Sharing a quick review of the Everlane Cheeky Straight Leg Jean, that’s been a long time addition to my wardrobe. My pair, in a W24, ankle length and shade sky blue, is now well worn since owning it from it’s launch.
First off, I love that Everlane jeans come in ankle/regular/tall lengths which just makes life that little bit easier. The jeans have a subtle stretch to them which makes it super comfy to lounge around in, compared to a more rigid denim (which I often prefer for the aesthetic). With a high waist fit, and a straight fit that leans more on the skinny rather than wide side, these jeans are a good all rounder/staple jean for everyday.
For reference, I’m 160cm or 5’3 and wear a size 24 or US 0-2/AU 6.
Fit & Sizing
I took my normal Everlane size, and would say these jeans fit true to size. For reference I am a W24 in jeans for the most part when it comes to Levis, Reformation, Grlfriend etc. If you’re in between sizes, I would recommend to size down, as these have a bit of stretch and give.
Design & Look
Despite being a straight leg, I find these on the narrow side compared to my other jeans e.g. Levi Wedgie Straight Leg, Uniqlo straight jeans. I definitely like this fit as I find it quite flattering and elongating on the legs given that it falls between hugging the legs too much and being too shapeless and wide legged.
The high waisted rise is always an essential for me when it comes to jeans. If you have a normal-long torso, or are more petite like me, high waisted jeans like these work wonders in adding the illusion of more height.
There is definitely a bit of creasing/ folding that occurs around the knees, and at the back of the thighs. Nothing major, but because of the cut, and my body shape, there’s a bit of excess material. The way it elongates makes up for this, but this is the reason why they’re not my absolute Holy Grail.
I’ve had these jeans since mid to late 2018, and so far, they’ve held up really well. I don’t wear them every day, but I’ve reached for them often in periods when they’re on rotation and they don’t look like there’s any wear. Granted I don’t wash denim all that often, but these still look brand new. If you’re looking for durability, these get the tick from me.