So I finally tried on a pair of Cheap Mondays today. (I think it was the only non-cosmetic item at Barneys that I could afford, by the way). I needed to go up a size to make them fit properly. They’re really stretchy, which made them very comfortable for a pair of trou that look painted-on. The cut is more flattering than your average skinny jean, which is another plus. But… they kinda had a weird rubber-bandy smell, probably from the stretch factor. And the pockets are huge! When I looked in the mirror from the side, the pockets reached around the side of my thigh, thereby making my bum look weird. So I didn’t buy them. (Update: You can buy them online at Jake and get free shipping)
Also, Barneys is stocking Topshop’s cult Baxter jean for $110. Who spends that much money on Topshop jeans?