We know what it’s like to walk around with a ripped up hem or a pocket hole, but some denim repairs are mandatory. The waistband tear may seem like a fork in life of your favorite jeans, but thanks to us, it doesn’t have to be. We recently repaired a pair of jeans with a gaping hole in the waistband. Check it out below.
Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.
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Citizens of Humanity released their summer 2014 lookbook, featuring a range of denims from light wash to black, with strategic-yet-natural looking distressing. The clothing is adequately laid back with a hint of rock’n’roll. Their new fit, the Emerson, is the star of the show: a slim fit boyfriend jean that is destined to be the ultimate style staple this season. We love to see styles that are easy to wear and pair with things we already have in our closets. Less is more in the summer, and CoH totally gets it.
Shop Citizens of Humanity for summer looks that make the grade.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Spring is coming, which means it’s almost ankle-baring season! We can’t stress how important it is to have the perfect cuff at the bottom of your jeans. We even made a denim-cuffing video for you a few years back. But we could all brush up a bit on this warm weather skill, so we’re looking to Madewell to set the record straight.
“There’s an art to this relaxed cuff thing, so we asked our denim team to explain how to get our roll on, so to speak.
1. Start with gently wrinkled denim, which holds its shape better than an ironed-flat pair. (It’s the same idea as unwashed, next-day hair being better at holding a curl.)
2. Depending on how much skin you’d like to show, fold the jeans up once, approximately two inches. Make sure this cuff is a bit larger than your ideal final roll—the extra fabric keeps the look loose, rather than starched and precise (à la Happy Days).
3. For your last and final move, gently roll the jeans another time and—attention, please—lightly tug the cuff downward. This creates an anchor effect so that the jeans hang stylishly straight. Done and done.” (Source)
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American-made denim brand Baldwin is launching a full fledged women’s clothing line, which will include denim (of course), knits, outerwear, ready-to-wear and more. 2013’s GQ’s menswear designer of the year Matt Baldwin is at the forefront of the development, allowing his 5-year-old brand to flourish as demand increases for product exactly like his: classic, fashion-forward, and made in the USA. More specifically, the line features black and white nights, high waisted jeans, and denim workshirts. See the full lookbook here.
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Fashion Week has wound down on a global scale, and we’re kind of glad it has (refreshing Style.com every 5 minutes is exhausting). But we’re willing to backtrack to Paris Fashion Week for a moment to appreciate Kate Mara of House of Cards‘ chic denim-on-denim ensemble at the Louis Vuitton show. Reports The Cut:
“The actress kept her outfit casual and her palette monochrome, pairing her denim tank dress with a matching jean jacket and indigo clutch. She finished off the all-denim look with a pair of ubiquitous snakeskin heels — suggesting that she may not be quite the brazen risk-taker that her House of Cards character makes her out to be.”
Image via The Cut
What do you think of this starlet’s style? Speak up! @DenimTherapy
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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MC recently reviewed a pair of zip ankle mid-rise jeans by D-ID, or Denim Identity. The jeans are medium wash premium denim with a medium rise and double button detail. Denim afficionado Jimmy Taverniti says the collection is inspired by “the timeless freedom of the American West and the iconic poetry of the cinema.” So how do they stack up? Read on to find out.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
I loved the zip ankle! I want my jeans to be really fitted at the ankle so I can wear them inside boots, but also because it creates a more flattering silhouette for me.
Where/when would you wear these?
I’ve been wearing them non-stop. These are solid every day jeans that are easy to style with a tank and blazer or one of my many oversize sweaters.
How’s the fit?
See above! Add to the awesome zip detail, a high rise waist, and I’ve got a brand new go-to pair of jeans. They have the right amount of stretch, without stretching out as you wear them during the day.
You can grab a similar pair here. In the market for some new denim? See MC’s review of mint green jeans here, too.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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