Red Engine Vamp Jean in Cashmere on Denimology
I’m normally not one for crop jeans, as I’m more athletic than leggy and they tend to make me feel and look stumpier than a nice long skinny jean does. However, in the summer, they are always desirable for that extra bit of skin exposure to keep cool and to show off a cute manicure and stylish sandals! Every now and then I’ll give them a go for this reason, but I will usually offset the crop with a low rise to at least elongate the torso a bit in case of the appearance of shorter legs. High-rise crops were off my radar before this review, and I think I might have a change of heart, thanks to Red Engine!
Red Engine has been on my mind for a long time, ever since I learned about them at a local boutique I used to design print collateral for. I was very happy to finally try them out for myself! The brand was created by denim fans Jim Boldes and Kristy Harlan, and is based on the appeal, both in look and in feel, of vintage denim. They are another on the list of denim brands proudly made in the good ol’ USA, specifically Los Angeles, California. Red Engine imports quality fabrics from Japan and Europe, and every pair is built and detailed entirely by hand, making each one unique. I had heard a lot of great things about this brand, and I have to say they lived up to my expectations! I first heard of Red Engine‘s Cashmere wash in an e-newsletter, which stated “our cashmere wash is the perfect mix of opulence and comfort. An ultra-stretch, super-soft denim that will never lose shape. Now, you can truly live in luxury.” I figured that was a great time to finally check the brand out!
The Red Engine Vamp in Cashmere was sent to me in my usual size of 26, hugging every curve with a 44% Cotton/42% Lyocell/12% Polyester/2% Elastane fabric blend, and as mentioned above, they have lived up to the claim—I’ve worn them many times without them stretching out! They certainly are soft too. I actually think the higher rise, which hits just below my belly button without feeling too tight or uncomfortable, helps eliminate the short, stumpier look that cropped pants can give (actually I think these make my legs look longer and slimmer), and I absolutely love the zippers! These definitely are cut in such a way that they are actually more flattering than anything on my curvier figure, but I am sure they would compliment any figure well. The wash is so pretty. It’s dark, but once you take them out in the sun, it shows its true colors of a pretty blend of a lighter, vibrant blue in the faded areas.
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