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Guess and GUESS by Marciano Want Us To Think Pink in October


In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, GUESS?, Inc. will be releasing three limited edition items from their GUESS and GUESS by Marciano collections to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This is Guess’ sixth year partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  Guess has pledged a guaranteed minimum of $25,000 in donations to the cause through products sold in this campaign.  The watch featured here retails for $105 (20% in proceeds from the sale of this watch goes to the charity).  For more information on what products are being offered, which include a cool tee shirt and bracelet, plus more information on how you can help, go to GuessbyMarciano.com.

 

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

 

 

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Posted Sep 30 2011 in Denim News

Earnest Sewn Launching “Gold Ticket” Capsule Collection Today!


Since we last updated you on the Earnest Sewn Fashion Island Store Opening (which goes down today!) we have an exclusive on a limited edition jean style that will be released. But start your engines right now, because there will only be 50 pieces available, total. This “Golden Ticket” jean is called the “Newport,” and will be a sophisticated over dye black micro flare jean, the first of its style for Earnest Sewn. It will be the debut of Earnest Sewn’s “Golden Ticket” capsule collection that uses 24K gold buttons, rivets and a gold foil screen print. What more can a girl ask for? Seems like Benjamin Talley Smith is keeping things exciting. Get on it, West Coast!

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Sep 30 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim News » Events

Blackbarrett By Neil Barrett Shows Off Cool Denim Looks In Men’s Fudge Magazine


When it comes to cool men’s denim duds with a rockin’ edge, Blackbarrett by Neil Barrett is definitely at the top of our list. And this simple yet definitely very effective editorial in the October 2011 issue of Men’s Fudge Magazine proves it! We’re totally digging this showcase of some of the brands fall 2011 denim separates. Dusty dark grey jeans are styled alongside moto-style inspired jackets and leather shirts while double denim looks slick and edgy with casual jersey blazers and simple tees. Prefect and totally wearable—guys take note!

Images via Male Model Scene.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Sep 30 2011 in Denim Menswear » Editorials

Billabong Presents a Damn Good Denim Trailer


Billabong is known far and wide as a surfer culture brand which promotes the beach lifestyle: whether that beach is in Australia, California or Hawaii.  In this recent video, the brand exerts itself into other areas of recreation: set in New York City, this is a bustling metropolis where there is likely more sidewalk surfing on any given day.  The video series takes us on a 36-hour adventure in which a guy and girl experience “Damn Good” everything in their Billabong jeans. The trailer gives you a taste of their Billabong Jeans campaign, showcasing their medium wash and distressed jeans for young people with an active lifestyle. You really have to watch each video for the story to make sense. The verdict: we were impressed their jeans weren’t created as a mere afterthought collection.

 

You can find moderately-priced jeans in resin-baked, enzyme-washed and raw denim for men range from $49.50 to $149.50. Go to Billabong online to view more Billabong Jeans styles.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Sep 29 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News

An Exclusive Q&A With Kill City Jeans


If you are looking to find, create, and discovering your own style then we’ve got a killer option for you with the very distinctive jeans from Kill City. We had the opportunity to discuss styles that reflect great color, wash, fit, and function that just about anyone can relate to in our exclusive interview with Head Designer Paul Roughley. If you’re looking for a good read this afternoon, this is it. Check out the fall 2011 lookbook and read on to learn more about Kill City behind-the-scenes.

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Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning.  How did you know you wanted to be a designer?

Kill City: I was always interested in art & design as a kid, I didn’t have much concentration for subjects like English and Math and through my schooling and further education only excelled at anything involving pencils and paint brushes. After school I moved onto art college and through astute tutoring and my interest in music and fashion my teacher suggested I study for a BA in Fashion where the graduate opportunities are more frequent for employment than Textile Design which was originally my chosen field of study.

I helped to launch Kill City in January of 06 after 9 years of employment in the Fashion Forecasting Industry and design positions in New York and Los Angeles. In 05 premium blue denim had definitely peaked, I strongly believed that there was room for a brand at a sub $100 price point and a customer that lives and breaths music, art and fashion that has a distaste for the idiocy and ugliness of hyped, over branded and embellished clothing.

DT: Are there other denim brands you consider your immediate competition? How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?.

KC: Not really, there are common brands that share our customer wardrobe like Cheap Monday, RVCA, Obey and Insight but they are heavily marketed brands chasing a very specific customer.

Our products are about color, wash, fit and function that anyone can appreciate, we’re not dictating or implying that you have to ride a skateboard, hang out at galleries and wear a specific cap and sneakers to represent our brand. Artists, musicians, misfits and weirdo’s come in all varieties and as an eclectic mix of consumers is welcome and inspiring.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?

KC: What do we hate, what are we tired of seeing and what can we not find. This applies to fit, color, fabric and wash and we build upon our core skinny jeans.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.

KC: Creative, artistic, intellectual, open minded, loner, misfit, reactionary cynical haters.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?

KC: “Hmmmmmm”……I’m not so inspired by working with another brand that also has a strong identity, I’d be happy to use a template with the consent of companies like Vans, Levis or Nike for jeans and shoes. Maybe a store collabo with Top Man UK or Beams Japan would make me smile or the opportunity to design jeans for a designer like Gareth Pugh would be epic!

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?.

KC: Our skinnie’s are most popular by far, the Junkie fit which is our skinniest (13″ leg opening)  followed by our Wire which is also slim (14 1/2″ leg opening). As far as washes over dyed black, black wax,and our printed stretch twill styles always sell well. Personally my styling advice is to always make sure that your silhouette always leans towards being proportionally looser/heavier on top.

There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy in loose jeans and a tight tee shirt. I’m fairly simplistic in throwing an outfit together, slim jeans paired with a well fitting short sleeved crew or v-neck tee and a short jacket works every time. It’s hard to educate people on color, to be safe black works every time.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?

KC: The list could be long and bitter but I’ll keep it short.

Light wash jeans in loose fits and functional jeans with military styling in loose fits ( A prevalent trend in Europe). Most denim travesty’s are really consumer driven versus trend driven and the root cause is people not understanding what fit and wash/color is suitable to their body type.

DT: Street style and style blogs are huge in the industry right now as a source of inspiration, influencing the high end labels rather than vice versa. How much does street style influence your designing?

KC: Always, I very rarely observe runway collections, they have no bearing aesthetically or monetarily on my lifestyle or the consumer I design for. Street style is organic, you can be inspired by a guys styling on one blog and turned off on an item that is overly represented across all blogs.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?

KC: 50 to 75 any time though I only wear three, APC New Cure, Kill City Wire vintage blue with black spray and Kill City Wire in black wax coat. All of the other jeans I archive for future use and I always buy jeans at flea markets like The Rose bowl for wash and construction reference.

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your brand?

KC: Pass…. I dislike celebrity endorsements, Christian Audigier was the king of celebrity bull shit, Los Angeles based designers are doing a fantastic job right now and Christian almost single handedly fucked it up for everyone who’s based here trying to design with ethics, passion, quality and good taste.

I receive images often of well known people wearing our stuff but we rarely utilize it, our point of view is to use non celebrities in creative fields to represent our brand.  We made Shaun White some American Flag jeans to wear at The Winter Olympics, he gets a pass from us because he’s a cool guy, down to earth and a bit mad.

DT: Kill City: what’s behind the name, for those who don’t know?

KC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DjQLShe46w

You can visit the Kill City website to find retail locations or shop onsite and please “like” them on Facebook.

—Jackie Racer

 

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Posted Sep 29 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

Transition Into Fall With On-Trend Ethnic & Tribal Prints


Ethnic and tribal-inspired prints are at the forefront of what’s in right now. From Mayan and Incan to Aztec and Navajo (sometimes even a cool hybrid of all of them) there’s totally something for everyone. We know things can get a bit tricky when it comes to prints, so we’ve put together a couple of looks to give you some outfit direction. The key  is to take one bold statement piece and style it with simple and updated basics like cropped tees and a good dose of denim for a bit of cool edge. Keep things fully on-trend by throwing in some western bits into the mix like a cool modern boot and accessories with an earthy bohemian flare.

1. H&M Navajo print poncho ($28) — buy it at H&M.

2. Vanessa Mooney Ayasha woven bead leather necklace ($62) — buy it at Pink Mascara.

3. T by Alexander Wang cropped pullover ($92) — buy it at Barney’s.

4. KSUBI Alberceque cut-off denim shorts ($200) — buy it at Net -A-Porter.

5. Jeffrey Campbell Detention platform boot ($220) — buy it at Sole Struck.

1. Topshop Aztec print cropped tee ($36) — buy it at Topshop.

2. James Perse drawstring cotton-jersey maxi skirt ($165) — buy it at Net-A-Porter.

3. Mode Kungen acid wash denim jacket ($120) — buy it at Mode Kungen.

4. Alexander Wang Anabel ankle boot ($275) — buy it at Yoox.

5. Vanessa Mooney pixie brass leaf bracelet ($57) — buy it at Boutique To You.

Sandoval Gomez

 

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Posted Sep 29 2011 in Ask the Denim Stylist » How to Wear It

The Kill City Jeans Fall 2011 Lookbook is Edgy & Punk Rock As Ever


What do you imagine when you think of Kill City Jeans?  Black?  Edgy?  Punk?  Frankly, nothing has changed.  This can be a good thing for those of us who can’t help but maintain a stand-by collection of leather-like jeans and black basics.  What, wear color like everybody else and conform?  Oh, the horrors. This Los Angeles-based denim brand loves the non-color black as much as its denizens do. We at Denim Therapy may love our colored denim, but we’ll take a really solid pair of minimalistic black jeans which will blend in well with the fading landscape of winter. Well, they do have some color graphic shirts, but they’re in black! Do you feel a color rebellion coming on?


Images via Denimology.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Sep 29 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Street Style: The Tokyo Five Men’s T-Shirt Worn Two Ways


If you’re a girl who loves to wear your man’s clothes, raise your hand! We’ve all run out the door wearing a menswear shirt (and some of us even go out of or way to buy them—we call it “Jenna Lyons-chic“). Sometimes there’s nothing cuter than a dude’s t-shirt and a pair of cut-off shorts. We decided to prove that using one of the shirts we’re giving away this week from Tokyo Five, the Two Flags V-Neck T-Shirt in Ivory. We dressed up Raffael and Renee in the same style to see how they’d style it and show that this kind of cool is totally unisex.

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For her:

Renee styled her t-shirt with a pair of medium-wash cut-off shorts and a whistle pendant from Falling Whistles.

 

For him:

Raffael styled his t-shirt with a pair of HA-67 jeans  and red framed sunglasses.

 

Want this shirt? Enter to a win an entire outfit from Tokyo Five!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Sep 28 2011 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Get The Look: Denim Shirt and a Space Dress


Style blogger Britney Nason (a.k.a. Disarming Darling) shows us how to wear a faded denim shirt with her colorful “space dress.”  Britney is a vintage clothing lover, so although her clothes are mostly new, she still manages to make everything look less commercial—like a very successful thrift shop expedition worn in her fun and effortless way.  The look is a bit unexpected and an interesting departure from the usual double denim or color-block pairings we’ve seen on street style blogs.  We love that the explosions of colors done up in this crab nebula-designed space dress don’t seem too… spacey.




Want to try Disarming Darling‘s unique vintage-boho chic look?  Make it your own with some personal jewelry and your favorite Wayfarers.  Note: she wore denim shorts underneath that dress and turned the dress into a tunic with a simple side knot.  Don’t forget the tribal cross-body bag to complete the outfit!

GET THE LOOK…

1. 80′s ‘Monterey’ Modern Oversized Wayfarer sunglasses ($12) – buy it at 80′s Purple.

2. Romwe Classic Denim Shirt ($28.99) – buy it at Romwe.

3. Romwe Asymmetric Sweep Chiffon Sheer Shift Dress ($46.99) – buy it at Romwe.

4. ASOS Fantasy Leather Leopard Belt ($21.95) – buy it at ASOS.

5. Zara Biker Ankle Boot ($99.90) – buy it at Zara.

 

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

 

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Posted Sep 28 2011 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Levi’s Made & Crafted Fall Winter 2011 Collection Puts A Fresh Twist On Classics


The Levi’s Made & Crafted Fall Winter 2011 Collection has a classic Americana feel to it, but gives us some new styles and silhouettes to keep the look fresh. Baggy jeans may have had a bad rep in the past, but they get a makeover with the denim merchant worker pants. By cuffing them above boots, your legs won’t be swallowed up by the material and you also will have an extremely comfortable fit. Of course there are also some skinny jeans thrown in there, with the added bonus of different washes and a high-waisted style. While the full-length denim coveralls resemble a painter’s getup a bit too much for us, the short coveralls are really cute and can be worn throughout the year by pairing them with legwarmers when it’s cold out. This division of Levi’s handles their more higher-end products, so even though you may have to throw in some extra $$, this collection can stay in your closet year round which definitely makes it worth it.

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Images via Designer Denim Jeans Fashion.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Sep 28 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks
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