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Denim Dose: News & Links

Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!


1. Our good friend and fellow denim-head The Denim Guy is embarking on his own Raw Denim Project, with a pair of AG jeans.

2. Kanye West looks great in these destroyed vintage levi’s jeans! We’re not usually huge fans of Kanye’s styling, but this time he nailed a classic look, and we love it.

3. Go behind the scenes with James Jeans and see what their latest lookbook production involved. Hint: lush greenery and denim!

4. Want a fresh perspective? We love the Dr. Denim blog. It’s loaded with anecdotal photography and (of course) great jeans.

5. Chanel wasn’t the first or last to conjure up denim-inspired nail polish, but now it’s sure to become a trend. NUBAR has released a line of denim inspired colors for about $20.00.

—Michelle Christina Larsen


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Posted Sep 27 2011 in Denim News

Denim Dose: News & Links

Welcome to your evening dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!


1. We’re loving this vintage OshKosh B’Gosh tag that shows different men’s size overalls—you can’t really call a size “short and fat” anymore. (P.S. This blog post at Rawr Denim is a thorough look at raw denim from a fashion vs. utility perspective).

2. There are only three pairs of jeans left from the CLOSED x Denimology for Japan jeans collection. If you favor bleach-splattered, rock’n’roll denim, check them out.

3. Check out these five in-demand Canadian denim brands, including Fidelity and Naked & Famous.

4. Fashionista dubs the G-Star 3301 series the “perfect pair of classic jeans” for their fit, versatility, and high quality.

5. Joe’s Jeans is releasing 55 colors of their classic skinny fit, which means you can own a pair of jeans to wear for every different mood you find yourself in. We’ll show you the full spectrum tomorrow morning!

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Jackie Racer

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Posted Sep 26 2011 in Denim News

Vintage Denim Fashion in Kulte’s ‘Belle’ Campaign

Would it be much of a stretch if we said that French fashion label Kulte‘s new “Belle” campaign is a tip of the hat to the “Belle Epoque,” a period from the late 19th century to the period leading up to World War I?  The men’s campaign model, showcasing several denim pieces from the Autumn-Winter 2011 collection, channels Charlie Chaplin (who was wildly popular at the time) in some instances. Although each ensemble is decidedly modern, you get the definite feel that vintage inspirations had a major influence in this photoshoot (not unlike Kulte’s last ’60s-inspired campaign). This new season of offerings: denim outerwear, rugged slim jeans and a slim corduroy blazer and accessories prepares a would-be traveler or Outdoorsman for a frosty winter trek ahead.

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Images via We Are Selecters. For more information, go to Kulte online.

—Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted Sep 26 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News

Tokyo 5 Men’s Denim & T-Shirt Giveaway… Enter Before September 30th!

This one’s for the guys… we’re doing a full-outfit menswear giveaway this week, featuring our favorite top and bottom selections from the Tokyo 5 fall collection. Tokyo Five is a contemporary men’s lifestyle brand blending classic American authenticity and Japanese Bushido philosophy. The brand possesses a stoic determination to create apparel that is tough, timeless, and uncompromising, much like the ancient philosophy that drives everything they do. At the same time, each collection is defined by a contemporary point of view that comes through in innovative weaves, unconventional washes, dynamic artwork and modern fits. Read on to find out how YOU can win two stylish selects from their collection!

denim therapy mens denim giveaway tokyo five

To Enter…

1. Like Denim Therapy on facebook & follow Denim Therapy on Twitter.

2. Like Tokyo Five on facebook & follow Tokyo Five on Twitter.

3. Comment on this post with your email… it’s that easy! Don’t forget to post your email so we can contact you if you win!


Entries close on Friday, September 30th—so don’t wait!


The Prizes (if you win, they’re both yours!)…

Tokyo 5 Straight Fit Jeans in Slate Wash

A soft feel jean with a broken-in raw denim appearance. With wear the denim will loosen and the indigo base will rub off to create a personal unique look. Copper and bone color top stitching provides a dimensional look.Sizes available: Waist 30 – 42, Inseam 32

Tokyo Five Slate Wash Jeans Front

Tokyo Five Slate Wash Jeans Back
Tokyo 5 Two Flags V-Neck T-Shirt in Ivory

100% ultra soft cotton. Celebrate the melding of cultures with the two flags t-shirt featuring a Japanese and American flag. Kanji print – bravery, respect, honor, loyalty and wisdom. Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, XXL


Winner will be chosen at random from the comments that fulfill the above guidelines. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 3rd.

Contest open to denim-lovers worldwide!

Questions? Email us!

Good luck!

—DT Staff & Tokyo Five



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Posted Sep 26 2011 in Denim Therapy

Announcing The Winner Of The Denim Therapy x 7 For All Mankind Giveaway!

As we announced last week, in the spirit of 7 For All Mankind‘s “An Affair With Flare” festivities this September, we’re giving away one of three gorgeous styles of 7FAM flare-leg jeans. 7 For All Mankind prides themselves on being “the world’s premier premium denim brand”. Through innovation in fabric, fit and finish they create a foundation for individual expression that is effortless and makes people feel sexy and sophisticated 7 days a week. We gave you the chance to claim either the Biancha, the Kaylie, or the Jiselle flare leg styles, right here! Did you make the cut? Find out below!

And the winner is…




Maria said…

“It’s a tough choice to make between the 3, but when it comes down to it, I love the classic look of the Kaylie Sexy Slim Bootcut in Rosalie Ann wash. With short legs like mine, I need a pair of jeans that can help “lengthen” them! You can also dress these jeans up or down and would easily match with any piece in my wardrobe.”


She wins…

Kaylie Sexy Slim Bootcut in Rosalie Ann wash

Details: The 5 Pocket Kaylie in Rosalie Ann is a sexy slim fit boot with a classic rise that fits and flatters every body type.  Hugging the body through the hip and thigh, the Kaylie continues to be slim through the knee and breaks at the calf into a bootcut leg opening, creating a dramatic silhouette that lengthens the leg and looks modern and fresh.  This fit features our signature 7FAM squiggle back pockets. Click to learn more.

Sizes available: 23-32

Congratulations to our winner (we’ll email you shortly), and thanks to all who entered! Didn’t win this time? No worries! Denim Therapy has more chances on the way for you to own a pair of coveted jeans for your stylish fall excursions.

Stay tuned… we’ll be announcing our next giveaway this morning!

—DT Staff & 7 For All Mankind

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Posted Sep 26 2011 in Denim Therapy

80%20 Delivers Another Round Of Perfect Shoes To Pair With Any Jeans

You probably remember how madly in love we fell with 80%20 when we saw their denim, chambray, and canvas shoes last March. We stopped by their Coterie booth this past weekend and guess what… they’re at it again for spring 2012! Their easy-to-wear color palette and innovative, flattering-on-everyone footwear will find perfect chemistry with any cut and style of denim in your inventory, from flares to cropped, skinny, and boyfriend. We personally own over five pairs of last season’s line, so we can attest. In fact, we wore one pair so much we had to order a back-up pair of the same style. Obsessed? Yes. We snapped a few pics of new styles for you to yearn for—but until they’re available, you can grab a pair from the current collection here.

8020 shoes spring preview

8020 shoes spring 2012 to wear with jeans

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Denim Roundup

Denim Therapy has been so busy pounding the trade show floors that we barely had time to sleep.  However, we couldn’t not talk about New York Fashion Week before we moved onto the next shows!  Denim has gone glam in the form of metallic jeans for Spring 2012 (Diesel Black Gold), and there is a return to and continuation of patchwork and panel denim motifs (Charlotte Ronson and D&G).  Although there were several other brands which had denim represented in their collections, we only chose to feature a few designer labels which we feel really worked with and integrated denim into their collections in a deeper sense.  Which denim trend do you think will make a big splash come spring?

Diesel Black Gold Spring-Summer 2012: metallic jeans in reflective foil, reptilian and shimmery abalone-green hues offered lustre and texture to denim.  The brand continues to redefine itself as not just a brand about blue jeans.  More Diesel Black Gold online at


Theyskens’ Theory Spring-Summer 2012: Olivier Theyskens still loves black and white, but he has thrown in vibrant acid-washed jeans and high-waisted, drop-crotch denim with drop-waist belt loops, creating an illusion of a low waist.  Will this be the game changer?  More Theyskens’ Theory online at


Charlotte Ronson Spring-Summer 2012: Patchwork denim, denim and chambray panels, and denim pieced together with silk in muted and faded washes, shows Ronson’s desire to keep the fun, flirty and feminine in a woman’s everyday wardrobe.  We loved that Ronson used denim as both the main ingredient and the accent fabric in this collection. More Charlotte Ronson online at

D&G Spring-Summer 2012: Remember those menswear bandana silk shorts and shirts pieced together with denim?  Now those same aesthetics have been reincarnated into women’s ready-to-wear in a variety of dresses.  It’s a playful explosion of colors and patterns.  However, the jury’s out on whether this collection is going to move the needle at retailers.  More D&G online at

—Kathy Ng Hassan










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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Runway

Kaley Cuoco & Brian Austin Green Design Raven Denim Capsule Collections

The Dream Denim Collection is Raven Denim‘s latest capsule collection, designed by Kaley Cuoco of the “Big Bang Theory” and Brian Austin Green alongside in-house Creative Director, Ya-el Torbati.  We mentioned this earlier in our Denim Dose, but here’s the full scoop. The women’s collection (for which 20% of proceeds will benefit the Friends of Animals Foundation in LA) is designed to be worn with a t-shirt and heels. The Shirley (named after Cuoco’s rescued pit bull) is a dark trouser with a slim leg, while Kaley is an ode to her love of cropped, skinny jeans, with 9″ gold zippers on the calves.

As for the men’s collection, it’s no surprise Brian Austin Green is taking part, as he’s always seen in Raven Denim. He worked off his two favorite fits in the men’s collection, creating new fabric textures and washes that satisfied the actor’s preference for rugged, yet effortless style.  As for giving back to the community, 20% of sales will be donated to the charity of his choice. If you ask us, looking great in denim never felt this good!


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—Jackie Racer

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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Lookbooks

MiH Jeans Launches Second Exclusive Capsule Collection on Net-A-Porter

We were already stoked the first time MiH Jeans collaborated with Net-A-Porter on the Spring 2011 capsule collection, and the second time around has us revving up our e-shopping engines too. For Fall 2011 they’re offering luxurious silk, velvet and cord fabrications in autumnal shades of bronze, burgundy and navy. Founder and Creative Director Chloe Lonsdale, says “We really wanted to capture the essence of that chic gamine vibe and tap into the mood of the season, while also offering an approachable way to wear these trends.” You’ll find ’70s style high-waist trousers, flare legs, pleated skirts, fitted blazers, and other fall fashion essentials that really round out this smart and tasteful set.  “I was particularly inspired by Julie Christie and Annie Hall; the understated sophistication of their uptown/downtown style that stood the test of time,” says Lonsdale.


Shop the collection now!

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion

Bleulab Reversible Denim Is Releasing Metallic Snakeskin Shorts (And We Want ‘Em Bad)

When it comes to wow-factor, Bleulab Reversible Denim is on the top of everyone’s list, from the ladies in our office to celebs and downtown socialites whose style we adore. They come out with intense combos, like acid wash lace print on one side, and coated pink waxy finish on the other (think splash of Pepto-Bismol on a lacy dress, except you’re wearing it, and it’s gorgeous). When we caught a glimpse of what they’ve got in store for next season, we had cartoon-hearts in our eyes. After covering basic trends like animal prints and faux-skins in the fall line, they went all-out superstar with metallic silver, cracker leather, and electric red. But it’s not all novelty: they’re offering a perfect dark-wash flare leg jean.

For spring, the palette goes saturated and light with electric candy colors like violet and lime. Shorts are printed in florals and oversized houndstooth. Snakeskin reappears in a lighter, cropped style. Light wash jeans and acid wash are rampant (and look amazing). And don’t forget—every jean has a totally different interior for flipping inside-out and wearing all over again. Two amazing pairs of jeans for the price of one. Our absolute favorite? This shimmering line of metallic teal and violet snakeskin shorts. We are literally clawing at our laptop screens.

bleulab reversible denim metallic coated jeans fall spring

bleulab reversible denim metallic coated jeans fall spring

Check out more of the Bleulab collection below!

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand » Uncategorized
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