If there is one trend that is hot decade after decade, it’s the motorcycle trend. From Rebel Without a Cause, to Grease, to Sons of Anarchy (Katey Segal looks amazing as a bad ass!) Even if you get all moto-ed out today, chances are the pieces you get will be cherished years from now. The past couple of seasons, I’ve noticed the moto-trend seep into the premium denim collections. James Jeans has created several versions that has been a favorite on Eat, Sleep, Denim. This season, it’s about the High Class Moto which I was thrilled to receive a sample for review.
This moto jean, has a high waist (9.57″ rise), a super skinny fit, and clean wash. The feel of the jean has a slight “coated” however it’s not a coated jean, it must be the polyester rolling in at 6% to 93% cotton ratio. The jeans have a good amount of stretch, but I wouldn’t call them a “strechy” they fit to your shape and stick there like a pair of spanx or something. These fit true to size, I am wearing a size 26 in these photos, my normal size being 27 and they are snug, but still fit. However, I would try each jean at your normal size, as much as I love James Jeans (I have bought more than a few pairs for my personal denim collection) I have a pair of 27s in Trixie style that almost fall off, and a pair of 28s in the Moto Legging that barely go over my thighs. So, don’t be disparaged if the size doesn’t fit right away, they are jeans that hold up over time once you get the right fit.
How to Wear the High Class Moto
I love the motorcycle look, but I am not as bad ass as Katey Segal to carry it of convincingly. I smile way too much. Anyway, I took elements of moto and elements of prep to create my own look. Layering with a denim jacket, using a plaid shirt to tie around the waist that’s by Burberry so, it’s more prep than punk. A pretty statement necklace, kitten heels and a clutch to polish off the look. And of course, sleek hair. I had a lot of fun styling this up, because there are a lot of places you can take the moto look these days. Maybe next time I’ll do a motorcycle mama. We’ll just have to see about that.
Wearing: Jeans: James Jeans High Class Moto (gift for review) • Jacket: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Levi’s • Necklace and Pumps: J.Crew • Shirt: Burberry • Clutch: Gigi New York (gift) • Sunglasses: Super Sunglasses • Earrings: Anita Ko