I think I may have tried most brands of skinny jeans. There have been winners (BlankNYCSpray On, Hudson Collin, MOTHER Looker) and losers (7 for All Mankind, MiH, and Sanctuary I’ve found really small).
But my hunt for the perfect black skinny has been the most difficult, many of them fitting tighter and smaller (the BankNYC are hilariously small) than their lighter denim counter-styles (the MOTHER looker fit well in black, but is definitely lowwww-rise).
As I wandered through Nordstrom last week on the search for another tough find, little girl sneakers that come in blue and pink (GHM), I took the elevator up to the denim department to quiz the girl on duty.
Without blinking she led me to Citizens of Humanity Black Avedon.
Lots of stretch, but thick enough to not show bumps or lumps. The waist in my normal size 31 fit comfortably mid-rise, despite the low-rise label on the tag. The color is a deep black, not at all washed out. The reviews online agree.
At $178.00 their price is steep, so if you can’t go there, just wait. All denim gets marked down at the end of a season, so with a little Internet surfing effort (not too late or this one will be gone). I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll find them.
Do you have a favorite black skinny? Please share!
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