What’s a Fourth of July barbecue without denim shorts, sparklers and good eatin’? We don’t even want to go there, really, so we’ve got plan D on the burners: score some denim for under $100, under $50 and even under $20 this week! This week, lots of online shopping sites will be capitalizing on Independence Day shopping fever, but we’ve selected a sampling of what to look out for in your neighborhood, too.
House of Cassette Men’s Slim Caddy (left, $56.99) and WGACA vintage denim cutoff shorts ($78).
80’s Purple – Save 25 to 75% off now for men and women online. Look for mark downs on jeans from House of Cassette, Cheap Monday, Diesel, Ever, Orisue, Post’age, WeSC and more.
Guess Factory Onsite Store – Yep, if you’re dying to nab some cheap jeans and anything Guess? for less, then this is the place. Note: hours for July 3 is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4.
Address: 1901 East 15th Street – Gate 3, Los Angeles, CA 90021. (213) 765-3230
Number A – While there are a few selections at Number A online for jeans under $100, you might want to stop by the boutique in Little Tokyo to check out their ever-present sale rack and look for Kill City, Blink, Nevermind, KREW, and Cheap Monday jeans.
Address: 374 E. 2nd St. (Little Tokyo), Los Angeles, California. (213) 626-6155
Madison – Save 30% off on select denim online, including Current/Elliott, Genetic Denim, Goldsign and more.
WGACA – What Goes Around Comes Around recently opened up their new Los Angeles outpost on La Brea, but if you’d rather shop in your underwear, there’s a 40% off sale on the WGACA Collection, which includes vintage denim shorts, vintage Boyfriend jeans and more.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Blink, Cheap Monday, Current/Elliott, Diesel, Ever, Genetic Denim, Goldsign, Guess, House of Cassette, Kill City, KREW, Nevermind, Obey, Orisue, Post'age, Wesc, WGACA, What Goes Around Comes Around
ORISUE Men's Ronin Classic Fit Denim, available at 80's Purple.
Not that I want these pair of Orisue jeans for myself, because these are indeed jeans for guys — it’s a definite head turner — I just help but admire it. We can all appreciate design when it seems out-of-the-ordinary, no? Named for the ancient art of origami, Orisue (the old name for this art), is a company built on the same design philosophy, expressed through apparel.
I can’t remember any other denim label that produces fold-over front pockets like this. The heavy, sturdy look of the jean says “I’m too pretty for prison, but I can handle a few scuffs.” These jeans are definitely stylish and a bit polished, even though it is considered “street wear.” Do you wear it with a button down Jil Sander shirt or an Ed Hardy-esque teeshirt? Do you mix it up with a pair of flashy Alejandro Ingelmo high-tops, or low-profile Cole Haan leather loafers? However you dudes choose to dish it out, this denim marvel is sure to be a conversation piece wherever you go.
SHOP 80’s PURPLE
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Alejandro Ingelmo, Cole Haan, Ed Hardy, Jil Sander, Orisue