My first pair of Good American Jeans: A Review
Updated: May 27
For years now I have been the self-proclaimed jean queen. You could say I am a little denim obsessed. I feel the need to buy a new pair of jeans every time I step into a store. Is anyone else like this?
Since I haven’t been leisurely browsing around shops I decided to order jeans online at Good American. I have had my eye on this brand for a while but the price tag has always strayed me from purchasing. I’m a discount TJ Maxx kind of gal so spending $185 on denim can be difficult to justify. Once I got over the price and proceeded to order I tried to figure out my size. I would say the hardest thing to determine while online shopping is the sizing (especially if trying out a new company). Different brands have a tendency to be inconsistent with sizing so it can be challenging to know exactly what to order without having to deal with the hassle of exchanges. For this, I would suggest studying the size chart and reading the reviews to see if the brand fits true to size or if you need to go up or down a size. I ordered the 'Good Boy Double Slit' jeans in a size 2 and it is true to size. Ordering a straight leg jean was an especially big risk for me because I am a ride or die fan of skinny jeans. However, I am so happy I took the risk because I love how these jeans look! This jean is especially cute paired with a little heel or wedge to dress it up.
What intrigued me about Good American is the cinched 'no gap' waist. Having a gap at the waist can be such an issue-especially in high waisted jeans, but this pair is true to its branding. No gap!
The material is stretchy and comfortable and the little details like the zip-fly button closure, light distressing in the pockets, and unfinished hems with side slits are what really make this responsible denim worth the money.
My overall takeaway is that if you are in the mood to treat yourself to a nice pair of jeans, go for it! I have learned that because inexpensive jeans aren’t the best quality, I get tired of them easily. Denim ends up piled in the donate bag after a few months and I get trapped in a revolving door of searching for the perfect pair of jeans that I’m never going to find in the discount section. My advice would be to save up and get the nice pair you’ve been eyeing for a while. If you end up loving them, it will be more cost effective and environmentally friendly in the long run. I am always in search of the perfect jeans but for now, this Good American pair is at the top of my list.