On a recent buying trip Mel from Woodie and Morris found a new denim brand for the boutique called Five Units. The Five Units team then asked if I would like to review their jeans as Mel had told them I was a bit of a denim junky! Now I hadn’t heard of this brand as I tend to stick with American denim brands and as Five Units are from Copenhagen it’s an easy miss on my part. The brand has actually been around since 2008, producing four collections a year and Five Units aims to make ‘great jeans collections for any girl‘ – quite a statement! I was sent two styles to try; one uber skinny, high wasted pair and a more relaxed fit boyfriend jean.
When I first got this pair out I immediately loved the light fading on the denim and the distressed nature of the denim. The denim also felt very soft and light but with a bit of stretch. I was sent a 28 in ‘Scarlett Poison’ wash and they looked big but when I got them on, I did have to really wriggle my way into them. These jeans are probably the skinniest style I have tried, that or my legs have just got bigger over the past month! After years of dance classes I’m a girl with thighs and calf muscles which I’m a bit self conscious about, it took me years to even try skinny jeans, so in all honesty these are a little bit tighter on the legs than I would normally go for but there is stretch in the material, so I think these will feel better with wear. These are made from 98% cotton, 2% elastane and are machine washable. The fading on the denim works wonders for the legs though and gives a real slimming effect on the limbs; this is always a plus with denim.
Jeans – c/o FIVE UNITS, Scarlett in Poison Wash (Black version at Woodie & Morris) – £69.95
Top – Saint Tropez at Woodie & Morris – £44.99
Bag – Mulberry – similar here
Shoes – French Connection (very old)
Necklace – COS (past season)
This particular style also has a very high waist, which has taken a while for me to get used to but high waisted jeans seem to have made a real comeback and they are great for hiding a muffin top. While I love the denim and wash of these jeans and my legs don’t look too bad in the pictures I think I would need to gym-it a bit more before I felt confident enough to rock these jeans with a shorter top but that’s just a personal preference.
Jeans c/o FIVE UNITS Molly in Worn Loved available at Woodie & Morris – £79.99
Hoodie Top – borrowed from YAYA at Woodie & Morris – £69.99 (instore now, coming soon online)
Tee – Saint Tropez (past season)
Boots – All Saints (past season)
Necklace – COS (past season)
My love for a boyfriend jean is well documented and these are such a good buy. Again the denim is nice and light but with a good bit of give, these are also 98% cotton, 2% elastane for the stretch. These come up quite big so I went down a size to a 27, if you like an even more fitted jean you could even go down two sizes. The Molly have a regular fit around the waist but sit quite high at the small of the back, which means no awful bum cleavage on display! The wash on these is called ‘Worn Loved’ so there is very slight distressing to the denim, with worn patches around the pockets on the bum to give them that real lived in look. I like that these are a slightly more tailored in style compared to most of my proper baggy boyfriends. These can easily be worn dressed up with heels or with sneakers or flats in the summer months, these even work with ankle boot, I love the boyfriend/ankle boot combo!
Overall the denim quality for the price £69,95/£79,99 is so good, as is the fit especially around the bottom area! The range of styles available at Five Units is huge and at the sort of price point where you can dip into a denim trend without breaking the bank, the Selma are on my radar to buy. The other good thing about these jeans is that they are not stocked that widely in the UK, so go and take a visit to Woodie and Morris and try these for size.