This Monday morning, we’re hooked on a series of images featuring classic sculptures dressed up in modern day threads. And obviously, that means a whole lot of denim. Whether a classic work shirt or a pair of perfectly fitted jeans, it looks like there’s no one who can’t benefit from our favorite fiber—even if they’re literally ancient.
Owner Francine Rabinovich and denim expert Raffael Flores-Contreras are featured in the latest episode of the TheCrosby Press Denim Mythbusters! The two talk washing jeans in the ocean, raw denim addiction, and even sticking your jeans in the oven. Check it out below.
Via The Crosby Press: For Episode 3 of Denim Mythbusters, we rolled uptown to the Garment District, where our savvy denim-saving friends at Denim Therapy bring jeans back from the dead. Francine Rabinovich & Raffael Flores tell us some of the weirder solutions they’ve heard from their customers for cleaning denim, from baking jeans in an oven, to rolling around in the surf.
Francine checked in for a post at the end of week 1 for the Earnest Sewn Denim Challenge (see the first post here, where she receives and hems her jeans). After wearing the jeans for a solid week without washing them, they’ve become a bit looser (they are a stretch-blend denim). The light and casual jeans have become the perfect rainy day wardrobe staple to protect against the elements in NYC!
Being five feet tall is something Sarah at Denim Therapy has come to terms with in her 29 years. She makes Eric get the jeans that are on the high shelves, and she has become an expert at standing on chairs when necessary. But, when she discovered Swedish denim company d.brand made jeans in her perfect waist size, she decided it was time to stop rolling her hems and get jeans that actually fit. Watch her talk about the revelation she had and get a sneak peak into the Denim Therapy office where all the magic happens.
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of inside info! Catch up on what’s happening (or totally not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. 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!
5. Japanese brand Spellbound released this classic denim jacket for guys, inspired by military denim use in WWII, with distinct streetwear details that don’t sacrifice the integrity of its inspiration.
“If you can track down the perfect pair of jeans for your figure and a handful of T-shirts that fit you well, you’ll have made a serious dent in building your ideal wardrobe. There’s really nothing that will serve as a better foundation for putting together great outfits.” —Lauren Conrad, from her book Lauren Conrad Style.
Sometimes two design elements work together so seamlessly, you just don’t need anything else. Take the latest Dominic Jones Jewelry lookbook, for example. Take one part dramatic metallic jewelry that celeb clients flip out over (Rihanna, Alexa Chung, and Florence Welch to name a few—the line won the Elle Style Awards’ Jewelry Designer Of The Year Award), and mix with one part artistically lit studded, spiked, and destroyed jeans… and you get a recipe for sex appeal. Check out the fourth installment of this hot accessories designer’s line below.
“It goes without saying that Habitual denim is, um, habit-forming. It probably has something to do with the L.A. label’s knack for getting the everyday jean down pat. Starting with impeccable fit, the designs bring intricate washes and a distinctive Maltese cross logo to make a mark.” (Via Swirl)
Jean shopping for fall? It’s time, isn’t it? But there’s the unending dilemma of finding jeans that fit, and that’s enough to deter some of us all together. Hark, Denim Therapy is here to assist! We can knock one element of the denim fit dilemma out the window so you can enjoy some autumnal retail bliss. Consider the following seven pointers when shopping for jeans if you’re worried about your back end (and really, who isn’t?):
1. Smaller pockets will make your butt look bigger.
2. Pockets angled outward will make your butt look wider.
3. Pockets angled too far inward are awkward looking, and morph the shape of your butt.
4. When the outer edge of the pocket reaches just below the side belt loop, and the pockets measure about 5 1/2 to 6″ in length, that’s a good standard for medium-sized women. (IE: Size 28-32)
5. Put them on and look at them! If you feel like the pockets are too tiny, they probably are.
6. Slightly oversized pockets can create a slimming effect. Double points for pockets with a wide flip closure on top.
7. Slight texture, like a stitched or embossed logo, can create interest that does not create a plumping effect, while too much texture is sure to make your butt look bigger.
Curious about the denim pictured above? They’re Frankie B. Jeans Studio Slim Bootcut Jean in Retro Blue. Buy ’em here.
Odyn Vovk reveals his 2012 Spring/Summer Collection in a shortfashion film. The denim vest, jean jacket, and jeans function as staple pieces for the man featured in the film, yet still manage to be unique due to distinctivecollars, buttons, and light washes. The man in the film is going somewhere, and though he may not know where, he’s got the durable clothing to stick with him for the long run. You may not be going soul searching anytime soon, but these denim favorites are great pieces to have no matter where you’re headed.