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!
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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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.
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