We introduced you to Williamsburg Garment Co. this fall—the brand that’s committed to the highest possible quality at the lower possible price in a unique business model discussed in our Q&A with founder and designer Maurice Malone (check out the Q&A if you missed it). Renee tried on a few pairs of WGC skinny jeans to give you the inside review on what to expect from this Brooklyn-born denim brand.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? The three pairs of jeans come with refreshingly different details. The light pair have interesting details around the leg, giving them a motorcycle feel. The medium pair are my first pair of ankle jeans, which are very in right now. The darkest pair are a nice, solid wash that give a great sheen.
Where/when would you wear these? The three different washes and styles allow for a lot of wardrobe versatility. I’d wear the lighter pair during the day (summer or winter, accessories can carry these throughout the year), and the darker could pass for nightlife wear.
How’s the fit? A little on the tight side, but the stretch allows for that. At 5’8″, I’m not short, but I wish these came cut slightly longer! Overall, great jeans for the near-factory-direct price the brand aims for.
Renee in Williamsburg Garment Co. Light wash Twist Jeans “Chrissy” ($106)
Renee in Williamsburg Garment Co. Super Skinny Jeans in Blue Wash ($98)
Renee in Williamsburg Garment Co. Skinny Jeans in Dark Dip ($98)
Exclusively available at…
OPENING CEREMONY (New York & Los Angeles)
TG-170 ( New York)
BROOKLYN DENIM CO (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
SUGARCUBE® (Philadelphia, PA)
Online Store: www.WilliamsburgGarment.com
—Michelle Christina Larsen & Renee Sykes
Tags: denim review, denim under $100, factory direct price, maurice malone, skinny jeans, williamsburg garment co
A basic skinny jean with a bit of stretch and loads of styling potential is one of the kind of staple we search out in the market. Fidelity Denim‘s Ace skinny jean is one such option, featuring a mid-rise waist (which keeps everything that should be hidden, hidden) a stretch flexibility without feeling too thin. The dark, rich hue of the Ginza Black wash lends itself perfectly to fall styling, including medium-wash denim workshirts and bright plaids. DT’s blog editor Michelle Christina reviews her pair below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? I thought, “I really never wear black jeans, but these are going to go with everything in my closet, so I might just start.” They’re definitely a versatile pair to have around for fall/winter. I’m wearing them with boots here, but imagine them with wedge heels! Instant dress-up, and it works.
Where/when would you wear these? I wore them for my Black Friday shopping excursion last week. They were great jeans to run around shopping in all day because they’re stretchy and comfy. I think they’re good with an oversized sweater or a cardigan like I wore for this shoot (my favorite new cardigan by Moussy). They’d look just as good with a tailored jacket.
How’s the fit? They’re snug, with stretch—I’m going to hem them a couple inches since they’re bunching up on my knees. The waist fits very well—it’s high enough in the back to keep it classy.
Check out Fidelity denim on facebook or shop them online!
Tags: ace skinny jeans, denim review, Fidelity Denim, Ginza Black, medium-wash denim shirt, mid-rise waist, plaid, what to wear
It’s not hard to have spring and summer on the brain when it’s 70 degrees after Thanksgiving (at least here in NYC), so we’ve can’t help but browse the most exciting new denim we’ve seen for spring 2012 and start planning our outfits early. On top of our list are these gorgeous cut-off dip-dyed denim shorts by Siwy, featuring a peach-to-white-to-mint-green color scheme that’s going to look super hot with our vintage rocker t-shirt collection and some rose-gold jewelry. Yes/Yes?
In the mean time, shop Siwy Denim online!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, cut off shorts, dip-dyed, Siwy Denim, Spring Summer 2012, what to wear
The best thing about these selvedge denim tote bags from Pure Blue Japan is how classic their design is. Way too often we see denim over-embellished or made into something that hardly even resembles the actual fabric, but not here. Because of their clean simple look, these totes are the perfect choice for both men and women. We love how they are offered in a dark-wash, medium-wash, and a beige color, so you can pick the tote that goes best with your own personal style. So no matter who you’re gift shopping for this holiday season, these totes are a great option! Get yours online at Pure Blue Japan.
Images via BKRW Denim.
Tags: beige denim, dark wash denim, denim tote bag, medium-wash denim, pure blue japan, selvedge denim
We’ve been all over Moussy NY since their state-side debut, from the opening party to our tour of the merch (cue starry eyes). With their rock’n'roll denim ranging from printed, colored, and destroyed to acid wash and basic solids, they’ve made us re-think the level of biker babe we’re infusing into our cold weather look this season. But beyond looking awesome, these are jeans you’ll feel comfortable in. Below, our editor Michelle Christina tells us how she feels in her favorite Moussy jeans—the Chemical Blue Wash skinnies.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? I was so excited that they fit at all! I went down about two sizes in jeans over the past few months, so I am psyched. But aside from that, I was thinking how much I love the wash, and how cool it looks with this red plaid shirt.
Where/when would you wear these? Definitely with a pair of crazy Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s and a tailored button-down… with my hair up. Or with this exact plaid shirt I’m wearing in the photos. Anywhere, anytime. I think they’re really versatile. Most people wouldn’t wear them to work, but I work at Denim Therapy!
How’s the fit? A little loose around the ankle for my taste, but if I cuff them up it works. They are comfortable, they make my butt look good. I’d love if the rise was slightly higher, but overall the fit passes the MC test. Thanks Moussy!
Don’t forget to visit Moussy NY on facebook & follow them on twitter!
Tags: acid wash jeans, Chemical Blue Wash jeans, denim review, moussy japan, moussy ny, skinny jeans
Excuse us for thinking ahead, but as soon as the weather turns cold enough to make us forget summer ever graced us with excuses to wear really short shorts and filmy knit tank tops, we tend to daydream via e-retail about how we’ll be dressing when the sun comes out again. This time, it’s the A.P.C. Madras Pleated Bermuda Short In Denim, which provides the perfect balance of lightweight whimsical dressing and soft-tailored statement. It’s 100% cotton and retails at $150.
Buy them at Mohawk General Store.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: A.P.C., cotton shorts, denim shorts, spring fashion, what to wear, where to buy, womenswear
In the market for a pair of jeans to party in? Denim Therapy’s founder Francine test drove a pair of Bleulab Reversible Denim in a gorgeous metallic-champagne hue at NYC hotspot Le Bain recently, to see if the jeans would pass the New York nightlife test. The style in question? The Detour Legging in gold membrane (reversible to reveal a grey leather jean on the other side). And guess what—they did! She styled them with a chic knit top and killer metallic necklace to bring the look full circle. Check out what she felt about the fit and function below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? First thought was, I can’t wait to go party and wear these jeans! (And so I did). They are so comfortable and yet look and feel so cool!
Where/when would you wear these? They are reversible so you can wear day and night and style them in so many different ways. I can literally wear them to Le Bain (pictured above) or for a Sunday brunch.
How’s the fit? It’s great. They’re skinny and sit above the waist. They don’t have front pockets so has been a bit of an adjustment… but hey, who needs those pockets when you can wear them with a chic bag?
Want these jeans? Score them now for $224.
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If there’s one denim staple you need in your closet for all four seasons in the year, it’s the perfect basic skinny jean. It’s a style you can wear with the most variety of tops, shoes, outerwear, and… let’s face it, genres of street style savoir faire. If you want to get the most out of it, we recommend a neutral, medium wash with a bit of stretch (you might need it after Thanksgiving dinner… and for a few months afterward). Long story short, the Henry & Belle Ideal Super Skinny Ankle Jean is one basic skinny we’d highly recommend. Our blog editor, Michelle Christina, explains.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? These are really stretchy, but the fabric doesn’t feel thin and cheap. The weight of the denim is ideal, seriously. And… whoa, no front pockets.
Where/when would you wear these? Definitely a great casual jean. I’ll be wearing them with oversized sweaters and moccasins until snow falls (and then I’ll switch to snow boots). I can see these being a great jean to pack when I’m traveling too. Versatile, and I bet I’ll always feel good in them. Might take me a while to get used to not having front pockets though!
How’s the fit? It’s great. They sit high enough on the hips and aren’t suctioned to my legs, but they still have a distinct skinny jean feel. I think these may have set a new standard for skinny jeans in my closet…
Love these jeans? Grab your pair at Henry & Belle Online!
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
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There aren’t a lot of people who can say they see and touch as many pairs of jeans as the girls in the Denim Therapy office in midtown Manhattan, so for them to be able to put on a pair and declare a fit, feel, or brand their “favorite” is a pretty big deal. That’s why, when Renee and Sarah showed up to work, both sporting their current top choice for trousers, they knew they had to tell us about them. Right now, Renee is in love with her high-wasted, dark-wash Doctrine duds, while Sarah finds any excuse to wear her bright green, mid-rise, cigarette BGDs (and that includes Halloween trivia night, where her green legs completed her T-Rex costume). Read on to find out why these jeans made the cut!
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
Renee: Woah, that’s a high rise!
Sarah: I wish they weren’t so long, but everything else is so perfect!
Where/when would you wear these?
Renee: These are definitely day to night jeans. The wash is solid and dark, they’re trendy, and versatile. I can wear them with a tucked in button down, a flowy shirt, or a cropped sweater.
Sarah: All of the time. I’ve had them for two weeks and the knees are already starting to fade. The color somehow seems to go with everything.
How’s the fit?
Renee: The high waist is super flattering! Which isn’t always the case (I admittedly can’t always fill out the butt in my jeans). But Doctrine added some extra tailoring above the pockets and at the waist to create a smooth shape. The fabric is also thick and has a good amount of stretch.
Sarah: The waist is possibly the best fitting waist I’ve ever had in any pant, ever. The butt’s pretty great too.
—Sarah Greene & Renee Sykes
Tags: BDG, bright colored jeans, colored denim, DENIM, Denim Therapy, Doctrine, fall fashion, high-waisted, high-waisted jeans, skinny jeans