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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
While on vacation in Capri with girlfriend Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux just couldn’t help but show off his Nudie Jeans Tight Long John, which looked great on his seriously buff body. He’s got this badass punk vibe that has worked for him over and over again (remember him in “Charlie’s Angels“?), and we’re certain Jen doesn’t mind it one bit. Although we weren’t sure that we liked his Calvin Klein underwear all hanging out, we’ll give Justin a pass this time. By the way, these unisex skinny jeans have serious boyfriend jean potential: Jennifer could swipe these from Justin when he’s busy working out or something.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: black jeans, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Nudie Jeans, skinny jeans, stretch jeans, Tight Long John, unisex jeans
If you recall, Denim Therapy covered Joe’s Jeans’ Spring Lookbook, and now their Summer Lookbook featuring jeans for women and men are out. Instead of pastels, expect to see more color variations in the collection, such as deeper earthen tones, large floral, bleached out and rocker-chic printed jeans. We’re already a bit obsessed with their ikat printed jeans for women, even as the men’s jeans remain relatively tame by comparison. However, a stand out is a brown jean that will insert itself into the male consciousness soon enough. Check out the gallery to view some of our favorite picks.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Joe's Jeans, Joe's Jeans Spring-Summer 2012
What’s the best part about getting new jeans? The first time someone rips them off of you! We jest, of course. But these Naked & Famous x Karma Loop jeans dubbed “Never Naked” come equipped with (not one but) four red co-branded condoms for your M-rated adventures. They come in the Skinny Guy fit and ring in at $175.
Learn more at Rawr Denim.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: karma loop, mens denim, Naked & Famous, naked & famous condoms, raw denim, skinny guy fit
When you think of Seattle fashion, somehow brands like Comme des Garçons, Robert Gellar, Odyn Vovk and Rick Owens aren’t the first to come to mind. But, when you walk into menswear store Blackbird, you soon find that you’ve stepped into a menswear style oasis in the charming Ballard district, and you’ll find these progressive brands and more are in stock. Recently, Denim Therapy dropped by to check out Blackbird’s Hazlewood jean, a limited-run (150 pairs each style) of straight leg jeans (in raw indigo Cone Mills denim, “Stolen” Black mid-weight jean, and indigo Japanese nep 13oz denim fabrications). Sales Manager Rick Moe says producing their own jeans was a part of Blackbird’s evolution as a full lifestyle brand. We have to say we’re both pretty excited and bummed that you can only get the Hazlewood at Blackbird stores.
to shop the Hazlewood jeans.
The men’s raw denim line Unbranded has chosen to simplify their approach to jeans… to the point where there is literally no branding on them anywhere. Forget about bright contrast stitching, patches, logos, or other iconic elements. These jeans take their identity from a lack of branding, and are perfect for the man who wants the fit and fabrication (raw 14.5oz selvedge denim made on shuttle looms) to speak for itself. They retail at Urban outfitters for around $78.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: jeans for men, mens denim, no logo, raw denim, Unbranded
With the plethora of options available for ladies, men’s shorts often get the shaft. But we’ve rounded up six pairs of men’s denim shorts perfect for summer and warmer spring weather. Wear skinny for a hipster edge, cuffed for a clean and polished look–no matter how you style them, they’ll keep you cool in the coming months. Take your pick from this variety of washes, weights, prints, and styles below!
1. Topman Contrast Breton Shorts 2. YMC Linen-Chambray Shorts 3. Engineered Garments Denim Shorts
4. River Island Denim Shorts 5. ASOS Denim Shorts in Green 6. Monkey Genes Bamboo Denim Shorts
Tags: colored shorts, cut off shorts, denim shorts for men, mens denim, summer fashion
For those of you who have been following Canadian-based Fidelity Denim over the years, you know they’ve been called the butt bra of jeans and have a celebrity following. Fidelity, now distributed stateside, has a mens jeans collection as of 2009. As much as we’re coveting the Spring-Summer 2012 jeans collection (stay tuned for our denim review!), we can’t help but fall in love with the styling in their fall lookbook. You’ll see the requisite skinny jeans, along with a slick burgundy coated jean, flared jeans and even some velvety fine-wale corduroy jeans in skinny silhouettes. Rich, saturated hues along with faded fall shades are at your disposal. Check out the gallery to peruse all the Fall styles.
If you were to break down what denim must-haves to acquire for your closet, where would you start? We went by our favorite denim staples for any man, for every occasion this spring, and pulled out several solid pieces that can be worn and loved for many seasons: (1) the denim jacket, (2) the denim shirt, and the various cuts of jeans that are fashion director approved: (3) the slim fit jean, (4) the straight leg and (5) a men’s skinny jean. The next question is, can you choose just one?
4. THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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