We’re into artisanal approaches to style, from our favorite jeans to our accessories. The Japanese Shibori dye technique, which has become increasingly popular in mainstream fashion, creates a beautiful effect that we can’t get enough of. That’s why we fell hard for this Jean Shop Shibori Hand Dyed Bandana, exclusively sold through Free People. Worn with a classic tee or a simple dress, it adds another layer of texture and interest to a look without any effort at all.
Last week at Project we had the chance to stop by the Jean Shop booth. Read on and check out the photos to see what we gleaned from our quick encounter during our preview of their Spring 2016 collection.
Conversations with denim heads combined with our intuition tells us that overalls and coveralls are going to make a strong comeback next year. Below is a prototype of a potential piece.
The personal touch of patches and repairs is timeless and certainly not going out of style any time soon. We saw extreme distressing, apparent darning, and patches galore during Market Week.
We strongly approve of the women’s denim vest in Jean Shop’s Spring 2016 collection.
We are always excited to see selvedge denim crossing into the women’s market. The Jean Shop Spring 2016 women’s selvedge shorts are kind of fulfilling our fantasies. We can only imagine the coolest of babes rocking orange selvedge shorts in the summer heat.
Jean Shop’s famous orange stitching and pockets.
A great styling suggestion after our own hearts from Jean Shop: denim on denim on denim. Triple the denim triple the fun.
–Emily B. McIntosh
Tags: American Denim, DENIM, Jean Shop, menswear, Spring 2016
If you were to break down what denim must-haves to acquire for your closet, where would you start? We went by our favorite denim staples for any man, for every occasion this spring, and pulled out several solid pieces that can be worn and loved for many seasons: (1) the denim jacket, (2) the denim shirt, and the various cuts of jeans that are fashion director approved: (3) the slim fit jean, (4) the straight leg and (5) a men’s skinny jean. The next question is, can you choose just one?
4. THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: A.P.C., BLK DNM, Denham The Jeanmaker, denim basics, denim essentials, denim must-haves, favorite denim, Jean Shop, jeans for men, meltin' pot, men's jeans, menswear denim, Momotaro, Naked & Famous, Nudie Jeans, Pierre Balmain
Strolling into a Jean Shop will have you seeing colors, and by that we mean dozens of custom-dyed denim hues you’ll feel like you can’t live without. We strolled into the 14th street Jean Shop location (which is close to Milk Studios, and awesome for street style snapping) and spied these palettes of delectable jeans just waiting to be taken home. Which is your favorite?
Tags: colored denim, custom denim, dyed denim, Jean Shop, New York, polaroids
Jean Shop has the right idea for advertising outside the SoHo location at 424 West Broadway (between Prince St & Spring St). They know that most people are suckers for small, cute things, and have opted for a tiny pair of jeans to lure passer’s by into their sale! Speaking of sale, it’s going on right now—up to 60% off select items. As for the luring tactic? It obviously worked on us.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: 60% off, denim sale, Jean Shop, miniature jeans, nyc, polaroids, soho
For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on our Tumblr. Every Friday they’ll be blogging about their experience here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). This has been week 13.
Renee: It’s getting hot in NYC. As I sweat in my Jean Shop jeans more, they may finally start to smell (I know, not attractive). But I am surprised at how clean they’ve kept. I’ve been talking about doing a soak for a while now, but they really haven’t needed it. This weekend I’ll be at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston, and I have yet to decide if I’ll be wearing my jeans–that’s a lot of potential beer spillage. I’ll fill you in on how it goes on our Tumblr!
Gordon: I have never been happier with the thin soft texture of my raw Nudies as it is hot as the hinges of hell in NYC. I also am really liking the length of my jeans, now. At first, I thought they were too short unless scrunched on top of boots. But the slightly below ankle length looks great with my summer shoes.
Gosh, we need to come up with some new poses, beyond hand-on-the-hip. Don’t forget to check out our Tumblr daily to see how we’re wearing our jeans!
—Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims
Tags: Jean Shop, no wash, Nudie, raw denim
For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on our Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). For week 11, Gordon and Renee decided to take some close up of their jeans to show you exactly how they’ve been aging.
Gordon (jeans pictured above): My Nudies are really starting to contour to my body, they are becoming my second skin. As the jeans have stretched in the knees and hips, I have gained much more move ability. Up to now I’ve only been getting creases, the only fading has been on my wallet pocket. But lately, I’ve been getting some good fading around the front of the knees and bum area.
Renee (jeans pictured above): I love Gordon’s wallet fade in his back pocket. Most men’s jeans get a lovely fade in that area from wear, and as a result we repair lots of back pockets at Denim Therapy. On my Jean Shop jeans, you ca see some creasing happening below the back pockets, and some color fading happenning along the seams and pocket corners. The back of my knees have some nice honeycombing going on. It’s nice that my color has not faded very much with wear, or bled all over the place as many brands of raw often do.
Don’t forget to check out our Tumblr for daily pictures and see how we’ve been wearing our jeans!
—Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims
Tags: Jean Shop, no washing, Nudie, raw denim, raw jeans
For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on our Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). This was week 10.
Renee (jeans above): As you’ve seen on our Facebook or Tumblr (yes, there’s a video), I’ve gotten a new pair of Dr. Denim raws. When I’ll get a chance to wear them in, who knows. But the point of all of this is that yes, I’ve been converted. I now understand the attachment one has with their raw denim. And I’m only 10 weeks in with my Jean Shop jeans.
Gordon (jeans above): I started riding my bike again this week. My Nudies are perfect bike jeans. The skinny legs never get caught in my chain and there is just enough stretch in them to allow for easy circular movement.
We’ll see you here next week for our week 11 wrap up. Until then, you visit our Tumblr to check out some daily pics of how we’ve been treating nad wearing our raw denim.
Tags: Jean Shop, Nudie, raw denim, raw denim project
For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). This was week 9.
Renee (jeans pictured above): It’s been a quiet week for my Jean Shop Jeans and I. I’m still trying to hold out on soaking/washing them for as long as I can, but with the weather heating up my jeans and I will be partaking in far more outdoor activities. I’m actually surprised at how slowly the fading process has been happening with my jeans. It gives me a newfound respect for all of the raw jeans with wear holes that we get in for repair at Denim Therapy!
Gordon (jeans pictured above): This week started with a bonfire at a friend’s house. So towards the beginning of this week my Nudie jeans smelled like campfire smoke. You hardly ever get that smell in the city, and I actually enjoyed having it on me. As the smell faded, it smelled more like a clean scent, almost like a cologne.
Don’t forget to check out our daily Tumblr to see how we’ve been wearing our jeans!
Tags: dry denim, Jean Shop, Nudie, raw denim
For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). Happy week 8!
Renee (jeans above): My Jean Shop jeans are getting a little dirty. I’m torn–should I soak them? Or hold out for as long as I can? My jeans were sanforized (new term for me!), which means they were treated to prevent shrinkage. Some raw denim comesunsanforized, and will therefore shrink about 10% after their first wash or soak. I think I’ll try putting them in my tiny little freezer, like Gordon did last week. Wonder if that works? If you ever heard about the guy that wore his jeans for 15 months without washing them and then tested their bacteria levels (and found them to be surprisingly low), then know that he also froze his jeans. Here’s an in-depth article about why it works.
Gordon (jeans above): I’ve been battling over whether or not to starch my Nudies this week. My jeans are starting to get soft, especially in the knees, thighs and bum area. This is great for comfort, but I’d like for them to stay a bit stiffer to maintain the creases. I’m probably going to go without the starch. My only starch experience is starched button-ups from the cleaners, and I absolutely hate the way they feel.
Wanna see how we’ve been wearing our jeans? You can follow us everyday on our Tumblr. We’ll see you back here for week 9.
— Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims
Tags: dry jeans, Jean Shop, no washing, Nudie, raw denim