When Denim Therapy was hanging out at the NYLON Guys’ VIP shopping event at Bloomingdales last week, we had the chance to chat up Kevin Harter, Vice President of men’s fashion direction, after he had a go at the old fashioned carnival games and was cheered by his enthused employees. We’ve gotta say, he’s a charmer! Here’s what he had to say about what’s happening in denim now.
Kevin Harter: Hello Denim Therapy!
Denim Therapy: Hello! We want to know what you’re excited about this season in denim.
KH: That denim is back, actually. We’re seeing guys get back into jeans and become denim snobs again, which is nice.
DT: We totally agree.
KH: Yeah, and we’re seeing different personalities emerge in denim—all we saw for a while were skinny jeans and now we’re seeing the straight leg and the boot cut come back, we’re seeing colored denim come back… and one thing I think is really exciting is that we’re seeing more corduroy…
DT: Yes! We love cords. What are some recent consumer trends you’re seeing right now?
KH: Definitely colored denim and corduroy.
DT: Awesome. So, what are you going to be for Halloween?
KH: An auto-mechanic! I wear a suit all the time, so it’s nice to get out of it.
We gave you the rundown on style and going’s-on at the NYLON Guys’s VIP shopping event at Bloomingdale’s on Wednesday night, from what people were wearing to who we chatted up. But for the dancing Popeye and Beetle Bailey characters in action? For the old-fashioned carnival high-striker mallet game contestants? For those amusements, you’ve gotta watch the video below.
Last night the Denim Therapy team headed to Bloomingdales for a look at the NYLON GuysVIP shopping event At Bloomingdales, featuring a hysterical range of live comic book & cartoon characters (ever dance with a larger than life Popeye? We can now cross that off our list), drinks & food, fun graphic t-shirts, stylish shoppers, and (of course) a massive selection of fall denim. We even had a chance to talk denim with Mitsu Tsuchiya, the Men’s Market Editor for Nylon Guys, and Bloomingdale’s Vice President of Men’s Fashion Direction Kevin Harter (Q&A on the way). While we browsed the jeans and took advantage of the open bar, we spotted some cool looks we thought you might like. Check out the photos below.
Of course, to really get the picture, you’ve gotta watch the video.
—Michelle Christina Larsen, Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras