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Different fit from other NYDJ jeans, more skinny jeans than leggings.
on December 7, 2013
EDITED December 28, 2014: My original review is below, in quotes. I'm updating based on nearly a year of wear of this style. They still fit, although they've stretched a bit and still look flattering, but they do NOT "wear like iron" as I expect from this brand. I have NYDJ jeans quite a few years older than these that look less worn, even though I've worn and washed them frequently. I have another jeans brand that cost $12.99 four years ago which I only wear for heavy house and yard work that have held up better than these. Topstiching threads have come loose, and the fabric is pilling. The price keeps rising. I paid $87.50 here - much lower than most NYDJ jeans. I liked them so much I went to my account to "buy it again." They were then $104, later $114, now $130! I had ordered a pair in black (still called Alina) from Nordstrom's. They were of even poorer quality, had fewer details and did not fit at all; I returned them. I'm thinking NYDJ contracts their manufacturing out to various factories and accepts inconsistent standards for styles they name the same. This is certainly not the way to protect a status brand. I pay for a brand because I know what to expect. I wonder now if they're made in USA because of the sloppiness of sewing and lack of uniformity of fit and style. The fabric used in the pair I own and the ones I sent back are not the same. $130 is a high price for jeans, but I'd pay it for a pair that would continue to fit and look good for a long time. I've lowered my rating to two stars because of lack of durability + increased price. (The constant price-changing on Amazon is getting on my nerves.)
Original Review, December 6, 2013
"I've been buying NYDJ jeans for years and think they're great. They're expensive, but they wear like iron, fit well and are Made in USA. They hold in the tummy and lift the butt. I called their customer service and asked about the Alina style. I specifically asked about the inseam length and the person promised to find out and get back to me. That never happened. She also insisted that I should buy the same size in this style as my other NYDJ jeans - 6P. Turns out I could not zip the 6P. They also run a bit short for jeans and a little loose for leggings. Just so you know. I exchanged for 8P, had no problem with fit or comfort. I recommend them for what they are: skinny pants, not leggings."