Reptiles have been a huge inspiration for designers these last few seasons. Denim brands in particular have used these crawling muses quite boldly to create the ever-so-hot novelty jean trend. 7 For All Mankind is no exception, they have taken the denim terrarium to a whole new level with their Skinny in Papyrus with High-Gloss Snake jeans.
First of all the realism of this reptile print is mind blowing! The layout of the pattern, uneven color of the scales and of course the high-gloss shine imitate lizard skin perfectly (yes, I believe the print is lizard and not snake as stated in the name). This effect is achieved through a long and complex production process that uses special heat transfers that are hand pressed onto colored denim. Due to the nature of this technology the precious print can be somewhat delicate, just like ancient Egyptian paper ☺
Skinny Fit suits the strong bold vibe of these jeans very well. Slim through the whole leg, the silhouette is completed with a fairly low rise (6.75" - on the front, 11.25" - on the back) and shorter 30" inseam to eliminate any bunching at the bottom. The overall look is edgy, sexy and very modern.
The fabric of these jeans is pretty thin and quite comfortable for the steamy, summer weather. Don't let the scaly outer surface fool you -inside, the High-Gloss Snake jeans are very soft and nice to the skin. While it is a typical blend of 98% cotton and 2% spandex the jeans are a bit less stretchy than usual, I assume this is due to the nature of the print which is very similar to a coating. For that reason I believe the sizing is a bit off, jeans seem to be running a tinge small. My usual 24 was so tight on me I could hardly breathe but size 25 felt just great - still snug but very comfy.
The 7 For All Mankind Skinny in Papyrus High-Gloss Snake really is an amazing pair of jeans! They are a definite show stopper, walk into a room and all eyes will be on you (and what girl doesn't love that)! Undeniably bold, super stylish and fashionable these jeans truly are exotic in your closet.
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The 7 For All Mankind Skinny in Papyrus High-Gloss Snake is available at 7 For All Mankind retail stores and at http://www.7forallmankind.com.