SLVRLAKE

Highlights

  • GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Durable denim
  • Fit details

About

SLVRLAKE is not just a denim brand; it's a fashion narrative deeply rooted in the diverse culture and dynamic spirit of Los Angeles. Born in a city where style is as varied as its landscape, SLVRLAKE stands out for blending modern minimalism with the timeless appeal of denim. The brand is a tribute to the city's unique blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty, making it a favorite among those who appreciate the finer details in fashion.

At the heart of SLVRLAKE's identity lies its 'premium vintage' indigo denim. Known for its unique open weave construction, this fabric allows the brand to explore a rich variety of authentic indigo washes. Each pair of jeans from SLVRLAKE is not just a garment but a piece of Los Angeles' fashion story, designed to last and evolve with its wearer.

What's Proper

  • GOTS Cotton. SLVRLAKE's commitment to the environment is evident in its use of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton. This practice significantly reduces the use of harmful chemicals, conserves water, and curtails wastewater production, showcasing the brand's dedication to minimizing its ecological footprint​​​​.
  • Durable Denim.The brand's ethos extends to its production practices, where quality and durability are at the forefront. By focusing on premium materials and craftsmanship, SLVRLAKE ensures each piece of denim is not only stylish but also long-lasting, thereby reducing waste and promoting sustainable fashion consumption​​.
  • Fit Details. SLVRLAKE provides detailed measurements for each denim style including hip, rise, waist and inseam. This is extremely helpful when ordering denim online.

What's Not

While SLVRLK has taken significant strides in sustainable practices, there are areas where the brand could further enhance its commitment:

  • Textile Waste Management: Currently, there is a lack of evidence regarding SLVRLAKE's efforts in minimizing textile waste. Implementing effective waste reduction and recycling programs could significantly bolster the brand's environmental impact​​​​.
  • Worker's Rights and Fair Wages: The brand falls short in providing clear evidence of ensuring living wages for workers in its supply chain. Improving practices related to workers' rights and fair compensation is crucial for a truly ethical production model​​​​.
  • Return Policy: SLVRLAKE has very short return window. They allow returns and exchanges within 14-days of delivery.

While SLVRLAKE isn't necessarily a beacon of sustainable and ethical practices, we still think the brand is a promising alternative to fast fashion. Investing in a pair of SLVRLAKE jeans means you will have quality denim, with timeless style, that is durable for the long run.

Denim Review

SLVRLAKE offers a mix of classic styles and styles with a bit of a twist. Check out their 'Re-Work' designs for styles with some edge.

We only tried on two styles from SLVRLAKE and were super happy with both. Both were ultra-flattering and high quality. The timeless style and durable construction make SLVRLAKE an optimal brand for anyone building a capsule wardrobe and prioritizing quality over quantity.

Grace

$329
High Rise
Wide-Leg
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The Grace 'Forbidden Love' is a bold statement in the world of denim. These high-rise wide-leg jeans are the epitome of modern elegance and fashion-forward thinking. The double yoke detailing adds a unique touch, distinguishing it from more traditional styles. Designed for those who dare to stand out, the wide-leg cut not only offers a breezy, comfortable fit but also a striking silhouette that's sure to turn heads. Ideal for pairing with a fitted top or a loose blouse, these jeans are a versatile addition to your collection, perfect for making a statement while staying true to comfort and quality.

Fit Summary

The Grace runs small but not as small as I had anticipated. After reading the detailed Size and Structure measurements, I decided to go with a 30 (I wear in size 28 in most brands). The 30 fit ok, but was looser at the waist than I would typically go with. I probably could have stuck with a 29, like I ordered in the London.

London

$299
High Rise
Straight
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The London 'Long Gone' High-Rise Straight jeans from SLVRLK are the embodiment of timeless elegance fused with modern sensibilities. These jeans feature a high-rise waist that gracefully contours the body, offering both style and comfort. The straight leg cut is a nod to classic denim designs, yet it's executed with a contemporary touch that aligns with today's fashion trends. The color and texture of the denim speak of high-quality craftsmanship, ensuring these jeans aren't just a wardrobe addition but a statement of refined taste. Perfect for a variety of occasions, the 'London Long Gone' is versatile enough to be dressed up or down, making it an essential piece for those who appreciate the enduring appeal of well-crafted denim.

Fit Summary

I ordered a size 29 in the London after reviewing the style's size chart. I typically wear a size 28 in most brands (sometimes a 27). The size 29 was still a little snug when first trying them on. These are rigid jeans made of 100% cotton so while they have no stretch fabric they will loosen a bit as they break in. I recommend sizing up an additional size if you want a more relaxed fit.