L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite Review

L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite Review

I’m really excited to be sharing this denim review with you as it’s on a brand that I’ve always wanted to try, but hadn’t before – L’AGENCE. They have been extremely popular with the celebs and fashion bloggers over the last year, and now I can tell why. If you aren’t familiar with them, they were founded in 2008, with an aesthetic through expertly tailored pieces made from high-quality fabrics from Japan and Italy. They have it nailed when it comes to forward thinking designs, as much as they do when it comes to classics! Check out my review on their classic Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite below!

The Fit – What I was most intrigued by was the cut and fit of the Margot. It features a 9.75″ rise, an inseam of 26.5″ and a leg opening of 9.5″. This was like music to my ears because a lot of the cropped skinny jeans have a wider leg opening and as my legs are shorter, they usually hit at my ankles and cause a flappy look, which I don’t like very much. With the Margot, having a 9.5″ leg opening means they are skinny all the way down and that’s perfect! They really do have a high rise, skinny fit, and the back pockets are positioned quite high and are smaller (reminds me a bit of the J Brand Maria) so they do give the illusion of a more pert butt. I usually like the pockets a bit lower, but I actually find these extremely flattering due to the angles.

The Sizing – I spoke to the brand about sizing as I was wondering what to choose, and I went with my smaller size of a 27. I vary between a 27-28 in brands and the 27 was perfect for me. They run a little larger than J Brand or COH, if that’s helpful to you, so go with your smaller size as they’re super stretchy and fit snuggly. These are the only jeans I have tried from the brand, so I can’t say for their others (I imagine the coated and metallic run smaller) but if it’s these you want, I hope that helps!

The Denim – I would say that these jeans are more of a summer pair as the denim is extremely lightweight, so they definitely aren’t thick. They’re made up of 42% cotton/29% rayon/19% lyocell/6% polyester/4% spandex on the outside, and have a lining of 65% polyester/35% cotton. Now as you know, I’m usually bothered by polyester in jeans as I find it to be itchy most of the time, however I can’t feel it in these at all and it hasn’t caused me any scratchiness or itching. It’s more like a jegging material, which is why they fit so snug, and they have the most stretch you can imagine, so you can move about however you wish in these jeans. I love them for the comfort and ease of wearing. I’ve opted to wear them so many times now and they have become my go to!

The Wash & Details – The wash is called Graphite and it’s exactly that, it’s a washed, faded black which has a powdery appearance to it, fairly similar to the Hudson Barbara in Bazooka but a lot nicer. This makes them so versatile actually as you can easily dress them down and casual as much as you can a smart look. All the stitching is black too, so it’s tonal, they’re a fully washed black jean all over. It’s very pretty! Now there’s next to no details on these jeans. There’s no branding anywhere, so they are as subtle as you can get really. The only thing noticeable is their button, so other than that, if you’re looking for a minimal jean, these are it!

Overall Opinion – As you can probably tell, I absolutely LOVE these jeans! I wasn’t expecting to like them as much as I do, but I do. For a pair of skinny jeans, I don’t think they get much better than this. The cut is gorgeous, it’s perfect for shorter women like me while being closely fitted and skinny all the way to the ankle. The fit is extremely flattering as well, even Adam said they look like my legs go on forever in them, and I agree with that. The wash is a perfect washed out black as you can see, not to mention they’re one of the most comfy jeans I’ve worn! So I think L’AGENCE have done an amazing job and I can see why the Margot is their best, most popular cut! I definitely plan on getting more of them in various washes. Have any of you tried them? If not, I recommend these if you’re looking for a lightweight, super stretch jean!

Buy these L’AGENCE Margot Jeans at Shopbop.com for $260

Jeans courtesy of L’AGENCE /  Opinions all my own.

16 Comments

  1. rachelratz
    December 29, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Oh my …..Love these! I’ve never tried this brand. i know they are made in the U.S. They are very flattering on you. I’m 5’5″, so these should fit me a little highter.

    • Lorna
      Author
      December 31, 2018 / 12:25 am

      Yeah they might fit a bit higher, you’re an inch above me, but it does depend on the length of our legs and torso, could be a similar leg length or yours might be much longer than mine! They are amazing though!

  2. Lu
    December 30, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Those shoes look great with skinny jeans.

    • Lorna
      Author
      December 31, 2018 / 12:25 am

      Thank you!

  3. Faith J.
    January 10, 2019 / 3:59 pm

    Great review! I am going to go try those on. They look fantastic on you and would be a great dark summer jean.

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 11, 2019 / 2:14 am

      I definitely recommend them! They have some great washes!

  4. jenn
    January 17, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    I just ordered my first pair of these..so excited, thanks for this great post!

    Do they have stretch in the waistband? just wondering..I’m so excited to get them 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 7:58 pm

      You’re very welcome! Do you mean are they stretchy in the waistband or do they have stretch panels? The waistband is as stretchy as the jeans, so you can pull and it stretches out loads, so they’re not un-comfy at all. That’s my biggest pet peeve when they’re restricting in the waist, I hate it. I’ve lived in these since getting them and even wore them for 48 hours round London the past 2 days, including train travel etc. and they were perfect, haven’t even stretched out either, I’m really shocked! 🙂

      • jenn
        January 18, 2019 / 3:59 pm

        awesome! yes that’s what I meant..I hate when jeans are stretchy all over and not in the waistband..I had that problem with the J Brand Alanas in Fix..they are so nice and stretchy but the waistband had NO give…and they are super uncomfortable…thanks! I am excited to receive mine :)))

        • Lorna
          Author
          January 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

          I’m excited for you to get them too! The denim is quite thin, which makes them extra stretchy. Please do let me know how you find them, if you liked them or not!

          • jenn
            January 25, 2019 / 7:55 pm

            heyy Lorna..I received mine and I’m in love! I actually ordered two pairs, one pair with the same fabrication as your pair…and one pair with a slightly different fabrication (had more viscose which I find not as stretch). I am returning the second pair with the viscose because they are not as stretchy and comfy..still beautiful though! Really glad I tried them out, I have a few pairs on my wishlist for when I have some extra $ :)))

            • Lorna
              Author
              January 26, 2019 / 2:38 pm

              Hi! I’m so glad you like them! They are amazing aren’t they? Which wash was it you tried with the polyester?

  5. Jenn
    January 31, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    It was the Baltic Destruct that I ended up returning.. beautiful but not comfy enough for me considering the price..but I will be ordering more from this brand for sure 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      February 1, 2019 / 1:57 am

      Thanks! I will be sure to check that one out, Light Vintage is next on my list 🙂

      • jenn
        February 6, 2019 / 9:43 pm

        OMG mine too! I plan to get the light vintage next week hopefully LOL..great minds 🙂

        • Lorna
          Author
          February 7, 2019 / 12:46 pm

          Ha ha 😀

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