Reformation Jeans Review

I’m pretty sure jeans are my kryptonite.

Every time I think my collection is complete, a new pair always seem to make its way into my shopping cart. It’s an obsession. Mostly because I’m always on the hunt for jeans that fit, look, and feel better than the ones I already own. It’s a game I like to play, where my wallet and my closet space almost always end up being the biggest losers. Luckily, I’m super picky about my jeans, and most never make the cut.

But when Reformation launched their sustainable denim collection last Fall, I was very intrigued. I tried my best to hold off and kept telling myself I didn’t need another pair.  At first it worked. But mostly because their inseam lengths were 30″ long and that was just way too long for me.

Then they decided to make “crop” jeans, which let’s face it, are really just regular length jeans for petites. So the obsession grew.

*FYI: They also make denim for petites but the styles are very limited*

A week before my Italy trip, I finally gave in. I decided that I needed a new pair of jeans for this very occasion. It was the perfect storm, and so I ordered two pairs of jeans on a limb to see what all the fuss was about.

The first pair is their Mid Crop Flare Jean ($128) in the wash “Baltic”.

First impression
I am really into how roomy these are for my calves.

More thoughts
Like the description on Reformation’s site, it does fit snug in the beginning. I’m assuming it will loosen up with wear. It wasn’t uncomfortable by any means though.

Fit
True to size. I’m wearing a 25 and they fit perfectly.


Thanks, Yuki (her fashion blog: New Inspired) for making this GIF and the one below possible 😉.

What I liked
-The unfinished hem makes it easy to shorten the length and adjust it to your preference. If I kept these jeans, I would have definitely shortened the hem to make it a true cropped jean on me.
-The denim material felt sturdy and comfortable.
-The flare leg was just enough to make a statement, but didn’t feel over the top.

What I didn’t like
I guess if I wanted to nitpick, it would have been helpful to have it already hemmed for petites. But if you have no problem taking a pair of scissors to DIY, then this is no problem at all.

Keep or Return
I decided to return this pair because it just wasn’t something I needed right now. I already have two pairs of jeans in this wash (AGOLDE straight crop jeans and Re/Done high rise ankle crop jeans) and probably won’t be needing anymore for a very long time. If I didn’t own two pairs already, these would have been a great staple piece.

The second pair is the Danny Mid Relaxed Jean ($128) in the wash “Skye”.

First impression
I love these jeans.

More thoughts
These are the perfect weekend jean. Like the name would imply, they feel very relaxed and comfortable.

Fit
True to size. I’m also wearing a 25 in these, and they fit perfectly.

What I liked
-The denim material is so incredibly comfortable. They also have a nice weight to them. It reminds me of old school, lived-in denim.
-There is no sagging with these jeans. I wore these on my flight back from Milan to New York for 9 hours, and they stayed put. Not ashamed to say it, but I had to undo the top button for extra comfort. I mean, we do expand in the air…right?
-The “relaxed” fit is just loose enough that it looks good without being sloppy.
-They are so easy to wear with everything in my closet.
-They wash well. I washed them on the delicate cycle (and air dried them) this weekend and once they dried, they fit just the same. No shrinking or stretching.

What I didn’t like
-I do wish they were an inch or two shorter. However, the length doesn’t bother me enough to return them. I think the longer length goes with the relaxed vibe of the jeans.

Keep or Return
Once I put them on, I knew I had to keep them. It sounds silly, but to me, anything that makes me feel as happy and excited as I did when I tried them on, is worth keeping. And so I did! I wore them out after trying them on.

I also wore them almost everyday of my Italy trip. I walked miles and miles in them and ate many indulgent meals, and never felt uncomfortable in them. These jeans will definitely be well loved.

Final thoughts

Reformation jeans are definitely worth a try. All their jeans are sustainably and ethically made, which means you can love your jeans and Mother Earth too. Their size offering is pretty impressive too, ranging from 23-31. And, it definitely doesn’t hurt that they all look so good.

This concludes my review. Feel free to ask me about anything about the jeans that I didn’t cover in this post.

Thanks for stopping by.

See you in my next post!

Sophie 🙂


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