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Here is an interview with the founder/designer of the new denim brand TallGeneZ. This denim brand seems really unique and fits a market which isn’t that popular among other designers. Keep reading for the interview and information about the brand. What do you think? Isn’t it a great idea? A brand of denim made specifically for really tall women with premium denim which is glued at the seams instead of stitched. The woman with the worlds longest legs, so long in fact that she is in the Guinness world records for having the longest legs. Just ordered a pair from TallGeneZ, she has never been able to wear jeans before due to length. She wore home made jeans but never properly designed ready to wear jeans.
DB: What inspired you the most when creating your brand?
My wife Amy who at 6ft5 with a 38” inseam personified my whole future client base.
DB: What has been your favorite memory/experience since your brand was founded?
I believe it was seeing the first samples on each model and the ecstatic expression on each models face at having jeans long enough (40 inseam & 42” inseam) in a premium fit. I also feel the use of Kaihara denim helped!
DB: Do you have a favourite cut you have designed?
My personal favourite is the Coube mid boot in dark rinse, the Kaihara denim in a dark rinse is probably one of the most beautiful denim fabrics I have ever seen. The jean is elevated from a working jean to being able to stand toe to toe with couture level garments. It’s 11oz weight Kaihara denim. The next range will also include the 11oz and also a 10oz. The 10oz is very addictive!
DB: What makes a pair of jeans the perfect pair? (fit, wash, cut etc)
The perfect pair is really based on the individual. Tall women can pull off the straight leg jean to perfection. The straight leg is a safe bet for tall women of any shape and size. Boot cuts I suggest for slimmer more athletic figures, even then I prefer the slight
boot cut. I will create jeans upon request, but that is just my personal opinion. For rises nothing too high even, though a longer frame can pull it off I find high waisted jeans to look ghastly. Mid rise is ok, but for my mid rise jeans I make them slightly lower than a normal mid rise. I also never like to go ultra low, a good balance of class and figure dis-play are taken in to consideration in each design. Washes! My favorite part, Robert White who runs his own denim production operation in El Paso Texas is your main man when it comes to denim washes. Both being Brits in the USA Robert has shown me many techniques when it comes to washes. I have to say I can’t admit to having a favorite wash, I like the vast amount of options, so my clients will have to individually answer that one. Personally a wax Finnish jeans is incredible. Also oven baked tech-nique which gives the jeans a leather quality also is high on my list.
DB: How many pairs of jeans do you own?
How long do you have? lol In my wardrobe right now (and across many of my rooms) I would estimate a good 30 or more. I wear any brand really, diesel I feel is a good fit for men.
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UPDATED! Private Sales This Week: Frankie B., Paige Premium, Rock & Republic, 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, PRPS & More!
Do not miss this weeks denim sales! They are fantastic! You will regret it if you don’t check them out. There’s something for everyone!
Wow it’s a great week for Hautelook fans! Frankie B. is currently on sale until tomorrow so be quick! They have some great styles, skinnys, bootcuts, boyfriend… Super sexy jeans! Paige Premium Maternity Jeans start on Wednesday 2nd September as well and then Rock & Republic for both men and women will be starting on Thursday 3rd September! I love Hautelook!
Gilt Groupe are having their Denim Sale on Wednesday 2nd September! This will include brands such as J Brand, PRPS, Habbitual and Rogan! I can’t wait for this sale! Also I know it’s not denim but Gilt Groupe are having a Common Projects sale on Monday 31st August. I know a lot of you guys love Common Project shoes so it’s worth a mention. Paige Black Label also starts on Friday 4th September.
Yanuk Jeans go on sale on the 31st August as well at Rue La La. I’ve never tried this brand but I heard they are good. 7 For All Mankind for men and women will also go on sale on Thursday 3rd September! Don’t miss it!
James Jeans is still on sale at Beyond The Rack until tomorrow so hurry!
For all the Europe fans SecretSales is having a denim sale right now! It includes brands like Rock & Republic, 7 For All Mankind, Sass & Bide, Superfine, Ruby & LTB. This sale is for both men and women! For a referral please use email@example.com or email me and I will send you an invite.
Diesel, Miss Sixty & Energie Jeans are on sale right now at Brand Alley until tomorrow! For a referral please use firstname.lastname@example.org or email me and I will send you an invite.
UPDATE: The J Brand sale on Gilt Groupe is fantastic! Definitely check it out! Jeans as cheap as $78 and hot styles! So is the Paige Meternity sale on Hautelook, cheap prices around $78! Don’t forget the R&R sale tomorrow!
There have been a change of plans to our Twitter competition! DenimBlog wants to reward one of our lucky Twitter followers by giving them the chance to win $150 to spend on denim! All you have to do to win this competition is Follow DenimBlog on Twitter and then send us a @DenimBlog message saying:
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Ciara 1,2 stepped out in her Paige Jimmy Jimmy Skinny jeans on her way to Millions of Milkshakes with her friend Kim Kardashian. Ciara has been a Paige fan ever since the line started five years ago. She decided to make a trip to the Paige flagship store on Robertson to pick up some goodies as well in a pair of unidentified blue cropped skinnys! The Jimmy Jimmy skinny jean is the best of both worlds, tomboy and sex kitten! It sits low on the hips like a boyfriend jean but it’s much slimmer to show off your sexy curves! I love her studded spikey Christian Louboutin Pigalle shoes!
Images courtesy of celebutopia & wireimage.