Ever dream of waking up and rolling out the door in your pajamas? Sure you do. And maybe you already have. Still, if wearing your sweats in public isn’t embarrassing for you, we can assure that it is for everyone else, especially your romantic partner, if a slob like you has even defeated the odds and managed to score one. May we present this easy, breezy, extra classy solution that goes from day to night and will set you back a meager $39.95? And yes, these are real. Possibly. [Dlisted
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Compact fashion: Levi’s launches Packable & Adjustable, a new collection of denim we don’t hope to see on our boyfriends anytime soon. Manpris, anyone? [Hypebeast] Keep reading »
There’s a special allowance when it comes to the amount of times you can wear jeans before they get thrown in the dirty pile. In my opinion, it’s based on the fact that post-laundering, you’ll need a few wears to get back that perfect worn-in feel before your denim becomes too loose. But interestingly, women and men have a very different habit when it comes to wash-and-wear. For the boys, each pair of jeans racks up 15 wears, but for girls, it’s almost half that, at just six. Given the recent obsession with skinny jeans for the ladies, it makes perfect sense — no one wants to go out in jeans with sagging knees. I’m guessing no dirty hipster boys were included in this survey though. And when it comes to purchasing jeans per year, men go through double the amount of denim, since they’re so anti-laundry. What about you? How often do you wear your jeans before you throw them in the wash? [P.S. Bonus to not washing jeans as often as most of your other clothes: They last longer!--Editor] [Daily Express] Keep reading »
Out of all areas of fashion, denim is perhaps the least predictable. Back in 2003, would you even dream of wearing non-flared jeans? (Back then, asking for a straight leg cut might as well have been asking to go shopping in your mom’s closet.) And just when you thought that baggy could never, ever be “da bomb” again, boyfriend jeans came back in full force last year. And acid wash as glorified by American Apparel? Apparently, that wasn’t a joke.
With some new spring arrivals, we’re now wondering if the “baby boot cut” with heels combo is about to make it back into the mainstream …
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It designer Jonathan Saunders’s collection for Topshop hits stores today. It’s a very limited line with a handful of T-shirts and denim creations and we love. But is it just us or does this particular patchwork denim corset/skirt combo look vaguely reminiscent of Britney and Justin’s famous matching denim formal wear from 2001? Saunders would probably deny such a link, and says his inspiration comes from elsewhere: “My collection for Topshop this season has been inspired by sportswear and workwear, as well as the bold and graphic shapes of the Memphis movement. It’s perfect for urban city dwellers.”
Still, we kind of see it—do you? Get a look at the rest of the collection after the jump! Keep reading »
Why is it that men repeatedly make the same fashion faux pas, and even when they get called out, manage to get away with it? Just because everyone hated Obama’s mom jeans doesn’t mean they disappeared from the repertoire of men’s style. (Unfortunately.)
New York Times fashion writer Guy Trebay attempts to unravel the male denim conundrum, one that has become offensive both for its stodgy, unchanging styles and too-fancy fashions. So, when did denim go bad? “That dilution began .. when jeans were first subjected to bad bleach jobs and were refashioned in dowdy styles that, taken up by a then-young generation of Baby Boomers, are still being worn by those same men.” So basically, the dilemma is two-sided. First, the majority of options out there for guys either lean toward the mom-ish, or are overwhelmingly trendy. Second, he asserts, men don’t like to change.
Explains Details editor, Dan Peres, “It’s like men keeping the same hairstyle for decades.” And here we thought this era would be a time for change. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Remember when we got all hot and bothered about the idea that overalls were coming back after spotting them in various spring collections? Well, our worst fears have come to pass, as Jessica Biel is sporting a pair of Ralph Lauren’s farm chic denim in the February issue of Vogue. (Oh well, at least they’re more comfy than, say, corsets.) A few more shots from the cover shoot, after the jump. [Vogue] Keep reading »
We’ll come clean: Opening Ceremony is one of those concept stores we love to follow and write about, but have we ever bought anything there? No. We believe the term is called … aspirational living. Anyhow, now’s the chance for us to step across the gilded threshold because the high-end retailer has teamed up with Levi’s to launch a special collection with a $150 price cap. The range will include some denim items, including jackets (nice, bringing them back), plus a bunch of unisex pieces (everyone’s favorite thing these days).
Interestingly, a large chunk of the line will be devoted to corduroy. Teen Vogue reports that there will be “eight different shades including lavender and curry.” The material is definitely classic, but come to think of it, we haven’t worn our corduroy pants in quite some time. How do you feel about them? Different for girls than guys? [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
OK, so I’ve been noticing this trend in NYC. Stylish ladies, especially in trendy neighborhoods like SoHo, have been pairing their denim cutoffs with tights and boots for the winter. After spending a few minutes … OK, hours really … on Chictopia, I’ve realized the trend has swept across the country. There are dozens of photos on this user-generated site of fashionistas wearing denim shorts the same way they’d wear a skirt in winter. Even though I’m not sure this look is for me, I will admit I almost bought a pair yesterday. Hey, they were only $5. But then I realized that I could freeze my tuckus off for free by cutting a pair of jeans I already own. Am I crazy to think this trend is crazy chic and crazy impractical at the same time? Would you adopt this look? And if you have already, what are your tricks for staying warm and not looking like a hoochie? Keep reading »
Sometimes you read the results of certain lady studies and wonder where the hell they found these women. While we get how it’s cool to fit into your old skinny jeans — if only because it’s like finding a new pair of pants in your own closet — we wouldn’t really say it’s better than making sweet, sweet love. But according to some Special K cereal-commissioned poll, more than a quarter of 2,200 women said fitting into an old pair of jeans again would feel better than sex.
“Asked how managing to put them back on would feel, 29.1 percent said ‘better than sex’, 28.9 percent thought it would beat a promotion and one in ten said it would beat a marriage proposal.”
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