Well, what do we have here? Gerard Butler was seen cycling around Mexico City this week, looking muy guapo, in his Citizens of Humanity Sid straight leg jeans in Rainforest wash. He is in town to promote his latest film, “Olympus Has Fallen.” These straight leg jeans fit him a bit slimmer around the calf, so no getting that denim stuck in the chain. We also love the hem length: no dragging the floor! Maybe Gerry just looks great in anything, but his Citizens jeans sure looks sharp and comfy, even if only worn with a simple shirt and sneakers.
What do you know about Levi’s jeans? Online retailer Mr Porter takes us behind the scenes and inside the Levi’s Vintage Clothing brand. Denim heads will appreciate taking a peek inside the archival vaults of 100-year old garments, barely holding together in an acid-free shroud. Design Director Miles Johnson and his team documents vintage garments to faithfully capture “the spirit and heritage of American work wear,” from the San Francisco vaults, and recreates them at the LVC Amsterdam headquarters. You don’t have to go that far to get your hands on a Levi’s reproduction. Mr Porter carries some covetable denim pieces you can wear, now. Scroll down to watch the video.
7 For All Mankind has announced a set of colored selvedge denim jeans and jackets for men that feature bright spring colors this season, including an understated-but-rich red and a classic royal blue. Check out the details and the new styles below.
“Spring 2013 is moving beyond traditional indigo and introducing fresh ways to offer selvage denim. Our grey selvage comes directly from Japan and features a beautiful slate-grey raw fabric. Pushing the envelope even one step further, 7FAM is offering Colored Selvage. We pigment spray the garments in shades of blue, red, and grey. The immense care put into the detailing of our selvage, from the raw material to the weaving, dying and stitching, creates a jean of exceptional quality and impeccable style.”
Spring 2013 for Nudie Jeans Co. means bold colors like burnt lemon yellow, teal, and rich maroon. Colored denim for men is making a big comeback through hues specifically catered to dudes. Nudie is making a “sartorial statement of the brand’s culture, bringing vibrant color and fun to your wardrobe. Each jean will live the wearers life, bleed and fade just like any denim wash.” Additionally, a classic range of organic blue jeans ranging in color from light-wash white to deep indigo are available.
See our favorite picks from the spring 2013 collection below:
G-StarRaw presented a utilitarian-chic lineup of men’s and women’s denim for their FW13 showing here in Vegas, following up on an intense FW13 runway show earlier this season. Their new campaign, The Art of Raw, exemplifies the boundless possibilities of a lifestyle carved from raw denim, weaving elements of military style, formal wear, and streetwear into a new kind of “uniform”. The art can be found in clean lines, denim treatments, the pairing of materials (ie: denim and leather)… all through a very fresh and updated lens. We selected our favorite pieces from the line below.
Men’s Selects and women’s selects:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
Got a cellphone with sharp edges? Or a cellphone that you’ll use for the next three years? We didn’t think so. But you don’t need either of these things if you’ve got a pair of Earnest Sewn’s expertly distressed men’s jeans. Unlike obvious “artistic” distressing you’ll see in some lines, their jeans have subtle, rugged details like a worn-in cell-in-pocket facade and a bit of ripping near the hem. Denim Therapy may be in the business of fixing holes in jeans, but we’re no less impressed when a brand creates good, authentic distressing for the sake of style.
Parisian brand Maison Kitsuné has been making footprints stateside recently with painfully chic jeans for men who want a perfect fit. They’re also delivering the go-to separates to style their jeans with classic silhouettes in rich wools, flannels and cashmere. Their denim, which appears in every collection, is made of a raw kuroki denim. Having launched their first stateside boutique at The NoMad Hotel this past April, founders Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are excited to present their most recent Fall/Winter collection. Check it out below.
Men’s lifestyle brand Analog Clothing focuses on introducing innovative approaches to style and function in skate, surf, and snowboard culture. Their signature Wheel Wash process has made waves in men’s denim as a treatment technique. We had a chance to ask the brand a few questions. Check them out, along with the latest lookbook, below.
Denim Therapy: Let’s start at the beginning: tell us the creation story of the brand and how it got off the ground.
Analog Clothing: We were part of Burton’s elite outerwear development “style lab” and evolved into a 4 season apparel brand from there.
DT: How do you differentiate yourself from other denim brands out there right now?
AC: Wheel Wash.
DT: Does your team have any pre-design rituals?
AC: Whiskey drinking.
DT: What are some of the stand-out fits/washes in the line right now?
AC: Anything Wheel Wash.
DT: Is your brand influenced by the massive popularity of style bloggers and street style?
AC: We’re influenced by the things we love to do and the athletes we support.
DT: Tell us a bit about your ideal target customer.
AC: 20 something individual with creative sophistication, who appreciates art, music and cultural influences, over a fine glass of Jameson while having a whole lot of fun with pretty girls.
DT: What would your dream collaboration be?
AC: We’re doing it already. Jason Bleick / Wheel Wash, we collaborate with our end consumers.
Moroccan blogger Mohcine wore a denim-on-denim ensemble ideal for the transition from summer to fall, featuring cuffed dark wash skinny jeans by Cheap Monday and a chambray shirt by NEXT. He accessorized the look with a beaded and spiked bracelets and a statement ring by Bershka. We approve!
Newly-single Robert Pattinson has been seen around town looking ruggedly handsome in his jeans, in between promoting his new film, “Cosmopolis.” His denim street style is quite paired down and comfortable looking, as compared to all the Gucci and Prada suits he wears to Red Carpet events and TV show appearances. We’re not complaining either way. We just like seeing more of Robert, am I right ladies? It sure looks like all that reported drama with Kristen Stewart hasn’t slowed down the Twilight Saga star, as he presses on towards more mature, meatier acting roles.
GET THE LOOK…
For some of Robert’s non-TV appearances, he skips the polished suits for something casual but still dressy, thanks to a suit blazer. Paired with a few closet staples, any man can look snappy without trying too hard.