Denim Therapy
DENIM BUYS

The Denim Jacket Roundup

DENIM FASHION

Off Duty Style by Joe's Jeans

DENIM THERAPY

18 Jean Styling Tips You Need Now

   

Public School’s Men’s Denim Line: As Badass As New York City Itself #ProjectLasVegas #MagicMarketWeek


Denim veteran Tobias Levine teamed up with the founders of Public SchoolDao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne—to put together a line of men’s denim jeans that are every bit as badass as New York City itself, where all the garments are made. The team works closely with the finest production facilities in the garment district to offer this rare component to their line.

The collection offers washes developed and produced exclusively by Wonderland concepts (a wash house in Kentucky owned by Dick Gaines). They also offer entirely un-washed, raw denim variations that allow the consumer to experience the fabric and customize their own pair through repeated wear. Fits include Skinny, Slim and Straight: PS 13, PS 14, and PS 16 respectively. The numbers represent the ankle opening, creating a clear distinction for the wearer as to which fit is best suited to their body. See our favorite four picks below.

public-school-mens-denim-jeans

-

Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Gray Scale wash. A gray-black vintage wash with hand-sand, hand-staining and minor fabric hand-administered vintage treatment on the knee and hem. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

public-school-denim-jeans-vegas (1)

public-school-denim-jeans-vegas (1)

public-school-denim-jeans-vegas (1)

-

Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Noir wash. A black crinoline waxed jean with body heat activated fit and wear acceleration. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

project 2nd and 3rd day 199

project 2nd and 3rd day 202

-

Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Black Pig wash. A black pigment spray-over white base jean by hand-application. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 10.50 oz cotton spandex cone denim.

project 2nd and 3rd day 206

project 2nd and 3rd day 212

project 2nd and 3rd day 215

-

Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Blue Blood. A midnight navy garment-dyed jean with hand 3D natural wear in front pocket entry and behind wearers knee. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.

project 2nd and 3rd day 227

project 2nd and 3rd day 230

The line is now available at Odin and select Bloomingdale’s locations. Visit Public School online for more.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Mar 06 2013 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Reviews: Product

A Denim Discovery: 3rd & Army Men’s Jeans #MagicMarketWeek #ProjectLasVegas


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.

menswear-denim-jeans-3rd-and-army

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.

3rd & army mens denim jeans

3rd & army mens denim camo jeans

3rd & army mens denim camo jeans

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.

3rd & army mens denim jeans

3rd & army mens denim jeans

3rd & army mens denim jeans

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.

Straight Blacksmith Indigo wash 156

Straight Blacksmith Indigo wash 150

Straight Blacksmith Indigo wash 159

Visit 3rd & Army online to learn more.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Mar 04 2013 in Denim Menswear

Chip Foster: Jeans So Good You Could Wear Them Inside-Out #MagicMarketWeek #ProjectLasVegas


Chip Foster prides his jeans on having exquisite construction and execution, which means clean lines and a beautiful “skeleton”. To see the premium detail in the tailoring of each pair, you have to turn them inside-out. In fact, the brand is proud enough of their attention to quality that they encourage customers to turn them inside-out and inspect!

You may recognize Chip Foster—he’s the creative director at large at Chip and Pepper denim jeans. “This is my new baby, my new line invitation only for the best selected stores that I love. There was no need to create another line… it was not needed but wanted.” And so, infusing his heritage and a bit of the Chip and Pepper DNA, he created a new line of jeans for the die hard denim lover. “Our quality isn’t expensive,” he tells us, “it’s priceless.”

Check out our favorite Chip Foster jeans below.

chip foster  menswear denim

chip foster  menswear denim

chip foster  menswear denim

chip foster  menswear denim

chip foster  menswear denim

See more below.

 

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Posted Feb 21 2013 in Denim Menswear

TORTOISE Jeans Highlights Sustainability In Denim #MagicMarketWeek #ProjectLasVegas


TORTOISE Jeans has sharpened the focus on sustainability in one of the most environmentally harmful (yet paramount) steps in the process of constructing jeans: the wash. They’ve blown traditional wash methods out of the water (no pun intended), establishing their own wash facility where they develop and implement eco-friendly alternative techniques to achieving their desired finished product.

As for the name?

“The tortoise is a land-dwelling reptile that moves about at a slow and steady pace. They are herbivores that consume extremely low volumes of water. While tortoises can live to be a century old, they have an extremely low ecological impact on the environment throughout their lifetime. These gentle creatures have long been revered as a symbol of wisdom, determination, patience and longevity.”

tortoise denim eco friendly sustrainable

We picked our favorites from the line at PROJECT Las Vegas. Check them out below.

Hermann #1012:  Skinny Straight Jean, American 12oz Selvage PFD fabric, No Water Italian Organic Pigment Application with Natural Resin to retain shape.

Various 015

Various 016

Chelys #1026:  Skinny Straight Jean, Camo Italian Silicone Wax Coated Jacquard Indigo Patches, Candiani 12.5oz Selvage Indigo fabric.

Various 022

Various 025

Dinidae #2007:  Zip Shell Denim Jacket, Italian Organic Pigment Coating, Deadstock Custom Japanese Speckled Weave.

Various 029

Hermann #1003:  Skinny Straight Jean, Cone Blue Line Selvage Broken Twill Indigo, Engineered 3.0 Exposure Rings.

Various 030

Various 036

Kinixys #2003:  Jean Jacket, Cone Blue Line Selvage Broken Twill Indigo, Selvage Waistband, Very Light Vintage Wash with no use of Potassium, Bleach or Stone Wash; Camo

Various 038

Various 040

Various 037

Read more at TORTOISE Jeans.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Posted Feb 20 2013 in Denim Menswear

G-Star Raw Men’s & Women’s Denim Picks #MagicMarketWeek #ProjectLasVegas


G-Star Raw presented a utilitarian-chic lineup of men’s and women’s denim for their FW13 showing here in Vegas, following up on an intense FW13 runway show earlier this season. Their new campaign, The Art of Raw, exemplifies the boundless possibilities of a lifestyle carved from raw denim, weaving elements of military style, formal wear, and streetwear into a new kind of “uniform”. The art can be found in clean lines, denim treatments, the pairing of materials (ie: denim and leather)… all through a very fresh and updated lens. We selected our favorite pieces from the line below.

g-star-raw-denim-mens-womens

Men’s Selects and women’s selects:

 

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Feb 19 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Denim Therapy Live Blogging PROJECT Las Vegas This Week!


We’re excited to announce that part of our editorial team will be shipping out to Las Vegas this week to live blog PROJECT as it unfolds! with 5000+ brands and a number of exciting interactive product-driven initiatives, we can’t wait to report on what’s new and exciting from the front line. We’ll be shooting and writing up the best in men’s and women’s denim and a variety of other products, so stay tuned!

project las vegas

—DT Staff 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Posted Feb 18 2013 in Ask the Denim Stylist » Denim Therapy

Denim Dose: News & Links


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! dd-nyfw-raw-denim-jeans

1. Missed us last week? Catch up on our NYFW coverage! We visited the NEUW Denim showroom for an up-close look at the line, and chatted with Raleigh Denim Workshop about their unique production model.

2. Love him or non-love him, Scott Schuman shoots some great street style, and he has a particular talent for capturing denim (check out his blog or his first book). He just announced on twitter that he’s releasing his second book in September of this year. His comments below:

“One of the things that I’ve been working on over the past several months has been saving some of my favorite images, instead of posting on the blog, as exclusives for the next book. Since I’m addicted to sharing the best of what I find with you, it’s really killing me to save these images instead of posting them on the blog, but I think it will make the next book that much stronger!”

3. Native Son teamed with Raleigh Denim for AW’12 and the next four seasons, endeavoring to bring back a dying denim culture with a much needed dose of old school integrity.

4. Rawr Denim posted up pics from the Indonesia division of Iron Heart’s 2012 raw denim event, which looks like it was pretty awesome. They exhibited their faded jeans, drank a lot of beer, and celebrated the Tokyo/UK brand in Indonesia’s first distribution outlet.

5. We’re pretty bummed that we’re not at PROJECT LV, but our homeboy The Denim Guy is there, so follow him for denim updates!

—Michelle Christina Larsen


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Posted Feb 13 2012 in Denim News

Denim Dose: News & Links


Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. 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!

denim-dose-diesel-sale-jeans-jacket-madewell-1

1. Denim dealers Madewell featured music muse Eleanor Friedberger in Widelegger Jeans as inspiration for their readers to get stylin’ this fall. See all the ways she rocks these jeans.

2. Diesel is having a big sale on their spring & summer merch, ending August 31st. Now’s your chance to cash in on denim styles and more. Guys, grab a perfect fall denim jacket!

3. NYLON Magazine enticed its readers to sign up for My Habit, a site that promises “sought-after brands” and “membership-only prices” like every other flash sale site on the scene with a keen denim advert featuring vintage jeans and a gal who doesn’t wanna pay full price for them.

4. Selectism covers the NYC-based men’s denim line 4 Stroke at PROJECT LV. We like.

5. Denim Blog followed up with the men’s IRO lookbook yesterday, but are we seeing some of the same pieces as the women’s lookbook we linked to yesterday?

—DT Staff

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Posted Aug 24 2011 in Denim News

Denim Dose: News & Links


Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. 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. Here’s an inexpensive denim deal we’re really into: $62.40 for a pair of BLANK red cuffed jeans (normally $78) on sale at Nasty Gal. Get on it!

2. The PROJECT LV blog reporting has begun cascading down our RSS feeds—and we like what we see. Check out this post on menswear brand Publish from Selectism.

3. We were just daydreaming about our perfect late-fall/early-winter denim jacket after experiencing a cool Brooklyn breeze that made us believe autumn is pushing its arrival yesterday… and hark! The IRO lookbook arrives and makes us fawn.

4. Something is way off about this denim dress ensemble Alexa Chung is wearing, and we can’t quite put our finger on it. Maybe it’s her posture, or it’d look cuter with an up-do?

5. We’re not even that crazy about these denim bikini designs, but it’s still summer and we’ll be damned if we don’t post some photos of girls lounging next to the water in swimsuits!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Posted Aug 23 2011 in Denim News
Get the latest denim updates

Sign up for our newsletter

  Follow us   Join us   Subscribe
© Denim Blog - Denim Therapy. All rights reserved.