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Get Ready For The Huge Mih Jeans NYC Sample Sale November 8th!

Premium British denim brand MiH Jeans is offering up to 60% savings on jeans, shirting and tees in a variety of sizes.  Known for great fitting, beautifully made jeans, the brand has become a favorite among celebs such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow.  The Marrakesh flare jean is available in a variety of washes for $100.00 instead of $198.00.  All other denim styes now $80.00. Shirting in faded prints and patterns now $60 instead of $180.00 and tees now $20 instead of $80.00.
Nov 8, 9, 10th 9am -7pm. MiH Jeans NY Showroom, 584 Broadway between Houston and Prince.  Subway B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette; N, R to Prince.
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Check out our latest review on Mih Jeans, when we stopped in their showroom for the pre-spring preview!
—DT Staff

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim Buys » Sales

We’re All About The Jewel Tones In CLOSED Denim’s Deep Winter Flash Collection

A gorgeous palette of jewel tones in super wear-able styles sums up the CLOSED Denim “Deep Winter Flash” collection, satisfying both the deep chroma of fall (maroon, charcoal, mustard) and a lighter, more playful take using pastels. The light rose skinny jean sure is a welcome sight now that the streets of NYC have transitioned to mid-fall wardrobe! Accompanying the twin color story denim and chinos are jean jackets ripe with hardware and biker-babe charm—just imagine pairing one of these with a long pleated skirt and some chic brown leather boots. This limited edition set is officially on our pre-Christmas list.

closed denim deep winter flash collection

See the full line below.

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Want some? Shop this collection online!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Dominic Jones Jewelry Proves Great Jeans & Metallic Accessories = Match Made In Heaven

Sometimes two design elements work together so seamlessly, you just don’t need anything else. Take the latest Dominic Jones Jewelry lookbook, for example. Take one part dramatic metallic jewelry that celeb clients flip out over (Rihanna, Alexa Chung, and Florence Welch to name a few—the line won the Elle Style Awards’ Jewelry Designer Of The Year Award), and mix with one part artistically lit studded, spiked, and destroyed jeans… and you get a recipe for sex appeal. Check out the fourth installment of this hot accessories designer’s line below.


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Images via We Are Selecters.

—Michelle Christina Larsen


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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

How To Rock A Denim Dress

Style blogger Flávia from Criciúma, Brazil shows us how a denim dress doesn’t have to be prom queen cheesy or Diesel Island sexy—there is a happy medium! Here she rocks a Damyller denim dress with a tiered skirt and fringe edges with Gabriela Faraco accessories. Two great Brazilian brands and one Brazilian babe? We’re all over it! But she’s not just cute, she knows her stuff! She works heavy, powerful metallic accessories into the look so that her aesthetic is balanced with the weight of the denim garment, but still spunky enough to throw off the whole tiered-dress-frilly-factor. Bottom line? If you wear a denim dress, go bold all the way! A slinky silver chain just wouldn’t cut it in this outfit.

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Images via Fashion Coolture.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Make Your Own Music Video with Armani Exchange’s New A/X VIDEOMIX App

To cap off its 20th Anniversary,  A/X Armani Exchange created the A/X VIDEOMIX app, a fun music video-fashion show creator, which can be found in the bottomless pit of handheld games we know as iTunes.  The app for the iPhone and iPad puts you in the director’s chair as you produce your own music video.  Choose your model: Alessandra Ambrosio, Marlon Teixera, Francisco Lachowski, Milou Sluis and more; select your music track, backgrounds and A|X 20th Anniversary Collection looks, which feature a lot of denim styles.   To get an idea what cool runway show you can create, check out Giorgio Armani’s VIDEOMIX creation, “The SuperShow”.  It’s almost cool enough knowing that Armani himself fiddles around in iTunes.  Check out the gallery for some featured looks you can animate, shop and share.

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After the show has been viewed, users can “like,” comment and rate A|X VIDEOMIX creations, which will permit special access to behind the scenes videos, footage of models preparing for the show and more.  To download the A/X VIDEOMIX application, go to iTunes online.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News

80%20 Designer Ce Ce Chin Talks Shoes, Jeans & Dream Collaborations

If you recall, we’re obsessed with 80%20 shoes. We ran into designer Ce Ce Chin at Coterie last September and got a sneak peek at their newest super-cute kicks. After going on something of a splurge for our shoe collections (hey, we gotta do something to ease the summer-to-fall transition), we had the chance to ask Ce Ce a few questions about her line, her denim preferences, and the future of 80%20! Check it out below.

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Denim Therapy: What style/cut of jeans do you envision being worn with the fall collection?

Ce Ce Chin: Skinny jeans and colored denim looks great with our Bex shoe, which is kinda like an Orvis meets Chanel quilted Look (see above). Also, all of our short boots will look great with denim cut off shorts, tights and colorful or knee high patterned socks.

DT: What are YOUR favorite pair of jeans?

CCC: Siwy denim fits me great—great flattering feminine cut—brings out the curves in me! And I have an amazing Denim skirt from Junya Watanabe, like Spring 2002 or something, that is practically couture.


DT: We love that! Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?

CCC: I love the high-waisted MILF 70s style denim- when the pant legs are really long and I wear my KIP platforms, I look really tall.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration?

CCC: There two artists that I really admire: the filmmaker Miranda July and the “knitting bandit” Olek. Miranda created a very touching shoe scene in her first film, “Me and You and Everyone We Know“. I admire her personal style and quirky sensitivity—I’m definitely thinking about her work and her most recent movie, “The Future” as I move forward with Fall ’12. And Olek, well, she does these crazy crochet pattern sculptures. Could be cool for some Winter boots!

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?

CCC: Oh street style is, and has always been very important to me. While I will watch the runway reports, I gather most of my inspiration by witnessing the girls on the subway, or at places where creative people gather, like art openings or performances.  Recently I’ve been scoping out the footwear at my yoga studio.  There’s a place in front of the yoga class where everyone kicks off their shoes. I see quite an interesting mix in this shoe pile!

DT: Clever! Can you give us hint about what’s next for 80%20?

CCC: We’re planning a pop up store in March 2012 for the Spring ’12 collection.  Scouting locations now….

Huge thanks to Ce Ce Chin for spending some time with DT! Stay up to date on 80%20 Shoes via facebook and twitter, and shop their current collection online now.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

Denim Dose: News & Links

Welcome to your afternoon dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of denim industry inside info & our personal picks after scanning the web. 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. NYC-based boutique Court is currently closed for renovations, so for the next two days anyone can enter the phrase FRESHPAINT at checkout on their e-shop and get 20% off.

2. Heidi Klum went for nautical stripes and medium-wash cut-off blue jean shorts for her “look of the day” last week—we like!

3. J Brand & Intermix let three style bloggers score free reign on the meatpacking boutique to put together outfits with a theme: Coated Denim. Check out what they came up with.

4. A slogan we’re quite fond of in an Australian shop window, advertising Dr. Denim: “A Matter of Life & Denim”.

5. Denim Blog scours the latest cinematic teen craze, Footloose, for Levi’s denim (and finds plenty).

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Jackie Racer

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Posted Oct 31 2011 in Denim News

Denim Therapy Halloween! Costumes & Chaos With Our Favorite Denim Heads

Boo! Did we scare you?! Well, some of these costumes might! The Denim Therapy team rounded up their favorite Halloween photos from years past, and asked some of our favorite denim brands what their Halloween plans are too. Scroll to check out the hyper-creative, highly amusing round-up of festive fun from your resident denim experts.


Johnny Pinto AKA The Denim Guy

“So this Halloween I am going to be a SEXY BEAR! LOL. Two years ago  I was a caveman (pictured below), last year I was BRUNO in Yellow Laderhossen, no pictures of that.”


Lauren and Lea, DL1961 Premium Denim (Left)

Lauren: “I am lucky enough to live in NYC’s West Village, so on Halloween I can literally walk out my door and into the Greenwich Village Halloween parade.  The parade has become a tradition every year for me and my friends.  Since there are so many costume stores on 6th and 7th Avenues, I might have a different costume for every day of Halloween weekend this year.”

Ron Poisson, designer and owner of Cult of Individuality, with his daughter Olivia, his son Tristan, and their dog Brutus (Right)

Ron: “This year unfortunately I am in China working so I’m missing being home with my family.  It is always a tradition to carve pumpkins and then for me to dress up with my two kids, Olivia and Tristan, my wife, and our dog to go trick or treating around our neighborhood.  I think I enjoy it more than my children!”

Ron Poisson with his family & the pumpkin carving ritual (below)



“We had a pumpkin decorating contest. This is our 1st place winner. Georgia May Jagger-lantern!”


Raffael, DT’s Photographer (left) and Renee, DT Manager of Operations (right)

Raffael: “I was a moustacho-wearing Soviet solider. This year I’m going to be Cheburashka, a Russian stop-motion animation character from 1969.”

Renee: “We were trailer trash (the 5 of us took over the party).”


Michelle Christina, DT Editorial Director

“I was a DIY Bollywood dancer last year, but I made my costume last second and by the middle of the night my denim cut-offs were showing. Oops!”


Sarah, DT Editorial Contributor

“My costume this year is going to be Bedelia Grantham from the 1982 horror flop Creepshow.  Costume includes: ratty blonde wig, black sun hat, black cape, black pants, bottle of whiskey, and a dinner length cigarette holder.

My favorite past year’s costume was when my sister and I decided to be topical, and she was Kevin Federline (wearing my dad’s clothes and a goatee drawn on with eyeliner) and I was a smoking, pimpled, and pregnant Britney Spears.”


J. Sandoval, DT Editorial Contributor

“I was a “vampire rocker” (don’t ask). On a cool note I was wearing a white denim vest with an embroidered skull—fancy! This year I’m planning on being a gothic mad hatter.”


DT Editorial Interns Brie (Left), and Elyssa (Right)

Brie: “I just managed to get my hands on an old Halloween pic (Belle), then my (tentative) costume idea for this year is Jane Lane from Daria.”

Elyssa: “I was the Spice Girls with my friends—Ginger Spice!”


Judy Yang, Reco Jeans Intern

“This year, I’ll be dressing up as a princess inspired by SNSD’s new album’s concept as princesses. I’m really excited since I love dressing up!~ Last year I dressed up as Minnie Mouse, which was really fun. I’m also looking forward to everyone’s costumes. Hope everyone will have a fun and safe Halloween!”


Paul Pyo, Doctrine Jeans

” I am planning to dress up as either Bruce Lee in his yellow jumpsuit or as Elf in the Will Ferrell movie. This isn’t a picture of me but it’s a picture of my daughter, Kenzie, and my dog, Lucky, in their panda costumes from last Halloween.”


DT’s founder, Francine, couldn’t find a pic to share, but she’ll be dressing as a cowgirl. Perhaps a post-Halloween post is in order?


Happy Halloween Guys!

Remember, if you trip and fall while you’re trick’or’treating, we’ll take care of that rip in your jeans! Learn more about Denim Therapy’s repair services.

—DT Staff

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Posted Oct 28 2011 in Denim Therapy

Artisan de Luxe Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

The Artisan de Luxe Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection has a ton of staple items, but with a twist. By adding contrasting denim, red leather, and fabric patches to white tees and cargo pants, we have great options that can easily be paired with a classic dark-wash jean, just as they show in the lookbook. We also really like how they offer distressed and ripped denim, as well as a variety of washes from light to dark. The real stand out piece for us though is the distressed denim blazer—a modern twist on the common jean jacket. This line is definitely not for the guy that wants to play it safe, but after all, where is the fun in that? Find it at the Artisan de Luxe online shop in the coming months.


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Images via Denimology.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Oct 28 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

John John’s Spring 2012 Video Campaign

Brazilian denim line John John’s spring 2012 line offers bleached and studded denim vests, casually cuffed threads, distressed denim shorts, and flared jeans, complete with a devil-may-care attitude. But it’s always best to see these looks in action! Part I of John John’s most recent video campaign takes us along on a road trip through the dusty desert, ending with a pool party of epic proportions, while Part II is a Venice Beach paradise of surf, sun, and skateboarding. And all these fun times happen while wearing jeans (that’s just how we roll too).

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—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Oct 28 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News
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