Posts tagged "denim"

Double Denim Offender On The Loose

Wanted: fashion victim wearing two pairs of denim bottoms at the same time. Unable to decipher gender because of the sheer volume of denim. If spotted, please call the denim community crime watch. This is a double denim offense unlike any we’ve seen before. We appreciate your diligence. [The Daily What]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 25, 2010

Do Not Want: The Jean Boot

Jeans: good. Boots: very good. Jean boots? Wrong. Oh so wrong. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

Frisky Exclusive Q&A: Levi’s Responds To Controversy Over Their Curve ID Jeans

If you have opened a magazine or looked at a billboard anytime in the past few months, you have heard of Levi’s new Curve ID jeans. Last summer, Levi’s launched a new fit system for their denim based on a woman’s body shape, instead of her size. The company performed body scans of 60,000 wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2010

How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?

I wash my jeans about once every two weeks. I don’t know if this is a disgusting or normal thing to admit. It sure doesn’t sound pretty, especially considering I wear my favorite pair at least four times a week. Some people, however, never wash their jeans. Like, ever. According to the New York Daily

By: Leonora Epstein / September 30, 2010

Would You Wear This Levi’s Denim Onesie?

The outfit in the photo above appears to consist of a shirt and jeans, but, in actuality, it’s Levi’s Double Denim Onesie. This one-piece has a chambray shirt attached to a pair of straight-fit jeans and takes all the guesswork out of getting dressed … for at least one day a week. But wouldn’t it…

By: Annika Harris / September 28, 2010

Thanks, Roberto Cavalli, For Bringing Back The Denim Suit

It’s Britney and Justin circa 1999 all over again thanks to Roberto Cavalli. [Style]…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 27, 2010

Sorry, Levi’s: Turns Out, Jeans Are Way, Way Older Than We Thought

While many like to believe that Levi Strauss invented denim as we know it in 1873, it turns out that jeans have a much, much longer history. Historians have known that denim fabric is actually centuries old, but have been murky on details of its regional origin, pointing to Nimes in France or Genoa, Italy.

By: Leonora Epstein / September 22, 2010

Boyfriend, Skinny, “Skinny Flare”—What Kind Of Jeans Do You Wear?

Denim trends are kind of like Madonna, constantly in a state of reinvention. The latest thing we’ve seen is what Shopbop calls the “skinny flare” jean (like the True Religion example on the left). The flare is one style we have particularly cringe-worthy memories of, but regardless, we’re not surprised to see its comeback and…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2010

Levi’s New Curve ID Jeans Proving To Be Controversial

Levi’s is selling new Curve ID jeans in three different versions: a “slight curve,” a “demi curve,” and a “bold curve.” The sizes in the various versions basically range from 2 to 14 (although I’m aware sizes are completely and non-sensically different from company to company.) The tag line for the ad campaign is “All…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2010

Dress Your Child In Skinny Jeans And Jeggings?

We could feel the beginnings of a trend floating in the air back in May when denim diapers made their debut and more recently, when we saw some sassy styles in the windows of BabyGap. Now the concept has solidified and it’s this: skinny jeans for kids. The Gap, in particular, is the focus of…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 16, 2010

Good Job, Levi’s: An Ad Campaign That Doesn’t Make Me Wanna Scream

I’m channeling my inner Stephen Colbert to offer a “tip of the hat” to Levi’s for advertisements that don’t make us wanna scream and pull our hair out. Walking to work this morning, I saw two print ads from their summer campaign that I just love. One depicts a man and a small child, presumably…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

Marie Claire Takes The Canadian Tuxedo To The Beach

As though the Canadian Tuxedo weren’t already a terrible choice, Marie Claire has decided that the trampy bikini version is fashionable. Here’s our biggest problem with this cover: people read magazines like Marie Claire for fashion ideas. Are we mere weeks away from an army of denim-swimwear-clad women teetering around on the sand in heels?

By: Lily Q / June 22, 2010

Levi’s + Gaultier = Denim Cone Boobs

With the news that Jean Paul Gaultier is leaving his post at Hermès, it’s safe to assume that the designer will have more time to focus on creative collaborations such as this one with Levi’s. The all-American jean company reached out to the eccentric JPG to create a collection of denim pieces complete with hi…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 7, 2010

Don’t You Dare Use Marlon Brando’s Name Without Permission

When it comes to celebrities and clothing items, it’s common practice for designers to honor their favorite stars by naming select pieces from the collection after them. But Marlon Brando’s people aren’t very happy about a leather jacket that pays homage to him; they are very angry at Joe’s Jeans for their two transgressions. It…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 26, 2010

Introducing … Drop Crotch Jeans For Men

As much as we may bemoan the deplorable influence of certain types of harem pants on the fashion scene, we at least understand some of the logic behind them. Sure, you may walk around looking like MC Hammer’s protégé or Lawrence of Arabia, but at least you’ll be comfortable. We can’t, however, find anything similar…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 21, 2010

Jeggings Get Intimate With Cosabella

Since everyone’s a little obsessed with the jeggings trend, Cosabella decided to get in on the action. It’s a little strange that a company known for its lingerie wants to get into the skintight denim business, but everyone seems to want a piece of the jegging pie. The first line of Cosabella Jeans will debut…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 3, 2010

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a new Greenpeace report, points to the denim factories lining the banks of the water. Clearly, China is a huge manufacturer of consumer goods, and the…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 27, 2010

Net-A-Porter’s “Jean Team” Will Make Your Denim Dreams Come True

In an apparent bid to make the Canadian Tuxedo cool, Net-A-Porter will open a denim e-boutique this Wednesday. Given Net-A-Porter’s history of awesomeness, we’re pretty excited about the whole thing. The site’s denim selection is already pretty legit, with everything from straight-up jeans to jackets to bags included, which makes us a little too excited.

By: Lily Q / April 27, 2010

Jeans For The Less Traditional Bride

Finally, I’ve found something to wear to my wedding! Amazingly, this stunning vision in denim–called “Chandelier Crystal Feather rosebud jeans” and filed in Etsy’s Bridal section–has not landed on the hallowed pages of Regretsy, yet. Thanks to BuzzFeed, they are making the internet rounds today though, and after checking out the deets on the original

By: Erin Flaherty / April 14, 2010