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Denim Dose: News & Links

Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!


1. Are you following Refinery29’s month of denim? There’s more spring denim style direction over there than you can shake a stick at. There’s only 8 days left, so get your fill!

2. Looking for inexpensive raw selvedge jeans? Converse makes a pair you might be interested in. Yep, the shoe brand.

3. Kasil Denim‘s Kuro/Noir line (check out the video for an artistic introduction) combines the word “black” in Japanese and French. Intriguing!

4. Sometimes we have to post products that aren’t necessarily denim, but would look pretty awesome sliding into the back pocket of some crisp blue jeans. One such item? The Sled Handmade Goods Runner iPhone Case in faux-wood finish.

5. Meltin’Pot is releasing a series of new styles in bold, bright colored denim for both men and women.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Apr 23 2012 in Denim News

DT Blog Editor’s Kasil Denim Review (And Chilly Weather Styling!)

We know it’s IMPOSSIBLE to imagine right now, as the humidity weighs down on us, but bi-polar New York weather does not entirely remove the possibility of another chilly day before the steady summer weather sets in. We learned that lesson the hard way a couple weeks ago when the temp dropped without warning, and we were running around in our little cut-off shorts! That same week, our blog editor Michelle Christina whipped up a little chilly-weather street style in her favorite pair of Kasil jeans.


Here’s what MC has to say about her jeans…

“These Kasil skinny jeans are the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned. The denim stretches to your movement, but is thick enough for a chilly day. I always cuff them when I wear them with wedges—I love the deep blue underside of the fabric and the super-rich wash. You do have to be careful with this kind of saturated blue denim though… I dyed a white leather purse blue without knowing it.

This time I paired the jeans with a sheer layered navy top and an H&M blood-orange tank. That particular day, the trench over top (althrough it was thin), was totally necessary.”

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—DT Staff, photography by

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Posted Jun 21 2011 in Uncategorized

Kasil Denim: Summer Jean Shorts

We peeped this collection of denim & woven summer shorts from Kasil on their facebook page, and we’re in love. Pictured are styles like the rolled-hem jean short in a super-light wash,  bright blue mini’s with soft-pleating, and turned-up frayed denim cut-offs in a dark wash (cue love song). Casual off-shoulder knit tops are the perfect match to style any of these, making a perfect summer outfit as easy as pie to compile.

See more at Kasil’s facebook page.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 14 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Kasil Jeans Workshop Fall-Winter 2011

Already out from Kasil Workshop is the Fall-Winter 2011 denim lookbook, which features dark washed jeans in whiskered and straight leg fits that both men and women can appreciate.  Kasil has evolved since the days when it was known as the It Jean with colorful back pocket embroidery: their use of a wool and denim blend in the collection lends a softness and warmth, almost like a cashmere sweater for the winter months.  If you’re digging the sound of that, then feast your eyes on a few previews set to hit stores before the last summer barbecue!


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Images via Denimology.

—Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted May 09 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Announcing The Winner Of Our Kasil Denim Giveaway!

Announcing, the winner of the Denim Therapy x Kasil Workshop denim giveaway contest! Anxious? Excited? Well, the wait is over. Congratulations, Hellen Araujo! Hellen will receive the Kasil Benatar skinny jean in Hitchhiker wash!

Her contribution to the pool of styling advice was as follows:

“I would wear these jeans with a light ruffle top tucked in, boyfriend blazer, skinny belt, open toe pumps and a long necklace, and Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bag. Also I could wear it with leopard flats!”

Hellen, please contact us ASAP to receive further instructions on retrieving your prize!

Some of our favorite responses are below:

“I would pair them with a slouchy black Vince sweater and a fabulous pair of flats and let the jeans speak for themselves.” Christina

“I’m absolutely in love with the skinny jeans. I would girly them up with my favorite Japanese gold bow flats, a belt, and a girly tunic to contrast their rough/casual vibe.” Sarah Elizabeth

” I would roll them up a little, thrown on a pair of wooden wedges, and a navy striped, slouchy t shirt, tucked slightly in front! Add a turquoise statement necklace.” Alice Spiller

“I would style them with my classic 4 inch kork-ease wedges my lime green madewell 3/4 sleeve silk button down and a vintage scarf in my hair and piled on beads. Straight 70’s” Alexandra Reed

Thanks for participating. Stay tuned for the next denim give-away, coming soon!

—DT Staff x Kasil Denim


Note: Names were randomly drawn and winner was not chosen based on the styling tips included in in comment.


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Posted Apr 18 2011 in Denim Therapy

Denim Therapy & Kasil Denim Jeans Giveaway!

Big news! Denim Therapy and Kasil Denim have teamed up to give you a chance to win a free pair of their super-coveted jeans—and get this: the winner can pick either the flare or skinny style! Kasil is both comfortable and flattering (trust us, we wear our fav pair of Kasil baby-blue’s more often than we should probably admit), so jump on this chance to spend spring in style! Ladies only this time! Gents, your turn is coming up very soon. Read on for entry rules!

The prizes… (Winner will choose one of these styles)

Bell | Flare fit in Blues: “Our Bellbottom Blues is a 22 inch flare that portrays a more retro  70s vibe. This low rise flare is a great denim that is not part of our  core selection, and will only be around for a limited amount of time.”

Benatar | Skinny in Hitchhiker: “The Benetar Hitchiker is the most vintage silhouette  we have for Spring. This is a timeless skinny that can also be cuffed for a more casual look.”

Both denim are comprised of 94% cotton, 5% polyester, and 1% lycra. They stretch well and give only where denim needs to give for maximum comfort & awesome fit.

To enter…

1. ‘Like’ Denim Therapy on facebook.

2. ‘Like’ Kasil Denim on facebook.

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (must use facebook screen name) & tell us…

a) Which style you prefer…

b) How you would style it!


Contest opens Monday, April 11th and closes Friday, April 15th. Winner announced on Monday, April 18th. We’ll feature our favorite styling ideas when we announce the winner as well!

So who else is a fan of Kasil Denim? Kourtney Kardashian is one we thought we’d mention!

Good luck!

—Denim Therapy Staff & Kasil Denim


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Posted Apr 11 2011 in Denim Therapy

Weekly Round Up: Our Best Denim Posts of the Week

Missed out on any of our stellar denim coverage this week? We make catching up easy with our round up of the most exciting blog posts we cooked up for you in the past seven days, with denim news, links, campaigns, and more. You’re welcome!


1. Exclusive Q&A With David Lim of Kasil Denim—Last week we introduced you to Kasil Denim’s super-wearable SS’11 line, and today we have a one-on-one with designer David Lim to find out what goes on behind the Kasil curtain…

2. G-Star Raw’s Griff Arc Suit in Raw Denim—In stores now and for a limited time:  G-Star has produced the Griff Arc suit in raw denim.  It’s a strapless denim romper cut in roomy arc legs and bodice top…

3. Twenty8Twelve Spring 2011 Lookbook—Brainchild of sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller Twenty8Twelve has created quite the buzz over the last few seasons, and for good reason too. It’s just the right look for any girl with who wants that romantic bohemian vibe with a hint of rocker chick appeal…

4. Carmen Kass In Denim & Lingerie for French Vogue—Top model Carmen Kass gets her sexy on in nothing but her skivvies and denim in the latest issue of French Vogue

5. What To Wear To SXSW—The big SXSW music festival kicks off today, and if you’re still ripping through your closet trying to figure out what to trek through five days of live music, crazed dance parties,  and stellar networking opportunities? We’re here to help!

6. Lover AW 2011 Wide Leg Jeans—Australian fashion label Lover released their Autumn-Winter 2011 collection, revealing a fabulous line of sophisticated separates and outerwear that would make any girl look amazing in their jeans…

—Denim Therapy Staff

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Posted Mar 19 2011 in Weekly Round Up

Exclusive Q&A With David Lim of Kasil Denim

Last week we introduced you to Kasil Denim’s super-wearable SS’11 line, and today we have a one-on-one with designer David Lim to find out what goes on behind the Kasil curtain. Find out how this designer compares denim to cooking ingredients, and what his favorite looks are in the collection.


Image via Serial Thrifter.

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. What inspired you to get this brand off the ground?

David Lim: This can get long but the short story is… It started out of my father’s Custom Tailoring business. Making custom jeans for Pro-athletes like Kobe and Rick Fox and many others. The love was being able to provide premium jeans to guys that could afford premium but couldn’t necessarily find any that fit… which eventually transpired into launching KASIL in 2002 for women and 2006 for men. I’ve learned a great deal from my father and he has been my biggest influence as to why I’m doing this.

DT:  How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?

DL: It really is like comparing two spaghetti dishes by 2 different cooks. Cook 1 may use the exact same ingredients as I do, but the difference may be that Cook 2 could use better quality ingredients and put more time into the process. All in all, the premium denim world all claim to have the best fit, use the best fabric and have the best finishes which should all be true.

It’s all about what we stand for and how we present ourselves to the world, we love what we do and we make great jeans. Behind the curtains i’m sure we all work our asses off trying to make the best collection season after season.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?

DL: Get the coffee started, get the music going, and a room just to myself with my sketch pad and laptop.

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Posted Mar 17 2011 in Interviews

KASIL Denim Has Your Perfect Spring 2011 Jeans

We’ve officially snapped into spring mode! We’re all about light-wash jeans, sunshine, and anything you can wear to a picnic. So you can imagine our delight when KASIL, a line developed by the hands of fine artist David Lim, released images of their gorgeous, clean spring 2011 line for us to gawk over. With washes inspired by painting techniques and an acute focus on the perfect fitted jean, KASIL denim is a study in vintage vs. modern and what the contemporary customer truly craves: Style and function.


KASIL kicked off “KASIL Workshop” last summer with former Rachel Zoe assistant Taylor Jacobsen, a collaboration that has thus far given way to the Minx “ultra skinny” silhouetted jean you’ll see below. Designer David Lim is a firm believer in trends originating from the street and recognizes the power of bringing those trends into the line, and it plays through in his approachable, stylish creations.

A note from David Lim…

“Denim is alive! Denim fades, wrinkles and creases over time the more you wear. Random holes and rips that suddenly appear are all natural characteristics of your jeans. That’s the beauty of denim, each hole, rip, crease, wrinkle, dirt, or paint that has become of your favorite pair is a story that is told within your life.” —Designer David Lim of KASIL

Check out some of our favorite looks from the spring 2011 womens line! We’re especially in love with the Minx skinny jeans in “Cake” wash.






Kasil denim is currently available at Free People, Revolve Clothing, and Intermix. Stay tuned for what KASIL denim has cooking—including our exclusive Q&A with David Lim, which will follow shortly!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 11 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks
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