Mad Style review from Denimology’s Madison on the coveted J Brand Leather Skinny Jeans.
Hello everyone! I'm back in London and loving every moment. School has been pretty crazy and all my deadlines are looming but I couldn't wait to share about a pair of trousers that I would wear every day if given the opportunity, especially during these holiday months! J Brand has created another perfect rendition of the skinny--the 801 leathers.
These trousers hug the legs in all the right places, but have just enough stretch to remain completely wearable and comfortable despite the fact that they are leather. The many leather pants I've tried before these have either been stiff and baggy or suffocatingly tight, but these are the perfect balance. They're also my favourite style--a mid rise fit with an 8.5" inseam, falling just past my ankles.
In typical J Brand fashion its the little details that make these trousers unforgettable. They have a slightly metallic sheen, a bronze undertone that only is seen in the light, giving depth to the otherwise classic black wash. They also feature high zippers at the ankles, which can give a slightly more casual feel if unzipped with boots or flats. Left zipped down however they're great with stilettos for a night out. There is seaming at the knees and a slightly distressed look to the leather itself, making these wearable for day or night.
With the return of winter (and cosy knits) I'd wear these during the day with an oversized chunky sweater and ankle boots, and throw on my highest heels and a silky blouse for the evening. They may be an investment piece but they're completely versatile, and despite their thin feel keep you surprisingly warm, which is just another bonus for winter.
Leather trousers have been seen on countless celebrities and runways in the past months (just look to Burberry's spring 2011 show for some inspiration!), and it's clearly a trend to stay. These trousers from J Brand are my perfect mix of comfort, versatility and style, and if you want to go for a more daring look, just check out the same pants in the "Ox Blood" wash.
The J Brand 801 Leather Skinny Jeans reviewed here are available online from DonnaIda.