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MC Reviews Zip Ankle Mid-Rise D-ID Jeans


MC recently reviewed a pair of zip ankle mid-rise jeans by D-ID, or Denim Identity. The jeans are medium wash premium denim with a medium rise and double button detail. Denim afficionado Jimmy Taverniti says the collection is inspired by ”the timeless freedom of the American West and the iconic poetry of the cinema.” So how do they stack up? Read on to find out.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I loved the zip ankle! I want my jeans to be really fitted at the ankle so I can wear them inside boots, but also because it creates a more flattering silhouette for me.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve been wearing them non-stop. These are solid every day jeans that are easy to style with a tank and blazer or one of my many oversize sweaters.

How’s the fit?

See above! Add to the awesome zip detail, a high rise waist, and I’ve got a brand new go-to pair of jeans. They have the right amount of stretch, without stretching out as you wear them during the day.

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You can grab a similar pair here. In the market for some new denim? See MC’s review of mint green jeans here, too.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 10 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews Fabrizio Gianni Mint Green Jeans


Our blog editor MC reviewed a pair of Fabrizio Gianni super stretch jeans in slim fit tapered style with a bright spring hue. Mint green jeans are always welcome in our closets, and these are no exception. Aside from a fun pair of spring jeans, they sent a branded, colorful iPhone case and tote bag! We love goodies! Check out her specific thoughts on the fit and feel below, and grab a pair for yourself here—they’ll have 10 available colors total by the time summer rolls around.

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Jeans by Fabrizio Gianni, earrings by Little Otto Shop, epic sweater found at GoodWill.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

This color flawlessly blends the minty freshness of winter with the pastel pretty-ness of spring. Yes, I’m a Libra. That’s what I was thinking.

Where/when would you wear these?

While these are pretty specific in hue to be every-day jeans, I would definitely wear them when I wanted something stylish and comfy at the same time. Springtime strolls seem the perfect opportunity. The color makes them great to pair with other bright colors and neutral hues.

How’s the fit?

They’re comfortable and feel good on. They’re more cotton than “denim”, and they do have stretch, so I could probably wear these all whole day without feeling any of that jean friction.

I do prefer a much more fitted ankle, so I might have them taken in, but the would fit great if I wanted to wear them over my shoes instead of tucked into boots. And I’m not gonna lie, I think my butt looks pretty good in them. Overall, thumbs up.

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Above, earrings by Little Otto Shop.

 

Check out Fabrizio Gianni on facebook for their new releases and updates.

 

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 06 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Eric Reviews Life After Denim’s Churchill Shirt In Bluebird


So, Life After Denim is a brand that, by all accounts, we should despise- purely for their name. But, they were nice enough to send me one of their Churchill shirts. Olive branch accepted.

With quality cotton and heather speckle cloth, it’s hard to hold their name against them for very long. It’s one of the most comfortable shirts I’ve ever worn and it’s great for all seasons, even though it’s in their Fall line. You can beat the heat and roll the sleeves, or keep them extended when the temp drops. Given the not-so-hellish summer temperatures and the surprisingly warm beginning to Fall, I’ve enjoyed both sleeve options, with gusto.

The Bluebird color is a great pairing with any skinny pair of black or white denim jeans. Heck, I wore the shirt to a beach wedding a few weeks ago, tucked into a white pair of slacks. Everybody was like “Yo, where did you get that shirt?!? It’s perfect!”

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Simply put, this shirt is a delight. Grab one here.

—Eric Schmidt

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Posted Oct 07 2013 in Denim Menswear

Raffael Reviews Denim & Leather’s Straight Leg Coated Jeans


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.

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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…

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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.

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Spec Sheet

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

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men's denim review straight leg coated jeans denim and leather

men's denim review straight leg coated jeans denim and leather

 —Raffael Flores-Contreras

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: raffael@denimtherapy.com

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Posted Jul 10 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews True Religion White Denim Cut-Off Shorts


Cut-off shorts are the ultimate staple, and you can throw a summer twist on this classic style by wearing them in white. Recently our blog editor MC received a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts, and so began a new denim love affair. Find out what she loves about them below.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I immediately thought, “wearing these out tonight!”

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve already worn them to the beach, to run errands around my neighborhood in Brooklyn, for a few nightlife expeditions… basically everywhere/anywhere. I love the resort style of white denim and pairing them with different tops: neon tanks, a chambray shirt, etc. The only downside to these is that they’re white, and that means you can’t get away with wearing them day after day as you would with a medium wash.

How’s the fit?

They fit like a glove, with next to no stretch despite wearing them on long train rides and while busting a move. I seriously love these shorts.

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Grab a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts for an instant summer denim upgrade.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 08 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Raffael Reviews Denim of Virtue Eskimo Jeans


Denim of Virtue is a premium denim brand manufactured in LA. “We didn’t want to just throw ourselves back into the ‘premium denim’ market without delivering a product that was truly luxe and worthy of the name. That was part of our Virtue… giving our customer denim that feels so good on they won’t want to take it off, and really introducing looks that stand out in the marketplace,” says the brand’s designer, Elizabeth Bae. And make no mistake, she they’re living up to their manifesto.

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Sourcing the very best denim fabrics from around the globe, DoV developed new techology, “X-Fit”—a four-way stretch material that provides an unparalleled slimming effect. They looked to Italy’s Candiani denim mill for durability and France’s soft Tencel-based “Cool 12″ material for their relaxed fits (so comfortable it’s pretty much impossible to take off). Finally, for their coated denim styles, they imported specialty fabric from Spain that was treated with an uber-soft wash.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

Comfort factor. I’m used to wearing raw denim. These are more like wearing a soft moccasin after years of wearing strong tough shoes.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve been wearing them to brunch, for walks along the waterfront in Williamsburg… they have the perfect look and feel amazing. I’ve dubbed them my “resort jeans”.

How’s the fit?

I really like the medium rise with a tapered slim fit. They have the perfect amount of stretch and are really comfortable. The contrast cuffs are another visual bonus.

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

Spec Sheet:

Style: ESKIMO
Wash 751 DI (Contrast)
75% cotton 23% Polyester 2% spandex

Tapered slim fit
Contrast cuffs
From rise 10″
Inseam 32
Leg opening 13″

Retail: $ 176

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Jun 25 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Eric Reviews Zipfit.me: The New Wave In Men’s Denim


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.

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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.

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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

Eric Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Denim Therapy. He can be reached at 347-935-0089. Twitter- @TalkingSchmidt

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Posted Jun 14 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

MC Reviews Williamsburg Garment Company’s High-Waisted Skinny Jeans


Ladies and gents, MC has a new favorite pair of jeans.  The latest offerings from Williamsburg Garment Company—remember when Renee reviewed their skinny jeans as a day-to-night staple?—include a medium-wash stretch denim high-waisted skinny for women. These jeans get the high score for holding flawless shape a full day of flea market prowling and a full night of dancing. They also possess the eternally sought-after slimming effect and cool details for denim-geeks to gawk at.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

It was “Yesssss. Come to mama.” I also noticed the well proportioned back pockets (pocket size can really wreak havoc on a gal’s attempts to appear slimmer) and the cool side pocket stitching detail when I looked in the mirror. I love subtle design points that set a pair of jeans apart.

Where/when would you wear these?

I wore them to the flea market and strolling around Brooklyn, to brunch, to an insane all night dance party… no stretch or sag in the fabric. They looked and felt great. I’d wear these anywhere. I expect to get a lot of miles out of them this spring.

How’s the fit?

Love the high-rise, love the tight fit around the hips/behind, and knees. They have enough stretch for comfort but they still feel like denim, which is rare with women’s jeans. Too often it’s a free-for-all spandex blend jegging party. It’s hard to find the right balance. Aside from the feel of the fit, I was told they look great but friends and strangers while wearing them, so that probably counts for something.

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Check out Williamsburg Garment Company online for more information and stockists. Be sure to check out our Q&A with WGC designer Maurice Malone if you haven’t already as well, for the method and mission behind the brand.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 29 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Francine’s Agave Jeans Are Versatile & Comfortable


Francine recently tried a little experiment with her Agave Jeans (we’re in the experimenting mood lately). She tried wearing three different pairs with one top and necklace combo, to see if the classic styles would all work with her favorite top of the moment. The results were three new favorite outfits, and some rave reviews about Agave Jeans’ fit and fabrication!

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The Fusta Slim Jegging: These are so soft (literally like butter) and versatile. Perfect for summer… these are definite beach pants material, and the button-up ankle detail gives it a bit of a nautical twist. I can also see myself wearing these for fall.

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The Paloma Classic Skinny: Before trying them on I knew they had to be amazing, because Paloma it’s my daughter’s name! But seriously, these super-skinny jeans are an instant favorite. They fit like a dream.

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The Tomboy Boyfriend Straight leg: Another pair with super soft, comfortable fabric (and another potential pair of favorite summer beach pants). Despite being boyfriend jeans these have a classic feminine fit, which is perfect for me. Love them!

Stay tuned for more on Agave’s latest styles, and don’t forget to check them out online!

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 25 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Best Of The Blog: Spring At Denim Therapy


To say goodbye to spring and officially launch into summer, we’re looking back on some of our best denim-crazed posts from March, April and May. If you missed out on some of the street style, how-to, or reviews, never fear! It’s all right here.

Denim Reviews

1. MC Reviews Henry & Belle Super Skinny Ankle in Onyx wash

2. Kathy Reviews The Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging in Paige Blue

3. Francine Reviews The Black Orchid Jewel Mid Rise Jegging

4. Raffa Reviews OPENMARKET Men’s Straight Leg Green Jeans

 

Denim Tips

1. Get To Know Your Jeans! Warp VS. Weft

2. Must-Know Tips For Buying Women’s Jeans

3. The Most Flattering Jeans For Apple-Shaped Bodies

4. How To Ensure The Perfect Jean Hem Length

 

Street Style

1. NYC’s DJ Haruka Salt & Her Re-Mixed Denim Style

2. Denim Street Style At Coachella 2012

3. 5 Ways to Wear Floral Denim

4. Score A Tropical Summer Ensemble With Pink Skinny Jeans

 

Showroom & Press Previews

1. Ombre Skinnies & Coated Denim At The Doctrine Jeans Fall Preview

2. Neon & Printed Denim At The American Eagle FW12 Preview

3. Artisanal Jeans At The Raleigh Denim FW12 Preview

4. Candy-Colored Denim At The Superdry SS12 In-Store Preview

 

Product Round-Ups

1. 6 Perfect Denim Dresses For Spring

2. Spring Denim Round-Up: Pretty In Pink (And Purple) Skinny Jeans

3. 9 Pairs Of Light Wash Jeans For Spring

4. Summer Hues: The Ultimate Pastel Denim Round-Up

 

Celebrity Posts

1. Colored Denim & Sunnies: Jessica Alba’s Spring Uniform

2. 5 Celeb Looks We Love For Spring

3. Ali Larter Wearing AG Adriano Goldschmied Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans

4. Kristen Bell In AG Adriano Goldschmied Neon Pink Jeans

 

Stay tuned for summer, because it’s only going to get better!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted May 31 2012 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy
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