Posts tagged "jeans"

Levi’s Packs It Up

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]…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 2, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Wear Denim-On-Denim Without Looking Like A Prisoner?

I've been noticing a lot of head-to-toe denim in magazine pages. I thought this was a no-no, but I'm a little curious about the trend. Do you have any advice on how to make this look chic? -- Jennifer Denim-on-denim used to be a cardinal sin amongst the fashionable (too bad my 12-year-old self didn't…
By: Annika Harris / January 31, 2010

How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?

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,…
By: Bianca Posterli / January 28, 2010

Is The Baby Boot Cut Coming Back?

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 28, 2010

Why Good Men Wear Bad Jeans

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010

Opening Ceremony And Levi’s Create Denim Awesomeness

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 u…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 13, 2010

Fitting Into Old Jeans Is More Important Than Sex?

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 tha…
By: Erin Flaherty / December 30, 2009

Jeans To Help (Or Hide) Your Holiday Food Baby

Everyone over does it during the holidays, so no judgments when you walk away from the table suddenly looking like you're three months pregnant with a food baby. So now more than ever is the time to add jeans with an elastic feature to help your Christmas pig-outs. The LA Times got into some…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 23, 2009

International Fashplomacy: Noko Jeans From North Korea

These days, starting a denim line seems just about as formulaic as making a Duncan Hines cake: get some organic cotton, mix in a celeb name, slap on a pricey label, and voilà! That's not quite the case with Jacob Åström, Tor Rauden Källstigen and Jakob Ohlsson, who decided to go the hard way…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2009

How Many Pairs Of Jeans Do You Own?

Breaking news: Tommy Hilfiger is giving his two cents about the amount of jeans a woman needs. "Women only need one pair of jeans -- but they must fit," he told Breaking News. "There are pairs of jeans that are worth spending a lot of money on. Depends on the material. You wear…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 19, 2009

Style 911: Is It Possible To Make My Tight Pants Bigger?

"I gained about 8 pounds (which I am totally fine with, BTW), but one thing that is annoying me is the fact that my skinniestjeans simply won't button anymore. I can get them on and since they have a bit of stretch they look fine on my legs, but no amount of twisting and turning…
By: Erin Flaherty / November 3, 2009

Jeans Are The New Power Suit

President Obama gave fashion critics something to talk about when he displayed a pair of "mom jeans" at a baseball game, Nicolas Sarkozy and his lovely wife Carla both donned denim for a recent trip to Egypt, and the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, chose jeans for a dinner date with Obama. Steve Jobs kept…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 29, 2009

Yoga Jeans: What Has The World Come To?

We've opposed it, but tights continue to be viewed as pants by many. And, last spring, jeans fused with leggings to become "jeggings." Now, exercise apparel company Athleta is trying to sell us on their Bettona Pant, "a yoga pant that thinks it's a jean." With a faux fly, rivets at…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 28, 2009

New Diesel Jeans Will Get The Boys To Notice You!

INTERIOR, A NIGHT CLUB: An obviously dorky, wallflower-like girl, Stacey, stands alone awkwardly at the bar. Her ultra-hot friend, Tracy, walks up and joins her, sweaty from the dance floor. The music is blaring. Stacey: Tracy, you get so many guys. I just don't know how you do it! I can't even get a…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

Japan’s Wacky First Lady Gets Award For Her Jeans

Have you met Miss Miyuki Hatoyama? She's Japan's First Lady, and most recently, the recipient of something called the "Best Jeanist Award" (going to guess that got lost in translation), an honor bestowed upon celebrities who ... wear jeans. This year, the other winners included some boy bands and TV personalities we've never heard of.
By: Leonora Epstein / October 20, 2009

Skinny Jeans—For Less Than 10 Bucks!

Forever 21 has just released a pair of dark wash, one-percent stretch skinny jeans for $9.50. Yes, $9.50. (I've been known to spend more on lunch!) Got to say, they've got the right amount of spandex stretch to be flattering, are in a great, go-anywhere wash and, on the model…
By: Nina Carbone / October 13, 2009

How Often Do You Buy New Jeans? And How Long Until You Chuck Them?

It goes without saying—the one item in your closet that's older than the latest "High School Musical" star? Probably your favorite pair of jeans. A new survey from the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, England finds that Brits hang on to their jeans longer than any other piece of clothing, and that nearly…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 6, 2009

Jeans To Go With Your Motorcycle Boots

I think we can all agree that we're so over the $300 price tag that certain denim companies shamelessly attach to plain old jeans. Not that we wouldn't pay a significant amount of money for the perfect pair of jeans that we'll wear everyday, but still, it's cotton people! Those profits must be amazing!
By: Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

I Like Big Butt Jeans And I Cannot Lie

We've seen the grab-able booty wrought by Huit lingerie's padded butt panties. But never before have we seen denim that claims to give you a more voluptuous tush just from the fabric alone! Behold: Innovativa push-up jeans. They promise Beyoncé's booty at only $99 a pop! The Innovativa site sells lot…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2009

Caught In A Swirl Of Confusion Over The Tie-Dye Denim Trend?

Did you just audibly gasp in horror upon seeing these tie-dye jeans? Us too. Are people seriously buying these? We knew the '80s were back when acid wash denim started showing up on the butts of celebs, but this is taking things to a whole new level. Neiman Marcus has been promoting these…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2009