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How To Keep Boyfriend Jeans Looking Sophisticated

If you’re into boyfriend/drop-crotch jeans but don’t want to go outside looking like a Gwen Stefani fan from the early ’90s, there’s a way to pull off the look in a sophisticated fashion.

Redbook says, “Boyfriend jeans (baggy and cuffed) are the trendiest right now but can be sophisticated, too — just avoid the torn, ultra-distressed, low-rise styles that scream “teen.” They’re also versatile: Dress them up with a tailored shirt and heels or down with flats and a favorite tee.”

1. MiH Jeans Phoebe Slouch Leg Jeans 2. Joe’s Jeans Easy Ankle Jeans 3. Madewell The Boy Jeans


—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 13 2013 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Get The Look: Winter Tomboy Style

In search of cozy, fashion-focused ensembles to sport as the snow falls? Cop the stylish winter outfit of one of our favorite bloggers, Maffashion, with a few simple pieces you can use in your wardrobe over and over.

Get the look: Day Birger et Mikkelsen Textured-satin blazer / Equipment Liam washed silk crepe de chine top / Moto High-Waisted Black Skinny Jeans / Michael Antonio Cane in Blue Suede / ‘LOVE’ Beanie / Skullcandy Uprock Headphones

winter tomboy style



Visit Maffashion for more.


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—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 13 2013 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

Ziggy Denim Does Bleached Denim & Punk Rock For Fall 2013

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.

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Shop Ziggy Denim online.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 29 2013 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Score Effortless Fall Style With The Boyfriend Jean

When someone says “effortlessly chic“, one of the first things we imagine are the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans, worn with a great top and some killer heels. We think Fashionvibe has the right idea with this look: she adds sunnies and oversized earrings to the mix for a look that no one wants to mess with. One step up? The sweater and jeans are embellished with playful sprays of flat-back gem action. Don’t forget to cuff!


On a boyfriend jeans kick? Shop some of our favorite pairs below.

1. J Brand Denim Aioki Distressed Cropped Boyfriend Jeans 2. Current/Elliott The Boyfriend cropped straight-leg jeans 3. MiH Jeans Phoebe mid-rise boyfriend-fit jeans


Images via Fashionvibe.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Nov 14 2012 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Denim We Love: 9 Slim & Skinny Jeans for Men

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


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Posted Mar 22 2012 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear

In Store Now: G-Star Correct Line Spring 2012 Courier Arc Leg & Refined Separates

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.

G-Star Correct Line Spring-Summer 2012 in stores now.

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The new G-Star Correct Line Spring-Summer 2012 collection is available now in stores and at G-Star online.

—Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted Mar 05 2012 in Denim Menswear » Denim News

Denim Dose: News & Links

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

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Posted Jan 11 2012 in Denim News

Ksubi Spring 2012 Lookbook: W.A.R.

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).


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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 19 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Denim Roundup

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


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


Charlotte Ronson Spring-Summer 2012: 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 Charlotte Ronson online at

D&G Spring-Summer 2012: Remember those menswear bandana silk shorts and shirts pieced together with denim?  Now those same aesthetics have been reincarnated into women’s ready-to-wear in a variety of dresses.  It’s a playful explosion of colors and patterns.  However, the jury’s out on whether this collection is going to move the needle at retailers.  More D&G online at

—Kathy Ng Hassan










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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Runway

d.brand NYC Press Preview And Q&A With Bobby Persson Of Gunbar

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!

d.brand press preview colored denim swedish jeans


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!
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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

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Posted Sep 12 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand
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