Rising Sun & Co. is a quaint Los Angeles haberdashery and bespoke denim maker who recently partnered with Nordstrom and GQ Magazine for a curated pop-up shop online and in-store. The latest collaboration with Barney’s New York features Rising Sun’s “Reliable” Fit (straight fit/selvage denim with special back pocket design, available in five separate washes), Rising Sun’s “Straight Razor” fit (selvage denim, with natural heritage pocketing) and Rising Sun’s “Ranch Hand” jacket. Established in 2006 by denim craftsman Mike Hodis, the Rising Sun line consists of premium denim, tees, shirts, outerwear and accessories, as well as recreated period footwear. The collection is expected to debut at the Barney’s New York Madison Avenue location, and online on Wednesday, November 21.
Like what you see? You can grab Rising Sun‘s
It’s time to refill your wardrobe with new items from the Nudie Jeans Fall/Winter 2012 Injection: A Twist Of Black. It just launched on the webshop and select retailers in the US. There are three new organic denim fabrics available only at Nudie Jeans and used exclusively for this Injection collection. All three washes are experimental with the mixology of black and indigo. Washing, bleaching and tints have transformed the indigo denim into distinctive different shades, all sharing a signature streakiness. Denim shirts are made in 13,5 oz. rigid denim washed and bleached. Knitted sweaters with intertwined yarns and over-dyed, printed tees. The collection reflects its namesake – twisted, streaky and dark.
See the full collection below, and shop your favorites on the webshop.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: a twist of black, indigo dyed, men's jeans, mens denim, Nudie Jeans, organic denim, organic jeans, raw denim
We spend 8 hours per day looking at denim: the jeans Denim Therapy customers send to our office from every corner of the world in order to salvage them after years of loyal “favorite jeans” service. After so many run-ins with jeans from different brands and price points, you start to understand the meaning of true craftsmanship and high quality manufacturing. The trained denim-lover’s eye starts appreciating when garments are executed with integrity without sacrificing the details that set jeans apart.
It’s this kind of integrity that makes us love Public School and their newly launched men’s denim line. That their latest presentations at Milk Studios and at the James Hotel showcased polished and refined jeans. All of them are made in New York City. The collection brings together local textiles as well as Italian and Japanese raw denim in styles and cuts already are a signature of the city we live in. Our favorites were the PS 13 All natural white 10.5 Oz Cone jeans and the PS14 Indigo Selvedge, made from 100% white oak mill 13.75 oz denim. This is a brand that the CFDA already has on their radar, and we believe every New Yorker should start collecting wardrobe staples from their line up.
See more of the preview below, and don’t forget to check out Public School online.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: Japanese denim, made in new york, mens denim, menswear denim, public school nyc, raw denim
Parisian brand Maison Kitsuné has been making footprints stateside recently with painfully chic jeans for men who want a perfect fit. They’re also delivering the go-to separates to style their jeans with classic silhouettes in rich wools, flannels and cashmere. Their denim, which appears in every collection, is made of a raw kuroki denim. Having launched their first stateside boutique at The NoMad Hotel this past April, founders Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are excited to present their most recent Fall/Winter collection. Check it out below.
See the FW’12 men’s lookbook below.
Visit Maison Kitsuné for more.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim for men, Denim Menswear, jeans for men, kuroki denim, Maison Kitsuné, parisian denim, raw denim, raw jeans
If you follow Lookbook at all, then you’ll notice denim jackets are trending big time right now. Not that you could imagine yourself wearing a coat during summer, but you might want something breathable and versatile, such as a jeans jacket to round out your casual streetwear. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a denim jacket around as your evening go-to summer outerwear. Well, because, you at least don’t want to look chilly. You’ll just look… chill. Check out some of our favorite denim jackets for men and women (we picked three each) that will be perfect, actually, for any time.
1. By Zoe Tweed Contrast Denim 2. Moto Vintage 70′s Denim 3. Free People Sweater Sleeve
4. WeSC Konji Denim Jacket 5. River Island Yellow Denim 6. AMI Corduroy Collar Denim Jacket
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denim jackets, jeans jackets, men's fashion, Outerwear, trending, womens fashion
Recently, Denim Therapy covered the debut of Guerilla24, a selvage denim brand from Hong Kong. We decided to review the Sniper straight leg jean in raw selvage ($300) by Guerilla24, and Seattle photographer and style blogger John Bell was happy to help us out with this request. Since this was John’s first foray into the selvage denim territory, he knew it would be an exciting adventure in testing out a new fashion label.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
They felt really solid and well put together. A tough pair of jeans. The stitching looks great, the indigo color was awesome and I liked the Guerilla24 leather patch label on the back pocket—nice touch.
Where/when would you wear these?
I would wear them out on a normal day with a t-shirt and some Sperry Top-siders; or, I would pair them with a button down and a blazer with some classy wingtip shoes.
How’s the fit?
The fit is great! The size 30 waist was just right and following down to the bottom, the pants have that smooth, tailored look on me, even though they are slightly looser on the thigh. Sitting down and bending over, the pants move with me so I’m not uncomfortable.
Go to Guerilla24 online to shop all the styles.
Photos by John Lee Bell.
Tags: Guerilla24, men's jeans, selvage jeans, selvedge jeans
Just because the weather has been unbearably hot, it doesn’t mean your summer fashion is reduced to wearing flip-flops and SPF one million. Maintain your studly appearance with some stylish men’s shoes that are suitable for garnering the right kind of attention when worn with your favorite pair of jeans. We found some great desert boots, boat shoes and other stylish must-have menswear shoes that will have everyone giving you the thumbs up this season. Tip: swap out your plain white shoes laces with ones that match the color of your selvage seam. Bam!
1. Cole Haan Air Grant Penny Moc 2. Calvin Klein Suede Buck Shoe 3. Steve Madden Ethin2 Wingtip
4. Sperry Top-Sider Bahama 2-Eye 5. Vans Boat Shoes 6. Clarks Desert Boots
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: accessories, Calvin Klein, Clark's Shoes, Cole Haan, footwear, men's footwear, men's shoes, Sperry Top-Siders, Steve Madden, stylish shoes, summer shoes, summer style, Vans, what to wear with jeans
A few things every man needs in the spring: fresh kicks, a statement watch, and a few breezy chambray shirts. Haus Of Howe is offering up some thin, luxe options—one with a drawstring hooded detail in a super light wash. Imagine either of these paired with some colored chinos or cargo shorts for an easy spring look. No-fuss everyday styling always wins.
Take a closer look below.
Keep an eye on Haus Of Howe for more men’s spring basics.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Chambray Shirt, denim shirt, haus of howe, mens denim, project show, Spring trends
We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, and if you’ve hit a style rut, you’re not alone. For your inspiration purposes, we’ve plucked three different warm weather denim looks for men (and found the pieces to get these looks)–check them out below!
Emporio Armani Necklace | J Crew Tee | Converse | Levi’s Jeans | ASOS Wayfarers | Lee Denim Jacket
Altamont Tank | ASOS Jeans | G by Guess Sunglasses | DC Hat | Casio Watch | Rodney P. Hunt Sneakers
Maison Martin Margiela | Insight Tank | Levi’s Jeans
Images via I AM GALLA, Lookbook, & Lookbook
Tags: denim jacket, men's jeans, mens denim, summer fashion, what to wear this summer