Denim Review: Ksubi Hi & Wasted Jeans in Vintage Black

Since hearing about the relaunch of Ksubi, I could not have been more excited to try out the new pieces that they had to offer. Ksubi has always been a brand that has gone against the grain and that is just what I love about them. For my first pair from their new line, I wanted to go for a different cut than what I was used to, so I chose their Hi & Wasted cut, but kept true to my usual black wash and went for the Vintage Black.

I have to say, the cut is pretty amazing and more than what I initially expected from the brand. They are cut higher which lends to a more unisex touch, so if you are on the skinnier side like me, these are a great choice for you. I went for my usual size 27 in the brand and we all know the brand tends to run on the smaller side. But being higher cut, I thought a 27 would work and they did! They are fitted throughout the hips and leg, but if you want a more slouchy cut, I say sizing up would work just great.

The wash is a worn black, one that looks as though they are a naturally worn in pair that were once jet black. It’s a simple wash that can be paired with any piece in your closet. The hand to the fabric was a huge surprise to me. With the previous styles I have tried, they have mostly been on the stiffer side being that they are new denim for the lack of a better term. But these feel as though you wore them down yourself and washed them many times.

Though soft, they do hold their shape and I actually noticed that they hold it exceptionally well. I’ve worn them for days straight and the knees haven’t bagged like most of my jeans have and the waist hasn’t stretched, causing me to constantly pull them up. These are details that I (and I am sure all of you) definitely look for in jeans.

These do have the signature Ksubi details such as the crosses at the back pocket and behind the left thigh. Although the seam stitching at the outer seam is different with these, so this particular cut doesn’t have that detail, but they have standard stitching that goes down the inseam. This gives them a more classic touch to go along with the cut.

Overall, they definitely are a pair that keeps me loving the brand and has me wanting more from them, especially the distressed styles and jackets. Whether you are a slim guy looking for a pair that isn’t baggy or a woman just looking for a great worn in black pair, these are definitely a style to try out. You can click here to get a pair yourself from SHOPBOP.

Jeans Courtesy of Ksubi