by Barb on August 3, 2010
Since last writing my review on Earnest Sewn jeans, I’ve acquired several more pairs from various designers (albeit, all of them in the skinny style) in an attempt to find my “best fit.” Needing a light weight pair for the summer, I managed to grab a pair of Hudson jeans that were not only light enough, in terms of fabric, but also a steal for its price ($99 CDN), at Holt Renfrew several months ago. Strange, though, that there is no proper identification on the labels as to which model this is; all I had were style numbers and such on the tag, but that didn’t pull up anything on the internet. Through Google search, I think I’ve manged to determine that the pair I’ve bought best resembles the “Carly Skinny Jean.”
What drew me in, aside from the price tag, was the wash of the jeans, which is great for the casual with its faded black tone and worn-in look. Drawing me in the most, though, was the fact that the inseam of the jeans measured 30″, which is what I wear, but incredibly rare to see these days. Often, I end up buying jeans with an inseam of 32″ or even 34″ and then have them hemmed soon after so that I am not rolling the bottoms into summer cuffs for the winter.
Now before I dive into the one negative that I have, I did have fair warning when I asked the sales rep when she did say that Hudson jeans stretch, as most denim does. Of course, I didn’t think that the pair would end up stretch one or two sizes up. So what went from a perfect and most comfortable fit (I was going in between either a 27 or 28 at the time, and chose the latter) wound up being loose at the waist and on the thighs. From the knee down, though, there wasn’t much stretch to it and the calf area remained fairly tight. With that said, the taper on the jeans is more than your usual pair of skinny jeans – it’s more narrow than what you would normally fine, which may leave you wanting to go one size up from the usual, which I did.
The jeans do hold up (no pun intended) and meet all other expectations that one would have; they’re comfortable, easy breathing, and durable. Perhaps what can best remedy the situation is a belt to cinch the waist together a bit more and to stop the jeans from slowly sinking. The next time that I go and buy a pair of Hudson jeans, though, I may have to go down to the smaller spectrum of what I wear.
About Hudson Jeans
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 with the desire to embody British cool and California freedom, Hudson Jeans is often recognized with its union jack logo and triangular flap pockets. It is said that each pair is created from denim from Japan and Italy, and then each hand-finished and tailored to be one of a kind.
For more information, visit http://www.hudsonjeans.com
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