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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 on their competitors to copy their washes, and blackmail the workers in the manufacturing plants, all to make sure their however-many-hundred-dollar jeans are the “it pants” of the season. Dude. [NY Mag]

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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. None of my other jeans compare. But even though I’d like to grow old with them, I know I can’t have a monogamous relationship with my perfect pants. I need to find new ones, but shopping has been torture. Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 best guess as to why these even exist: a Margiela intern’s mistake? [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »

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, you won’t be wearing the same jeans as every other girl in the room. [$22.90, Forever 21] Keep reading »

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 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 »

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] Keep reading »

Pajama Jeans Mean Never Having To Get Dressed Again


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] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 know that), but now it’s one of the biggest trends for spring. But you must tread lightly because no one wants to look like a farmer or prisoner walking the streets. After the jump, we give you tips for wearing a denim shirt with jeans. Keep reading »

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