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The 5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own


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?

1. THE DENIM JACKET
(L to R): Naked & Famous Jacket,  Meltin Pot Denim Outerwear,  Jean Shop Raw Denim Jacket
5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own


2. THE DENIM SHIRT
(L to R): Denham Grain Chambray,  A.P.C. Grandad Collar Shirt,  Pierre Balmain Denim Shirt
5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own


3. THE SLIM LEG JEAN
(L to R): Nudie Jeans Grim Tim,  Momotaro Tight Straight 15.7oz,  BLK DNM Indigo 9 Jeans

5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own

4. THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN

(L to R): J Brand Kane Washed,  Diesel Black Gold Worn,  Jean Shop Rocker Straight

5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own

5. THE SKINNY JEAN
(L to R): Ksubi Dark Blue Van Wrinkle,  AllSaints WamWam Cigarette,  ASOS Skinny Black Jean

5 Denim Staples Every Man Should Own

 

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted May 14 2012 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear

Meltin’Pot Tune Into Summer SS12 Campaign


Italian denim label Meltin’Pot is launching an exciting new campaign to accompany their SS12 collection, titled “Tune Into Summer“. Quote the label, “Wherever you are, no matter the weather or what part of the world you live in, the summer mindset is within you. It’s like rediscovering your sun kissed pictures from last summer, and reliving those moments amongst likeminded friends. You’re instantly filled with the fun, joy and laughter of those moments. Your free spirit takes over, and you’re ready to take the world by storm.” We dig it. See the full campaign image set & video below.

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Campaign images:

 

Video:

MELTIN’POT SPRING-SUMMER 2012 from MELTIN'POT on Vimeo.

Details on the SS12 line: Original workwear designs are updated and revisited in a more than a vintage attitude: these work inspired jeans recapture the original magic of denim and the “good old days”. The Yacht Master collection is about a way of life with the look of a boyish, new, modern dandy, who moves with style and sophistication in an urban backdrop. A trailblazing pirate type who plays between city streets and exotic spots, he’s a trendsetter in versatile clothes: Jeanswear leads to sartorial experimentation.

The Meltin’Pot woman’s collection is an exclusive and ultra-feminine interpretation of the Meltin’Pot man’s denim world, perfected in fit and washes however for women and infused with cutting fashion edginess – giving an alluring appeal to the women’s collection this spring summer.

The website (which launches on the 23rd) has a brand new look and feel for SS12, and is full of “new season energy”.

Stay tuned, we’re announcing an awesome Meltin’ Pot giveaway very soon!

—DT Staff

 

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Posted Feb 21 2012 in Campaigns » Denim News

How Nice Gals Do Tough: Meltin’ Pot Spring 2012 Lookbook


Meltin’ Pot showed us that tough guys can do preppy, and we totally dug it! And now they’re showing us how nice gals do tough in their latest lookbook, and we have to say we’re huge fans! So what does it really take for a good girl to go bad? For starters, style a pair of combat boots with floral denim shorts (nothing says tough more than florals and boots)! Throw in some studded leather suspenders to rock with an ultra-cool pair of faded boyfriend jeans, and you’re pretty much set! Check out the full lookbook bellow!

Images via Denimology.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Dec 07 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Meltin’ Pot Shows Us How Tough Guys Do Preppy In Their Latest Lookbook


We’re all about unexpected combos, and that’s exactly what the Meltin’ Pot spring 2012 lookbook is all about. They’ve put together the perfect rock meets square mix of  ink and bonafide bad-assery with nice guy separates like paisley printed shirts and khakis, proving that tough guys can definitely do preppy. Of course no bad boy’s closet (or Meltin’ Pot fanatic’s closet for that matter) would be complete without some killer denim (the original tough guy staple) to finish off the look. Unexpected and totally ace! Check out the lookbook bellow!

 

Images via Denimaniac.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Nov 30 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Meltin’ Pot’s Fall 2011 Collection Has Got Killer Jeans In Perfect Washes For Men


There’s nothing wrong with sporting simple jeans, but let’s face it sometimes simple can be borderline boring. How do you keep your denim wardrobe from falling short on cool points? Get into denim with interesting washes. We’re really digging the latest denim collection from Meltin’ Pot. Not only are their jeans utterly cool, but they also come in an array of washes that are certain to keep you looking stylish and anything but boring. Our favorite? We’re really into ultra-faded washes right now, so the light grey pair pictured bellow is ace in our book . Check out all the different washes and styles bellow!

Images via Denim Debutante.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Nov 25 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear

Meltin’ Pot Launches Style Me Up with Tokyo Dandy


Italian denim brand Meltin’ Pot Jeans launches their Style Me Up campaign: “about the blend of cultures and creating new ones and truly embracing the diversities of life, which is what Meltin’Pot is made from.”  Their e-shop is set to launch March 10 (sorry, no U.S. or U.K. access).

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From The Denim Guy:

So the project kicks off with the infamous Tokyo-based duo, Dan Bailey and Kazuaki Joe K that are Tokyo Dandy. The three models are Joe from Tokyo Dandy, Shingo who is an actor and Peli a stylist and one of Tokyo’s hottest DJs. We asked them to bring their own accessories and left our styling to finding the right leg cut – the most important factor when wearing jeans.

Japanese fashion is often seen as involving a lot of layering and perhaps over styling so for ‘Style Me Up’ we wanted to focus on denim as a uniform classic which allows for you to show off your accessories, body and above all personality. Even with the busy kitsch background, like that of a busy street anywhere in the world, you can stand out in a pair of jeans.

10 TokyoDandy styling tips for the season.

1. Turn up collars, roll up sleeves – fit your clothes to your body.

2. Chromophobia is the fear of bright colors – this is unacceptable -embrace color! Even just a little with a bright tie or pair of socks, or if you’re really daring your hair.

3. Cut off jean legs in Summer for the comfiest pair of shorts…

Read the rest of the story at The Denim Guy.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Mar 10 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim News

Meltin Pot Gets Saturated for Spring 2011 Lookbook


Bright colors, debonair hats, cuffed denim shorts paired with black dress shoes… this is the kind of menswear you don’t have to think twice about. It works on either coast, it has a hint of downtown-cool, and somehow even the khaki-colored cargo with a skinny-elastic hem doesn’t seem like it’s trying too hard. Meltin’ Pot‘s spring 2011 lookbook has successfully combined the best things about sportswear and come out on top.

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We’ll be keeping an eye on them this year. See the full editorial here.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 09 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks
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