In my online travels, I keep running across AMO Denim. It usually stops my scroll simply because the jeans are so unique. The washes, in particular, are perfection, and most pairs boast really cool design details (welder-inspired pockets, cargo jeans, etc.), so I’m deeply curious to see if they are, in fact, worth their $300 price point.
So, I ordered four different pairs to see what’s up with AMO jeans’ fit, fabrication and sizing to find out if they’re as good as they look.
High-End Jeans That Feel Like A Dream: AMO Denim Review & Try-On
AMO (pronounced “ah-moh”) is the Latin root word for love, and the brand’s goal is to produce clothing that is well loved. AMO was founded in 2014 and is based out of LA. In fact, it still produces all of its jeans in California. The denim itself, however, is sourced from “the world’s most sustainable denim mills,” according to the website (whatever that means).
This brand does seem to put a priority on creating jeans that feel timeless (almost vintage) yet with artful details. Each pair I tried felt like a pair I had owned for years…yet was 100% cotton. These are shockingly comfortable jeans and very, very cool.
You can find the best selection of AMO jeans at Anthropologie, Shopbop or Evereve, but Shopbop does have a better selection of the full clothing line, including AMO tops and sweaters (I just ordered this tank — it’s great). Or, obviously, just go to the brand website.
Check out the video below for the full try-on and review.
Note: shown throughout – white tee (size S)
The AMO Jeans I Tried: Welder, Cargo & Wide-Legs
AMO Welder Jeans: This is my favorite style from my try-on, and it’s almost completely sold out. There are a few sizes left on AMO’s website as well. That said, Anthro has AMO’s Severine Cargo Jeans almost fully stocked — they have a similar vibe.
P.S. I hacked off 1 to 2 inches with scissors.
AMO Maya Cargo Jeans (ON SALE!): I’ve been wearing these out to dinner with heels and a tucked-in sweater, and gosh, they’re fun. These cargo pants have a wildly different silhouette and feel really sexy. Also available at Anthropologie (but not currently on sale).
AMO Frida Wide-Leg Jeans: Gahhhh, these are almost completely sold out on Shopbop too! In the spirit of full disclosure, my video review published on YouTube weeks ago, and I’m horribly behind posting this. Well…what I can offer up are the exact same Frida jeans without distressing, OR just go right to the source: AMO.com does have the Frida jeans fully stocked (and in a ton of wash options).
AMO Tricia Wide Straight-Leg Jeans: These were the only AMO Jeans that had a tiny bit of stretch and, like the others, are annoyingly fantastic. I don’t know what the heck happened to my photo in these jeans… I guess you’ll have to watch the video to see them in action.
In summary? AMO jeans are good. This brand is definitely one to watch.
Other pieces featured in the video:
Oh hey, Pinners! This one’s for you…