Top positive review
Good jeans, a little thin for some perhaps.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 June 2018
This is my 3rd pair of these jeans. I own a dark wash pair, and an older pair of these that have worn out in around 2 years, too.
Overall impression (TLDR): A good pair of jeans for the younger, slimmer man, based on fit and colour. Material is not exactly hard wearing, but isn't too bad for a couple of years moderate-heavy use.
Colour: Initially quite dark blue, but will fade quite a bit with repeated washes, as one might expect, if the older pair are anything to go by. I'm currently on my third wash of these particular jeans, and they have yet to show too much loss of colour. I have included a picture of "new vs old" for reference.
Fit: They are straight legged, and from what I can see do not taper or flare down the length of the leg and towards the ankle. Waist size was as expected, and they sit comfortably above the hips. Leg length tends towards the longer side, I have found with both these and the other pairs. The fly/crotch is what I would call a "standard" length (ie not going to crush your unmentionables against you even if you wear them a little higher, but equally not suitable for the stereotypical older gent who likes to wear his trousers under his armpits!). Note: while not skinny jeans by any means, they do fit close, so guys with larger frames may find them a bit uncomfortable.
Material: These are not levis or wrangler. They feel substantial, and are certainly not thin, but are not exactly what I'd call "hard wearing". I would say I get "moderate-heavy" use out of my jeans, and would say over a 2 year period I wore my previous pair once every 3-4 days on average, and always had a combination of phone/wallet/keys/assorted items in my pockets. After this time, visible signs of wear appeared on the top of all 4 pockets, and 2 small holes formed (at the bottom corner of one pocket and under the crotch). As such, suitable for urban wear and day to day life, but if you're rounding up cows on horseback, get yourself a thicker pair.
Other notes: 4 pockets, all deep enough for a wallet or phone. Easy to get your things out if you need to. Come with a leather brown belt, that I can't honestly say I have used, as I prefer my own, but isn't bad compared to some belts that come free with a pair.
Value for money: I'd say good. Jeans of an equal quality may set you back twice as much if you but them on the high street.