Remember the sparkle in your best friend’s eyes as he/she first showed you their new favorite pair of jeans? The ones they spent hours searching for in department stores and online boutiques, and finally found in a moment of glorious denim-lover’s victory? Remember that sparkle extinguishing the moment they wore them just oooone time to many and tore a big hole in the knee, or popped the zipper off?
We’ve got to say, double denim (or the Canadian Tuxedo, if you will), is sort of a standard for us at this point. We don’t bat an eyelash if we’re strolling through Brooklyn and spot someone stylishly sporting this mono-denim combo. WWD says it’s only just getting revved up, though, and it may be that the two-toned denim-on-denim trend is about to streamline into same-wash territory. Excited? Horrified? Either way, click through to see their slide show and figure out whether this trend progression is for you.
In perfect time for the Holidays, Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans and Atrium NYC are launching an exclusive Thin Finn style, ‘Organic Icon Red’. The 11 oz. slim fit Turkish denim has been skillfully stripped with bleach at the Nudie LAB in Italy and over-dyed in deep Rubin red. The organic slim fitting Thin Finn features five pocket details, zip fly, signature contrasting orange stitching throughout, raw copper trims and organic cotton pocket linings. Icon Red is the latest installment in an over-dyed concept which first launched in Fall 2012 with Icon Orange.
These jeans are noe available at the Atrium webshop and Atrium Broadway, priced $199.
Recently, scores of celebrities dropped in at Frankie B. Denim‘s shopping event at Kitson West Hollywood. Celebrities such as Kelly Rutherford, Ashley Benson, Kelly Monaco (wearing Frankie B’s My BFF Jegging in Slick Turquoise), Shenae Grimes (wearing My BFF Jegging in Black Wax), Kimora Lee Simmons (wearing My BFF Jegging in Silver Dust), Lisa Vanderpump, Gilles Marini and family, Cassie Scerbo, Charlotte Ross, Brooke Burns, Lis Rohm, and Jillian Barberie showed up wearing their favorite Frankie B. jeans on the “denim carpet,” as they called it. Designer and Founder Daniella Clarke hosted this star-studded shopping event, which debuted her new hand-selected jegging and pants collection. Want to check them out? The jeans are available now at Kitson boutiques.
Photo Credit: Chris Clarizio/Genoa Studios.
About a month ago, I rediscovered a favorite pair of Joe’s Jeans in the back of my closet. I put them on and headed out to run errands. While on the bus, I remembered why the jeans were demoted from my wardrobe rotation: the huge hole on the inner thigh. I wasn’t willing to give up on this pair of pricey jeans, so I’m glad I discovered Denim Therapy.
The New York–based service repairs your jeans, and the process is simple. You register your information on the site and then ship your jeans to the company (you’re responsible for that cost). Denim Therapy will e-mail you a cost estimate for your approval (repair costs are around $3.50 per half inch; my total repair cost was $40). Once the jeans are fixed, they’re sent back to you.
The whole process took just over a week, and the patch on my jeans totally blends in with the rest of the pants. I will say the resewn area is a little stiffer than the original denim material, but I’m sure it’ll be more comfortable with each wear. In addition to hole repairs, Denim Therapy also fixes tears, reinforcing, rivets, buttons, zippers, hems and more.
Levi’s holiday 2012 line includes festive staples like chunky cable knit sweaters, coated leather jeans, colored red skinny jeans and cropped jackets in vibrant plaids. With these stylish picks, you can’t go wrong this winter! Mix and match our favorites below for a holiday wardrobe to covet.
Ready for flawlessly fitting jeans? We’re sure you are. We’ve got you covered with our expert jeans tailoring service. Here’s how to prep your jeans to be nipped/tucked to size before you mail them in. Note: if you’re dropping them off, we can help you with the pinning right in the office.
Diana is a loyal Denim Therapy customer. The proof? She’s sent us her jeans seven times, and each time we offered our expert denim repair, with the occasional personal touch. She mailed us bandannas from her beloved dog Shelby’s trips to the groomer, and we added the sentimental extras as patches on the knees. Read her story below.
How long have you had these jeans and what do they mean to you?
It’s hard to remember when I was without them. I’ve had them for about fifteen years. Levi’s changed the cut of their Silver Tab jeans a few years ago and they just don’t fit the same. I have several pairs but these are my favorites.
Can you tell us about the story behind these jeans?
What do the patches mean? A few years ago we decided to adopt a dog. Because I had owned Springer Spaniels previously we adopted a dog from the English Springer Spaniel Rescue Association. Shelby came into our lives and became a part of our family. She was approximately a year old and had been rescued from a puppy mill.
The first patch I had you add was her bandanna from her first professional grooming. The next two were equally important grooming bandannas. I still have one for the next time one is needed. It’s the bandanna I save when our groomer relocated several states away. That was a sad day for us.
I guess you could say these are my Shelby jeans at this point. I work as a clinical supervisor at a call center that answers crisis lines from all over the United States. My co-workers know these jeans and playfully mock me for my dedication to them. They have now traveled to Denim Therapy seven times.
One co-worker said, “So are you going send those to you ‘jean guy?'” I’m sure that it is not record, it is just that my jeans are recognizable because of the love of a dog.
How did you hear about Denim Therapy?
I did not want to let go of my jeans just because they tore. I started doing an exhaustive web search for jean repair and that is when I found Denim Therapy. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wasn’t looking for a seamstress to just stitch up a hole or rip…I was looking for repair. I found it.
You may now join us for a collective denim-lovers & dog-lovers siiigh.
If you’re looking for a place to get your jeans repaired (whether or not you want your dog involved) check out our expert denim repair services and let us know what you need. You could be our next seven-time returning customer!
Dressing up for parties, looking professionally awesome in the office, and running endless errands? It’s not joke getting ready in the morning this time of the year. With all the various hats we have to wear, why should figuring out what jeans to wear by hard too? It isn’t anymore! We’ve picked just three pairs you can snag and get away with wearing for the rest of the winter. You’re welcome.
Why: It’s party time! Make festive waves at all of your holiday functions with a pair of flashy metallic jeans. It’s holiday-enough for your most jolly relatives and cool enough to carry you right over to cocktail hour with the in-crowd.
Why: This classic number will look incredible paired with any/all of the following: a richly hued plaid button-down and rhinestone necklace combo, an oversized sweater and chunky bracelets, or your favorite worn-out tee, tucked in on one side. Get ready to meet your next favorite pair of jeans.
Why: A little rock’n’roll can upgrade any wardrobe, and we can’t think of a better way than with a pair of leather-like coated jeans. These Burberry Brit’s are mid-rise, which means they’re a flawless match with a cropped blazer or denim jacket.