Though the model in Replay’s spring/summer 2012 men’s lookbook is pretty stoic, there’s nothing depressing about the Italian-made, premium denim seen here. Flipping through the outfits put together from the collection provide ample styling inspiration, despite the fact that there are only three fits of jean: regular, regular slim, and antifit. Why not wear a selvedge denim shirt with dark-rinse trousers? How about pairing white chinos with a white T-shirt, denim shirt, and a denim jacket? Or just revel in how comfy and lived-in these jeans look without veering into sloppy sweatpants territory. Win-win!
Spanish Designer Coral Garrett is a fashionisto (check him out on Lookbook!) and a denim enthusiast. In his current collection in development, “The Big North Chapter,” Garrett has amassed a collection of vintage denim jackets in which he hand finishes, dyes, pattern change and applies leather pieces on strategic positions. Talk about denim DIY! In this video, Garrett shows how he exposed a denim jacket to the elements (it took three months to complete), which involved tying up his jeans jacket high up in a forest. We see his reserved excitement as he unhoists his weathered denim jacket and packs it quickly yet carefully, like a hunter who has secured his prey and is eager to take it home for a fine feast.
When Denim Therapy was first introduced to him, he was a mens accessories designer (man bags, clutches and folios). We are happy he’s expanded his repertoire into the realm of denim. What are you willing to do to yield custom faded denim? For more information, go to Coral Garrett online.
Menswear brand Adam Kimmel has collaborated with heritage workwear brand Carhartt for a multi-season collection of dressier separates, starting Fall 2011. With a sneak peek into this pairing of clean lines with laid back appeal—you can see the essence of the two brands meshing seamlessly for Spring-Summer 2012—you get your sturdy denim and casual basics for the man who will look nice without looking like he’s trying too hard. Check it!