I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve done a product review…life just got in the way and I had a lot on my plate for awhile, so I decided to take a short break. It’s definitely meaningful to me to present quality brands and independent designers in general posts, but sharing them up close and personal is so much more valuable, and fun! I am happy to say I’ve currently got several more ready and waiting in the wings for all of you, so get ready! Mavi Jeans is my latest focus, and I have quite a handful of their new Fall denim pieces to share. If you remember, I’ve reviewed several of their jeans both on my personal blog (check them here and here) and at Denimology (see them here and here), and I’ve never been disappointed, so I’m stoked to try out a few more.
Mavi is a leading premium denim brand founded in 1991 in Istanbul, Turkey. One of the reasons why they are always on my radar is because they consistently produce such quality, comfortable jeans at a price point that won’t break your bank like most of the other premium denim brands might. You generally get what you pay for in the denim industry, and Mavi is a superb value! One of the biggest new releases in Mavi’s world is the incorporation of their new SuperSoft fabrics in their Fall line. This fabric blend is engineered with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers for a solid structure and “offers superior fit retention, structure, and stretch.” TENCEL is actually an eco-friendly fiber, since it is regenerated from wood cellulose from eucalyptus trees that are grown sustainably on farms, and it happens to be biodegradable and compostable. It is super soft to the touch, has a nice clean sheen to it, provides marvelous breathability, and gives you freedom of movement. One of the most common complaints with stretchy denim is that it can sometimes stretch out too far and bag out, but Mavi’s fits with the SuperSoft fabric boast superior shape retention, so they are meant to keep you looking your best in lightweight comfort for years and years on end. Because of these amazing benefits, the SuperSoft fabrics are now a staple line in Mavi’s collections from here on out.
One of the jeans sent to me from Mavi’s Fall line is the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke SuperSoft. Now, I am already obsessed with faded black, super dark grey washes, so I think I’ve worn this one more than all the others so far! The Alissa is a really nice long and lean fit, with a contoured high rise of 9.5″ in the front and 14.5 in the back for a flattering fit over the bum. It’s a true skinny with a 10.5″ leg opening, and feels truly like leggings with that SuperSoft fabric, which is made of 44% Cotton, 42% Tencel, 13% Pes, 1% Ea and a sturdy 13oz weight. I’ve worn them for several days in a row and they feel just as they did when I purchased them, although I believe they did soften up a bit more and are even more comfortable. I am normally a 26, which was the size sent to me, and they are definitely true to size. I also am an avid weight lifter, so for those with some curves, I’d say these are a go! They may look tight, but they are actually just right.
Dark grey or faded black denim is such a fun neutral shade to pair with just about anything, so if you’ve been eyeing this look, the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke SuperSoft is a great choice. Darker jeans are usually touted as best for the Fall and Winter months, but I honestly will wear them year round…why not? Mavi prides themselves on creating classics that will never go out of style, and these definitely fit the bill.
Shop the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke SuperSoft here!