“So, although I am a relatively small girl, being of Latin and Italian descent, I’m pretty much doomed to a life of big butt-dom.
Unfortunately, my genes have often contributed to the destruction of my jeans–mostly in the crotchal region. This would not be such a problem if I wore $50 jeans like a normal person, but alas, I’m a denim junkie who can only get her fix from sevens, citizens and J Brands at about $200 a pop.
Thanks to my big ole booty, I had countless pairs of dead denim in my closet, but I just couldn’t bring myself to chuck them. I’m really glad I didn’t. I sent them to Denim Therapy, and the whole experience was fantastic for me! I brought 3 pairs in for the crotch holes to be repaired and reinforced. When I got them back, the threading they did was virtually invisible to the naked eye. I asked my boyfriend if he could tell where they had been restitched and he had no clue. The only way you could really tell is if you touched the repaired area as it is stiffer than the rest of the jeans, but other than that, the repairs are undetectable.
To fix the holes in my 3 pairs of jeans and reinforce them to prevent future tears, it cost me $68, which I feel is a small price to pay for $600+ worth of denim. If I didn’t live in NY and had to pay shipping costs though, I don’t know if I would’ve went through the trouble as those probably get pricey.
All in all, I am really happy with the work they did and highly recommend if you have expensive jeans that you’re not ready to part with. LOVE!!!! Will be sending in some more stuff ASAP.”
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When you take in your jeans to get hemmed (for instance, via our Denim Therapy expert hemming service!) be sure to bring a pair of shoes with you to wear when getting measured. Before your jeans go under the knife you’ll want to make sure the shoes you measure with are the shoes you’re planning to pair with the jeans (or at the least, a similar heel/lack of heel). This will take the guess work out of figuring out the measurement you’ll be happiest with.
Remember, for all your hemming needs, whether it’s a re-size or a repair, check out Denim Therapy’s expert hemming service.
Tags: Denim Therapy, denim tips, hemming denim, how to hem jeans, repair jeans
When it comes to rich colors, J Brand has some of the prettiest hues around… and when it comes to spring, that’s exactly what we’re looking for. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pink and purple colored denim skinny jeans for your shopping pleasure. Pair them with a cute neutral sandal or some killer high-contrast heels in neon or metallics for a head-turning look!
J Brand Mid-rise Skinny / J Brand 910 Ankle Skinny / J Brand 811 Ankle Skinny
J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans / J brand Baroque Skinny Jeans / J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: J Brand, pink jeans, purple jeans, sexy jeans, skinny jeans, what to buy, what to wear
MC reviews her Joe’s Jeans 55 Colors Skinnies in Lily Pad—a pair of subdued pastel jeans that she suspects will stay in her wardrobe for years to come. Why? Scroll and find out!
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
I’m pretty mesmerized by the color, so I was hoping as I tried them on that the light hue of the jeans wouldn’t make me look heavier (I know this is a concern for a lot of denim shoppers), but I don’t think they do! I think they look awesome. So I was reeeeally glad about that.
Where/when would you wear these?
You might think these are spring-only because of their color, but imagine pairing these with a chunky sweater and cute boots in the winter! The denim is thick enough to be a cool weather fabric, and I think they’re more versatile since they’re desaturated. I’d say these are all-year-round jeans. Right now I am obsessed with the way they look worn with 80%20 shoes (shown here).
How’s the fit?
Super skinny, they feel pretty tight (I think it’s safe to say they run about 1/4—1/2 small in size). But they are mid-rise and there’s no discomfort around the waist band. After wearing them a couple times (sans-wash) they fit like a glove. Highly recommended!
Grab a pair of Joe’s Jeans 55 Colors Skinnies in Lily Pad for yourself!
Tags: 55 colors, denim review, fifty five colors, jeans review, Joe's Jeans, lily pad, skinny jeans
Refinery29‘s been kicking up a lot of dust in the denim news department with their fabulous month of denim, and they let us in on a little industry secret when it comes to one editor’s denim preferences. Glamour’s entertainment editor Rebecca Sinn prefers loose, baggy jeans over the skin-tight trend. Her favorite pairs of jeans include a wide-leg J Brand style and a pair of Citizens of Humanity denim overalls.
How do you feel about loose jeans vs. tight jeans? Let us know on facebook! And check out the full R29 interview with Rebecca Sinn.
Tags: Denim Overalls, entertainment editor, Glamour Magazine, month of denim, Refinery29, wide leg jeans
Yesterday, Madewell 1937 opened yet another store in Los Angeles: this time on a bustling retail and restaurant destination in Old Pasadena, California – the east side of town! The newest shop takes over the former site of Guess?. The grand opening sip and shop event lasted well beyond it’s 8 p.m. last call for vodka drinks and denim fittings. If you’re not already taking the day off to enjoy the sun, head on over to Madewell’s shiny new store on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Check out the gallery for the scoop on what to expect in store for their current Spring 2012 collection. You’ll find not only colored and floral jeans, but a slim Boyfriend jean that is getting a resurgence in popularity this season.
Madewell Pasadena opens until 8 p.m. tonight so make a date of it. Go to Old Pasadena online for store hours.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Making a first impression is always the trickiest. That’s why we’ve done the leg work for you and rounded-up some of our favorite denim pieces that will keep you comfortable and confident while in the dating arena. Here are some sure classy denim wins that will nearly guarantee a second date. What look would you sport?
1. 7 For All Mankind Indigo Workshirt 2.Topman Cream Braces 3. Dr. Martens Ally Interlace 4. 3×1 Straight Fit
1.A.P.C. Crew Sweater 2. Levi’s 511 3. Lucky Brand Western 4. Hawkings McGill Oxfords
1. Cheap Monday River Sweater 2. AG Dylan Jean 3. J Crew Stockton Racer Jacket 4. Feathers Canvas Oxford
Tags: 3x1, 7 for All Mankind, AG Jeans, date outfits, Levi's, Lucky Brand, outfits to wear on a date
Met John Mayer last night. Or, was it Jack White? Johnny Depp? Yes, it was Mr. Mayer, and he was wearing an awesome denim jacket x cowboy hat combo. Good to know he’s a fellow denim lover! Now he knows if he ever needs it repaired, he can call on us for our expert denim repair services (and so can you)!
Tags: denim jacket, Denim Repair, Denim Therapy, jack white, john mayer, johnny depp, nyc
You can’t get more summery (and stylish) than the combination of denim and boho jewelry. We’re taking inspiration from And That‘s lookbook, featuring their spring/summer collection–a series of pieces awash in feathers, fringe, Navajo influences and, yes, even denim–paired with hippie flares and worn-down, washed-out shorts from Siwy. Check out the full lookbook below, plus our recommendations on how to channel this chill, SoCal vibe!
1. And That Asymmetrical Cross and Chain Earring 2. Siwy Jeans Anita Flare in Spirited
1. And That Navajo Landing Necklace 2. Siwy Jeans Camilla Shorts in Loveless
1. And That Denim Leaf & Feather Hairclip 2. Siwy Jeans Alex Cut Off Shorts in Love Song
Tags: and that jewelry, Boho style, boho-inspired fashion, denim cut off shorts, flare jeans, Siwy Denim, summer fashion