What’s a Fourth of July barbecue without denim shorts, sparklers and good eatin’? We don’t even want to go there, really, so we’ve got plan D on the burners: score some denim for under $100, under $50 and even under $20 this week! This week, lots of online shopping sites will be capitalizing on Independence Day shopping fever, but we’ve selected a sampling of what to look out for in your neighborhood, too.
House of Cassette Men’s Slim Caddy (left, $56.99) and WGACA vintage denim cutoff shorts ($78).
80’s Purple – Save 25 to 75% off now for men and women online. Look for mark downs on jeans from House of Cassette, Cheap Monday, Diesel, Ever, Orisue, Post’age, WeSC and more.
Guess Factory Onsite Store – Yep, if you’re dying to nab some cheap jeans and anything Guess? for less, then this is the place. Note: hours for July 3 is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4.
Address: 1901 East 15th Street – Gate 3, Los Angeles, CA 90021. (213) 765-3230
Number A – While there are a few selections at Number A online for jeans under $100, you might want to stop by the boutique in Little Tokyo to check out their ever-present sale rack and look for Kill City, Blink, Nevermind, KREW, and Cheap Monday jeans.
Address: 374 E. 2nd St. (Little Tokyo), Los Angeles, California. (213) 626-6155
Madison – Save 30% off on select denim online, including Current/Elliott, Genetic Denim, Goldsign and more.
WGACA – What Goes Around Comes Around recently opened up their new Los Angeles outpost on La Brea, but if you’d rather shop in your underwear, there’s a 40% off sale on the WGACA Collection, which includes vintage denim shorts, vintage Boyfriend jeans and more.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Blink, Cheap Monday, Current/Elliott, Diesel, Ever, Genetic Denim, Goldsign, Guess, House of Cassette, Kill City, KREW, Nevermind, Obey, Orisue, Post'age, Wesc, WGACA, What Goes Around Comes Around
A marriage made in heaven, this seasons theme of outdoorsy chic is the check patterned shirt with a fine pair of jeans. Whether you want to go flannel plaid for a rogue woodsman look, a simple check for a more refined rocky mountain high kind of flair, or a posh glen plaid for a glass of a single malt before going on a fox hunt kind of a look, just get your check on!
Today’s featured jeans:
House of Cassette VHS Denim, Was $242.00 Now $146.00
House of Cassette is a denim label by Peter James Lee, previously Creative Director for Hudson Jeans. These jeans may come from LA, but they have little in common with most of the other faded, over embellished jeans produced on the west coast. Simple, sleek and so hip.
Shop Cassette @ Acrimony
April 77 Cross Blue Selvedge Jean in Raw, $118.00
April 77 sells an attitude and makes clothes inspired by underground music. All the clothes are affordable, so rock your wardrobe and not your wallet.
Shop April77 @ Revolve Clothing
Fabulous Blazers, Jackets and Cardigans to check out:
Corpus Moto Blazer, $330.00
Awesome plaid blazer in muted black and dark green. Just enough subtle dandy details, that make this blazer a standout for fall.
Shop Corpus @ Gargyle
YMC Gingham Biker Jacket, $100.00
Brown and hunter green gingham biker jacket from popular UK designers You Must Create. The jacket has antique brass hardware, an asymmetrical front zip, front pockets, and sleeve zip detail. A very gentlemanly take on a rebellious style.
Shop YMC @ Gargyle
YMC Check Cardigan, Was $200.00 Now $60.00
YMC check pattern button front cardigan is just the right amount of dapper for the downtown hipster. Relaxed fit to be worn as a layer or as an outerwear piece.
Shop YMC @ Acrimony
Shirts that cross every line:
DSM x Comme Des Gar?§ons Part Check Shirt, $291.64
Don’t want to go all the way? Here’s a safe bet that may entice your fashion appetite. Premium, slim cut cotton shirt with contrast check detail from the debut collaboration between Comme des Gar?§ons and their own London flagship store, Dover Street Market.
Shop DSM x Comme Des Garcons @ End Clothing
Lyle & Scott Longsleeved Check Shirt, $124.99
Button-down long-sleeved shirt from Lyle & Scott Vintage. This is a new design for AW09, and features and all over check pattern, that works as well for smart as it does for casual wear.
Shop Lyle & Scott @ End Clothing
Band of Outsiders Flannel Check Shirt, $214.00
Interpretations of classic shirting have been one of the key elements in Band of Outsider’s collections and this cotton flannel check shirt is a perfect example of this.
Shop Band of Outsiders @ South Willard
Gant Rugger Check Plaid Sport Shirt, $125.00
Not just your ordinary plaid shirt, Gant goes hip with this amazing plaid shirt that looks and fits great.
Shop Gant @ Barney’s
Barbour Reversible Cashmere Mix Scarf, $75.00
Premium cashmere and merino scarf featuring a large checked pattern on one side and block colour on the other with fringes at either end. This is a great example of Barbour’s premium knitwear, and is perfect for winter.
Shop Barbour @ Best Gear
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: April77, Band of Outsiders, Barbour, corpus, DSM x Comme Des GarÃ§ons, Gant, House of Cassette, Lyle & Scott, YMC
HOUSE OF CASSETTE, featured in "Gap Press Men" Japan.
It’s nice to see some international action from HOUSE OF CASSETTE, a denim and fashion label that is worn by top American recording artists. If you were some of the lucky ones to attend the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival (SxSW) in Austin, then you, as a denim aficionado, would undoubtedly have felt their presence there: performing musicians were spotted wearing Cassette jeans, Cassette staff and friends longboarded it on the streets, and the stylish Cassette SxSW Party in which folks weren’t afraid to jump into the pool.
Girls represent. HOUSE OF CASSETTE SxSW Party.
HOUSE OF CASSETTE SxSW Party shot.
For the latest happenings from CASSETTE, check them out online.
And for those in Los Angeles, be sure to hit the HOUSE OF CASSETTE Sample Sale this weekend…
Cassette, Cameron Hawaii, KZO Friends & Family Sale
What: Cassette, KZO, Cameron Hawaii, and several other labels are teaming up for a joint 1-day sample sale and offering deep discounts on casual clothing for both men and women
When: Saturday, March 28, from 10 to 4 p.m.
Where: Cassette, Cameron Hawaii, KZO Friends & Family Sale, 836 Traction Avenue, (between S. Hewitt and Merrick streets); no phone
[Note: This is located just east of Little Tokyo.]
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: House of Cassette, SXSW