I kept delaying a post on these jeans because I wanted to wait until they had been tried and tested before giving a review. And of course, I came in with low expectations because they were only $29.99, but I have to admit it is a good
no great pair of jeans!
A few months ago, I accompanied my sister on a shopping trip to her favorite Brooklyn boutique. We have been frequenting this place for about ten years and they have never disappointed us. They are known for their great designer pieces for very pocket-friendly prices. There are many times when you aren’t familiar with the designer name but you know you have a special piece in your hand with just one glance. I knew this place was a big deal when my sister swore me to secrecy.
Anyhow, on this particlar shopping trip, the boutique, once again, did not disappoint. Among the many pieces purchased that day were a pair of cobalt blue colorful skinny jeans by a denim brand called Just USA. My sister spotted them first, as she normally does (she is a skilled and trained shopper). But being the skeptical little sister, I said “I’ve never heard of these and we don’t have time to try them on”. She responded, “For $29.99 they can’t fit any worse than those target jeans you bought. Besides, we can always return it”. She was right! I had a “retail moment” a few days before and picked up some red Skinny Jeans at Target for the same price! Big mistake! Can we say TERRI-BLE!!! The fit was all off, and although I am known to find some good things at the Red Dot Boutique, I quickly learned that those jeans would not be one of them. So in this case, I listened to big sis and kept it moving. She grabbed a pair and so did I, then we headed downstairs to the shoe section ( I can’t wait to post about the things we picked up there!!).
This was in the late Fall of 2011, and these jeans have been worn!!! Washed, worn, baby spit-up, toddler activity-worn! The blue is still the same hue as when I first purchased them, no fading as such. The fit was great- I took a size Five because it is somewhat of a Junior fit. It worked out great, a little loose but perfect for me to move around in. I am generally a 27/28 in jeans. After doing some research, I learned that this company is affiliated with the well know denim mavens themselves, the Marciano brothers (GUESS Inc)…it was beginning to all make sense. Since then, I have purchased a white pair for the summer on eBay. I have found that it is not sold at a lot of places but eBay has them at great prices–$35.99 isn’t bad for quality color denim! Check out these colored ones here.
So if you are looking to take part in this trend before it disappears (here today, gone tomorrow) and do not want to spend over $100, I suggest you take a close look at this brand. My sister wore them that evening to dinner with her girlfriends and she complimented the fit an quality of the jeans.
Note: Just USA denim has a variety of styles which are all labeled by style number. The style number for their colored jeans are PS215 and I can say that it is comparable to Joe Jeans Chelsea Skinny Jeans.
Stay trendy, tm2