Every denim head needs to own Denim Style By Horst. A Friedrichs. Why? Check this out, from Mr. Porter: “Renowned photographer Horst. A Friedrichs took to the streets of London to snap the aficionados, retailers and makers of the contemporary denim scene. In an introduction written by Kelly Dawson of Dawson Denim, she heralds this pictoral work as “the rite of passage for the Denimhead.” The beautifully curated collection of photographs is complete with a mini dictionary at the back, making it a perfect gift for the denim-fan in your life.” Score it here.
“Created with a reverse printing method, this tonal-blue Our Legacy shirt offers a cool way to wear florals. Crafted from Japanese chambray, this regular-fit piece blends hemp and cotton for a slubby, tactile feel. Wear it solo in the summer with bright shorts, or layer it over similar styles during the colder months.” (Mr. Porter—buy it here).
Ah, the age old question: can I wear denim to the office? If you’re working at Denim Therapy, you might find yourself so overwhelmed by the amount of denim circulating the room that you’ll choose to wear silk harem pants or tailored slacks. But we digress—wearing a great pair of jeans to work is, for all intensive purposes, the beginning to the great-day-at-work formula. Mr. Porter knows this well, and they’re big on helping stylish men find ways to wear denim in the office. They’ve prepared a write-up and outfit breakdown to get you started. Each name has a look, and we’re particularly fond of the Ready For Anything.
What do you know about Levi’s jeans? Online retailer Mr Porter takes us behind the scenes and inside the Levi’s Vintage Clothing brand. Denim heads will appreciate taking a peek inside the archival vaults of 100-year old garments, barely holding together in an acid-free shroud. Design Director Miles Johnson and his team documents vintage garments to faithfully capture “the spirit and heritage of American work wear,” from the San Francisco vaults, and recreates them at the LVC Amsterdam headquarters. You don’t have to go that far to get your hands on a Levi’s reproduction. Mr Porter carries some covetable denim pieces you can wear, now. Scroll down to watch the video.
For April, popular menswear shopping site MrPorter.com has kicked off their newest partnership, GQ Selects, a monthly selection of products cultivated by GQ magazine’s editorial staff, featuring key menswear pieces. The inaugural edit only features one denim product: an A.P.C. Slim Fit Washed Denim Jacket in an unexpected hue for spring in a tailored fit. It looks to be a derivative from the oxblood color craze which swept the fashion world at the beginning of winter. What do you think? Do you love this jacket?
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!
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of inside info! Catch up on what’s happening (or totally not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. 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. We were highly amused by the Imogene + Willie newsletter this morning: “This jolly red corduroy Levi’s trucker jacket is identical to the one that Santa wears on his days off.”
2. Today’s the last day to get a big old heap of your holiday shopping done at Levi’s—their 25% off discount expires tonight at 11:59PM PT! Use code SHOP25 at checkout.
This may look to some like a throwback to the 2007 post-electro neons & pastels craze, but the bright blue jeans and YSL kicks add a fresh layer to this look. We’re encouraging the guys to bust out the saturated colors for their spring & summer style, and keep it casual with fun graphic T’s! Want to learn how to rock this look? Scroll down for some seriously fun style.
1. GUESS Kennedy jeans in Jones wash ($89) – buyt it at Guess.
It seems like Mr. Porter‘s been browsing the streets for good lookin’ spring denim menswear lately, and wouldn’t you know it, they scouted three flawlessly styled looks to learn from. The first pairs a cuff-sleeved double pocket shirt from Acne Studios with camel-colored khaki’s. The second, a knit shirt with an cool double-button detail (it’s the little things that count!) under a light denim jacket and black jeans. But our favorite? The casual-to-work-and-back blazer over a denim shirt and white jeans. Talk about man-chic!
Men’s upscale e-tailer Mr Porter just produced a slide show featuring five different ways that men can wear their denim jeans. The menswear site (which is very much akin to a style concierge) scouted a strapping 26-year-old print designer named David Bradley from South London, to model all different looks. We like Mr Porter’s turn on a Look Book-meets-catalog shoot, showing real people in some of the world’s most popular jeans.