Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue

It’s always good fun discovering and trying out new denim brands…it always amazes me how many there are out there that I still somehow don’t know about to begin with, but it impresses me how many new ones pop up all the time, despite the crazy competition in the industry! My stint at Denimology as a product reviewer has been such an amazing opportunity to try all sorts of brands, both new and some I’ve known and wanted to try for a long time. The latest for me to discover and review is a new denim line from a brand born in 1987 and inspired by the California boho and beach life, Johnny Was. After 30 years of always searching for the best jeans to pair with their flowy, feminine tops, they decided to introduce their own denim line, Johnny Was Blue! The line consists of three signature fits: The Flare, The Skinny (in a medium blue or black wash) and The Tomboy, each made with supersoft Tencel-infused fabrics thanks to designer Christy Whitley. When I got the chance to review one of these styles for Denimology, I chose The Tomboy! I’d normally grab a skinny jean, but I’ve done sooo many of those and lately I’ve been more partial to, and curious about, more relaxed vintage-inspired fits.

I absolutely love these jeans, and wore them several times up to the review. They are an essential piece for anyone’s closet with an awesome fit and feel and a few unique features (like that pretty red contrast stitching!). They are the perfect casual jean! Just a note, if you’re rushing to grab these now, size down..this style runs big. I went for a size 25, down from my usual 26. I paired them with a Hendrix tour tee shirt I found off eBay (my favorite shopping grounds) and my favorite jacket: the oh-so-popular BLANKNYC Embroidered Jacket in As You Wish.

Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue - Front View

Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue - Front Angle

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Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue - Side View Left

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Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue - Back View

Trying Out a New Denim Brand: Johnny Was Blue - Details

To read more about The Tomboy Jean by Johnny Was Blue, check out the full Denimology review here!

Shop Johnny Was here, and this particular jean, here.

4 Comments

  1. ALLEGRA F MCCULLOUGH March 3, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I continue to hold that I will look like you in jeans. It do work Great Blog!

    • Lana March 3, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you!

    • Lana March 8, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Thanks Lorna! It’s a contrasting stitch, not selvedge 🙂 But yeah I love how back to basics they are, but they definitely aren’t too basic. I think you’d love them!

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