Rated 1 out of 5 by kc963 These are not jeans, they are jeggings.
I think my title says it. Despite being 95% cotton (according to the tag) these are not jeans, they are stretch pants with a denim finish and a matchstick ankle. As flattering as that description doesn't make them sound, know that it's a little worse in person. Granted the description says they have a touch of spandex for some stretch, but is beyond. They look nothing like they do in the picture. And yes, I ordered the right size, despite the painted on look of leggings the waist actually gaps. I wouldn't say I have odd proportions, 5'6'' 145 pounds, most pants fit me as they're meant to, and I ordered my standard j crew size.
Also the material is super thin, way to thin for jeans, and somehow this causes them to bunch when you sit, stand, or walk normally.
Cheap jeans sold as premium denim.
September 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by nj54 These are like stretch pants, not jeans
I loved the previous version of J. Crew Matchstick black jeans, so I was disappointed to receive these. The difference is that these ones are much tighter in the thigh area. It's not a comfort or quality issue -- they're still very comfortable, and they seem fine quality to me. It's a design issue. If you don't want to attract that much attention to your thighs all day, then this is not a good look. I am a runner with slim legs (size 26) and these tight thigh jeans actually make my thighs look wierdly skinny. Bring back the old cut please! These matchsticks feel more like toothpick stretch leggings.
October 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joallo Quality has declined
This is the second pair of these jeans I've bought in a couple of years, and though the fit is the same, the fabric is MUCH thinner, not like denim at all. They look fine, but just feel cheaper in quality all around.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by meeks Go-to pants
These pants are my new go-to! Other reviewers mentioned they fit like leggings, but that was not the case for me. They look great and are so comfortable! They are slim, but due to the straight leg they are not skin-tight. With a long top they are great for work. I'm on my third wear and they have loosened up slightly, but in a very flattering way (no awkward bagging). I haven't washed them yet, so can't speak to fading. I am 5'7"/120 lbs, and my normal size 26 fit perfectly.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJLS Black Jeans staple
As an over 60, I've been reluctant to move to skinny jeans because frankly, they look terrible on me! I'm 5'4" and 115 so its not that I'm full figured, but with the exception of a pair I tried on for $500, skinny jeans usually make me look oddly shaped - thick thighs and matchstick ankles. But these are different - they look great - they are skinny but not 'twiggy" - and all for a normal price!!
April 6, 2016