We’ve debated the idea of denim shorts and have even given advice on how to wear them, but recently I’ve been seeing a lot of denim short-shorts for spring. Did I miss something? I thought these were only for women at the beach and teen girls whose summer look consists of rubber flip-flops in every color to match their exposed bra straps. But, no. Denim short-shorts are now being marketed towards grown women and it seems retailers expect us to wear them … gasp! … on the street with high heels? What’s going on?
OK, in full disclosure, I’ll admit to wearing a pair of coochie-cutting denim shorts a few years ago, but I was away on a weekend of debauchery, the shorts were never worn outside, and I threw them away when I returned home. The short-shorts served their purpose, and I probably won’t wear shorts with such little fabric again. Will you wear denim short-shorts this summer? Keep reading »
As we watch them get ever thinner and tighter jeans certainly seem to be on a pretty clear trend path. Taking that notion to extremes, Topshop presents these “denim look” boyshorts (OK, so they’re not real jeans, but still). What would you call these? Denties? Junderwear? Jeanderpants? [$8, Topshop] Keep reading »
The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, acting, writing, being generally fabulous … It’s not as if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen actually need to add to their already A-list resumes. But ever the ambitious businesswomen, we weren’t surprised to hear that they’d crammed another professional activity in. The fashionable twins are launching a small luxury denim collection. Called Textile, the denim trio is technically part of the Elizabeth & James model, but nevertheless counts as a new endeavor with a new vision. The focus: styles the girls wore in high school. Talk about bringing back trends we now consider unpalatable, the designs go back to the early ’00s with worn, flared legs, and yes, even the baby boot cut! (We called it!)
What do you think of these Textile preview shots? Anything you’d drop a couple hundo on? [Grazia] Keep reading »
In yet another Levi’s collaboration (see Opening Ceremony and Cram Jam Chest), Brit it designer Henry Holland has embellished a denim jacket and blue jeans with black straps and gold hardware. As for whether or not we’re feeling it, well, we’re just gonna turn this one to the class. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
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 »