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Denim Under $100! Floral Skinny Jeans


If you’re longing to let out your inner flower child this summer, here’s your chance to stock up on the appropriate attire. These three pairs of floral print denim skinny jeans will add a feminine touch to your closet. Right now, all of these are under $100, so jump on it!

1. Faded Rose Skinny Jeans 2. Hot Tropic Skinny Jeans .3 Daisy Dream Skinny Jeans

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Nah, we’re not sure why lady #3 is wearing boots either.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 27 2013 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

Denim Therapy Can Fix Your Broken Zipper!


We’ve all had a zipper break on a beloved pair of jeans. It’s frustrating and can render an otherwise perfect pair of jeans unwearable (unless you want to go the unattractive and slightly hazardous safety-pin-in-the-crotch-area route). But you never need to suffer this kind of annoyance again, denim lovers. Repairing the zipper and other hardware on jeans is one of the skills we keep in our denim expert arsenal, so send them in! Here is one of the many zipper repairs we’ve done recently.

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After:

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Send in your jeans to have your broken zipper & hardware repaired!

—DT Staff

 

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Posted Jun 26 2013 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Raffael Reviews Denim of Virtue Eskimo Jeans


Denim of Virtue is a premium denim brand manufactured in LA. “We didn’t want to just throw ourselves back into the ‘premium denim’ market without delivering a product that was truly luxe and worthy of the name. That was part of our Virtue… giving our customer denim that feels so good on they won’t want to take it off, and really introducing looks that stand out in the marketplace,” says the brand’s designer, Elizabeth Bae. And make no mistake, she they’re living up to their manifesto.

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Sourcing the very best denim fabrics from around the globe, DoV developed new techology, “X-Fit”—a four-way stretch material that provides an unparalleled slimming effect. They looked to Italy’s Candiani denim mill for durability and France’s soft Tencel-based “Cool 12″ material for their relaxed fits (so comfortable it’s pretty much impossible to take off). Finally, for their coated denim styles, they imported specialty fabric from Spain that was treated with an uber-soft wash.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

Comfort factor. I’m used to wearing raw denim. These are more like wearing a soft moccasin after years of wearing strong tough shoes.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve been wearing them to brunch, for walks along the waterfront in Williamsburg… they have the perfect look and feel amazing. I’ve dubbed them my “resort jeans”.

How’s the fit?

I really like the medium rise with a tapered slim fit. They have the perfect amount of stretch and are really comfortable. The contrast cuffs are another visual bonus.

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

Spec Sheet:

Style: ESKIMO
Wash 751 DI (Contrast)
75% cotton 23% Polyester 2% spandex

Tapered slim fit
Contrast cuffs
From rise 10″
Inseam 32
Leg opening 13″

Retail: $ 176

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Jun 25 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Heads Up! Durty Laundry Has Your Perfect Summer Tee


If you’re in the market for a perfect t-shirt (or three) to add to your summer wardrobe circulation this season, but are sick of seeing the same old tired designs, check out Durty Laundry. We’ve been rocking their shirts all spring with different men’s and women’s denim styles, and they’ve quickly become an instant favorite and go-to option for our staff. Durty Laundry is inspired by music, art, and every day life… with a bit of spice and graphic appeal. Check out their favorite picks!

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Above, our resident denim expert Raffael wears a Riding Durty purple tee and blog editor Michelle Christina wears a purple Dia de los Sucios tank. Below, a few more bold and colorful options from the line. Shop Durty Laundry and pick your favorite!

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Shop Durty Laundry online and pick your favorite for less than $15. Yeah, you read that right.

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Jun 24 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Help Fund The BLUER Denim Project


Jeff Shafer, designer of Agave Denim, introduces his newest endeavor: BLUER DENIM. It’s a transparently sourced, American-made premium denim brand with free at-home try-on and “impossible” price point. “BLUER aspires to become a global leader in ethical business practices that include providing recycled and re-purposed denim to people in need, as well as strict corporate responsibility and a reduced environmental impact.”

These jeans feature Georgia-grown cotton, Cone White Oak denim milled in North Carolina, YKK buttons, rivets and zippers forged in Kentucky, and a full production executed in LA using an eco-friendly ozone laundry process. Both men’s and women’s styles will be available exclusively online. The retail price? Less than $100.

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You can learn more about the project and contribute to the fundraiser here.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 18 2013 in Campaigns » Denim News

Stella McCartney To Release Eco-Friendly Denim In Spring 2014


Denim has always been a staple of the Stella McCartney collections and has been featured on the runway in previous seasons. For Spring 2014, the range is expanded into an offering of up to 10 styles in 20 washes including prints and colors that complement the designer’s ready-to-wear collection.

The increase in styles this season focuses on jeans and shorts in either skinny leg, wide leg or boyfriend fit with a low, high or mid-rise. Washes including over dyed, faded and degrade come in classic shades of indigo, white, grey and black; while a fresh spring palette consists of rose, lipstick and chamomile. Prints are playful in a black and white heart print and subtle in all black subtle leopard.

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The range features a new denim technology including high recovery fabric that reduces stretching due to wear while also shaping the body. Continuing the designer’s commitment to sustainability, 8 styles are 100% organic cotton, farmed using a water efficient process that does not involve harmful chemicals, restores and maintains soil health.

Additionally no sand blasting has been used, a technique commonly used in denim which is harmful to workers due to the high exposure toxic silica in the air. All the denim styles are 100% made in Italy.

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The denim range will ship 3 times a year and is available to retailers at market starting tomorrow for a November delivery with a retail price range from $350 to $595.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 14 2013 in Denim News

Eric Reviews Zipfit.me: The New Wave In Men’s Denim


Recently, we heard about this website called zipfit.me that claims to have a “unique algorithm that matches you to the right pair of mens jeans based upon a pair you already love or based upon your body type and fit preferences.” It seemed legit, so I gave it a try. I liked was that I could try both methods without having to set up an account or enter any payment information.

First, I tried the more custom technique by entering my measurements and fit preferences. I knew I wanted a pair of white jeans, so I just searched through the dozen-or-so matches for a pair that came in white and voila- we have a deal! I also tried the process where you select a pair you already have from a list and it came up with mostly the same dozen-or-so pairs, so clearly I have a type.

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I experimented with both methods, several times, and I can safely say the process is very easy – so easy, a male model could handle it. Payment was a breeze and my Paige denim Normandie egg shell jeans were on their way. They must have had them in stock, because I got my jeans in about a week.

I was pretty excited about my white jeans, because I’ve never had a pair of white jeans and, you know, YOLO- or whatever. I tried them on and immediately realized my blue boxers weren’t going to work with these pants. After a quick trip to the store for some tighty whities, I was ready for the joys these pants would unlock. For some reason, I was imagining them to be like gritty, Andrew WK style white jeans- but once I got them, I realized I had selected more yacht-rock, Hall and Oates style slack-y jeans, but that’s cool. I’ll rock that 80’s look, no problem.

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I’m looking forward to launching these white light denim jeans into my summer rotation. Zipfit.me delivers the goods, as promised, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience.

—Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Denim Therapy. He can be reached at 347-935-0089. Twitter- @TalkingSchmidt

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Posted Jun 14 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Not Just Jeans! DT Repairs A Denim Chambray Shirt


We see a lot of crotch holes coming through our office, but it’s not just jeans that suffer wear and tear. One customer sent us a denim shirt with a tear in the hem, and we were able to fix it up for them in a snap. Check out the before and after below, and remember… if it’s denim, we’re up for the challenge!

Before:

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After:

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Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement.

—DT Staff

 

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Posted Jun 13 2013 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Three Things To Do With Your Jeans If They’re Beyond Repair


While Denim Therapy provides incredible expert denim repair services, sometimes jeans are worn to the bitter end. If it’s time to let your jeans go at last, Rawr Denim has a few ways you can retire them from your closet and send them off to the second half of their lifespan.

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Check out the full article on Rawr Denim.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 12 2013 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

J Brand’s Answer To The LBD: Little Black Jeans


We all know the little black dress is a timeless staple every woman needs in her closet to throw on at a moment’s notice. Slimming, versatile, and requiring minimal thought, the right LBD can transform your mood and catapult you into the realm of “Damn, I look awesome!” J Brand wants to do the same thing, but with a pair of jeans. Enter, the Little Black Jeans. Right now these jeans are exclusive to Selfridges in the UK, but you can shop J Brand’s black jeans in the mean time.

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 10 2013 in Campaigns » Denim News
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