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MC Reviews Zip Ankle Mid-Rise D-ID Jeans


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.

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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.

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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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Posted Mar 10 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews Fabrizio Gianni Mint Green Jeans


Our blog editor MC reviewed a pair of Fabrizio Gianni super stretch jeans in slim fit tapered style with a bright spring hue. Mint green jeans are always welcome in our closets, and these are no exception. Aside from a fun pair of spring jeans, they sent a branded, colorful iPhone case and tote bag! We love goodies! Check out her specific thoughts on the fit and feel below, and grab a pair for yourself here—they’ll have 10 available colors total by the time summer rolls around.

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Jeans by Fabrizio Gianni, earrings by Little Otto Shop, epic sweater found at GoodWill.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

This color flawlessly blends the minty freshness of winter with the pastel pretty-ness of spring. Yes, I’m a Libra. That’s what I was thinking.

Where/when would you wear these?

While these are pretty specific in hue to be every-day jeans, I would definitely wear them when I wanted something stylish and comfy at the same time. Springtime strolls seem the perfect opportunity. The color makes them great to pair with other bright colors and neutral hues.

How’s the fit?

They’re comfortable and feel good on. They’re more cotton than “denim”, and they do have stretch, so I could probably wear these all whole day without feeling any of that jean friction.

I do prefer a much more fitted ankle, so I might have them taken in, but the would fit great if I wanted to wear them over my shoes instead of tucked into boots. And I’m not gonna lie, I think my butt looks pretty good in them. Overall, thumbs up.

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Above, earrings by Little Otto Shop.

 

Check out Fabrizio Gianni on facebook for their new releases and updates.

 

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 06 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

COMUNE Streamlines Their Denim Jacket For Men


While browsing Project NY, we had to get a closer look at COMUNE‘s latest denim jacket. When you check out their website, you’ll see that COMUNE is a brand bent on celebrating “the rawness and imperfections of everyday life” and using that to “creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible”, but we’ve gotta say, this men’s white denim jacket is pretty perfect.

The Terra Jacket in Raw White is a more minimal take on their previous classic blue jean jacket. It features a center front lapel that can either half-mask or fully expose the contrast buttons. The front pockets are streamlined with no flap, creating a slimming, tailored look when you pull this on. Best of all, the jacket retails at under $100.

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Check out  COMUNE for more.

—DT Staff

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Posted Aug 01 2013 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

The Ideal Messenger Bag Via WILL Leather Goods #projectny


We’re always on the market for a bag upgrade (you might even call us addicted…to bags), and this WILL Leather Goods wax canvas coated messenger bag caught our eye. The large bag is functional with water and wind resistant fabric, wearable as a cross shoulder or carry on tote. It features leather handles and reinforced stitching for sturdiness. And here’s a huge plus: the bag comes with a plaid travel pillow—we love that WILL doesn’t stuff their bags with plastic or other materials you’re going to toss in the garbage as soon as you open them.

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Check out WILL Leather Goods for more versatile styles.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 21 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Raffael Reviews Denim & Leather’s Straight Leg Coated Jeans


Andrew Marc has worked hard to establish a reputation as an iconic American brand since its inception in 1982. In spring 2013 the company launched Denim &  Leather: a brand defined by an absolute love of Americana and the rebellious culture of the 40′s 50′s and 60′s. This brand captures the authentic spirit of these times with a contemporary and functional approach. It is a premium denim label that designs products for a young market: one that exudes rock and adventure.

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I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of Crinkle Night Wash straight leg jeans, so after hanging out with them for the past 3 weeks I’ll tell you what I think of them…

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

“Wow. Badass.” It doesn’t get much more rock’n'roll than black coated denim.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’m totally wearing these bad boys for my DJ gigs regularly. Good jeans are one way to own the night.

How’s the fit?

Perfect straight leg fit with room to move—and jump, as you can see below. I admire the strong craftsmanship. They’re sturdy, but they’re also comfortably. And most importantly, sexy.

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Spec Sheet

Style: Crinkle Night Wash
16″ Straight Fit
Wax coated 12.5 oz black denim 100% cotton
Front Rise: 10 3/4″
Back Rise: 14″
Inseam: 32 1/2″ (Reg) or 34 1/2″ (Long)
Leg Opening: 16″
MSRP: 133 USD
Available at Saks starting September 2013

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men's denim review straight leg coated jeans denim and leather

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 —Raffael Flores-Contreras

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy as well as a resident DJ at the infamous Bulgarian Bar in LES. He can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

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Posted Jul 10 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews True Religion White Denim Cut-Off Shorts


Cut-off shorts are the ultimate staple, and you can throw a summer twist on this classic style by wearing them in white. Recently our blog editor MC received a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts, and so began a new denim love affair. Find out what she loves about them below.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I immediately thought, “wearing these out tonight!”

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve already worn them to the beach, to run errands around my neighborhood in Brooklyn, for a few nightlife expeditions… basically everywhere/anywhere. I love the resort style of white denim and pairing them with different tops: neon tanks, a chambray shirt, etc. The only downside to these is that they’re white, and that means you can’t get away with wearing them day after day as you would with a medium wash.

How’s the fit?

They fit like a glove, with next to no stretch despite wearing them on long train rides and while busting a move. I seriously love these shorts.

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Grab a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts for an instant summer denim upgrade.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 08 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

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

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

MC Reviews Williamsburg Garment Company’s High-Waisted Skinny Jeans


Ladies and gents, MC has a new favorite pair of jeans.  The latest offerings from Williamsburg Garment Company—remember when Renee reviewed their skinny jeans as a day-to-night staple?—include a medium-wash stretch denim high-waisted skinny for women. These jeans get the high score for holding flawless shape a full day of flea market prowling and a full night of dancing. They also possess the eternally sought-after slimming effect and cool details for denim-geeks to gawk at.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

It was “Yesssss. Come to mama.” I also noticed the well proportioned back pockets (pocket size can really wreak havoc on a gal’s attempts to appear slimmer) and the cool side pocket stitching detail when I looked in the mirror. I love subtle design points that set a pair of jeans apart.

Where/when would you wear these?

I wore them to the flea market and strolling around Brooklyn, to brunch, to an insane all night dance party… no stretch or sag in the fabric. They looked and felt great. I’d wear these anywhere. I expect to get a lot of miles out of them this spring.

How’s the fit?

Love the high-rise, love the tight fit around the hips/behind, and knees. They have enough stretch for comfort but they still feel like denim, which is rare with women’s jeans. Too often it’s a free-for-all spandex blend jegging party. It’s hard to find the right balance. Aside from the feel of the fit, I was told they look great but friends and strangers while wearing them, so that probably counts for something.

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Check out Williamsburg Garment Company online for more information and stockists. Be sure to check out our Q&A with WGC designer Maurice Malone if you haven’t already as well, for the method and mission behind the brand.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 29 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Public School’s Men’s Denim Line: As Badass As New York City Itself #ProjectLasVegas #MagicMarketWeek


Denim veteran Tobias Levine teamed up with the founders of Public SchoolDao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne—to put together a line of men’s denim jeans that are every bit as badass as New York City itself, where all the garments are made. The team works closely with the finest production facilities in the garment district to offer this rare component to their line.

The collection offers washes developed and produced exclusively by Wonderland concepts (a wash house in Kentucky owned by Dick Gaines). They also offer entirely un-washed, raw denim variations that allow the consumer to experience the fabric and customize their own pair through repeated wear. Fits include Skinny, Slim and Straight: PS 13, PS 14, and PS 16 respectively. The numbers represent the ankle opening, creating a clear distinction for the wearer as to which fit is best suited to their body. See our favorite four picks below.

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Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Gray Scale wash. A gray-black vintage wash with hand-sand, hand-staining and minor fabric hand-administered vintage treatment on the knee and hem. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

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Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Noir wash. A black crinoline waxed jean with body heat activated fit and wear acceleration. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

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Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Black Pig wash. A black pigment spray-over white base jean by hand-application. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 10.50 oz cotton spandex cone denim.

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Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Blue Blood. A midnight navy garment-dyed jean with hand 3D natural wear in front pocket entry and behind wearers knee. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

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The line is now available at Odin and select Bloomingdale’s locations. Visit Public School online for more.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Mar 06 2013 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Reviews: Product
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