Much like Luxulite, Freddies of Pinewood is another English vintage-reproduction label that seems to fill up my Instagram feed on a daily basis. I have known about Freddies for a few years, but had never (up until now) taken the plunge and purchased a pair. I am mostly a skirt-wearing, nipped-in waist kinda girl, so I was very unsure about the concept of jeans.
To be completely honest, I am still slightly unsure about jeans, sure, I have one pair which I have had for years, which I don when I know I am only doing chores like nipping to the local Tesco etc. But I would never consider them ‘weekend best’, and the idea of wearing them has never filled me with the same level of excitement a pencil skirt inspires.
But, I was curious about Freddies.. I wanted to experience for myself what all the other beautiful ladies on my social media channels were experiencing. So, I took the plunge, or rather, I feel like I have ‘dipped my toe in the water’; and purchased a pair of the Jeanettes. Like the name suggests, the Jeanettes are not fully-fledged jeans, but rather a cross between cropped jeans and capri pants. They are made from a lighter weight denim than standard jeans, and can be worn rolled-up, or down depending on your mood.
I adore the colour so much! The website describes the shade as pink, but I would definitely say it is more of a coral, salmon pink. I also coincidentally had an original vintage scarf that matched the shade perfectly, bonus.
I found the sizing difficult, but that is not specific to Freddies, I usually find sizing difficult. I am usually torn between ordering based on my waist, or ordering based on my hip measurement, and for these I went with my waist. They are still a bit roomy on the waist, but I ordered the smallest size they make, so a belt helps to nip-them in anyway. I think the only negative thing I would say about the Jeanettes, is the concealed zipper in the pocket is very difficult to zip-up, as you have to reach far down into the pocket to reach the zipper to pull it up. This could easily be remedied though by tying a thin ribbon loop on the zipper head, so you could reach and grab that to pull the zipper.
When my Freddies arrived, to my delight there was also a fantastic tote bag! I shall certainly be taking this shopping with me, as it’s a great size too.
Do any of you own a pair of Freddies?
Until next time dear readers!