Originally Posted by xM.
Should I bite on a pair of DRKSHDW cords? I don't own anything else by the brand, so I'm not sure about the aesthetic. I mean, they're cords. They're pretty slim (6.5 hem). I'm just wondering how versatile they'll be, really. I mean, they're black, so I guess it's just like another pair of jeans...only not jeans. As far as my aesthetic, since I haven't really "waywt'd" here, I'm somewhere in between (at least as far as intention goes) Ervell and Geller...whatever that means. Basically, kinda clean, kinda not?
this is a horrible post, i know
I don't own any DRKSHDW cords, but I do have several pairs of DRKSHDW jeans. Cut-wise, I feel DRKSHDW is too roomy/loose in the thighs and butt for me, yet the bottom hem is insanely small (i.e. massive taper). But most RO stuff appears to be cut for a fairly muscular person (just look at the designer whom actually wears his own stuff), so I guess this should come as no surprise.
Cords are typically made from far thinner fabirc than jeans. If you enjoy the feeling of wearing something casual that's softer and less armor-like than denim, coords offer you this advantage. They also tend to look slightly more dressy than denim.
I personally like my Attachment and Julius cords a lot due to the slimmer overall cut. Both have a larger bottom hem than the DRKSHDWs your looking at, yet the mid to top sections are far slimmer than any DRKSHDW bottoms I've tried on. So depending on your body type you may want to consider this.