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Who Won The Project NY Blogger Awards?


This time around during Project NY, the bloggers of Marcus Troy‘s Blogger Project live-blogging dream team got to pick their favorites among the brands from a variety of categories, including best denim, best footwear, and best collection (to name a few). Scroll to find out which brands won for each category according to the majority vote—and stay tuned for our follow-up Project NY coverage!

Best Denim: 3×1

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Best footwear: H by Hudson

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Best emerging brand: Sage De Cret

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Best swimwear: SUNDEK

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Best Collection: WRK

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Check out Project NY for more.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 30 2013 in Denim Menswear

3 Men’s Shoe Brands To Keep On Your Radar #projectny


The men’s shoe market is ever-expanding, and each season brands both new and established are recognizing an increasing interest in bold, original footwear. We pin-pointed three brands delivering on unique options and high quality at Project NY. Check them out below.

Bright pastel color ways in the classic Oxford style from Cole Haan.

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Vintage inspired pin stripe Chase style shoes by Walk Over, made in the U.S.A.

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Spanish brand Etxeberria‘s textured woven slip-on.

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Stay tuned for more men’s lifestyle coverage, live from Project NY.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 22 2013 in Denim Menswear

The Ideal Messenger Bag Via WILL Leather Goods #projectny


We’re always on the market for a bag upgrade (you might even call us addicted…to bags), and this WILL Leather Goods wax canvas coated messenger bag caught our eye. The large bag is functional with water and wind resistant fabric, wearable as a cross shoulder or carry on tote. It features leather handles and reinforced stitching for sturdiness. And here’s a huge plus: the bag comes with a plaid travel pillow—we love that WILL doesn’t stuff their bags with plastic or other materials you’re going to toss in the garbage as soon as you open them.

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Check out WILL Leather Goods for more versatile styles.

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 21 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Red Hot Denim Shorts At Project NY #projectshow


Our favorite women’s street style look at the PROJECT NY show? This red hot combo of a crayon-colored hat and cut-off shredded hem shorts, paired with black spike-studded boots. The American flag in the background was a lucky coincidence.

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Love it? Let us know on facebook!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 24 2012 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

Gilded Age T-Shirts Pay Homage To Vintage Car Companies #projectshow


We love Gilded Age‘s spray-dyed and worn in vintage denim, but it was their newest men’s t-shirt collection that caught our interest at PROJECT today. The designer opted to pay homage to vintage car companies with each style, screening the company logo on a desaturated tee and including information on the hang tag (such as the lifespan of the company and what models they produced). He chose lesser known companies—like The Horseless Age, Simplex, and Knox—some of which only stayed in business a few years. We rounded up our favorites below.

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Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 22 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Ziggy Denim Debuts Stateside With Skeleton x Floral Print #projectshow


Remember Ziggy Denim’s FW12 lookbook, featuring paper bag-clad models and body paint? We just got an up-close look at the collection and fell hard for their wild printed floral denim and intense color palette. Upon closer examination we discovered inconspicuous skeletons dancing between the flowers… spooky!

The super playful brand (with fit names like the “super tight ankle biter”) is making their US debut at a below-$100 price point, which surprised us after we got our hands on how amazing the jeans and chinos feel. Check out some of the spring 2013 womens’ styles below.

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Keep your eye on Ziggy Denim!

 

Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 22 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

PROJECT NY Staff Outfitted In True Religion Denim Shirts


It’s day one of PROJECT NY! We arrived this morning and were greeted by staff outfitted in True Religion denim workshirts before stepping into a veritable plethora of sportswear, accessories, denim, and PROJECT’s trademark workstations and interactive exhibits. Stay tuned for extensive coverage over the next three days…

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—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 22 2012 in Denim Therapy

Denim Therapy At PROJECT NY!


DT is back for our third round of live-blogging PROJECT NY this month from July 22nd through the 24th thanks to Marcus Troy and his curated BLOGGER PROJECT. This time we’re being sponsored by Dell Computers and have received a gorgeous XPS laptop to blog the show from.

We’ll be bringing you the latest brand innovations and exciting developments in the denim and clothing industry from the floor for three solid days (not to mention wacky behind-the-scenes antics like tequila x skateboarding, etc). Stay tuned!

Been missing out? Check out our past two video round-ups from PROJECT NY below, and check out our PROJECT NY tag for a stream of great posts.

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—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 19 2012 in Denim Therapy

Springa Spring 2012 Recycled Footwear, Plus Q&A With Organico Showroom


We first spotted Springa’s shoes at PROJECT NY via Organico Showroom, and we’re still drooling over the fact that these Italian-made sneakers are created from 100% recycled materials. (Yes, that includes denim.) Each pair of shoes is produced in the Tuscan countryside using 1950s vulcanization equipment, for an extra-special handcrafted touch. So even though the raw materials–Hawaiian shirts, striped cotton, tire inner tubes–may be sourced from Berlin, New York, or Paris, the process is quintessentially Italian.

Check out our exclusive interview with Organico Showroom’s Marc Ernst about the line and what’s next for fall 2012!

Most popular shoe style so far?
Springa Aloha (vintage hawaiian shirt lining) and Springa Camo (camouflage in cotton canvas) are the two most popular Spring 2012 styles–each features one of a kind trim and details that are Springa signatures.

What exactly makes Springa’s shoes distinctly Italian?
Each Springa sneaker is made by hand using restored 1950′s vulcanizatto machinery–the cotton canvas, suede, and linings are individually selected to ensure that each shoe is one of a kind–assembled in a process that takes more than two hours for each shoe using artisan manufacturing techniques passed down from generation to generation.

Are there plans to expand the variety of materials used in the future?
Dead stock 13 oz denim, vachetta (vegetable dyed) leather, Carhartt pants, silk neckties, and cotton sailcloth (cotton canvas from sailboats) are recycled and hand finished in Springa’s Fall 2012 collection.

What kind of person do you see wearing these shoes?
Springa is for the individual–our mantra is “escape the industrial mindset”–people immune to mass trends.

How would YOU style a pair of these shoes?
Springa is all about personal style–mixing and matching pattern, color, and materials. For him, mixing the Camo with a tonal herringbone or plaid pant and for her, the Aloha hawaiian print with a batik dress or mini skirt.

 

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 20 2012 in Denim News » Interviews

Kuro Denim: Top Notch Men’s Jeans From Japan


When we chatted with Kuro Denim at PROJECT NY we were really impressed with the detail and thoughtfulness that we saw in each pair of the Japanese brand’s jeans. They launched with a spring 2010 line under the name Kuro (which translates to black). A blurb in their latest lookbook explains that the name Kuro was chosen because the word represents “darkness and loneliness with an image of great mystery and great strength.” Fabrics include two variations coined Nihon Menpu and Yoshikawa Orimono, and the line comes in a range of fits, from slim tapered to skinny to wide straight.

The real magic is in the detailing and wash of their jeans, our favorite of which looked like they’d been worn lovingly for many years. Artistic, yet modest and clean stitching on the back waistband and “dirty” facades created using fading, distressing, and splashes of paint are just two examples of innovative (but not over-used) approaches we were shown. Some of the jeans are made to look like the factory worker’s jeans, reinforcing the origin of denim as a utility fabric for the working class. After getting up close to the denim, we left feeling like Kuro is a pricey denim brand that delivers a product worth investing in.

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We’ll definitely be keeping  up with them, so stay tuned. Check out the men’s denim styling tips we picked up from them during this same visit.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 30 2012 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand
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