I’ve gained a new found love for tuxedo jeans. Stay tuned for several more tuxedo jeans reviews on our site. It all started with my Rag and Bone Midnight Tuxedo jeans which we reviewed earlier this year (see review here). Today’s review is on Hudson Loulou Tuxedo Jeans in Chopin.
These are Hudson’s newest style jeans, inspired by LouLou de la Falaise who was the influence behind Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Le Smoking Tuxedo. They’re meant to have a cropped fit with a subtle relaxed style. I normally prefer my skinny jeans to fit exactly as described—skinny. But these definitely are more on the relaxed side, which actually allows for a lot of comfort in these jeans. Made of 98% cotton and 2% elastan, there is a nice amount of stretch to these jeans, and the material is very soft. They’re a thicker denim, which makes these a little harder to pull off for the warmer weather we’ll be experiencing for a while. But then again, there’s always those cooler evenings. I also really like the cropped length on these (26 inch inseam). I’d say these jeans run about a size large, although they’re meant to be worn slightly relaxed. And they do stretch out quite a bit after some wear. If you prefer the relaxed look to these jeans, then go with your normal sizes. Otherwise, size down in these.
The interesting thing about these jeans is the contrast color side stripe. It’s made of a glow in the dark phosphorescent stripe. So you will literally glow in the dark wearing these jeans. The color is called Chopin which is a beautiful olive color with a bright neon yellow side contrast stripe. They’ve also been made in a burgundy color and a navy wash (stay tuned for our upcoming review on these).
These are a classic five pocket style with faux front pockets. The rear pockets are more plain than Hudson’s classic flap pockets. I really like the simplicity of the back pockets and how they’re placed. The front coin pocket has Hudson’s signature logo pin, which is a nice little accent to these jeans and all of their jeans. The rise measurement is a comfortable 7 inches with a 10 inch leg opening. (Measurements may vary slightly among different sizes).
The washing instructions on these are: dry clean only. This is probably due to the phosphorescent side stripes.
These Hudson Loulou jeans in Chopin have been seen on Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Buy Hudson Jeans ‘LouLou’ Tuxedo Stripe Skinny Crop Jeans (Chopin Wash) at Nordstrom.