Uniqlo Skinny Jeans Punch Way Above Their Price Point

My favorite jeans rotation.

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There’s one item of clothing I’ve worn more than any other over the last few years: Uniqlo skinny jeans. Specifically, I have four pairs of the brand’s ultra stretch skinny jeans in various colors (black, mid-wash, and indigo) that I tend to rotate throughout my outfits.

I love them because they fit really well, are super comfortable, and come at a great price. What more could you want!

Uniqlo Skinny Jeans Review

A Perfect Fit

It can be hard to find a pair of skinny jeans that fit exactly as you want them. Two of my pet hates are jeans that don’t taper enough at the ankle, and those that fit badly around the upper legs and crotch.

Mid-wash Uniqlo skinny jeans birkenstocks
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Get the first issue wrong and you lose shape in your legs. Get the former wrong and I find that the jeans are uncomfortable or slide down. The great news is that Uniqlo’s jeans fit exactly as I like them. They sit tight around my calves while having just enough room higher up to be comfortable.

I also love how they fit length-wise. The jeans come in a standard 34-inch leg, although it’s easy to get them adjusted down to size. My pairs just reach to the top of my shoes. I can turn them up once or twice for a more tapered fit, or leave them long without them looking sloppy. And when you turn the jeans up, you get that nice double seam detail on the inside.

Uniqlo Skinny Jeans Roll Up
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Tight But Comfortable

These jeans are seriously comfortable. They are made from a cotton, polyester, and spandex blend that has enough stretch to ensure you aren’t restricted in any way. They still feel breathable despite the addition of plastic.

The jeans are also made from light denim. The mid-wash and black pairs are especially light and are a joy to wear. The indigo ones seem to be made from a slightly thicker material than the other colors. They have less stretch, but not to the extent that it’s a problem.

Surprising Durability

I’m surprised how long the jeans have lasted me. I have pairs that are three years old now, yet wear and tear is minimal.

A common jeans problem is when the denim wears out and holes appear. While jeans with holes isn’t a big issue in itself, it is a problem when the holes appear around the crotch. Unfortunately, this area tends to suffer a lot of friction. But I’m happy to report that I have never had the crotch blow out on a pair of these jeans.

Black Uniqlo Skinny Jeans
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Another common issue with skinny jeans is when they lose elasticity. This is a problem because the jeans can start to look sloppy. This has happened to some degree in both the black and mid-wash jeans. But, it just takes a spin in the wash to get them back to their original shape.

The color does fade in these jeans. It’s especially notable in the black and indigo colors. But it’s happened in a way that I like. For example, my black skinny jeans have taken on a faded gray color. These are actually one of my favorite pairs of jeans now.

The indigo jeans have also faded, you can see how much in the image below. I don’t mind because this is a well-worn pair of jeans and I think the fading adds a lot of character.

Uniqlo Indigo Skinny Jeans
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There are slight differences in fit

One thing to be aware of is that there are slight differences in fit and material. For example, the indigo jeans in the image above seem slightly thicker and tighter than the black and mid-wash ones in the rest of this article. It’s nothing major and all the pairs still fit fine, they just don’t feel exactly the same.

Uniqlo Jeans Review: Wrapping Up

There’s a reason why Uniqlo Skinny Jeans are top of my list of the best skinny jeans. They look stylish, the quality is great, they’re durable, and they are available in a large variety of colors. Best of all, they only cost $49.99!

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Duncan Elder

Duncan is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Boardwalk. He's a menswear writer who has spent the last 15 years developing his own sense of style, which lies at the cross-section of mid-noughties indie and Uniqlo-inspired minimalism.

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