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Gamine Workwear: Raw Denim and Workwear for Women


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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.

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Gamine also offers repair services including darning, boro, and Sashiko for merchandise bought from their shop to extend the life of your favorite pieces.

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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.

 

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All photos credited to Gamine.

Emily B. McIntosh

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Posted Mar 01 2016 in Denim Buys » Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Gigi Hadid In Destroyed Denim Cropped Jeans #NYFW


Gigi Hadid is a champion of street style, but she really knocked it out of the park during New York Fashion Week with this look. She matched a pair of destroyed denim jeans by Fidelity Denim with a crisply tailored white blazer and pointed heels. Her glasses add a fashion editor flare, and whether or not she looks happy being photographed in this moment, we’re so glad we have this look for reference.

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Get destroyed denim jeans here to get Gigi’s look.

Image via Denim Blog.

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Posted Sep 15 2015 in Celebrity Style Watch » Denim Fashion

15 Killer Boots You Won’t Want To Live Without This Winter


Winter is a great time of year to rock that jeans and boots look, no matter what type of boots or fit of jean.  With the right pair of jeans, you’ll have months of hassle-free street style looks.  For ankle boots, wear cropped jeans or try cuffing them with a thin cuff for a delicate look.  Skinny or boyfriend jeans work. For tall boots, wear denim leggings or skinny jeans. They stay in your boots better and are less likely to pinch. Avoid wearing slim or boot cut jeans if you want to tuck them in. You want a sleek silhouette. Now, all you have to do is throw on the perfect knit top or wintry coat to complete the look.

 

Frye Jane 14L BootsAquazzura Czarina Knee High BootsSteven Intyce Boot

Modern Vintage Allison Chunky Booties / Zara Wide Heel Ankle BootAsh Chloe Platform Booties

ASOS Album Ankle Boots / Jeffrey Campbell France Wrap Boots / Dolce Vita Fury Bootie

Fiorentini & Baker Wrap Ankle BootsAllSaints Widow Buckle BootRag & Bone Knee High Newbury

 

Forever 21 Platform Booties / Alexander Wang Kamila BootieDV by Dolce Vita Marko Harness Boot

 
—Kathy Ng

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Posted Dec 02 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Nine in the Morning Spring 2012 Lookbook


If you think your closet might need a little European boost this Spring, look no further than the gorgeous Italian designs of Nine in the Morning.  Giving us some of their most perfectly fitted, sexy denim yet, it’s easy to see that owners and brothers Umberto and Alessandro Vendramin came from a long line of luxury textilers. This season’s lookbook features looser-fitting, paint-splattered jeans for both men and women, as well as dark-wash, super tight women’s jeans that appear to be stretchy enough to do yoga in. Seriously, could these jeans fit any better?  We think not.


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—Sarah Greene

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Posted Nov 18 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Things we love: Hipsters, Brooklyn and Denim. MTV hits the jackpot with I Just want my Pants back TV series


NYC, college students, parties, random hookups and a pair of missing jeans, come full circle in MTV’s new original series I just want my pants back, a television remake of David J Rosen’s (who also happens to be the show’s producer) famous novel. The show follows Jason Strider a 20 something yr old college graduate who has an unexpected one night stand with Annie, who then borrows his jeans in a rush and only to never return them. Annie’s contact information turns out to be erroneous, leaving Jason with no apparent way to find her. Thus leading to the seemingly never-ending quest for Jason’s jeans and so to speak, himself along the way.  Set in Greenpoint Brooklyn, this comical and quite amusing, coming of age series, makes our relationship with our denim just that much stronger. (Who would have thought all that conviction and love would go into getting our favorite pair of jeans back?) Full season episodes are set to start this coming January, we’ll be watching, will you? Check out a sneak preview below.

Get More: I Just Want My Pants Back, MTV Shows

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Posted Aug 30 2011 in Denim News

Denim Snapshots NYC: Sarah’s Cut-Off Dark Wash Jeans


While out and about in NYC this weekend, we ran into Sarah, whose mustard yellow sweater and dark-wash denim cut-off shorts had us super-inspired for fall. The jewel tone top and destroyed cut-offs are a great mix of sweet vintage charm and downtown rock’n’roll. She finished off her look with a trucker hat and a layered striped shirt beneath the sleeveless sweater. Love it.

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Aug 08 2011 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

Quiksilver Autumn 2011: Surf-Style Denim That Is So Summer-Ready


You know you’re looking at a Quiksilver lookbook when its autumn collection is featured on the beach and the models are wearing nothing but jeans, tees, denim shirts, and slouchy beanies. Definitely very So-Cal, which means its definitely summer-ready (don’t let the snow-capped mountains in the background fool you). Made up of everything killer wardrobe separates that are perfect for any beach-front adventure such as dresses, knits, tees, and fleece the women’s collections also feature amazing denim pieces from jackets, shorts, and, yes, even denim mini skirts. When you’re getting 80° warm sunny days in October, we figure you can get away with it. But if you happen to be outside of the Cali sun during the fall you can definitely include some of these looks into your summer wardrobe.

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Images via Bollare Communications.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Jul 06 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 Roundup Part 2


For any of those who had a doubt in their mind whether or not denim was going to be sticking around for yet another season we hate to say it, but we totally told you so. From denim jackets and blazers to jeans the big blue makes a mark on most every single note-worthy collection, though not always in its signature color. Print is a huge trend for the spring summer 2012 season and designer Paul Smith totally rocks it out modernizing the classic Levi’s denim jacket with abstract prints in electric jewel tones. As for Viktor & Rolf, multi-stripe denim separates add some dimension to the overall muted color palette of the 70s inspired collection. Likewise, denim jackets made a mark in a retro 70s vibe in Burberry Prorsum‘s ethic print-heavy lineup.

Men's Fashion Week S/S 2012

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Images via GQ, Dazed Digital, and The Fashionisto.

Though it’s definitely not the driving force that it has been in past seasons, denim is still a strong force on the runways lending itself as a grounding element to most collections including Acne,  who we have to say  had some killer denim accessories.  Definitely not going anywhere!

Had enough? Didn’t think so. Stay tuned for more menswear highlights from Paris Fashion Week!

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Jun 28 2011 in Denim Menswear » Runway

Denim Snapshots NYC: Pole Dancing In Jeans


When it comes to New York nightlife, it’s more or less a free-for-all. You may spend your night drinking with runway models and foreign royalty, crashing loft parties, or enduring experimental poetry readings in communes. Anything seems to go—even pole dancing in denim! We snapped a few shots of one of our favorite exhibitionists in action below ground level this weekend and we thought you might appreciate them. If only more gals would lose the spandex and stick to jeans!

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 20 2011 in Denim Therapy

Denim Snapshots NYC: Bartender Loves Loose-Fit Zara Jeans


At the end of the night in a crazy-craaazy club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side called Mehanata, we peered over the bar to notice that one of the bartenders was wearing a pair of loose-fit Zara jeans with a grey waistband, front-button detail, and a cute cuffed hem. She’s gotta move like the wind pouring drinks for impatient nutjobs all night, and we imagine that’s not hard to do when you’re wearing comfy denim like this, paired with some kicks! Check out her style in these snapshots below.

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zara jeans manhattan style polaroid denim

zara jeans manhattan style polaroid denim

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 16 2011 in Denim Fashion
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