We were personally interested in learning about Elvis’ relationship with denim and we were not disappointed. Remember Elvis’ denim jacket and drainpipe jeans he wore in Jailhouse Rock? Denim uniforms had roots in the penitentiary system due to its durability and the Jailhouse Rock outfit helped cement denim as the fabric of youthful rebellion. We learned from Goto that ironically, Elvis later avoided wearing denim on stage as he associated it with the poverty of his childhood and opted most often for suits or leather instead. With this in mind his intensifying penchant for luxe, outlandish designs throughout his career makes sense as he was ever-determined to upstage himself. Elvis would grace the stage in a Canadian tuxedo once more about two 20 years later- this time in a white denim Tiger suit. Elvis is arguably the first true celebrity- saturated in the media and marketed globally as a product. Goto’s thorough exploration of his relationship with American culture and his impact on fashion makes this book a fascinating must-read.
When we think men’s summer style, we envision effortless and beach-ready (but also passable for the office). We’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer denim essentials, from white jeans to shades, beach towels and printed tees. Shop our favorite links below.
1. Acne Studios Ace Slim-Fit Stretch-Denim Jeans 2. OAMC Printed Cotton T-Shirt 3. Thierry Lasry Authority D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses 4. Frescobol Carioca Striped Linen Beach Towel 5. White Leather Fashion Trainers
What’s your summer style? Show us on Instagram and hashtag #denimtherapy.
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Truth: We wear white jeans all year round, but there’s something great about putting together summery looks after Memorial Day Weekend in celebration of the warmer days ahead. Below are three simple looks we’ve compiled with some of our favorite white denim picks of the season, from office-friendly to a little bit boho-chic.
Below: 1. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise jeans 2. A.P.C. Mariniere striped cotton and linen-blend top 3. Topshop Double Collar Black Blazer 4. Old Navy Gladiator-Style Lace-Up Sandals 5. Porthole Layered Collar
Below: 1. The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens Essentials Icon Shirt 2. Vans Womens Atwood Low Sneaker 3. J Brand Beau Bermuda denim shorts 4. Orelia Calypso Beaded Earrings
Below: 1. H&M V-neck Printed Tank Top 2. See by Chloé Anna textured-leather wedge mules 3. Current/Elliott The Boyfriend low-rise stretch-denim shorts 4. Bauble Bar Mini Pearl Tassel Pendant
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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It’s finally March, and while the cold season is still churning out nearly intolerable days, you may have begun to wonder how to transition your denim into spring. One of our favorite bloggers, Sincerely Jules, illustrates the perfect way to bring your layered wintered look into spring with a pair of white destroyed denim skinny jeans and a blush-hued sweatshirt. She ties her chambray shirt around her waist and tops the whole thing off with epic jeweled earrings. We’re in love!
The break down?
Trade in darker denim hues for whites and pastels.
Mix rosy hues with light colored outerwear.
Tie previously worn layers, like a chambray shirt, around your waist.
Keep it sweet by mixing destroyed denim with epic earrings.
See more from Sincerely Jules (all images by Sincerely Jules).
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Kate Hudson is, hands down, one of our favorite celebs. Her style is always casual-cool and she looks as great in a sweatshirt as she does in an LBD. We’re feeling her outfit during a recent airport run-through. She dressed up her super simple white denim cut-off shorts and white knit top with a pop color scarf and sunnies. Grab a similar pair below.
Below, at right: IRO.JEANS Efran Shorts in white
Image of Kate Hudson via Denim Blog.
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When it comes to summer denim essentials, we immediately think of our favorite cut-off shorts. But even we have to admit, as tempting as it is to wear those babies daily, it’s better to mix up your style and throw some variation into the mix. One stop at Nasty Gal proved us right. There are endless ways to stay cool and look hot in denim this summer, and we took the liberty of picking a few out for ya.
1. Cactus Life Denim Vest 2. Courtshop Drew Overall Shorts
3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt
5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform
Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?
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You know the scenario… it’s mid-spring, you’re psyched for your first day in weather-appropriate spring attire, and you knock your latte over right in the lap of your new white jeans. Sound familiar? We know, we’re cringing too. That scenario is enough to make you swear off wearing white forever! But Joe’s Jeans has a solution: a stain-proof white denim collection dubbed Spotless. The collection tagline urges customers to “play dirty” but “stay spotless”. Elle did a good job getting us psyched, but we’re waiting for the video of models wearing the white skinnies, cut-off shorts and cropped pants, dousing themselves in coffee, soda, and wine.
Shop the entire collection here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Recently, we heard about this website called zipfit.me that claims to have a “unique algorithm that matches you to the right pair of mens jeans based upon a pair you already love or based upon your body type and fit preferences.” It seemed legit, so I gave it a try. I liked was that I could try both methods without having to set up an account or enter any payment information.
First, I tried the more custom technique by entering my measurements and fit preferences. I knew I wanted a pair of white jeans, so I just searched through the dozen-or-so matches for a pair that came in white and voila- we have a deal! I also tried the process where you select a pair you already have from a list and it came up with mostly the same dozen-or-so pairs, so clearly I have a type.
I experimented with both methods, several times, and I can safely say the process is very easy – so easy, a male model could handle it. Payment was a breeze and my Paige denim Normandie egg shell jeans were on their way. They must have had them in stock, because I got my jeans in about a week.
I was pretty excited about my white jeans, because I’ve never had a pair of white jeans and, you know, YOLO- or whatever. I tried them on and immediately realized my blue boxers weren’t going to work with these pants. After a quick trip to the store for some tighty whities, I was ready for the joys these pants would unlock. For some reason, I was imagining them to be like gritty, Andrew WK style white jeans- but once I got them, I realized I had selected more yacht-rock, Hall and Oates style slack-y jeans, but that’s cool. I’ll rock that 80’s look, no problem.
I’m looking forward to launching these white light denim jeans into my summer rotation. Zipfit.me delivers the goods, as promised, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience.
Eric Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Denim Therapy. He can be reached at 347-935-0089. Twitter- @TalkingSchmidt
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White-jeans-wearing-season has almost officially arrived, but what about putting a twist on this classic style? Hudson Jeans is releasing a line of white cut-off shorts and white skinny jeans dip-dyed in hues of cyan, magenta, and other tempting pastels. If you were looking for a way to add some interest to your spring look, this is it.
These jeans are available now at the Hudson Jeans e-shop.
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Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes plays a castaway in a editorial spread for the January 2013 issue of Vogue UK. Wearing pretty much nothing but a pair of white denim cutoffs, she makes us wish were basking in the sun on some tropical island. The editorial features Doutzen hanging out in sexy bikinis, gold foil pants and shorts, and just hanging out topless in general. Her sun-tanned and slim body offsets the white jeans and complements the white jewelry. Are you inspired? Spring is coming soon. Book your flights to a tropical destination. Pack your vacation jeans. Want to get her look? We have some ideas for your getaway bag.
J Brand White Shorts / Bing Bang Stacking Bangle / Club Monaco Wide Cuff / Faith Connexion Shorts
Want to see more of Doutzen? See the rest of the editorial at FashionEditorials.com.
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