Denim lovers in Brooklyn know of a little gem on Nassau avenue right at the fringe of Greenpoint and beginning of Williamsburg, where the brunch and dinner crowds form for Five Leaves and Nights & Weekends. Loren is a small white brick denim haven filled to its brim with made-in-Brooklyn jeans, vintage denim finds and related treasures like men’s accessories and a selection of women’s denim staples. Denim Therapy was invited in for a bottle of vodka (wrapped in a snug denim case, designed by Loren Cronk in a special collaboration with ABSOLUT) and some jeans-to-go. We finished the evening off with denim-themed cocktails at Nights & Weekends.
Stay tuned for photos of DT’s resident denim expert Raffael in his made-in-Brooklyn jeans!
Recently, we heard about this website called zipfit.me that claims to have a “unique algorithm that matches you to the right pair of mens jeans based upon a pair you already love or based upon your body type and fit preferences.” It seemed legit, so I gave it a try. I liked was that I could try both methods without having to set up an account or enter any payment information.
First, I tried the more custom technique by entering my measurements and fit preferences. I knew I wanted a pair of white jeans, so I just searched through the dozen-or-so matches for a pair that came in white and voila- we have a deal! I also tried the process where you select a pair you already have from a list and it came up with mostly the same dozen-or-so pairs, so clearly I have a type.
I experimented with both methods, several times, and I can safely say the process is very easy – so easy, a male model could handle it. Payment was a breeze and my Paige denim Normandie egg shell jeans were on their way. They must have had them in stock, because I got my jeans in about a week.
I was pretty excited about my white jeans, because I’ve never had a pair of white jeans and, you know, YOLO- or whatever. I tried them on and immediately realized my blue boxers weren’t going to work with these pants. After a quick trip to the store for some tighty whities, I was ready for the joys these pants would unlock. For some reason, I was imagining them to be like gritty, Andrew WK style white jeans- but once I got them, I realized I had selected more yacht-rock, Hall and Oates style slack-y jeans, but that’s cool. I’ll rock that 80’s look, no problem.
I’m looking forward to launching these white light denim jeans into my summer rotation. Zipfit.me delivers the goods, as promised, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience.
Eric Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Denim Therapy. He can be reached at 347-935-0089. Twitter- @TalkingSchmidt
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Too tall for your jeans and tired of trying to find a pair that look and feel amazing? Karlie Kloss feels your pain, and she’s begun a collaboration with FRAME Denim to solve the problem by creating a line of jeans for tall women. Read on to find out more.
“For every longstanding Kate Moss for Topshop partnership (where dresses have sold out within two hours online), or Elle Macpherson Intimates label (which has garnered a clutch of entrepreneurial awards), there’s been a blink-and-you-miss-it Abbey Lee Kershawcapsule for ManiaMania or Jessica Stam collection for Rag & Bone.
Models successfully moonlighting as designers may not be anything new, but Karlie Kloss insists she wasn’t jumping on any bandwagon with her FRAME Denim Forever Karlie jeans collaboration with friends Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson.
Rather her first move into design, for which she’s co-created two excessively long jeans styles—flared and skinny in light and dark washes, each with 40-inch inseams—was born out of necessity, not ambition. “I’m freakishly tall, so finding pants that fit is something I’ve struggled with my whole life,” bemoans the gazelle-like six-foot-one beauty. “My secret to pulling off too-short jeans has always been to pair them with boots . . . and I really rocked the flood-pant trend for as long as I could!” Keep Reading…
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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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It’s happened to us all: We find the most amazing pair of jeans, they’re the only pair left, and they’re just a few sizes off. Some might give up, but others, like Sarah (who found the last pair of pink d.brand jeans), buy them anyway and make them work. How? By using Denim Therapy‘s incredible resizing service! Send your jeans in now and see how perfectly they can fit. And, click the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get your denim fitting like a glove.
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We’ve all seen Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Biel, and we’ve all seen how amazing their butts look in jeans. If you’ve been struggling to find jeans that make your rump look famous, Denim Therapy can help you get there. Our expert tailoring service can turn even the most basic-fitting jeans into a denim glove for your bottom. Try it out! It’s so easy.
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Based on these photos from the fall/winter 2012 women’s collection shown at Diesel’s showroom, colored jeans are here to stay–admittedly, in more muted tones.
2. Via Welsh brand Hiut Denim Co., pick your raw denim type and fit, then track other Hiut owners and post about your pair using your unique registration number. Raw denim social networking FTW.
3. Racked LA stopped by Soho House West Hollywood to check out AG Jeans’ selection—prints and neon galore!
4. Winning combination: boyfriend jeans and bold-as-hell heels.
5. U.K. grocery store Sainsbury apparently sells jeans? They say their Miracle Jeans meld shapewear and denim, secretly lifting and supporting your booty. Bold statement from a supermarket chain.
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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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Not everyone can say they had their jeans custom-made from scratch and tailored just for them, but you can. INDi makes it possible to create jeans that are handcrafted, sized and styled especially for you, from hip to ankle. Without the hassle of gazillion fitting sessions, and priced about the same as leading designer jeans, you get all the bells and whistles of a premium denim brand in a matter of weeks. Snag yourself some bragging rights and create your new custom jeans today for 30% off! Enter code DENIMTHERAPY2012 at check out. Offer ends February 1, 2012.
Did you know INDi holds six patents? Go to INDi online and see their process in action.
—Denim Therapy Staff
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