Denim Review : Resin Orion Skinny Flare

Of all the talk about new denim brands, Resin jeans, it one of the top ones people are excited. Based out of New York, Resin started last year by Chris Gilbert founder of Paper Denim Cloth and designers Durango Adams and Chantel Valentene Inniss. The brands ethos of design,”filters everything though a New York state of mind.” I can appreciate that!

The Denim

Made with Japanese denim, the Resin Orion Skinny Flares have a crisp feeling, which I haven’t felt in a jean before. Perhaps it was due to the 75% cotton/25% polyester blend of the fibers. While it was a surprise,  upon wearing the jeans, they felt a bit more trouser-like than a the typical 98% cotton/ 2% lycra mix. Honestly I quite liked it.  The wash gives nice depth without going over the top,  something that I tend to look for in a jean.

I ordered these for review a few weeks ago, while on my boot cut kick (next week, will be different I promise!), and also because someone tipped off that that the skinny flare had a nice twist on the boot cut, as it has the tiniest flare juuust at the bottom. Perfect for some of the bigger shoes, like wedges or clogs, they cover the shoe, just so. If I were keeping these, of course I would get them hemmed, with a 34″ inseam, they’re way too long for my shrimpy legs. I’m liking this brand though, and look forward to seeing what other styles they have in store.

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resin orion skinny flareWear it with…

Recently I got this pair of clogs and I really enjoy wearing them… the thing is, they just don’t look good to me when I wear them with skinny jeans. What or why that is, I have no clue. Here I’ve paired the jeans with a cropped tee and a long comfy sweater. The weather had been icky today, so it’s the perfect way to cozy up, heavy on the coze. With boot leg, or flared jeans I’m hesitant to dress it up, mostly because Catie from Cuffington and I were talking about this being a little too ‘Bridge & Tunnel’ to have a boot leg with a dressy shirt. I definitely think with this style to go on the casual side.



  1. May 14, 2010 / 10:30 am

    What a great find! I love the detailed description of the denim quality. I am super impressed that you’re writing for three of your own sites (plus any other side freelance work you may have). Keep up the great work – very inspiring and motivating!

  2. May 14, 2010 / 11:29 am

    I totally agree with you about clogs and skinny jeans. Don’t like the look at all. Plus clogs kind of embody the hippy movement in my mind haha but the outfit you’ve put together here is great! Simple, chic and very fresh. Kinda perfect for spring in the city yea?

    (p.s like I said before – I’m totally in awe & am inspired. not only because of the many blogs you keep going – with great content to boot – but also because I remember when you first started blogging and look at you know. unstoppable! kudos miss. 🙂 )

  3. May 14, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    Skinny flares are a godsend when skinnies don’t work. The look is fab xx

  4. May 14, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    oh. nice idea! nice denim bloggings! i remember when you posted about the hole in my apc jeans and possible repairs. is that weird if that is my favourite post about uh me?

  5. Jennine
    May 14, 2010 / 2:18 pm

    ❤ Michelle–haha thanks, well they did feel different from most any other jean i tried on!
    ❤ Eliza- Oh yeah, right, some ladies can carry it off, with leggings, but i feel with jeans, the boot cut works so much better.
    ❤ Make Do…thanks my dear!
    ❤ SDR, haha I remember that! It was ages ago! I have a pair of jeans that need to go to that doctor…for sure! Thanks for reminding me!

  6. May 14, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    You look so long and lean!

  7. May 14, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    Wow, another blog! There are two of you, right? I agree with Wendy, you do look long and lean!

  8. May 14, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    I’m loving this new blog! I’m just a tad denim obsessed. Well when I was in college I worked at a denim boutique and as a denim buyer as well. I now have too many jeans, have tried on what feels like 100’s of brands and know enough of the denim reps up and down the coast of CA to start my own denim trade show -but gah! There is always more to learn. These Resin jeans seem to be a summer weight jean- how perfect is that to wear with loose tops and clogs? 🙂
    They look amazing on you. I’m curious to try a pair on…

  9. May 15, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    Dang, you know how to style some jeans. I’m impressed by how chic you make them.

  10. May 17, 2010 / 12:35 am

    From one denim lover to another let me say I’m so happy to find your blog!! Consider me signed up…woo hoo!! – ps- the clogs are out of this world! If I were you I would pair them with a pair of simple leggings, a longer white woven or t, and a denim vest or chambray blazer. I think it could be a great look on you. I find if I look down when wearing skinny pants with clogs I think it looks off, but then when I wear it out I always get compliments. Just a thought, but it’s always about comfort level too. Nothing’s worse than going out when you’re uncertain about what you’re wearing. Anyway – love the blog!!

  11. May 17, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    I’ve been struggling with the clogs/heavy shoes and skinny jeans too. I’ll usually end up going with a straight leg jean and cuffing it.

    do these feel super-rigid because there is no span? or are they soft enough that you don’t notice? i’m of the opinion that adding stretch to jeans was the best idea ever. 🙂

  12. Kate
    May 21, 2010 / 2:31 am

    Love the jeans but am super in love with your Eames chair too!

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