Denim Review: Revice Paris Bells in Black

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Brand:
Revice

Style: Paris Bells

Color: Black

Price: $78

When I discovered Revice, I thought they had to be too good to be true. Made in the U.S., seventies vintage-inspired styles, AND they cost less than $100? What? How? Maybe the quality would be below par or not the fit would be terrible.

But I am happy to report that I’ve found zero things to complain about. I’ve tried two Revice styles now, the Paris Bells and the Boogie Bells, which cost $78 and $88, respectively—unheard of for this level of style and quality. They also were delivered promptly and in really cute packaging.

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Fit:

Before we go any further: SIZE UP. After sending them my measurements, Revice recommended size 29 for me, even though I usually take 28 in other brands, and they were right. The 29 fits perfectly snug, and I’m OK with that. In these days of feel-good sizing, we could all use a little reality check once in a while if only as a reminder that your size is just a number.

The Paris Bells are Revice’s “Dream Fit,” which the company tells me they worked on very hard to “recreate that high-waisted vintage-style denim that hugs your curves and gives women that perfected wedgie.” It’s a good wedgie and not at all painful.

And because they hug my waist, these jeans don’t slide down over time, so I don’t find myself yanking them up all day like nearly every other pair of jeans I own. I have substantial hips and thighs, and the Paris Bells accommodate them WITHOUT A GAP AT THE WAIST, which is pretty much unheard of in my life. As I mentioned, they are extremely long, but it’s easy to cut them off.

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Look:

The jeans are jet black with no whiskering or distressing, which gives them a bit of a dressed-up look. The denim is sturdy but not stiff. The hem is cut and left raw, which makes them easy to shorten—I simply cut mine to fit. The buttons are visible at the fly, which I quite like. The super-high rise (I’m guessing 10 inches, waiting to hear back to confirm) makes these the only jeans I own (well, they were until I also got Revice’s Boogie Bells) that actually hit and hug my true waist.

Feel:

They are not jammies comfortable, but they are comfortable jeans. The fabric contains 2 percent elastane, which is just enough and not too much so that they get over-stretched. The denim is substantial, which makes me feel secure and sucked in, but I can still sit down, drive, etc. easily.

Caveats:

Two very minor ones: the length, if you’re not up for cutting them, could be an issue. But honestly if you have a pair of sharp scissors (this is important) and you learned to cut in kindergarten, you can cut your jeans. The other is that they collect more than their fair share of lint, so keep a lint roller handy if you have pets or lots of fur in your home like I do!

[Photos by Sofala Knapton]
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4 Comments

  1. Chloe Tomalak
    August 30, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I found so many things to complain about. It was a bummer because I was so excited for my jeans. Not Only did I receive beyond terrible customer service. For 4 weeks I though I was scammed because I placed an order and no one would send me a confirmation email, tracking, or answer my email. All the while they seemed to be spending all their time making IG stories. It was interesting to see what there priorities were. Unfortunately it was not their paying customer. Which is beyond strange. Then I was sent the wrong Size. Then when my correct size arrived, again without confirmation or tracking, is did not fit because I have a booty. Girls these jeans are made for 6ft tall stick figures with NO CURVES. Which I don’t understand considering that bootys are in and women are embracing a woe curves now a days. Trying to communicate with so called US company was like trying to communicate with a manufacturer over seas.

  2. August 31, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Whoa that is such a bummer! Just to confirm, you’re talking bout Revice, correct? Did you order these Paris bells or a different style?

  3. Kennedy
    September 28, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I am having trouble contacting Revice Denim about my order. They are not answering emails or instagram DM’s. Do you have a phone number or any other way of reaching them? I need a refund, or my jeans, one of the two. I am really nervous about this because I am worried this is a total scam.

  4. September 28, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I searched for my old contact there but no luck. Please keep me posted on this.

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