Girls can’t have all the fun, right? When it comes to bright, bold style for spring, there are endless options for the ladies, but there’s been serious advancement in the realm of men’s colored denim. Brands like Thom Browne, J Brand, and Rag & Bone have released their classic fits in colors like mint green, cerulean blue, and canary yellow. Pair them with a go-to white tee or color-complimenting button-up. Shop our favorites below.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Slim-Fit Lightweight Denim Jeans in Pink 2. Thom Browne Straight-Leg Jeans in Mint Green 3. Slowear Incotex Slim-Fit Brushed Cotton-Blend Jeans in Cerulean Blue
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Slim-Fit Lightweight Denim Jeans in Teal 5. J Brand Kane Slim-Fit Washed Denim Jeans in Yellow 6. Rag & Bone Slim-Fit Denim Jeans in Burnt Orange
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blue jeans, colored denim, men's jeans, mens denim, menswear denim, mint green jeans, rag & bone jeans, red jeans, skinny jeans
At Project NY and then again at Project Las Vegas, the men’s denim brand 3rd & Army seduced our eyes with three bold styles that exude rock’n'roll and sex appeal. It’s no coincidence that they make an impact at first glance: Industry authority Matt Atkinson (who founded the brand in September 2012) and all associates in the super-collective have worked for major US brands throughout the years. The relatively new project (100% made in LA) packs a powerful punch thanks to its experienced design and marketing team.
The brand DNA is taken from the quintessential California lifestyle. “Our collection speaks from our life experiences through the doors of 3rd & Army. Our clothing is an expression and a combined statement of classic music, fine art, vintage fashion, and a modern lifestyle in an original way,” says the brand. We expect only great things from these guys. Check out our favorite pieces below.
Below: The tapered leg Ranchand in camo. 10 oz woven jaquarded yarn camo denim with traditional loose top and tapering leg shape to a narrow bottom. Includes antique hardware and packaging, signature Z-stitch back pockets, reinforced pocket facings, utility watch pocket, signature chain wallet loop, and newsprint inside pocketing.
Below: The tapered leg Ranchand in grease wash. Japanese red selvedge 14 oz premium red selvedge denim with traditional loose top and tapering leg shape to a narrow bottom. Antique hardware and packaging, signature Z-stitch back pockets, reinforced pocket facings, utility watch pocket, signature chain wallet loop, and newsprint inside pocketing.
Below: The straight leg Blacksmith in indigo wash. 11.75 oz organic Italian Candiani denim in a straight leg traditional five pocket fit with flat felt side seams, workwear detailing, buckle back, spade workwear pockets, reinforced pocket facing, wallet chain keyhole detail, antique hardware and trim, multiple stitching construction, and real hide branded leather patch.
Visit 3rd & Army online to learn more.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: 3rd & Army, California style, Japanese denim, made in america, made in la, Made in USA, magic market week, men's jeans, mens denim, menswear denim, project las vegas, Selvage Denim, selvedge denim
This season, the ever-innovative Jeff Shafer of Agave Denim is bringing the men’s denim line to a new level. Their men’s jeans feature novelty selvage trimmings, a unique silhouette with an emphasis on flawless fit and an underlying theme of “respecting the textiles themselves”. Our favorites? One is the Harp—a slouchy tapered leg jean in 12oz Italian denim with a herringbone texture, reminiscent of the texture found on mens industrial workwear. Everything is thought of, down to the hand-stamped English brittle leather patch.
Our second pick, the Rocker classic tapered leg in Japanese true indigo .10 oz denim. They feature a tailored look that translates well from casual wear to a more formal environment (if you’re the kind of dude who gets to wear jeans to work).
Finally, the Maverick slim cut straight leg jean is made on an Old Glory Red, White & Blue cone mill white oak shuttle loom, featuring patriotic selvage to boot. This textile is also known as Heritage vintage denim. It’s all made in America (LA, specifically), and we think it’s safe to say these pieces are setting a new standard for the men’s denim industry.
—Photos & write-up by Raffael Flores-Contreras
Tags: agave denim, denim for men, made in america, men's jeans, mens denim, Selvage Denim, selvedge denim
It’s time to refill your wardrobe with new items from the Nudie Jeans Fall/Winter 2012 Injection: A Twist Of Black. It just launched on the webshop and select retailers in the US. There are three new organic denim fabrics available only at Nudie Jeans and used exclusively for this Injection collection. All three washes are experimental with the mixology of black and indigo. Washing, bleaching and tints have transformed the indigo denim into distinctive different shades, all sharing a signature streakiness. Denim shirts are made in 13,5 oz. rigid denim washed and bleached. Knitted sweaters with intertwined yarns and over-dyed, printed tees. The collection reflects its namesake – twisted, streaky and dark.
See the full collection below, and shop your favorites on the webshop.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: a twist of black, indigo dyed, men's jeans, mens denim, Nudie Jeans, organic denim, organic jeans, raw denim
Men’s lifestyle brand Analog Clothing focuses on introducing innovative approaches to style and function in skate, surf, and snowboard culture. Their signature Wheel Wash process has made waves in men’s denim as a treatment technique. We had a chance to ask the brand a few questions. Check them out, along with the latest lookbook, below.
Denim Therapy: Let’s start at the beginning: tell us the creation story of the brand and how it got off the ground.
Analog Clothing: We were part of Burton’s elite outerwear development “style lab” and evolved into a 4 season apparel brand from there.
DT: How do you differentiate yourself from other denim brands out there right now?
AC: Wheel Wash.
DT: Does your team have any pre-design rituals?
AC: Whiskey drinking.
DT: What are some of the stand-out fits/washes in the line right now?
AC: Anything Wheel Wash.
DT: Is your brand influenced by the massive popularity of style bloggers and street style?
AC: We’re influenced by the things we love to do and the athletes we support.
DT: Tell us a bit about your ideal target customer.
AC: 20 something individual with creative sophistication, who appreciates art, music and cultural influences, over a fine glass of Jameson while having a whole lot of fun with pretty girls.
DT: What would your dream collaboration be?
AC: We’re doing it already. Jason Bleick / Wheel Wash, we collaborate with our end consumers.
DT: What’s next for Analog?
AC: Fall 2013. Top secret.
Check out Analog Clothing online for more.
Tags: analog clothing, analog denim, jeans for men, men's jeans, menswear
Newly-single Robert Pattinson has been seen around town looking ruggedly handsome in his jeans, in between promoting his new film, “Cosmopolis.” His denim street style is quite paired down and comfortable looking, as compared to all the Gucci and Prada suits he wears to Red Carpet events and TV show appearances. We’re not complaining either way. We just like seeing more of Robert, am I right ladies? It sure looks like all that reported drama with Kristen Stewart hasn’t slowed down the Twilight Saga star, as he presses on towards more mature, meatier acting roles.
GET THE LOOK…
For some of Robert’s non-TV appearances, he skips the polished suits for something casual but still dressy, thanks to a suit blazer. Paired with a few closet staples, any man can look snappy without trying too hard.
1. Levi’s 510 Super Skinny Grey 2. River Island Fitted Blazer 3. Neil Barrett Distressed Slub T-Shirt
Robert Pattinson images via PopSugar.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: black jeans, celebrity fashion, jeans for men, Levi's Jeans, men's jeans, robert pattinson
Recently, Denim Therapy covered the debut of Guerilla24, a selvage denim brand from Hong Kong. We decided to review the Sniper straight leg jean in raw selvage ($300) by Guerilla24, and Seattle photographer and style blogger John Bell was happy to help us out with this request. Since this was John’s first foray into the selvage denim territory, he knew it would be an exciting adventure in testing out a new fashion label.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
They felt really solid and well put together. A tough pair of jeans. The stitching looks great, the indigo color was awesome and I liked the Guerilla24 leather patch label on the back pocket—nice touch.
Where/when would you wear these?
I would wear them out on a normal day with a t-shirt and some Sperry Top-siders; or, I would pair them with a button down and a blazer with some classy wingtip shoes.
How’s the fit?
The fit is great! The size 30 waist was just right and following down to the bottom, the pants have that smooth, tailored look on me, even though they are slightly looser on the thigh. Sitting down and bending over, the pants move with me so I’m not uncomfortable.
Go to Guerilla24 online to shop all the styles.
Photos by John Lee Bell.
Tags: Guerilla24, men's jeans, selvage jeans, selvedge jeans