After jeans… my second favorite kind of pant style is the slouchy trouser. You know the old fashioned kind you wear with suits. Waist sits on top of the hips, loose fitting, tapered at the ankle. It’s both comfortable and put together. When I saw that Joe’s Jeans had come out with a denim version of the trouser, I had to give them a try! After all, once you have a denim suit, you really can wear jeans to work and no one the wiser, right?
The Joe’s Jeans Suit Ankle Trouser ($165) is not an ordinary pair of Joe’s. With absolutely no branding on the pockets, seems or anywhere, anywhere on the jean except the inside label, you immediately get the feeling that this is a more formal jean. Inspired by the 60′s power suit, they have a zip fly with hook closure, slant side pockets, and welt back pockets. The indigo is the darkest blue and is meant to hold up to at least 100 washes without fading (though the care instructions call for dry cleaning). There is a bit of stretch in this jean with a 92% cotton/6% polyester/2% elastane composition, however, they are a bit more stiff and rough to the touch as compared to some of the other more distressed denims out there giving the jeans a crisp look. I probably could have gone a size down, but you know me, I tend to like my jeans slouchy, but they did hold up their crisp silhouette thought out the day which is more than what you can say about a lot of regular trousers! All in all, I loved these jeans a more formal take on the casual classic.
How to Wear the Joe’s Jeans Suit Ankle Trouser
I would wear these jeans like I would any pair of… trousers. I would not treat them like jeans for styling. Except yeah, here wearing a dose of double denim, but even here, I’m treating the denim shirt as a blouse. Tucked in, buttoned up and ready to roll. The days of high contrast double denim are over, so you can pretty much get matching denims to pair. It gives this trouser a 1940′s Rosie the Riveter look. Just throw on a pair of heels and you’re no longer a grease monkey, but a polished lady. Ha! Me? A lady? Anyway, you know what I mean. If you are tall, you can probably wear flats with this trouser jean, but I prefer heels to give them the classic look they deserve.
Wearing: Jeans: Joe’s Jeans Suit Ankle Trouser $168 (gift for review) • Shirt: J.Crew • Belt: Vintage • Glasses: Super Sunglasses • Clutch: Gigi New York (gift) • Bracelet: Debut • Shoes: Prada