Posts tagged "jeans"

Jail Time For Low-Rise Shorts?

Yes, low-rider shorts with a peek-a-boo thong are a fashion violation. But apparently they are also illegal in some places. A New Orleans woman, Kimberly Senette, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for rocking low-riders in court.
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 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…
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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

How Do You Feel About Old Navy’s Booty Reader?

This morning, I saw this commercial for Old Navy jeans. In it, a row of women submit their butts to the scrutiny of ... the Booty Reader. An Old Navy store has been quasi-converted into a state fair, where the aforementioned Booty Reader is like the old woman fortune teller in a glass case who…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 3, 2010

Are My Panteez, Sheer Waistband Undies, Necessary?

I thought unintentionally exposed thongs and butt cleavage were things of the past for most women. Through trial and error, we've learned that low-rise panties and long tops are best for low-rise jeans. And speaking of low-rise jeans, most women I know have given up on that teeny-bopper look, choosing jeans and pants that have…
By: Annika Harris / July 27, 2010

The Best Jeans Under $40

Want a great new pair of jeans but hate the idea of spending hundreds on them? You're not alone -- a new survey from ShopSmart found that the average woman spends only $34 on a pair of jeans. Don't fret, we've searched out some of today's hottest looks for under $40. Ready, set, shop!
By: StyleList Home / June 30, 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…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 21, 2010

Jeans That Supposedly Make You Look 15 Pounds Thinner?

Hello! SkinnyJeans (yeah, awesome name) claim to make you look 15 pounds thinner, and they've been getting a lot of press because of it. The trick to these jeans, says the company, includes a "Disguised Stomach Flattener, Sexy Thigh-Scooping/Buttocks-Lifting Shape, Leg Lengthening Design in Barely-Boot Cut, and Smart Shading & Fading." Sound…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 14, 2010

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim's skinny jeans could have been removed without "collaboration." Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / 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 bag…
By: Lily Q / April 27, 2010

Shocker: Victoria’s Secret Jeans Are Actually Kind Of Rad

Honestly, we expected jeans from Victoria's Secret to be rhinestoned and distressed to the point of being so not permissible outside of areas like oh, say, the Jersey Shore. So we kind of wrote them off. As it turns out, they're a decent fit, nice price and come in some pretty legit styles. Our…
By: Lily Q / April 12, 2010

End Your (Very Serious) Jean-Tucking Problems!

For some reason, I'm completely incapable of tucking my jeans into boots. Try and try as I may, I inevitably end up with an excess of jean above my shoes, causing me to abandon the effort and move on to heels or flats instead. It could be due to the fact that I rarely wear…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 17, 2010

Who Knew: The Cutthroat World Of $200 Denim

Making jeans is a sketchy business according to a new online documentary called "Dirty Denim." Meet Chip of Chip & Pepper, a Budweiser-guzzling Cali dude who explains that the industry is "hard-core, dude. You’re on kill kill kill mode." Why so? Apparently jeans designers are backstabbing d-bags who steal each other's samples, spy o…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 16, 2010

Finding Perfect-Fitting Jeans Is Hell

Two years ago I found the perfect pair of blue jeans. I love them. I love them the way I love ice cream on hot summer days or smiles from strangers. They make me feel good because they're perfect. They're a dark-wash that makes colored shirts pop and my thighs shrink as if by magic.
By: Erica Maxwell / March 6, 2010

May We Introduce You To Denties?

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]…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 3, 2010

What Fashion Has Come To: Martin Margiela Duct Tape Jeans

$300 ripped jeans we have come to accept. Understand? Not so much. But these? Altogether unforgivable. Brought to you by Martin Margiela, these shredded, duct-taped pants look like they went through the garbage disposal and then were pieced back together. We're sure they come with a price tag that's just as hideous, too. Our…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 25, 2010

A More Wearable Skinny Jean

For so long the skinny jean has either been uber-hipster or uber-sexy. Now it's found some middle ground by becoming just a bit boyish, thanks to Forever 21's construction pocket cut which has been adapted for a tight leg. The flattering back pockets add a little something different too, so maybe, for the first time,…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 5, 2010

Olsens Do Denim—Hot Or Not?

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Denim Redux

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]…
By: Erin Flaherty / February 3, 2010