My denim review this month is on the FRAME Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne in Huntley which I got from REVOLVE Clothing last month. I had one pair of FRAME jeans from over a year ago in the classic and dark Queensway wash which I reviewed for you last year, but I hadn’t gotten any FRAME jeans since and I thought it was about time I tried something new from the brand. I was originally attracted to this pair as they have a gorgeous mid blue wash and they looked like they would be a staple, so I couldn’t wait to try them. So, lets get to the denim review of these jeans!
The Fit: When it comes to FRAME Denim, they really know how to make a pair of skinny jeans. The brand won brand of the year this year for their takeover of the denim industry and they are beating certain other brands as well when it comes to a classic, minimal fit. This pair features a 7.5″ rise with a 30″ inch inseam and a leg opening of 10″ so you can see they are a great, lower rise skinny jean which is slim all the way down. I’m usually between a size 26/27 in premium denim and opted for size 27 in these as I know FRAME do run slightly smaller. They fit snug, not too tight or too loose, so if you are between sizes then I definitely recommend taking your larger size of the two.
The back pockets on these jeans are actually gorgeous. They are completely minimal, so there’s no branding on them, but the size and placement is perfectly positioned to give your butt the much needed boost it requires. Perfectly symmetrical and nicely shaped. That’s always something I look for when it comes to jeans, as I’m sure you know. I would compare them to J Brand as they are very similar, but in terms of back pocket placement, I like these a lot more because the pockets are positioned lower than J Brand, so it’s more flattering to my own figure this way.
The Denim: The fabric is made up of a blend of 93% cotton, 5% polyester and 2% lycra, making the denim stretchy, but still sturdy. Usually I struggle with poly/cotton blends in denim as I find the fabric to be quite scratchy against the skin and sometimes itchy, however I didn’t even notice that these had polyester in at all. The denim has a very soft texture to it and there’s no hint of scratchiness which is perfect. I would say that it’s not super thin and stretchy like a lot of denim leggings are at the moment, but these are definitely a very stretchy jean, but with some weight to the denim and structure, making them feel like actual jeans, but with the comfort and stretch of an older pair.
The Wash: This FRAME Denim Huntley wash is really quite pretty. It’s not one of my favourite all time washes if I was to compare it to others in my collection, but it’s definitely nice. It’s a mid blue with whiskering on the lap area, fading on the thighs as well as a little bit on the butt and knees. It’s more of a casual wash than a smart one, so it’s definitely a blue to be worn for the less formal occasions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear heels or blazers with it as I’m certain you can, I just think it would look better as a casual jean. It’s one of those washes that looks good with t-shirts and flats and ends up looking flattering even though you’re dressed down.
The Details: You may think FRAME jeans are completely minimal and it’s very hard to tell them apart from other brands that are the same, and that’s true, but there are a few ways in which you can. They feature a little stitched F on the outerseam of the left leg near the thigh, the gold button is stamped with FRAME in the middle and the curving of the fly stitching and edge of the back pockets is a sign as well, however this is very similar to J Brand so make sure you look for the little F stitching on the thigh if you are looking to spot FRAME on someone. With these jeans being so minimal in detail, it makes them so easy to wear. That’s what I love about FRAME. They are jeans for any occasion as they have no heavy branding at all and keep the simplicity, which is needed when putting together certain looks.
Overall Opinion: I can’t really think of much negative to say about these jeans other than the fact that I would really like the inseam to be shorter by about 1-2 inches, for my personal preference and perfect fit, but I know not everyone’s legs are shorter like mine, so it might be amazing if they came out with a Le Skinny de Crop Jeanne. I’d love that! But other than that, the wash is nice for casual day wear, the fit is gorgeous, they are comfortable and flattering and I can’t really fault them. Buy these jeans at REVOLVE Clothing for $219.