Female denim-heads rejoice! The answer to your prayers is here. At long last a raw denim jean made by women for women. Gamine Workwear is a New England based company who specializes in no-nonsense workwear that is utilitarian yet easy on the eyes and most importantly on the body. The line is designed by Taylor Johnston, Manager of the Gardens and Greenhouses at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Johnston sums up the company’s values best herself-
“Gamine is an exploration of femininity and worn character […] as Yankee gardeners and geologists ourselves– we aim to tread lightly by creating products that support sustainable manufacturing and the lost art of mending. We choose to work with textiles that are selected with great consideration for their ruggedness and ability to highlight the work and story of the worker. “
Gamine’s updated line of slim slouch dungarees now feature three different fits. The straight silhouette, a demi silhouette for more area in the hips and a bold fit for hourglass silhouettes designed with a roomier bum and waist area. The new line goes on pre-sale Tuesday March 1st on their website.
Gamine also offers repair services including darning, boro, and Sashiko for merchandise bought from their shop to extend the life of your favorite pieces.
Gamine has a variety of other products in their shop made and sourced with the same focus on local design and a sustainable and transparent production process. Pictured below is the hand-dyed indigo hemp tee who’s claim to fame is being one of the most rugged teeshirts on the market. They also have a handful of vintage overalls.
All photos credited to Gamine.
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We love when childhood favorites make comebacks as stylish wardrobe staples. The overall jean is no exception, but this is one piece you’ll need to pull off with specific style cues in order not to look like you’re simply regressing to the days of early Nickelodeon cartoons and Bazooka gum. Honestly, WTF did a round-up of chic ways to wear them, our favorites of which are below.
See more chic overall action here, and stay tuned for some of our personal favorite options on the market!
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Actress Keira Knightley stepped out in London recently showing an alarming denial of her grown up status. While the pair of Citizens of Humanity overall jeans she wore could have been cool, the rest of the outfit translated into tween-with-a-massive-allowance. She wore the jeans with a striped knit top and a mini Chanel purse with converse sneakers and black framed glasses. Anyone out there familiar with Tommy February6? Yeeeah…. This is a “how not to wear it” post.
Tips for pulling off overalls without looking like a 7-year-old include investing in a pair that are tailored (or having us tailor them), wearing them with heels, ditching the kiddie purse and polishing the rest of your look.
If you think you can handle it, grab a pair of Citizens of Humanity overall jeans. And don’t worry, Keira, we still love you. We just want you to learn from your mistakes.
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Can’t leave your favorite denim overalls in your past? We don’t blame you. They can be a super chic way to rock tomboy style and set yourself apart from the standard t-shirt and jeans crowd. Refinery29 has a few ideas for you, from rolled overall shorts to full length numbers you could seriously wear to work.
See the full slideshow here.
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