DSquared2 Cool Girl Cropped Jean in Black

I apologize for the long overdue review.  It’s been excruciatingly hot here in Southern California, and the thought of photographing in this heat was unbearable.  If you’re in the LA area, I’m sure you can sympathize with me.  It’s been incredibly hot and humid, which is so unlike LA.  When I felt a minor semblance of a breeze, I jumped at the chance and finally photographed these as quickly as I could.  Today’s review is on DSQUARED Cool Girl Cropped Jean in Black.  I’ve been a fan of this brand for some time now, particularly when they made the best low-rise cropped cargo pants back in 2004.  I recall wearing those pants to the ground, and I’d been a fan of the brand ever since.

The denim is made of 98% cotton and 2% elastan, which is a very sturdy and stiff denim.  The material actually reminds me a lot of Diesel jeans.  The denim is thicker, so these are definitely more weather appropriate for the fall and winter.  And the cropped style, with a 23 ½ inch inseam, allows you to showcase a great pair of boots.  The leg opening is 12 inches, which is wide enough so that you can wear these over a tall boot as well.

The color is called Black, which is a faded black denim with lightly distressed fabric along the front and back pockets and bottom hem.  I really like the wash on these, and they fit perfectly with the black denim trend that will follow us through the fall.  These go by Italian sizes, so it’s important to know your correct Italian size.  From my experience with Italian sizes, this is how I would break it down:  size 36 is size 0 or size 23/24 in denim.  Size 38 is like a size 25/26, size 40 is like a size 27/28, and so on.  Going by this size chart, I’d say these run pretty true to size, depending on how you want them to fit.  I opted for a looser fit since these are a more relaxed style.  While they feel ok in the thighs, the waist is much too large for me.  So I’d suggest going with your normal size in these. They don’t stretch out all that much after wear, but as all denim they will stretch a little.

These have a button fly with a 10 inch rise.  The rise doesn’t feel as high because of the long slouched crotch.  The rear pockets sit lower, so they give a little lift to the rear.  The downfall to these jeans and most every pair of DSquared2 jeans is the price tag.  They are pricier than your average designer jean, but the quality of the jeans speaks for itself.

Washing instructions are:  Machine wash to 30 degrees Celsius, Do Not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not dry clean.

Buy DSQUARED Cool Girl Cropped Jean in Black on sale now at Forward.


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