Ziggy Denim returns with another witty lookbook for fall 2013. They’re rolling out more paper bags-over-models’-heads on a back drop of tin foil, setting off their wild color palette and diverse range of textures. Our favorites? Bleach-splattered purple-hued skinnies and a super dark-wash high waisted jean for women and drop crotch relaxed fit jeans for men. The “Back From The Future” theme echoes in 90s prints and silhouettes, which we can’t really argue with (so fun!). In fact, everything about Ziggy culture screams “f*** it, let’s party!” We know it’s only Tuesday, but we’re not opposed to slipping into Friday mentality a few days early.
See the full lookbook below.
Shop Ziggy Denim online.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: bleach jeans, colored denim, dark-wash jeans, drop crotch jeans, high-waisted, pink jeans, punk rock, purple jeans, Ziggy Denim
Let’s face it: men also need options when it comes to jeans. While we agree that not every man should wear skinny jeans, some men can really rock a pair. And, for the slimmer men out there, a pair of skinnies are the only ones that will fit properly on their bodies. So, without further adieu, we rounded up nine pairs of skinny jeans that caught our eyes, both for the washes and treatments, and for the potential to flatter the various shapes of the male form. You’ll be surprised how good you look in them. Whether you’re a musician or a college professor, we think you’ll find a wearable pair of jeans to wear this season.
1. Ksubi Van Winkle in Dull Metal ($245) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Levi’s 511 Dark Indigo skinny ($90) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. Right: ASOS Carrot Fit skinny jeans in Khaki ($90) – buy it at ASOS.
1. Chambers Waxed Overdye Slim Straight Leg jeans in ($132) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Edwin Sen Japanese Red Selvage skinny jeans ($168.58) – buy it at ASOS.
3. Unbranded Skinny Selvedge jean ($78) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
1. THEM Atelier Magma Distressed Skinny Jeans ($121) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Nudie Thin Finn Blue ($250) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. 1969 Skinny Fit Jeans in red ($69.95) – buy it at Gap.
What, red jeans? Read Denim Therapy staffer Eric Schmidt’s review of his slim fit OPENMARKET jeans in red.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 1969, ASOS, Chambers, drop crotch jeans, Edwin, Gap, Ksubi, Levi's Jeans, men's skinny jeans, men's slim jeans, Nudie, skinny jeans for men, slim jeans, Them Atelier, tight jeans for men, Unbranded
In stores now: the G-Star Correct Line Spring-Summer 2012 collection features a mix of casual denim staples and sophisticated lightweight separates. This is G-Star’s more tailored line which expands beyond its progressive raw denim and streetwear collection. Paying attention to construction, or deconstruction, rather, their Cruise Deconstructed Blazer ($280) and Baseball King Bomber jacket (constructed of 70/30 cotton-linen body; 100% leather sleeves, $230) will be a great daily backup for that elevated casual look you’re seeking. And, as introduced, the Courier Arc 3D jean ($180) will serve as your starting point. The range includes a crafted selection of twill shirts and refined knits—all in seasonless hues. Here’s a preview of the eye candy that’s in store.
The new G-Star Correct Line Spring-Summer 2012 collection is available now in stores and at G-Star online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: arc leg jeans, arc leg leans, Courier Arc 3D jean, drop crotch jeans, G-Star, G-Star Correct Line, G-Star Correct Line Spring-Summer 2012, G-Star Raw, what to wear
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible glimpses of inside info. Catch up on what’s happening (and what’s definitely 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!
1. We love seeing “over the years” denim fade reviews, but here’s something a little different: a review of a denim bag that’s faded overtime (6 years, to be exact).
2. Levi’s is currently casting for their global campaign, and they’re looking for models via Instagram. That’s right! All you need is an Instagram app to get in on the action. Upload your photo and hashtag it #IAmLevis, and you’re in the running.
3. For gents who are looking for some texture in their wardrobe, we are all over this quirky “Flaph” pattern blocked top by Teruki Tatsui.
4. A good read: 10 Questions for Warp & Weft’s Devin Leisher & Mehdi Ahmadi. An excert below:
“RD: What do you hope the viewer walks away from Warp & Weft with?
Both: We would like everyone to be reminded of the passion that goes into these garments. Although it is a growing industry, ours is still a very small, niche industry in terms of these particular garments. We just want people to see how crazy we all are for this stuff.
We’d also like both newcomers and veterans of the “scene” to both get something out of the film. When you start getting into this world it’s really easy to get overwhelmed and bombarded with terms and expectations from vet’s, so we’d like to make something where newbies can get some history, learn a lot and hear from people who brought this industry to where it is today.
As for vet’s, we feel like eventually everything becomes a “been there done that” in regards to these garments. It can take a lot for people to be impressed, so we’re hoping interviews and insight from people they have often followed on SuFu can give them something new.”
5. Denimology asks the tough questions: Skinny, slouchy, or drop crotch?
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: boyfriend jeans, denim bag, denim shirt, drop crotch jeans, iamlevis, levi's model contest, skinny jeans, slouchy jeans, Teruki Tatsui, Warp & Weft, what to buy, what to wear
Australian brand Ksubi‘s latest lookbook, laid out on a backdrop of tv screen explosions, aerial views of city blocks, and snow mountain ranges, is all about urban warfare and survival fabrics. The army-green sportswear separates (like extra-long hooded jackets and patch pocket shorts) play alongside a spectrum of dark and light wash denim for both men and women. We especially love the drop-crotch boyfriend jeans for ladies and the contour studded denim jacket—you wouldn’t mess around with a gal in these clothes! Hem zipper details and color blocking add interest to the looks, while jackets are tied around waists and an overall sense of function is key. Also featured, graphic t-shirts, two-toned size-zip knits, and leopard print accents where you might not expect they’d work (but they do).
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: army green, Australian brand, boyfriend jeans, dark wash denim, drop crotch jeans, Ksubi, leopard print, light wash denim, studded denim jacket, w.a.r.
Denim Therapy has been so busy pounding the trade show floors that we barely had time to sleep. However, we couldn’t not talk about New York Fashion Week before we moved onto the next shows! Denim has gone glam in the form of metallic jeans for Spring 2012 (Diesel Black Gold), and there is a return to and continuation of patchwork and panel denim motifs (Charlotte Ronson and D&G). Although there were several other brands which had denim represented in their collections, we only chose to feature a few designer labels which we feel really worked with and integrated denim into their collections in a deeper sense. Which denim trend do you think will make a big splash come spring?
Diesel Black Gold Spring-Summer 2012: metallic jeans in reflective foil, reptilian and shimmery abalone-green hues offered lustre and texture to denim. The brand continues to redefine itself as not just a brand about blue jeans. More Diesel Black Gold online at Style.com.
Theyskens’ Theory Spring-Summer 2012: Olivier Theyskens still loves black and white, but he has thrown in vibrant acid-washed jeans and high-waisted, drop-crotch denim with drop-waist belt loops, creating an illusion of a low waist. Will this be the game changer? More Theyskens’ Theory online at Style.com.
: Patchwork denim, denim and chambray panels, and denim pieced together with silk in muted and faded washes, shows Ronson’s desire to keep the fun, flirty and feminine in a woman’s everyday wardrobe. We loved that Ronson used denim as both the main ingredient and the accent fabric in this collection. More
Last week the Denim Therapy team went to check out the d.brand preview (we introduced you to d.brand back during PROJECT show this past summer), to get an up-close look at the collection and celebrate their NY launch. The line is a super wearable, comfortable, chic take on streetwear with an emphasis on denim. We browsed racks of on-trend separates and pop-color basics like their range of saturated colored denim, contrast pocket t’s, heritage sports jackets, and urban loungewear. We obsessed over the drop-crotch jeans and comfy cardigans, all emblazoned with this fresh new brand’s trademark logo. Check out our photos, video, and interview below!
We also had the chance to do a quick Q&A with Bobby Persson, co-owner of Gunbar, who’ve linked up with d.brand as official sponsor to get his POV on the line. Here’s what he had to say…
Denim Therapy: So tell us about this partnership.
Bobby Persson: Well, we have a collaboration with d.brand where they sponsor us for clothes (for the bar staff) and we’re their official destination for events, parties, and other ways to promote the brand.
DT: What about d.brand appealed to you?
BP: The initial connection was obviously that I’m Swedish… and I was approached by a friend who told me about the brand. We came up to the showroom and were introduced to the product. I found the clothing suited our nightclub very well, and the image we were trying to portray. So, it was kind of an instant bond and we all felt we could boost off of each other’s image.
DT: So aesthetically, what do you like about the clothes?
BP: First of all, I must be really honest with you… just looking at the clothes on the rack, the first impression was “kind of plain”. But when I wore them myself, and tried them on, I instantly understood why this brand is so successful. It’s really about the fit. The simplicity of the designs grows on you as soon as you put them on. These are basics that you will really love and wear. You know, there are skinny jeans that aren’t so skinny the crotch doesn’t fit, the jackets are perfect… And yet there’s still some edge to the design if you really look at the details.
DT: Cool. And finally, tell us about Gunbar!
BP: Gunbar opened up three months ago—it’s a nightclub in the meatpacking district, where we try to basically reinvent the old meatpacking district. The dirty, the gritty elements… but still maintaining the exclusivity of that neighborhood. We opened what I call an “upscale divebar”.
We have an on-site tattoo parlor. The music theme is not anywhere near what most of the nightclubs play in that neighborhood. It’s a rock’n’roll, ’80s throwback dance party kind of bar. We’re also not really promoting the pretentious scene that’s been there for some time. We’re trying to create just a good party for the people who travel down there to that neighborhood and don’t have anywhere to go because they just don’t fit the criterea for all of these other clubs. That’s what Gunbar’s about.
DT: Sounds awesome—thanks Bobby!
Visit d.brand online and on facebook to stay up to date, and stay tuned for photos from the d.brand launch party at Gunbar!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, d.brand, drop crotch jeans, press preview, sportswear, sweden, swedish brand, swedish denim company