This could start out as a classic case of would you wear it? But we’re going to start off instead with a yes we can! Metallic pastel skinny jeans are the perfect way to spice things up this spring. Wear them with your favorite strappy sandals and a breezy tank-and-bandeau combo. You’re in luck if you’re ready to take this trend into your own hands… these two pairs are on sale for under $100.
Oh, it’s a very happy hour! This fall, everyone has gone crazy over the jewel tone fashion trend, which means that colored jeans is sticking around for at least another season or two. Which is why we at Denim Therapy couldn’t be more happy than to embrace some retail therapy to get in on the colored denim train, all for under $100. Even better, we found really cute jeans for under $50. Paired against some neutral base, such as a white or black top, your jeans can take you places. Hurry… shop now to snag the deal and wear these babies next week!
Luna + Hill, a retail store specializing in socially and environmentally conscious clothes and accessories, is featuring Nudie Jeans in the latest feature of their company blog. Told in a series of photographs and accompanied by a thought-provoking narrative, the reader draws on all the important elements which embody being socially and environmentally conscious as a denim wearer: taking a pair of raw denim that you purchased from Nudie Jeans—a 100% organic denim brand—and giving your beloved jeans its first bath in the river. View the images and experience the visual refresh.
In celebration of Nudie Jeans‘ step towards 100% organic denim and to help spread the word, the denim brand has launched a contest via Instagram, with entrants having the chance to win a trip to their organic denim production facility in Italy this Spring.* How to enter: Instagram a photo which includes the “100% organic” message, tagging @nudiejeans with #nudiejeans100. The “100% organic” Nudie Jeans Post must be in the photo, available at any Nudie Jeans retailer, or can be downloaded from Nudie Jeans online. The image can be printed, shown on a phone, projected on a wall… it doesn’t matter, as long as you get the message through. Feel free, be creative. Make sure to geotag your photo and tag @nudiejeans and #nudiejeans100 in your caption!
*Note: entrants must be 18 years or older to tag along on the Italy trip. Otherwise, you may win Nudie Jeans 100% organic products. For more information, go to Nudie Jeans online.
One day before the new Superdry store opened in Times Square (with plenty of fanfare, AKA free leather jackets), we stopped in to check out the spring collection and have a few vanilla macaroons. The British brand’s oversize kanji character motifs were sold alongside skinny jeans in colors like peachy and near-neon mint green. The jeans were vintage bleached and over-dyed, ready for pairing with summer tops and beach sandals. Stop by and grab a pair for a no-fuss punch of color and excitement in your wardrobe.
M2F continues to provide colored denim enthusiasts with a richer approach to wearing brights. Their thread-dyed jeans and denim garments possess a unqiue vintage look that says, “I’ve been wearing these since high school!” (even if you just bought them yesterday). They continue to expand their selection and color range, featuring a pale minty green flare-leg, faded magenta cut-offs, and semi-destroyed grape purple boyfriend jeans. How can you say no to these?
In contrast to Closed‘s Fall 2012 collection, which incorporates subdued splashes of colored denim and separates, the Winter collection kicks it up a notch with bolder and brighter blues, magenta (an emerging trendy color right now), softened greens and purples, which dot the men’s collection. For the women, expect to find bronze and silver jeans along side their colorful gem colored jeans. Of course, you can sift through their requisite collection of indigo and grays for winter—all in slim and skinny fits—but don’t you think a splash of color adds spice to your wardrobe?
You don’t have to be a denim-head to remember your first pair of jeans. Usually they’re the pair you’ve had for the longest time and have the most damage — the jeans you never want to part with. We talked to Nate, Brooklynite and denim lover, about his very first pair of jeans — green denim and corduroy bell-bottoms. See what he has to say about how he wore them to the bone and how he wishes he’d kept them so Denim Therapy could come to his rescue, nearly thirty years later.
For Spring 2012, Los Angeles-based Industry of All Nations (IOAN) presents their Clean Jeans for men in yellow. As with all the clothes from IOAN, they employ local artisans in India who are experts in the dyeing process. Here’s a description of what you can look forward to:
“These hand-loomed selvedge jeans are made of 100% organic cotton and naturally dyed. IOAN’s dye house, located in Southeast India, employs a natural process with plant pigments and insect resins that eliminates the use of petrochemicals and offers no contamination to the soil and waterways. To achieve this sun yellow color, IOAN used the pigment obtained from the Terminalia Chebula plant. These jeans will not bleed any more than a regular pair of jeans. The buttons and rivets are also nickel-free.”
Last week we showed you Eric’s take on his red straight-leg OPENMARKET jeans, and this week it’s Raffael’s turn. Self-proclaimed denimist, this are his first pair of men’s colored jeans. He opted for a pair in “dirty mint” wash (which is more on the pastel side of olive green). His reactions are below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
Smooth denim and nice fit! I also like the pocket shape and clean finishing. The pocket is actually double (an inset pocket with a patch pocket sewn on top, but it’s not bulky). The top stitching in red is a nice touch.
Where/when would you wear these?
Since spring is around the corner, I’m thinking I’ll be wearing these all the time! To picnics, the beach, the park, around Brooklyn. They’re comfortable, I could wear them pretty much anywhere.
How’s the fit?
I like the way fits me on the waist and the legs. I’ll use our tailoring service to taper them a bit, so the cuff looks more clean (I always cuff my jeans). Speaking of which, the white merrow stitch on the green denim that’s exposed when I cuff them is cool too.