It’s been beautiful out this week in Boston. I can finally go outside without a winter coat, drink iced coffees, and enjoy the tulips that are in full bloom. I had been dying to wear these floral (and very colorful!) pants from J.Crew but thought it would be best to wait until some actual flowers had bloomed. So here we are…at last.
The J.Crew toothpick jean is a new find for me. Years ago, I tried the matchstick jean and found the pockets to be too large and therefore unflattering on me. I was hesitant to try any other denim from J.Crew until I saw the toothpick jean in polka-dot. I couldn’t resist! You can find my review here; I’m wearing a size 30 tall. The fit through the thighs was amazing, but unfortunately, the jeans were too large around the waist. By the time I got around to exchanging the jeans for a smaller size, they were all sold out. Sad story.
Instead, I tried another style in size 29 tall. Enter the Liberty toothpick jean. Here are my few quick thoughts as compared to the toothpick jean in polka-dot:
- Size: Holy tightness! I had all I could do to get these zipped up so I’m hoping that they’ll stretch a bit with wear. I was sort-of expecting size 29 to be a bit small, but I think this style runs smaller than the toothpick jean in polka-dot.
- Length: The tall inseam is 30″, making it a good length for the weather transition months. Regular size inseam is 28″. I find that the lengths are consistent across toothpick jean styles.
- Material: The material is cotton with a hint of stretch. These do feel less stretchy than the toothpick jean in polka-dot. The leg openening at the botton is little under 12 inches, so if you have larger feet, you may have trouble pulling these on.
Overall, I love that there is a party on my pants. Verdict? Keep.
Readers: Have you tried the J.Crew toothpick jean? How did you find the fit to be? Was the fit consistent between sizes?
P.S. Do you like the picture of the duck? My boyfriend (aka the photographer) was obsessed with this little guy!