Denim Review DL1961 [March 2020]

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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!

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DL1961 from ASOS $277.00

Love the mid blue wash and hem detail on these unique jeans from DL1961

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Our Favorites from DL1961

and a little about what makes each pair special…

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from Gilt $199.00

Color/pattern: ibiza Inseam approximately 26in Model is 5’11 and is wearing a size 26. Measurements may vary slightly by size. 100% cotton Hand …


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from Shopbop.com $199.00

∙Fabric: Denim ∙Shredding at hem ∙Flare silhouette ∙Cropped profile ∙Hidden zip at fly ∙Button at fly ∙Slant front pockets ∙Patch back pockets ∙…


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from Rue La La $199.00

Color/pattern: Elmhurst Inseam approximately 35in 11.5in front rise; 13in back rise Leg opening has an approximate 23in circumference Measuremen…


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from Shopbop.com $199.00

∙Fabric: Mid-weight, non-stretch denim ∙Rose gold-tone button closure at waist ∙Zip fly ∙Slant front pockets ∙Patch side and back pockets ∙Shell…


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from Rue La La $199.00

Color/pattern: dogwood Inseam approximately 28in Model is 5’11 and is wearing a size 26. Measurements may vary slightly by size. 93% cotton, 6% …


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from Nordstrom Rack $209.00

Polished mix-scale metal and imitation-pearl studs dot the hips of frayed-hem, ankle-grazing jeans cut for a fit that’s slim but not tight. 23=0…


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from Urban Outfitters $209.00

Everyday boyfriend jean from DL1961 in a distressed light wash denim for a casual look we love. Sits high on the waist with a relaxed fit throug…


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from Shopbop.com $219.00

∙Fabric: Mid-weight stretch denim ∙Acid wash ∙Angular, seamed panels ∙Button at waist and zip fly ∙Slant hip and patch back pockets ∙Shell: 58% …


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from Gilt $219.00

Color/pattern: BALE Inseam approximately 27in 9.25in front rise; 12.5in back rise Leg opening has an approximate 10in circumference Model is 5’9…


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from Rue La La $229.00

Color/pattern: STRAUSS Inseam approximately 33in 12in front rise; 14in back rise Leg opening has an approximate 23in circumference Model is 5’9….


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.

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

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Do Dl1961 Jeans Stretch Out?

DI1961 jeans are designed to hold their fit, even if they are stretch jeans.

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.

See the whole collection on DL1961.com

Have a thought about DL1961 or want us to include another of their jeans in our review? Drop us a line at editor@denimblog.com

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What Customers Are Saying About DL1961

The inside story on quality, fit, and more…

“These jeans are comfortable but on the thinner side. Not ideal for very cold weather.”

About the Fit

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“I was soooo excited to get these. I wanted them to be as high rise as shown on the model but they were not on me. The fell right under my belly button. I am 5’7.5″ 150 lbs I ordered a 29 since I have grown during Covid and they fit but were not flattering. They flattened my buns and I have a bottom but not huge and gaped slightly at waist. They are well constructed and distressing was as pictured. If they were a dark wash I would have kept and altered but between the light wash, gaping, and not being as high rise as I wanted I sadly returned.”

About the Fit Sizing: True to Size / As Expected

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“These jeans are beautiful in person, high quality denim and well placed rips. Fit true to size but I would not recommend for the shorter ladies. I’m 5’4 and the cut of these made my legs look even shorter. Wouldn’t recommend if you’re looking for a style that elongates you!”

About the Fit Sizing: True to Size / As Expected

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“The material isn’t as attractive in person as it is pictured. They look less elegant in person, and the material feels harsh and thin (cheap)… not exactly as pictured on the model.”

About the Fit

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“I was in a rush and stupidly cut off the tags before trying these for the first time. I could tell right away the waist was not going to fit the way I’m used to with other brands. Since it does stretch I was able to get the button closed but unless I lose 10lbs I’m either not wearing these or I will wear them uncomfortably smooshed in at the waist. Positive is they are very solid black.”

About the Fit Sizing: Smaller than Expected

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