Denim Therapy
DENIM BUYS

The James Jeans Sample Sale Is Coming...

DENIM FASHION

Miranda Kerr Wore Louis Vuitton Denim Boots

DENIM THERAPY

Happy Thanksgiving from Denim Therapy!

« Previous Page« Previous Page   Next Page »Next Page »

How To Keep Jeans Clean Without Losing Your Denim Snob Street Cred


“Don’t wash your jeans!”

We hear it over and over, and many of us abide by this denim-addict’s rule of thumb when it comes to letting denim take its shape around your figure, and letting wear happen naturally. But the fact is, after a certain period of time, you’re going to want to remove odors, dirt, and even dead skin cells (yep, their final resting place is your jeans).  Freezing denim removes odor to some extent, but if you’ve decided it’s time to take action with *gulp* water… there’s a right way to do it.

Check out this awesome tutorial on washing raw denim from Park & Bond (and visit the original to see their informative graphics).

Step 1: Fill a sink, tub, bucket or other jean-sized vessel with lukewarm water and a small amount of ultra-mild detergent. Woolite Dark is a good bet, but it’s very concentrated, so start with just a couple of teaspoons. Take a deep breath, ignore the anticipated slights from the hip police running through your mind, and put your smelly-ass jeans in the tub. Make sure they’re fully submerged (this may require you to weigh them down).

Step 2: Soak them for about an hour, giving them a stir half way through to loosen any dirt that’s worked its way into the denim.

Step 3: Remove the jeans, drain the tub (of course), and rinse them thoroughly with cold water to remove detergent residue. Roll them up in a dry towel that you don’t mind staining blue to remove some moisture.

Step 4: Hang them out to dry. (Note: Make sure you hang them in a place that has good air movement, as you don’t want your jeans to mildew. Also, take care to hang them somewhere that won’t be ruined by a steady flow of indigo-infused water.) Do not tumble dry, as all that heat will undo your good work. Once your jeans are dry, pull them on and proceed to beat the hell out of ‘em till they need a bath again.

Original tutorial via Park & Bond.

—DT Staff

Tags: , , , , ,

Posted Nov 28 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Cyber Monday Denim Sale at American Apparel


Want to check out American Apparel jeans?  Starting on Cyber Monday, American Apparel will be offering 20% off sitewide, so here’s your chance to dip your toe into American Apparel’s denim, or go head-to-toe denim.   You’ll not only find jeans and jeans jackets, but denim shirts in various shades (from a light wash indigo to even a gray “Lieutenant” wash), denim sneakersdenim backpacks, totebags and even a denim scarf!

Sale ends Wednesday, November 30.  Go to American Apparel online for more details.


—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Posted Nov 28 2011 in Denim Buys » Sales

Denim Dose: News & Links


Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of  inside info! Catch up on what’s happening (or totally not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. 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!

dd-amethyst-kate-middleton-jeans-sales

1. It’s Cyber Monday, so online denim sales are abound. Just to name a few…

- You can score 30% off all fall styles at Mih Jeans until midnight.

- At J Brand, you’ll get a $75 gift card when you spend $275 (and if you shop beofre noon PST, you’ll get free 2-day shipping on your order).

AG Jeans for men & women are on sale today at Hautelook (and check their website, because they’re having some Cyber Monday deals of their own).

Miss Sixty is hosting a “private sale”—you can score 30% off the fall & winter collection by using code MISSPRIVATE11 at checkout.

2. Theory is having a women’s sample sale, with styles up to 65% off. Shop the VIP sale on Tuesday, November 29th (10AM – 7PM) or the public sales: Wednesday Nov 30th – Friday Dec 2nd (10AM – 7PM); Saturday Dec 3rd – Sunday Dec 4th (10AM – 5PM). Click for flier & more info.

3. Kate Middleton’s jeans left youngsters confused at an art therapy center in inner-city London. They reportedly asked where her princess dress was.

4. Wanna brighten up your week? Stay tuned—the adorable Replay And Sons Kids F/W 2011 lookbook is coming to DT soon!

5. Connecticut-based denim brand Amethyst Jeans are having a holiday food drive this December as part of the Food For Fashion initiative. They’re handing over new pairs of jeans in exchange for money, non-perishable food, and Sack Hunger Bags (provided by Big Y supermarkets). To participate, visit the Big Y Locations below (and check out the holiday concert series they’re hosting as well):

Big Y World Class Market locations: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• December 10th – Meriden, CT
• December 11th – Enfield, CT
• December 17th – West Hartford, CT
• December 18th – Rocky Hill, CT

Holiday Concert Events: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

96.5 TIC All Star Christmas – December 1st, Location: Toyota presents the Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam Concert – December 2nd, Location: XL Center, Harford, CT

Keep up with Amethyst Jeans on facebook for more info.

 

—Michelle Christina Larsen

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Nov 28 2011 in Denim News

Announcing The Denim Therapy x Cheap Monday Skinny Jeans Give-Away Winners!


Last week we gave you the chance to score one of five pairs of Cheap Monday Tight Very Stretch Onewash Skinny jeans as a little Thanksgiving gift (thankful for jeans? Oh yes, we always are). We explained that we adore Cheap Monday—the Swedish-born brand originally created within the walls of a designer denim and second-hand boutique in Stockholm for customers searching out great fitting, affordable denim. We even threw a Cheap Monday Q&A at you so you could get some behind-the-scenes perspective. Now, it’s time to announce the winners! Read on to see if you’re one of them!

 

And the winners are….

 

Winner for Monday’s pair of jeans: Kiley

Winner for Tuesday’s pair of jeans: Mel

Winner for Wednesday’s pair of jeans: Yvonne

Winner for Thursday’s pair of jeans: Deana Kneen

Winner for Friday’s pair of jeans: Lyn

 

Winners will each receive…

CHEAP MONDAY Tight Very Stretch Onewash
32″ Inseam, 9″ rise, 98% cotton 2% elastane. High-waisted styling. Available in sizes 24 – 32.

Congratulations to our winners (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 amazing denim products for your stylish winer excursions.

Stay tuned…

—DT Staff & Cheap Monday

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Posted Nov 28 2011 in Denim Therapy

Joe’s Jeans Holiday 2011: Men’s Laid Back Styles For Winter


If you’re looking for some solid jeans in either a skinny or athletic fit, then check out Joe’s Jeans‘ Holiday 2011 range of jeans for men in Super Slim, Slim Straight and its popular go-to Classic and Boot Cut fits—all cut in clean lines with laid-back appeal.  A man can look relaxed yet maintain that polished look; and, with the introduction of some eye-catching button downs in velvety soft military and tailored fit Western-influenced shirts, he’ll be the carefree version of the dapper gentleman.  A little rocker, a little glam and a little preppy: that’s what you’ll get this season from Joe’s Jeans.

A little laid back, a little glam and a little rocker: that's what you'll get this holiday for Joe's Jeans' mens collection.

 

The Men’s Holiday 2011 collection is now available at Joe’s Jeans online.


—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

Tags: , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Lookbooks

Jeans Ripped? Need Repair (badly)? Denim Therapy to the Rescue!


One of our biggest repair projects to date showed up in the Denim Therapy office last week.  Stay tuned for posts tracking their therapy session and the story of what it takes to go from a perfect pair of blues to this:

destroyed-jeans-repair

—Sarah Greene

Tags: , , , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Therapy

New York Models’ New Faces Division: All Wrapped Up in Denim


Models always look perfectly casual and gorgeous in their beauty shots, but New York Models’ New Faces Division’s give us another reason to be jealous–the denim! All seven models are decked out (or wrapped up) in denim vests, shirts, jackets, and jeans. Paired with artfully-mussed hair and minimal makeup, this combination creates a clean, fresh look that is simply striking.

 

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

—Brie Hiramine

Tags: , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Fashion

Cozy Up With A Warm Sweater & Denim Cut-Offs To Make The Most Of Your Wardrobe


Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to change your entire wardrobe–it just means you have to make some adjustments! By pairing your favorite cut-off jean shorts with a cozy warm sweater, you can combine the best of both worlds. The sweater and cut-off duo is a fun way to make your summer clothes last all year long and also lets you show off your cutest denim but with a new spin on it. So if you’re ever wondering if those pair of shorts are really worth the buy, all you need is a fun chunky sweater to know that they are.

siwy-alexa-denim-cut-off-shorts-mango-shine-sweater

1. Mango Shine Sweater  ($66) — buy it at Mango.

2. Siwy Jeans Alexa Cut Off Short ($195) — buy it at American Rag.

 

topshop-knitted-multicolor-sweater-american-eagle-faded-denim-cut-off-shorts

3. Topshop Knitted Chunky Stitch Jumper ($80) — buy it at Topshop.

4. American Eagle Tumble Shortie ($39.50) — buy it at American Eagle.

 

topshop-black-sequin-sweater-j-brand-pink-cut-off-shorts

5. Topshop Knitted Sequin Yoke Jumper ($92) buy it at Topshop.

6. J Brand Cut-Off Rigid-Denim Shorts ( $115.50) buy it at Net-A-Porter.

insight-olive-green-knit-off-the-shoulder-sweater-siwy-black-leather-denim-cut-off-shorts

7. Insight All Meshed Up Mesh Sweater ($64.99) buy it at Revolve Clothing.

8. Siwy Jeans Camilla Shorts ($195) buy it at Revolve Clothing.

 

Elyssa Linden

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

The Madewell Holiday Shopping Guide


If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your best friends (or yourself — let’s be real here), Madewell has you covered!  Not only does this New York-based store carry every single piece of trendy winter fashion you can think of, but they’ve taken the liberty of breaking down every version of gift-receiver on your list and made guides to what to buy for them.  From accessories under $50 to entire ensembles for your very besties — just click around the site and we promise you will not leave with an empty cart.

madewell holiday 2011

 

—Sarah Greene

Tags: , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Buys Under $100 » Gift Guides

Meltin’ Pot’s Fall 2011 Collection Has Got Killer Jeans In Perfect Washes For Men


There’s nothing wrong with sporting simple jeans, but let’s face it sometimes simple can be borderline boring. How do you keep your denim wardrobe from falling short on cool points? Get into denim with interesting washes. We’re really digging the latest denim collection from Meltin’ Pot. Not only are their jeans utterly cool, but they also come in an array of washes that are certain to keep you looking stylish and anything but boring. Our favorite? We’re really into ultra-faded washes right now, so the light grey pair pictured bellow is ace in our book . Check out all the different washes and styles bellow!

Images via Denim Debutante.

Sandoval Gomez

Tags: , , , ,

Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear
« Previous Page   Next Page »
Get the latest denim updates

Sign up for our newsletter

  Follow us   Join us   Subscribe
© Denim Blog - Denim Therapy. All rights reserved.