Dudes! We haven’t forgotten you! While we know you’re more likely to be wearing the same raw denim day in and day out until they fall right off your bodies (or you send them in to us for repair), we think it’s a smart idea to have a few crisp new pairs of jeans in your wardrobe in case you have an office party or other social function to attend. Shop our top picks below.
While browsing Project NY, we had to get a closer look at COMUNE‘s latest denim jacket. When you check out their website, you’ll see that COMUNE is a brand bent on celebrating “the rawness and imperfections of everyday life” and using that to “creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible”, but we’ve gotta say, this men’s white denim jacket is pretty perfect.
The Terra Jacket in Raw White is a more minimal take on their previous classic blue jean jacket. It features a center front lapel that can either half-mask or fully expose the contrast buttons. The front pockets are streamlined with no flap, creating a slimming, tailored look when you pull this on. Best of all, the jacket retails at under $100.
For guys who favor something different than traditional denim outerwear, AG Jeans offers a medium-wash denim sports coat style jacket with a feather print. Printed men’s denim is something we don’t see too often, but we love the idea of this fashion-forward option for next season.
We’re live blogging from PROJECT New York for the next three days, hand selecting our favorite new products on the market. First up, our friends from Raleigh Denim just tempted us with this rad pair of men’s canvas jeans. The 10.5 oz oak mill natural canvas is highlighted with red top stitching, and if you turn them inside out, you’ll find hip bones screened on the cotton pockets. The paper bag treatment creates a crinkled texture that adds dimension to the silhouette. We’re sold.
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
Spring is coming, but the work of a raw denim lover isn’t over when the sun comes out at the end of winter. We’re just as serious about wearing our raw jeans throughout summer’s warm months as we are taking refuge in them the other half of the year! Spring comes with plenty of opportunities to dress up your jeans.
The key is pairing your denim with items that are fresh, stylish, and high quality—while still compatible with our daily routines. In this case, to compliment Rogue Territory Stanton 12.5 Oz tinted weft raw denim jeans. We hand-picked 4 of our favorite menswear items on the market right now that will age with as much grace and personality as your denim to produce an ideal spring look.
What do you know about Levi’s jeans? Online retailer Mr Porter takes us behind the scenes and inside the Levi’s Vintage Clothing brand. Denim heads will appreciate taking a peek inside the archival vaults of 100-year old garments, barely holding together in an acid-free shroud. Design Director Miles Johnson and his team documents vintage garments to faithfully capture “the spirit and heritage of American work wear,” from the San Francisco vaults, and recreates them at the LVC Amsterdam headquarters. You don’t have to go that far to get your hands on a Levi’s reproduction. Mr Porter carries some covetable denim pieces you can wear, now. Scroll down to watch the video.
Chip Foster prides his jeans on having exquisite construction and execution, which means clean lines and a beautiful “skeleton”. To see the premium detail in the tailoring of each pair, you have to turn them inside-out. In fact, the brand is proud enough of their attention to quality that they encourage customers to turn them inside-out and inspect!
You may recognize Chip Foster—he’s the creative director at large at Chip and Pepper denim jeans. “This is my new baby, my new line invitation only for the best selected stores that I love. There was no need to create another line… it was not needed but wanted.” And so, infusing his heritage and a bit of the Chip and Pepper DNA, he created a new line of jeans for the die hard denim lover. “Our quality isn’t expensive,” he tells us, “it’s priceless.”
Check out our favorite Chip Foster jeans below.
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Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras
G-StarRaw presented a utilitarian-chic lineup of men’s and women’s denim for their FW13 showing here in Vegas, following up on an intense FW13 runway show earlier this season. Their new campaign, The Art of Raw, exemplifies the boundless possibilities of a lifestyle carved from raw denim, weaving elements of military style, formal wear, and streetwear into a new kind of “uniform”. The art can be found in clean lines, denim treatments, the pairing of materials (ie: denim and leather)… all through a very fresh and updated lens. We selected our favorite pieces from the line below.
Men’s Selects and women’s selects:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen