Minimal, refined and clean, white jeans serve as the perfect blank slate for your summer styling sessions. From day to evening, you can wear white denim. Just pair your crisp jeans with bright, bold colors for day (neon, too), or metallic and dark hues for evening. The trick is to mirror what you see in nature for the perfect summer street style. We’ve rounded up a half-dozen pairs of cool white jeans, whether cropped, flared or skinny, to suit your summer plans. Which pairs would you choose?
1. Mother Denim Cropped Skinny 2. MIH Jeans Marrakesh Flare 3. rag & bone/JEAN Mid-Rise Skinny
4. A.P.C. Cured Cream Jeans 5. James Jeans Boyfriend Shorts 6. ASOS Supersoft Ultra Skinny
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: A.P.C., ASOS, hot weather style, James Jeans, jeans for women, MiH Jeans, mother denim, rag & bone, Spring Jeans, summer jeans, summer style, white jeans
Spring can be slightly unpredictable, what with freak rain storms and days of blissful sun. For those who refuse to lug around their over-sized coats, consider the denim jacket as your new spring fashion staple item. Now re-fashioned in every desirable fabric weight available to the average gentleman, you can be just as dressy or paired down as you like. Take a look at some new fabrications of the jeans jacket: everything from the classic to country-club acceptable. Yes, even colored denim options are brought back from years past, with a fresh point of view in structure and tailoring.
1. AllSaints Powder Denim Jacket
2. Burberry Brit Pocket-Front Slim-Fit Denim Blazer
3. Denim & Supply Railroad Striped Denim Jacket
4. Cheap Monday Tobias Denim Jacket
5. Naked & Famous Denim Classic Denim Jacket
6. ASOS Colored Denim Jacket in Rose
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: AllSaints, ASOS, Burberry Brit, Cheap Monday, Denim & Supply, denim jackets, jeans jackets, menswear, Naked & Famous, Outerwear, spring fashion
Let’s face it: men also need options when it comes to jeans. While we agree that not every man should wear skinny jeans, some men can really rock a pair. And, for the slimmer men out there, a pair of skinnies are the only ones that will fit properly on their bodies. So, without further adieu, we rounded up nine pairs of skinny jeans that caught our eyes, both for the washes and treatments, and for the potential to flatter the various shapes of the male form. You’ll be surprised how good you look in them. Whether you’re a musician or a college professor, we think you’ll find a wearable pair of jeans to wear this season.
1. Ksubi Van Winkle in Dull Metal ($245) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Levi’s 511 Dark Indigo skinny ($90) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. Right: ASOS Carrot Fit skinny jeans in Khaki ($90) – buy it at ASOS.
1. Chambers Waxed Overdye Slim Straight Leg jeans in ($132) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Edwin Sen Japanese Red Selvage skinny jeans ($168.58) – buy it at ASOS.
3. Unbranded Skinny Selvedge jean ($78) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
1. THEM Atelier Magma Distressed Skinny Jeans ($121) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Nudie Thin Finn Blue ($250) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. 1969 Skinny Fit Jeans in red ($69.95) – buy it at Gap.
What, red jeans? Read Denim Therapy staffer Eric Schmidt’s review of his slim fit OPENMARKET jeans in red.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 1969, ASOS, Chambers, drop crotch jeans, Edwin, Gap, Ksubi, Levi's Jeans, men's skinny jeans, men's slim jeans, Nudie, skinny jeans for men, slim jeans, Them Atelier, tight jeans for men, Unbranded
Looking for an easy way to give your wardrobe an instant revamp? Get into one of the seasons hottest must-haves: coated denim! Their wax finish gives any look a casual-cool vibe and instantly dresses up any look—totally perfect for fall! Pair them with a thick casual tee, chunky knit cardigan, multi-tone scarf, and a heavy wedge for a relaxed meets edgy look. Feeling tough? Black coated jeans are perfect if leather isn’t your thing. Throw on a cool mesh jacket, rocker tee, biker inspired boots, and a trendy feather earring for something bit more the bohemian grunge side.
1. Topshop knitted cropped shirt ($80) — buy it at Topshop.
2. Bajra ombre wool scarf ($298) — buy it at Intermix.
3. Jessica Simpson wedges ($90) — buy it at Heels.com.
4. J Brand Agnes wax cropped jeans ($140) — buy it at The Outnet.
5. Alexander Wang chunky knit cardigan ($270) — buy it at The Outnet.
1. Mike Gonzalez mesh tunic ($232) — buy it at American Rag.
2. And That pheasant feather and suede earring ($30) — buy it at And That.
3. Rebel Yell PYT rocker tee ($69) — buy it at The Trend Boutique.
4. Levi’s Made & Crafted wax skinny jeans ($175) — buy it at Net-A-Porter.
5. French Connection Joby Heeled Chelsea boot ($315) — buy it at ASOS.
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Contrary to popular belief, men also have trouble finding the right fit, when it comes to jeans. Thanks to the denim industry, a multitude of fits have been conceived to break open the shackles of boring, constrained male silhouettes. Consider the Carrot fit jeans: built roomy in the thigh area, dropped crotch, and tapered down to a straight leg. Depending on the cut of the jean, a man with muscular thighs can carry the carrot jeans off like a slim or straight leg, without cutting off circulation. Warning: if you are on the short side, look for Carrot fit jeans that begin the taper above the knees. If the thigh is too baggy, your thighs will look bigger, unless that’s the look you were going for.
(L to R, Top) Nudie Jeans Big Bengt Carrot Jeans, ASOS Dark Wash Carrot Fit Jeans, TopMan Raw Indigo Arc Leg Carrot Fit Jeans, and Diesel Krooley 8A0 Tapered Jeans.
(L to R, Bottom) AllSaints Gun Fit, Unconditional Side Zip Carrot Jeans, G-Star Raw ‘Morris’ Tapered Jeans, and TopMan Bleached Denim Carrot Fit Jeans.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: AllSaints, ASOS, carrot jeans, Diesel, G-Star Raw, Nudie, Topman, Unconditional
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Edwin is returning to the U.S. market this fall after a two year absence, due to the exchange rate between the yen and the dollar. A new partnership with The Foundation, a New york based sales and distribution partner, will help Edwin to relaunch in the U.S. with their first men’s denim collection.
The men’s collection consists of four fits, from slim to a traditional straight leg. Washes range from raw to full vintage looks, with many styles featuring Edwin’s signature buckle-back detail. All produced in Japan, prices will range from $225 to $300, with special product embellished with sterling silver hardware going as high as $700.
???We wanted to launch with the brand??™s top-of-the-line Japanese product. As time goes by, we??™ll bring prices down by bringing in some product that isn??™t made in Japan,??? noted Langsdorf, a partner of The Foundation (WWD).
Edwin will be available in 75 specialty stores in August, including Bergdorf Goodman Men, Scoop, Atrium, American Rag and Fred Segal Man, as well as Revolveclothing.com and four Bloomingdale’s locations. Otherwise, Edwin jeans for both men and women are available on-line at international websites such as ASOS, YOOX, Cooshti, and Stuarts London.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: ASOS, Cooshti, Edwin, Stuarts London, The Foundation, Yoox
Yes, I do love my J Brands and don’t we all wish we could own a Lanvin + Acne denim dress, but unfortunately, pricey designer labels are not an option for most of us. Do not fret my fashionista friends, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look great. With a small budget and a savvy shopping attitude, denim can be found at bargain prices!
American Eagle Outfitters Spandex Leggings, $39.50
Jeggings, the most versatile item to own. Wear them with flats and a t-shirt for a cool casual look.
Shop American Eagle
Express Smocked Denim Jumpsuit, $49.50
This cute jumpsuit is great for a picnic in the park while all eyes are on you.
ASOS Denim Tuck Jumpsuit, $37.61
Who would of thought a denim jumpsuit could look this sexy? Sex it up with mile high heels and a statement necklace.
Jolt Ruffle Romper, $42.00
A sweet romper for the girly girl.
G by Guess Blair Cuffed Denim Capris, $44.50
Get ready for spring with a great pair of capris paired with heels or a great pair of wedges.
Shop G by Guess
The Limited Denim Skirt, $69.50
Every girl’s got to have a great little denim skirt. This one thinks out of the box with the thin sheer panels. Take it from day to evening, with a canvas wedge for day and platform heels by night.
Shop The Limited
Victoria’s Secret Chain Purse, $34.50
A quilted denim bag will add a playful punch to jeans and a t-shirt or a cute little shift dress.
Shop Victoria’s Secret
DV by Dolce Vita Ontario Sandal, $49.95
Think Talitha Getty poolside in a kaftan with her man servants feeding her grapes.
Shop Dolce Vita @ Nordstrom’s
Forever21 Denim Braided Sandals, $14.80
A great pair of sandals to kick around in on the beach or out on the town.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: American Eagle, ASOS, DV by Dolce Vita, Express, Forever21, G by Guess, Jolt, The Limited, Victoria's Secret
Military jackets, camouflage, combat boots, and indestructible denim, are amongst the explosive looks for this spring’s military inspired trend. Here’s a look at some great items to give yourself a fighting start with your spring wardrobe. So get down on the floor and give me twenty, soldier!
Military Look1: (Siwy cut-off Denim Shorts – $163 and Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket – $198)
Go sexy with cut-off denim shorts with a frayed hem paired with a twill military jacket and heels.
Military Look2: (Forever21 Tori Frayed Denim Jeans – $29.80, Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00)
This casual look with torn jeans paired with studded combat boots are all the rage without overdoing it.
J. Crew Ripstop Cargo pant, 39.99 & $69.99
Supersoft cargo in authentic cotton ripstop fabric that’s been garment-dyed and washed for over 300 minutes to get the most broken-in shades. The ultra-flattering fit is amped up with boyish details. For a boyishly sweet look, pair these up with heels, a denim jacket and sparkling jewelry.
Shop J. Crew
Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket, $42.74
Vamp it up a bit with a cute cropped version of a military inspired denim jacket pair with a pencil skirt and long boots.
Shop Vila Sasa at ASOS
Aqua Leather Military Jacket, $179.00
The iconic military jacket in buttery soft leather is an anchor to the utility feel paired with dark skinny jeans and leather booties.
Shop Aqua @ Bloomingdales
Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket, $650
Take a regimented approach to weekend dressing with Smythe’s olive linen-blend multi-pocketed jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a tank and towering heels for military chic.
Shop Smythe @ net-a-porter
Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket, $487.00
This denim jacket with a mandarin collar and contrast canvas and knit panels add military chic to a modern sihoutte. Pair these with boyfriend jeans or harem pants and mile high booties.
Shop Superfine @ Shopbop
Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00
Distressed leather combat boots with a white wash finish featuring antique brass or antique silver studs along the inner tongue adds a bad-ass touch to a pair of skinny denim jeans
Shop Frye @ Free People
Bess Studded Boots, $460.00
Bess’ black leather combat boots with gold and silver-tone studs are the cool-girl’s footwear of choice.
Shop Bess @ net-a-porter
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull Canvas Ballerina Flats,$550.00
Step into this season’s military trend in Giuseppe Zanotti’s camouflage-print khaki canvas ballerina flats with crystal-sprayed skull embellishment. Wear them off-duty to bring a touch of tough to a simple tank and jeans.
Shop Guiseppe Zanotti @ net-a-porter
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Aqua, ASOS, BDG, Bess, Forever21, Frye, Giuseppe Zanotti, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, Silence & Noise, Siwy, Smythe, Superfine