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The Story Behind Your Favorite Pair Of Jeans


We’re a little sentimental about jeans, if you haven’t noticed. Each member of the Denim Therapy team has a story to tell about when their favorite pair of jeans, either from days gone by, or their more recent jean companions. While we’re a special breed of denim-head to be sure, we know that this level of dedication isn’t abnormal. Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans, whatever income level or profession. For this reason, we adore Jean Stories to the core.

Jean Stories is a website dedicated to telling the stories behind cherished pairs of jeans, from a variety of viewpoints. From jewelry designers to stylists, this site provides an inside peek at the relationship between creatives and innovators, and their baby blues. Here’s one of our favorite excerpts, from LA-based jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer:

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“I’m a blue girl,” said the Los Angeles jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer when we visited her at her Culver City studio recently. “I do a lot with turquoise and lapis. I grew up in Malibu and was lucky enough to see the bluest blue ocean on a daily basis. Jeans for me…I mean, in LA you can wear jeans to everything.”

(…) Jeans are a totally integral part of every day – as much a part of living as breathing. Consider her Current/Elliott boyfriends (a collector’s item, if you ask us, because they date back to 2008 when C/E’s original founders Emily Current and Meritt Elliott introduced this style and made the boyfriend a must-have in what felt like a minute): They go with her on vacation and they go with her to work. “You put on a heel and a little black leather jacket or a blazer, and you’re done,” said Jennifer, who is mom to Otis, 4, and Ruby, 7, and wife to actor Tobey Maguire. So, they go out with her at night, too? In L.A., you bet they do. (See the full story at Jean Stories)

Is it just us, or is it getting sentimental in here!? We’re looking forward to seeing more of what this site has to offer in terms of up close and personal denim-related tell-all’s.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 24 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Denim Therapy Repairs A Ripped Back Pocket


Denim Therapy knows a thing or two about the kind of damage your favorite pair of jeans withstands. Not only do you always reach for them when you’re getting dressed in the morning, but you also tend to put your phone, wallet, or keys in the same pocket each time, like clockwork. The result? What you see below: a rip in the back pocket caused by the wear and tear of years of service. Those loyal jeans shouldn’t be tossed, though! We’ll fix them up so you can keep on keepin’ on with your denim BFFs. Trust us.

Check out the before and after of a recent denim repair below:

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 11 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Denim Therapy Repairs A Crotch Hole


An epic crotch blow-out found its way to our office, and not a moment too soon! Look at this carnage! We’re guessing these are the favorite jeans of the concerned citizen who sent them in. Torn, ripped, worn, and damaged crotch-regions are seriously one of our most frequent repairs, so we’re well-trained in reversing them. Check out the before and after of this denim repair job, below.

Before… 

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After!

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 27 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Denim Repair Before & After: The Waistband


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.

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 19 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

The Perfect Way To Cuff Your Jeans


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.

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“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)

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 19 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Denim Therapy Fixes A Shredded Crotch Hole


We bet the last time your jeans ripped, you thought, “I”d give anything to rewind and not do that crazy bike stunt!”… or whatever it was that rendered your denim shredded. Lucky for you, we actually can turn back time, and erase nearly all evidence of fiber carnage. Check out one before and after below, of a crotch hole we repaired using our expert denim repair techniques.

Before:

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After:

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 28 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Disaster Evaded: Denim Therapy Repairs Ripped Hems


Winter in the city can do a number on your jeans. Even if you don’t end up slipping and falling down the subway stairs, the ice, salt, and various elemental hazards can leave the hems of your jeans a mess. We received a pair of winter-inflicted jeans recently, with hems rendered frayed and worn. We were able to restore them back to their original glory in no time. Check the before and after below.

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After

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 20 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

A Dramatic Crotch Hole Repaired By Denim Therapy


This epic crotch hole came into our office recently, badly in need of some expert denim repair. If you’ve got a favorite pair of jeans, you know how quickly the crotch and inner thigh regions can wear thin. Luckily, we made the problem go away and reinforced the whitened, weak perimeter of the damage. Check out the before and after below:

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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.

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 17 2014 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

A Feminine Way To Wear A Denim Jumpsuit


It’s no secret we’re daydreaming about spring, and warmer climate-centered blogs are an easy way to escape when the snow is falling outside our office window. Viva Luxury is one of our favorites, and we’re sort of obsessed with this denim jumpsuit look. The secret to wearing this tricky garment in a feminine way? A pair of huge colored gem earrings and a pair of heels.

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Image via Viva Luxury.

Will you be rocking this look in the spring?

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 12 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Personalize Your Jeans With This Denim DIY Project


Anthro Blog posted a cool way to personalize your denim this winter, using either thick thread hand stitching or fabric paint and stencil. We love the idea of adding a personal touch to our favorite baby blues. Check out the whole DIY.

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Of course, if you want this effect without the work, you can send your jeans to use and use our awesome monogramming service!

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 29 2014 in Denim DIY » Denim Therapy
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