Denim Review DL1961 [August 2019]

Dl 1961 Jeans

Dl 1961 Jeans

In the world of premium denim, knowing what’s what can be exhausting. With all the washes, brands, lines, and personalities in the industry, you need to do quite a bit of investigation to stay in the loop.

This article is all about DL1961, a premium denim brand based in NYC.

In fact, we’ve written quite a bit about DL1961 before…

Below, we go through some of our favorite jeans from their current collection. Each pair has some info about what DenimBlog thinks and what other customers have said. Ready? Let’s go!

Editor’s Choice for DL1961

Editor’s Choice for DL1961 🌟


DL1961 Jerry

The DL1961 ‘Jerry’ is a mid-rise skinny jean from made with their instasculpt fabric for shape retention. This fit is comparable to the DL1961 ‘Florence’ fit but with a shorter inseam Love this fit? Try the DL1961 ‘Florence’. It fits exactly like the DL1961 Jerry. The only difference is that the length is slightly longer.

Fabric & Color

These jeans are available in grey and dark blue (called Moscow) like in the reference photo. The Instasculpt in their title refers to the fabric used in each piece, Tencel lyocel, a stretch/new fabric.

What Others Think

These jeans are universally loved and praised for having just the “right amount” of stretch, stretch retention, and flattering appearance.

Our Favorites from DL1961

and a little about what makes each pair special…



DL1961 $168.00

Comfortable, stylish, and just a little bit edgy, DL1961 Emma jeans are the brand’s skinniest silhouette yet. Fabric: 4-way stretch den…



DL1961 $178.00

Figure-sculpting skinny jeans are engineered to elongate your form and streamline your curves while providing all-day comfort and amazing shape …



DL1961 $168.00

Fits true to size, order your normal size Mid rise 8.25″ rise, 29″ inseam, 9″ leg opening, based on a size 27



DL1961 $179.00

Subtly faded denim gives shape to a pair of flattering straight-leg jeans accentuated with golden topstitching and signature back-pocket embroid…



DL1961 $189.00

Comfortable, stylish, and versatile, these DL1961 Emma jeans are the brand’s skinniest silhouette yet—and with frayed hem detailing they are per…



DL1961 $198.00

Color/pattern: grizzly Inseam approximately 27in 10.5in front rise; 13.5in back rise Leg opening has an approximate 8in circumference Measuremen…



DL1961 $199.00

Fits true to size, order your normal size Mid rise: 8″ Regular inseam: 29″ Leg opening: 9″ All meas…



DL1961 $199.00

Fabric: Stretch denim Frayed hem and side slits Faded wash Full length, boot-cut style Button at waist and zip at fly 5-pocket styling Shell: 98…



DL1961 $208.00

Color/pattern: marina Inseam approximately 27.5in 9.5in front rise; 12in back rise Leg opening has an approximate 13in circumference Measurement…



DL1961 $396.00

DL1961 skinny jeans, styled with a supple leather front panel and coated denim back panel. Comfortable, stylish, and just a little bit edgy.



DL1961 $149.00

Details DL1961 Premium Denim “Florence” nicked instasculpt jeans with subtle fading and light whiskering. Approx. mea…


DL1961 Shorts

DL1961 Shorts

Daria Shorts

DL1961 Daria Shorts $159.00

DL1961 offers a few pairs of shorts and skirts, both is regular and maternity. I’m going to talk about my favorite of the bunch, The Daria.

Why Wear The Daria?

These shorts are perfect for summer, with their low-rise fit and carefree raw hem. Not too short but short enough, these would look great on a night out in an informal setting.

Fabric & Color

The Daria come in two washes – a light and dark jean. They do not use the same stretch material as the jean above, so the fit is more like a traditional blue jean.

What Others Think

Lots of love given to the Darias for their versatility — as you could wear them in a work environment (not too short) and look, with the frayed edges and destruction they do look very chic.

DL1961 Fit Guide

Before we get to the jeans let’s talk a little about fit – one thing that DL1961 is well known for is its claim to have perfect fitting jeans (check out their size chart below)

Dl1961 Fit Guide

Dl1961 Fit Guide

This is due to the fabric technology they use in their collection. Though it sounds like marketing talk, the truth is that their entire collection is very, noticeably comfortable. Check out the sizing details below, including a link to their fit guide.

Research / Frequent Questions

Do Dl1961 run small?

They do not. They actually seem to run a bit big

What is dl1961?

DL 1961 is a brand of denim that was the first denim to include lycra and stretch material in them. It was founded in 2008

Wrap Up on DL1961

The verdict is clear on DL1961, regardless of the jeans you end up with, the quality of the material and attention to detail on the design side will leave you happy.

Of all the denim brands we’ve surveyed, DL1961 scored the highest among satisfaction and love from those who wear their jeans. Personally, I’ve found the brand to be excellent and always improving their washes, design, and aesthetic.

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