Hi guys and here's another quick Grana review today. So far I've found that their silk tank is ok but not as good as the silk from Everlane or Cuyana, but Grana's pima cotton shirt is awesome and I already ordered more. Today I'll be reviewing their japanese denim slim boyfriend jeans. When I first put in my order a couple weeks ago, they were all sold out of the high rise skinny jeans and their slim jeans in my size so I went with what was left, their slim boyfriend jeans. I'm not usually a fan of boyfriend jeans since I try not to add bulk to my lower half of my body since I'm already pear-shaped. But I was willing to try it out and I was pleasantly surprised.
First a quick note on sizing: these jeans run big. I'm not sure if it's Grana that runs big or just this style. But I'm usually a 28 in jeans (size 4 in Everlane), so I ordered a size 28 in the dark wash and a size 27 in the light wash. As you can see the 27 fit better in both the waist and thigh/butt area.
As for the Japanese denim, I really loved it. It's a very stiff, non-stretchy type of denim. It's the kind of denim you find in vintage Levi's. So true, there's not a lot of stretch so it can be a tad uncomfortable in the beginning but I liked that it kind of held my thighs in, sort of like stiff Spanx. Grana's japanese denim is so refreshing after years of wearing super stretchy jeans. This is good ole' fashioned denim.
I should note that reader Ximena commented that for her, Grana denim was itchy. I didn't find it to be itchy at all, but it could be due to a difference in the style of jeans. I could imagine that if I was wearing their skinny jeans, that the rough material would be a bit scratchy. But in the boyfriend style, I think the looser fit means the denim isn't hugging your legs and so there's no itch.
So in the end, I kept the light wash jeans though I haven't been wearing it since the temps around here have been in the high 90's. So I guess I'll be putting them aside until the fall.
If you're interested in trying out Grana's jeans for yourself, they retail for $49 (which is crazy affordable compared to designer denim) and this referral code will get you 10% off your first order. Stay tuned for a couple more Grana reviews and in the meantime read up on past Grana reviews here.
P.S. If you're wondering why Grana can keep their prices low they explain it all here.