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6 Summer Denim Essentials


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

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3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt

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5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform

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Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 05 2014 in Denim Buys

6 Ways To Wear Destroyed Denim


We may fix jeans better than anyone, but we also love a well placed hole when it comes to wearing destroyed denim.  From shorts to boyfriend jeans and overalls, here are 6 of our favorite ways to wear them.

1. Wear them boyfriend style: Madewell Destroyed Boy Jeans 2. Wear them as overalls: Current/Elliott The Shortalls 3. Wear them as cut-off shorts: Joe’s Jeans High Rise Cutoff Shorts

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4.  Wear them skinny: Genetic James Zipper Skinny Jeans 5. Wear them in white: Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Cropped Jeans 6. Wear them with drama: Siwy Hannah Distressed Skinny Jeans

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—DT Staff

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Posted May 29 2014 in Denim Buys

J.Crew Releases U.S. Made Point Sur Denim


J.Crew are releasing their own line of U.S. made premium denim, called Point Sur Denim. Fans of J.Crew are gearing up to fill in their denim collections with this exciting release, which offers up options like Japanese selvedge denim that’s pre-broken in in a luxe white and classic blue jeans with handmade hardware.

Their vision for this endeavor? Their website reads, “You know those vintage jeans you go on an all-out search to find after you see them on some cool girl? Well, these are those jeans.” Color us intrigued.

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So what’s the point of releasing an entirely new denim collection when J.Crew already does denim? Apparently, they are targeting denim-heads like us. As Tom Mora, Head of Women’s design at J.Crew, told Racked: ”We still love our J.Crew denim, but it definitely reaches a broader audience. [Point Sur] is going after those die-hard denim lovers… [We're] playing with proportion, playing with rise, to make it really unique and special.”

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Images via Racked and J.Crew. Shop Point Sur Denim here.

—DT Staff

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Posted May 13 2014 in Denim News

The Best Destroyed Denim For Spring


We’re loving destroyed denim this year, and it seems our options are more broad than ever. No longer are only cut-off shorts and boyfriend jeans getting the scissor and razor treatment before they land in stores, but now denim skirts, vests, and other styles are seeing some deliberate on-trend damage too. Shop some of our favorite styles of destroyed denim below.

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Image via Jak & Jil Blog

1. Paige Reagan distressed stretch-denim vest 2. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise skinny jeans 3. Ksubi Alberceque distressed denim shorts

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4. Moto Bleach Super Rip Hayden Jeans  5. MinkPink Slasher Flick Cutoff Short 6. Current/Elliott The Stiletto distressed stretch-denim pencil skirt

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—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 30 2014 in Denim Buys » Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

White Jeans You Can Wear Without Worry


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.

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…Still waiting!

Shop the entire collection here.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Apr 25 2014 in Campaigns » Denim News

How To Wear White Jeans In The Winter


Whether you call it snow day camouflage, winter whites, or the ski bunny uniform: wearing white in the winter is a chic statement for sure. But how to mix things up and add some edge? We love this styling tip: Layer some white deconstructed denim jeans over a pair of pop color or patterned leggings. Aside from keeping you warm, this will add some serious depth to your look.

FRAME Denim Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans + Topshop Dark Floral Velvet Leggings

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Of course, if you don’t want holes in your jeans but inconveniently find them there, we can repair them for you.

Stay warm!

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 27 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

No White After Labor Day? Rag & Bone Disagrees (And So Do We)


The “no white after labor day” rule is definitely one fashion commandment we don’t give much thought to. After all, the most stylish among us can rock white pants right on into fall, winter, and back around to spring. So we’re thrilled Rag & Bone has such a sleek line of white jeans, available right now—some at a discount—for us to pair with the oversize sweaters, denim jackets, and cozy autumnal tops we’ve been pulling out of storage in preparation for impending fall. Join us, won’t you?

1. Rag & Bone JEAN Skinny Jeans in White Water 2. Rag & Bone JEAN Bowery 2 Jeans 3. Rag & Bone JEAN Rally Cargo Skinny Jeans

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Sep 13 2013 in Denim Buys

3 Pairs Of Pretty & Pale Jeans For A Summer Evening


Cue the romantic music and sunset ocean breeze! While we’re all for acid wash and medium-blue, a pair of beautiful pale, pastel skinny jeans might be the perfect touch to your summer evening ensemble this year. Pair any of these with a loose knit tank and bandeau or a chunky loose-knit sweater and wind-swept hair. Top it all off with white sandals and a beach bag.

1. J Brand 811 Mid Rise Luxe Twill Skinny Jeans 2. FRAME Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Jeans 3. Mother Denim The Looker Skinny Jeans

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What’s your summer denim style?

—Michelle Christina Larsen

 

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Posted Jul 11 2013 in Denim Buys

MC Reviews True Religion White Denim Cut-Off Shorts


Cut-off shorts are the ultimate staple, and you can throw a summer twist on this classic style by wearing them in white. Recently our blog editor MC received a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts, and so began a new denim love affair. Find out what she loves about them below.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

I immediately thought, “wearing these out tonight!”

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve already worn them to the beach, to run errands around my neighborhood in Brooklyn, for a few nightlife expeditions… basically everywhere/anywhere. I love the resort style of white denim and pairing them with different tops: neon tanks, a chambray shirt, etc. The only downside to these is that they’re white, and that means you can’t get away with wearing them day after day as you would with a medium wash.

How’s the fit?

They fit like a glove, with next to no stretch despite wearing them on long train rides and while busting a move. I seriously love these shorts.

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Grab a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts for an instant summer denim upgrade.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 08 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Raffael Reviews Denim of Virtue Eskimo Jeans


Denim of Virtue is a premium denim brand manufactured in LA. “We didn’t want to just throw ourselves back into the ‘premium denim’ market without delivering a product that was truly luxe and worthy of the name. That was part of our Virtue… giving our customer denim that feels so good on they won’t want to take it off, and really introducing looks that stand out in the marketplace,” says the brand’s designer, Elizabeth Bae. And make no mistake, she they’re living up to their manifesto.

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Sourcing the very best denim fabrics from around the globe, DoV developed new techology, “X-Fit”—a four-way stretch material that provides an unparalleled slimming effect. They looked to Italy’s Candiani denim mill for durability and France’s soft Tencel-based “Cool 12″ material for their relaxed fits (so comfortable it’s pretty much impossible to take off). Finally, for their coated denim styles, they imported specialty fabric from Spain that was treated with an uber-soft wash.

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What was your first thought when you tried them on?

Comfort factor. I’m used to wearing raw denim. These are more like wearing a soft moccasin after years of wearing strong tough shoes.

Where/when would you wear these?

I’ve been wearing them to brunch, for walks along the waterfront in Williamsburg… they have the perfect look and feel amazing. I’ve dubbed them my “resort jeans”.

How’s the fit?

I really like the medium rise with a tapered slim fit. They have the perfect amount of stretch and are really comfortable. The contrast cuffs are another visual bonus.

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

Spec Sheet:

Style: ESKIMO
Wash 751 DI (Contrast)
75% cotton 23% Polyester 2% spandex

Tapered slim fit
Contrast cuffs
From rise 10″
Inseam 32
Leg opening 13″

Retail: $ 176

Raffael Flores-Contreras is the Logistics Director and Denim Expert at Denim Therapy and can be reached via email: raffael@denimtherapy.com

—Michelle Christina Larsen & Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Jun 25 2013 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product
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