Ethical Details: Tee – old Everlane; Jeans – Everlane Cheeky Straight in Indigo Wash; Shoes – Nisolo; Earrings – locally made via Darling Boutique
Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans Review
Finally, I found my dream jeans.
I have a relatively small waist, a long torso, and larger hips, butt, thighs, and knees. This makes it super difficult to find jeans that a. don’t fall down, b. don’t feel tight at the knee or pull across the hips, and c. fit as a true high rise.
After gaining weight last summer, I was forced to embark on yet another quest for jeans. I had a bit of luck with LL Bean, though they aren’t ethically produced, so I bought a couple pairs early in the fall that got me through the winter. But even those weren’t great: they were lower rise and tighter in the leg than I wanted. I tried out Everlane’s skinny and boyfriend denim with relative success, but ultimately resold them because they didn’t provide the flexibility and all day comfort I needed.
So when Everlane’s straight jeans were released, I felt like they were my last hope. I held my breath and took the plunge.
And they’re awesome! So awesome I bought three pairs.
About the Cut:
The Everlane Cheeky Straight jeans are a true high rise with a nipped in waist and hip. The legs fall straight after they hit the hip and skim the leg rather than contouring with it. The back pockets have a high, vintage placement, reminiscent of ’70s Wranglers. I’m wearing the regular length here – when uncuffed, they hit right at the ankle. I ordered the ankle cut in sky blue and black because I thought those colors would look better with a bit of a crop.
How They Fit:
I find these true to size, though some bloggers, like Andrea at Seasons + Salt, preferred to size down. If your body is cut like mine, I would absolutely not size down, as I think you’ll run into discomfort issues at the waist and butt if you do so. That being said, these fit like comfortable mom jeans, not like skinny jeans, so you should expect a bit of wiggle room in the butt and leg. I love the line on these, as they really look like more flattering vintage denim. And the small amount of stretch and medium weight fabric make these feel comfortable even when sitting down.
I often have nice things to say about Everlane’s staple items, but I would say if you only bought one thing from Everlane, you should buy these jeans. You can find decent tees anywhere. You can’t find comfortable, good quality denim anywhere.
I find that the indigo wash jeans fit slightly looser than the sky blue and black denim, but not enough to justify sizing down. All styles loosen up a bit during wear. I had worn the jeans pictured here for a few days without washing, so you’re seeing the loosened up look.
My Size: 29
Size Ordered: 29
True to size
I’ve switched between these and the light wash cropped jeans for the last few weeks and pretty much have no desire to wear anything else.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.