Ready for something new? We love a basic go-to jean, but when you’ve got a job interview, a hot date, or a night out with friends to dress for, it pays to switch things up a bit. Go beyond the basic medium-wash jean and add some spice to your look! Try one of these three denim trends for fall…
Andrew Marc has worked hard to establish a reputation as an iconic American brand since its inception in 1982. In spring 2013 the company launched Denim & Leather: a brand defined by an absolute love of Americana and the rebellious culture of the 40’s 50’s and 60’s. This brand captures the authentic spirit of these times with a contemporary and functional approach. It is a premium denim label that designs products for a young market: one that exudes rock and adventure.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of Crinkle Night Wash straight leg jeans, so after hanging out with them for the past 3 weeks I’ll tell you what I think of them…
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
“Wow. Badass.” It doesn’t get much more rock’n’roll than black coated denim.
Where/when would you wear these?
I’m totally wearing these bad boys for my DJ gigs regularly. Good jeans are one way to own the night.
How’s the fit?
Perfect straight leg fit with room to move—and jump, as you can see below. I admire the strong craftsmanship. They’re sturdy, but they’re also comfortably. And most importantly, sexy.
Style: Crinkle Night Wash
16″ Straight Fit
Wax coated 12.5 oz black denim 100% cotton
Front Rise: 10 3/4″
Back Rise: 14″
Inseam: 32 1/2″ (Reg) or 34 1/2″ (Long)
Leg Opening: 16″
MSRP: 133 USD
Available at Saks starting September 2013
Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy as well as a resident DJ at the infamous Bulgarian Bar in LES. He can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: Americana, andrew marc, coated jeans, denim leather, denim review, jeans for men, mens denim, straight leg jeans
The thing we love most about trade shows like PROJECT are how up-close we can get to the denim. We can inspect the fabric hand, design details, and special components that set brands apart from one another. Besides their adorable mini-jeans, 3×1 was equipped with the particulars to keep us around their booth for a while, from their top notch Japan-sourced denim to their made-in-the-USA finishes.
Slim fit raw denim 12oz 2% stretch green caste selvedge denim from Kurabo, Japan.
White low rise standard straight let jeans made of 12 oz white selvedge denim from Kurabo Japan. These jeans feature a vintage stone wash that results in a soft hand.
Black coated slim fit 12.5oz black selvedge denim from Kaihara Japan. These jeans feature a coated finish, which results in a very cool reception of light and gradual wearing that will make your jeans truly unique.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
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Dressing up for parties, looking professionally awesome in the office, and running endless errands? It’s not joke getting ready in the morning this time of the year. With all the various hats we have to wear, why should figuring out what jeans to wear by hard too? It isn’t anymore! We’ve picked just three pairs you can snag and get away with wearing for the rest of the winter. You’re welcome.
Joe’s Jeans Coated Skinny Jeans / Burberry Brit Coated mid-rise skinny jeans / Citizens Of Humanity Rocket high-rise leggings-style jeans
What: The Metallic Party Jean
Which: Joe’s Jeans Coated Skinny Jeans
Why: It’s party time! Make festive waves at all of your holiday functions with a pair of flashy metallic jeans. It’s holiday-enough for your most jolly relatives and cool enough to carry you right over to cocktail hour with the in-crowd.
What: The High-Rise Skinny Jean
Which: Citizens Of Humanity Rocket high-rise leggings-style jeans
Why: This classic number will look incredible paired with any/all of the following: a richly hued plaid button-down and rhinestone necklace combo, an oversized sweater and chunky bracelets, or your favorite worn-out tee, tucked in on one side. Get ready to meet your next favorite pair of jeans.
What: The Sexy Black Coated Jean
Which: Burberry Brit Coated mid-rise skinny jeans
Why: A little rock’n’roll can upgrade any wardrobe, and we can’t think of a better way than with a pair of leather-like coated jeans. These Burberry Brit’s are mid-rise, which means they’re a flawless match with a cropped blazer or denim jacket.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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With a luxe spin for fall, BlankNYC‘s upcoming denim collection focuses on the skinny jeans the brand is known for, in a variety of washes. Besides the requisite bleached blues and deeper indigos, look out for printed jeans inspired by Moroccan tiles, rich coated burgundy and teal jeans, and color-blocked pieces. We’re thinking of one word: decadent. But the price doesn’t have to be! Their newest line also boasts pairs made with X-Fit Lycra fabric, a type of 4-way stretch denim offered at an affordable, under-$100 price tag.
Check out the full lookbook below!
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For those of you who have been following Canadian-based Fidelity Denim over the years, you know they’ve been called the butt bra of jeans and have a celebrity following. Fidelity, now distributed stateside, has a mens jeans collection as of 2009. As much as we’re coveting the Spring-Summer 2012 jeans collection (stay tuned for our denim review!), we can’t help but fall in love with the styling in their fall lookbook. You’ll see the requisite skinny jeans, along with a slick burgundy coated jean, flared jeans and even some velvety fine-wale corduroy jeans in skinny silhouettes. Rich, saturated hues along with faded fall shades are at your disposal. Check out the gallery to peruse all the Fall styles.
Go to Fidelity Denim online for more information.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Denim Therapy had the opportunity to interview Doctrine Jeans last year, when this denim brand was just starting out. Flash forward a year: Doctrine is still here, and they have matured and are offering innovative and covetable jeans with classic and trendy-setting washes that are certain to be on everyone’s wish list for the holidays, come Fall 2012. We caught up with Doctrine Jeans’ Head Designer Teresa Sung for a quick update on their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Read what’s new about Doctrine Jeans in their Sophomore year.
Denim Therapy: We love that Doctrine don’t jump on every denim trend in the industry. How do you get inspired each season during the design process?
Teresa Sung: Each season is different. But generally, I would start by seeing the runways for the season ahead and try to absorb trends and details first before starting on our seasonal collection. After the overview of all those information, I have to sort thru what works for our Doctrine and what doesn’t. Many times, I would have to look into our archives to see the particular era and icons to get more inspirations.
DT: What are some denim trends you DO love right now?
TS: I love the fact that denim is getting vibrant with its treatments not only with colors and prints, but in pieces like in patch works and embellishment as well as using novelty laundry techniques in discoloration and clouded effects.
DT: We love the one-piece looks in the fall (the denim overalls and jumpsuit). How do you envision women styling these pieces?
TS: Oh yes, overalls/jumpsuits tend to be made more vintage and work wear inspired. But I saw them from a different angle for this season. Why not sexy and sleek? You can style it with soft white blouses in overalls to maintain its chic look as styled in our Look book. It embodies sex appeal with its flare legs fitted through thigh, showcasing elongated leg shape. You don’t even need to style the jumpsuit except to wear it; flaunt it! And you may want to add a few of your favorite bangles.
DT: Do you have any favorite style bloggers or fashion influentials right now?
TS: The Sartorialist, Jack & Jil and Streetpeeper are just a few influentials that I’m obsessed with now. I really appreciate their keen eyes toward fashion reality from different parts of the world.
DT: What’s next for Doctrine Jeans?
TS: I would like Doctrine Jeans to grow not only in the States, but internationally as well.
Go to Doctrine Jeans online to stay update to date.
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Hudson Jeans showed a delicious palette of sorbet hues for their spring 2012 colored denim in vintage-inspired desaturated washes. The Nico super-skinny midrise was translated into everything from banana yellow to watermelon (can’t you almost taste them?), and also appeared in more classic light and dark blue washes. Among our favorite styles, an acid wash cropped skinny with an ankle zipper, dark-wash houndstooth-printed shorts, and a series of metallic coated jeans in silver, icy blue, and gold, which stylists are apparently pulling like crazy for spring editorials.
Not punk enough for you? They’re also running a paint-splatter jean and metallic snake skin skinnies for the party animals in the audience, and a gorgeous oversized feather-print motif white jean that will inevitably end up on numerous A-list celebs. Naturally we scoped out the new tuxedo pant as well, but we’re not as crazy about those. Believe us, the best color combos for that style are coming out in the summer! (We saw ’em all, but we can’t give you the details yet.)
Look out for these gorgeous styles hitting stores in the spring, and if you just can’t wait, shop Hudson Jeans online today!
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: acid wash, coated denim, coated jeans, colored denim, Hudson Jeans, metallic denim, spring 2012, spring denim trends, what to wear
Who knew cozy and rock-n-roll could work so well together? Le Blog de Betty does it again with a pair of ASOS Metallic Coated SkinnyJeans ($90.90) and a big comfy-looking oversized grey sweater. She chose to cap off the look with a pair of leopard print bootie heels and a silver hair bow (we’d lose that bow, but she gets a free pass on this one, since she’s usually on the money with styling). For an extra punch, pair the red jeans with something that compliments them, like a cobalt blue cashmere sweater.
Images via Le Blog de Betty.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: coated jeans, french fashion blogger, le blog de betty, metallic jeans, Red Skinny Jeans, Street Style, what to wear, winter fashion
Everyone wants to be rich and skinny! And while we can’t all have that luxury, we can wear Rich & Skinny jeans. The brand is the joint endeavor of Michael Glasser (founder of 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity) and Joie Rucker (head designer of Levi’s and Guess?). As they aim to re-define denim commerce in the digital age, their focus is keeping their customers happy with jeans that’ll make them feel good in what they’re wearing. We stopped by their booth at Coterie to see the holiday and spring collection, and they showed us an array of animal prints in pastels and rich metallic fall hues (coated and sparkling) for holiday. Check out our favorite looks below, and check out Rich & Skinny on facebook!
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