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Parker Smith jeans review

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Getting back to the basics, it’s important to remember some of the most essential elements of fashion. When working towards a capsule wardrobe, identifying key repeat-pieces is of the essence. What could be more quintessential than a pair of jeans? In this Parker Smith jeans review, I’m going to cover a personal favorite brand that has now held my loyalty for years in providing the perfect fitting jeans (no, they haven’t paid me to write this). Owning dozens of pairs myself, and also sharing with friends and family, it’s a staple item that I wear in my real life scenarios nearly every day, making them well worth a place in your wardrobe.

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Managing a minimalist fashion blog, I’m not always able to share some of my everyday basics. But, basics are those capsule wardrobe items that you can wear the most – and the most important investment pieces in your closet. I couldn’t hold this one back any longer.

About Parker Smith jeans

First, a bit about the brand, Parker Smith. Parker Smith is a denim company based in Los Angeles, where each step of production is executed right in the heart of the fashion district of LA. That means all designers, sewers, dye houses and contractors are all managed centrally, making for a brand that is unified and polished in every detail.

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Their emphasis is placed on high quality fabrics and tailored silhouettes for all body types. Even People StyleWatch has coined them as “The perfect jean for your waist.” I’ve worked with the brand in the past on a gifting basis developing a close relationship with some of the team there. They have been absolutely a delight to talk with, and one of those companies you should feel great about supporting. I’ve even become a sort of pen-pal with a friend there, sharing current events and exciting news in the fashion scene. A brand I’m truly passionate about, it’s time to share the details beyond my immediate social circle whom I’ve already converted to the brand.

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Parker Smith denim collection

When they first started in 2014, Parker Smith had more or less a capsule collection of silhouettes in just a few basic colors. Now they carry over a dozen different fit times ranging from skinnies to straights and flares. Their colors have expanded past a range of blues, blacks and whites to include pop colors and even prints. You’ll even find some high profile 2019 fashion trends like sporty side-stripes and suiting styles. My favorite pieces that I wear on heavy rotation:

Best Parker Smith Styles:

  • Ava Skinny (the perfect skinny jean essential)
  • Ava Crop Skinny (a more modern twist on the sinny – my favorite)
  • Bombshell Crop Skinny
  • Twisted Seam Skinny (with a high-low seam – another favorite)
  • Cropped Straight (with a sort of vintage fit)
  • Pin-up Crop Straight (a more modern vintage fit)
  • Parker Smith fray hem jeans

One of my favorite details of Parker Smith jeans is their assortment of distressed, fray bottom jeans. From a traditional fray to their fun high-low hem jean with a high cut in the front, they add an artisanal statement to an otherwise basic style. My most worn pair is the twisted seam skinny in stallion – which literally hits every single load of laundry that I do, since it’s worn at least once a week. They’re extremely comfortable, flattering, and don’t loose their shape (even after traveling for hours). Which brings me to my next point.

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Parker Smith fitting

Parker Smith’s founders place an immense focus on the correct fit and feel of each of their denim pieces. From the rise to inseam and pocket placement, they’re designed to flatter your silhouette. They have just enough stretch to remain comfortable throughout the day while maintaining their shape. If you’re between sizes, I’d recommend going down. I usually wear a size 25-26” jean – I always opt for their 25” size. You can always reference their fit guide for additional tips on how to get the right pair for your body.

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Where to buy Parker Smith jeans

Loved this Parker Smith jeans review and want to get a pair of your own? You can shop directly on their site, or at some of your favorite retailers like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom Rack. I’ve always shopped directly on their site, where you can find all of their current styles sorted by fit.

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They’re good people, good jeans, and getting noticed

I have actually been wanting to write this Parker Smith jeans review for some time, as such an avid supporter of their brand. Why? It’s hard to find the perfect jean. Working a full-time career and managing a minimalist fashion blog, it’s important for me to have basics that I can rely on. I also travel frequently, and my Parker Smiths are an immediate grab for every occasion, as I know they travel well, won’t stretch out, and can be recycled into multiple looks throughout my trips.

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka on the catwalk
Badgley Mischka show, Runway, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA – 08 Sep 2018

And, don’t just trust me. Bradgley Mischka is also recently joining forces with Parker Smith for a licensed denim collection. When luxury brands start to notice, you know it’s a good jean. They’ve also been spotted on stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Olivia Wilde, as well as receiving assorted press from Us Weekly and Who What Wear.

The Best Benefits of Parker Smith jeans:

  • The fit is truly flattering on all body types
  • The material is soft, with just the right amount of stretch
  • They don’t loose their shape after multiple wears
  • They’re the quintessential basic denim for a capsule wardrobe
  • They have a variety of fits and styles for your taste
  • They’re a locally sourced small business
  • They’re amazing, kind people you should feel good about supporting

With so many brands flooding the market, these benefits are sweetened all the more with a group of transparent, honest people that you should feel good about supporting. I encourage you to reach out to them on social, send them a message and get to know them. I hope this Parker Smith review on one of my personally favorite brands was helpful, and please do write in if you have any other questions. I 100% back them as a brand, and hope you get as much wear out of your Parker Smith jeans as I do.

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