumps as a similar alternative to my Halogen ones, and finally got to try them on in my size. The size 5 fit me well (they start in an obscure sz 4!) and I would say runs on the narrow side in the front half. Overall they are a lighter shade of brown than my Halogen pumps, and another difference is a small black patch on the upper back.
Another pair of jeans that I tried on and really liked (but went for the R&B; with distressing over a solid wash) were these Citizens of Humanity Avedon ultra skinny jeans in “ventana” wash. It’s amazing how within one brand and one general cut, the fit can differ so much. I’ve tried on CoH Avedon jeans that were baggy, super long, and high-waisted on me in the same size 24, but these “ankle ultra skinny” fit nicely throughout and as a bonus, no hemming needed.