You how crazed we are over colored denim, and since we just had an amazing Giveaway with BLANK JEANS, it’s no surprise we got excited when we saw Twilight star Ashley Greene rocking the same red-hot pair of BLANK JEANS “fire dept” skinny spray-ons! She paired them with some fierce Alejandro Ingelmo “Sophia” platform pumps, Salvatore Ferragamo houndstooth print clutch, Dita “Supa Dupa” sunglasses. While this outfit is definitely a little more fall than we’re used to seeing this time of year, it inspires some smokin’ ideas for our closets once the cool air arrives…
Images via GSI media.
ORISUE Men's Ronin Classic Fit Denim, available at 80's Purple.
Not that I want these pair of Orisue jeans for myself, because these are indeed jeans for guys — it’s a definite head turner — I just help but admire it. We can all appreciate design when it seems out-of-the-ordinary, no? Named for the ancient art of origami, Orisue (the old name for this art), is a company built on the same design philosophy, expressed through apparel.
I can’t remember any other denim label that produces fold-over front pockets like this. The heavy, sturdy look of the jean says “I’m too pretty for prison, but I can handle a few scuffs.” These jeans are definitely stylish and a bit polished, even though it is considered “street wear.” Do you wear it with a button down Jil Sander shirt or an Ed Hardy-esque teeshirt? Do you mix it up with a pair of flashy Alejandro Ingelmo high-tops, or low-profile Cole Haan leather loafers? However you dudes choose to dish it out, this denim marvel is sure to be a conversation piece wherever you go.
SHOP 80′s PURPLE
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Alejandro Ingelmo, Cole Haan, Ed Hardy, Jil Sander, Orisue
Top White Tees
Posted WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2009
Topman t-shirt (NOT part of the designer collaboration)
Topman is launching its fourth project in which it invites a handful of designers to create a version of a wardrobe staple. Past projects have featured white shirts, sunglasses and black trousers. This time white T-shirts are getting the designer treatment from Richard Chai, Phillip Lim, Juun J, Henry Holland, JW Anderson and Christopher Shannon.
Anderson and Shannon were both selected to participate in the retailer??™s MAN show during the most recent London Fashion Week. The T-shirts will launch online and in a few select Topman locations, including New York and Oxford Circus, London, on May 28.
In addition, designer Antony Price has designed a second ???Priceless??? collection for Topman, which launches May 14. Price is best known for his fashion influence on Brian Ferry and Roxy Music, as well as David Bowie and Duran Duran. The retailer??™s affair with Eighties style shows no signs of cooling.
What good would fresh whites be without their partner in crime, deliciously dirty denims! Take a gander into some really kick-ass jeans for all the ??ber hip gentlemen out there.
Kicking Mule: Indigo Rocker Jeans, $275
Rope dyed dark rinsed raw indigo selvage denim jeans. Low rise fit with a skinny thigh that tapers from the knee to the bottom hem. Selvage coin pocket, button fly, made in japan.
Unconditional: Blackish Drop Crotch Zip Jeans, $279
Faded black drop crotch straight leg jeans with zippers at sides of legs. Can be zipped for skinny leg. 5 pocket styling with additional zip closure coin pocket.
Humor Jeans: Drop Crotch Jean, $111.83
One wash slim leg Humor drop crotch jean with contrasting yellow stitching and distinctive white covered rivets. These are 4 pocket jeans and fasten with a button fly and embossed shank button. Belt loops are oversized and back pockets positioned low, there??™s a white leather Humor ???radiohead??™ brand patch on the waistband at the back right hand size.
Lad Musician: Denim Pants 501, $345
Lad musician finds inspiration from the rock and rollers of times past and present – so you can bet these pants have a sleek and slim cut to them. very soft denim in 100% cotton. Low crotch cut available in white bleach.
And I can not leave out some amazing kicks by Alejandro Ingelmo. Check these out!
Alejandro Ingelmo: Woven Low Top, $518.92
Expertly built from the finest leathers and the most durable of sole units by the best Italian craftsman, the New York based designer comes through once again ??“ you will be hard pushed to find sneakers of this quality.The toe is smooth black Italian Nappa leather with an amazing woven silver metallic leather side panel. These low tops have contrasting off white vulcanised rubber sole and bright white laces.
Happy shopping guys!
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Alejandro Ingelmo, Antony Price, Christopher Shannon, Henry Holland, Juun J, JW Anderson, Kicking Mule, Phillip Lim, Richard Chai, Topman, Unconditional