Making a first impression is always the trickiest. That’s why we’ve done the leg work for you and rounded-up some of our favorite denim pieces that will keep you comfortable and confident while in the dating arena. Here are some sure classy denim wins that will nearly guarantee a second date. What look would you sport?
GQ’s editors rounded up their top picks for men’s denim recently. On their list? Classics like the Levi’s 511, and custom jeans from 3×1. Denim snobs will be pleased to see the likes of A.P.C. making two appearances as well. They go on to provide styling tips (like layering a denim jacket under a blazer), and declare that it’s OK to show off your package in a pair of skinny jeans. In fact, it’s not optional.
Read the GQ’s editors’ top denim picks full article.
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We’re big on personalizing denim here at Denim Therapy (obviously), and so we’re also big on custom-made jeans. What you wear is important and, sometimes, you just want to be in control from start to finish. Here’s our guide on where to find people that will custom-make your jeans from scratch–and most of them you can order online!
Offerings: men’s and women’s (skinny, slim, straight, flare, boot cut) jeans, capris, and shorts; customizable rise, thread color, pockets, fabric weight, and fly; black and blue (raw, dark, medium, light) washes; embroidering; distressing options include sanding, bullet holes, paint splatter effects; can sell jeans you’ve designed online
Price: $99 and up
Pros: fun, user-friendly interface; easy to see how your jeans will look every step of the way, with customizations; two weeks to finish; option to make shorts or capris
Cons: sizing relies on self-measurement or pre-made options
Offerings: men’s (slim, classic, relaxed) and women’s (slim, relaxed, skinny, trouser) jeans; plus-size
Price: $175-$185 base price, plus add-ons
Pros: easy-to-use; asks questions about body shape when determining fit; returnable; plus-size option
Cons: sizing relies on self-measurement and measurements limited in selection options and helpfulness; some styles have more options for customization, such as the variety of washes and fabrics available, than others
Location: 15 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013
Offerings: personal consultation with Scott Morrison and 3×1′s Head Pattern-Maker to make jeans entirely to your specifications
Price: $1200 and up
Pros: 100% creative control and customization
Location: Online (ships worldwide!)
Offerings: men’s and women’s jeans in pre-made styles produced to your measurements; add-ons include embroidery, patches, rips, embellished pockets
Price: $49 and up
Pros: price; wide variety of fits
Cons: hard to navigate variety of denim options (i.e. cannot preview wash and style of jeans together); sizing relies on self-measurement
Images via Denim Blog
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Personalized denim is revolutionized with Scott Morrison’s denim boutique 3×1 in Soho. Morrison, a denim experimentalist, has been influencing the loom for sometime as the co-founder of Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn. We recently met up with 3×1 at PROJECT NY for an up-close look at their custom denim services. Morrison recently opened up in an interview with Racked about his innovative denim bar that combines a chic aesthetic and the comfort of knowing what you are getting. Morrison describes, “people come in, they don’t know if it’s a fabric store or a jean shop or what, but this beautiful sea of denim is probably the most captivating thing.”
The space features glass floor-to-ceiling cubes where the denim construction takes place. Unique to any other company, 3×1 combines the precision and detail of factory work with the elegance of a pair of jeans that are tailored to perfection. 3×1 is complete with a collection of selvage denim like no other, is ready to customize your dream jean or revamp your worn and torn favorite pair. The craftsmanship and dedication to the denim process is reason alone to check out 3×1 and their form fitting fits.
Images via Racked.
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Custom jeans are all the rage right now, as denim shoppers increasingly crave a personalized, made-to-order product that they can really be proud of. A few years ago, the idea of designing your own jeans wasn’t even tangible. Now you have to sort through the various design studios willing to make your custom denim dreams come true. One such company is 3×1, a bespoke denim maker that lets you select your fabric, fit, trims, buttons, pockets, belt loops, and everything else you need to end up with a finished product you can truly call your own creation.
Your meeting begins with the head pattern maker and a team of denim experts who’ve already pulled together some ideas for you to browse, and from there, the sky’s the limit. Custom denim starts at $1,200 and you can learn more about the process here.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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A new year and a new denim closet revamp is in order, no? Vogue just released their first denim must-haves list of the year, featuring a shortlist of head-to-toe denim gets for under $500. From denim shoes by Michael Kors, Alexandre Birman and SEE by Chloe, to a refreshing take on the jeans skirt by Scully Denim, we’re certain you’ll find some inspiration here. We think 2012 is the year that denim detractors may just be swayed to slip on a pair of jeans. Because, after all, Vogue certainly thinks jeans are lust-worthy.
Images via Vogue.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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