Female denim-heads rejoice! The answer to your prayers is here. At long last a raw denim jean made by women for women. Gamine Workwear is a New England based company who specializes in no-nonsense workwear that is utilitarian yet easy on the eyes and most importantly on the body. The line is designed by Taylor Johnston, Manager of the Gardens and Greenhouses at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Johnston sums up the company’s values best herself-
“Gamine is an exploration of femininity and worn character […] as Yankee gardeners and geologists ourselves– we aim to tread lightly by creating products that support sustainable manufacturing and the lost art of mending. We choose to work with textiles that are selected with great consideration for their ruggedness and ability to highlight the work and story of the worker. “
Gamine’s updated line of slim slouch dungarees now feature three different fits. The straight silhouette, a demi silhouette for more area in the hips and a bold fit for hourglass silhouettes designed with a roomier bum and waist area. The new line goes on pre-sale Tuesday March 1st on their website.
Gamine also offers repair services including darning, boro, and Sashiko for merchandise bought from their shop to extend the life of your favorite pieces.
Gamine has a variety of other products in their shop made and sourced with the same focus on local design and a sustainable and transparent production process. Pictured below is the hand-dyed indigo hemp tee who’s claim to fame is being one of the most rugged teeshirts on the market. They also have a handful of vintage overalls.
All photos credited to Gamine.
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We’ll be honest: when someone says “denim leggings“, we used to experience some degree of apprehension. When jeggings first hit the market they were straight up spandex blue jean replicas that couldn’t do anyone’s legs any favors (except maybe Conan’s). Luckily, Buffalo David Bitton have taken the denim legging to a new level of chic, and when we pulled them on their hand-dyed Penn leggings last week for the first time, we were blown away by how comfortable and yes, how cute they were. With the perfect amount of stretch and several autumn hues to choose from (like Raspberry, Flame and Black—which is more of a sexy charcoal grey), we were hooked on the versatility and the coziness. If you’re in the market for a fall denim legging that you can wear both in and out of lounge-mode, all while maxing out on comfort and staying stylish, this is the one.
Get your Buffalo David Bitton hand-dyed Penn leggings and cozy up!
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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