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?
Minka Kelly was spotted in LA wearing a pair of medium wash skinny jeans by Joe’s Jeans, specifically Joe’s Vintage Reserve Skinny in Erika. From the exclusive Vintage Reserve Collection, they come in a medium to dark indigo denim wash with gradual fading and distressing. She balanced out the medium-wash with a desaturated blue top and dark blue jacket.
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.
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.
Olivia Palermo, AKA one of the top 5 best dressed celebs on the scene, was seen rushing about her December business in gorgeous leather-like skinny jeans with zip detail: the Paige Denim Edgemont Ultra Skinny in Azure Silk. She paired them with a fur vest and flats—though she looks like she could use another layer to keep her warm.
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.