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Actor Ryan Rottman took a trip down to the LA Levi’s Showroom in Los Angeles, California the other day. He tried on a few of the new seasons Levi’s items including a Sawtooth Western Shirt in Rinse Denim which he wore with the 510 Super Skinny jeans in Sidewalk and then he opted for the Yellowstone CPO Jacket in Blue/Black Buffalo Check for another outfit.
I have to say that Ryan looks a lot better in these outfits than he did in his previous Levi’s ensemble. The photo above with the denim shirt and lighter coloured jeans is perfect, everything flatters him and that’s the right way to wear double denim! You can buy all of Ryan’s clothes at the Levi’s website.
Images courtesy of Drew Kuhse.
Rock & Republic welcome you in supporting The Pink Fund at the Pink Outside the Box event this Friday, October 22 at the Rock & Republic store on Robertson Blvd. You can stop by for cocktails, confections and discounted shopping. All of the information is in the flyer above! Have fun!
Here is the brand new Look Book for Level 99′s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The line features lots of their new denim styles including lots of new trouser jeans and shorts with some skinny jeans. What do you think of the new collection? I like some of the skinny jeans!
This weeks review is on a pair of Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans in Black Wax Twill. I have always been fond of the waxed denim look and I wanted to give it a try with a brand that I know and like the fit of. I tried the Avedon jeggings many months ago in a dark blue wash and I was hooked on the fit! They fit amazingly and these are no exception.
The jeans have the perfect Avedon skinny jean fit that you are used to if you love Citizens of Humanity, they are skinny all the way down but not as skinny as an ankle peg jean and they have a bit of a longer inseam so it gives that stacking look that I am fond of on my jeans. The rise is the perfect height as well and the pockets are positioned in exactly the right place to give your butt that perfect shape that everyone loves in a jean. I was originally apprehensive about trying Citizens of Humanity jeans, mainly because I wasn’t too fond of the older washes and the back pocket logo is one I am also not too keen on, but have grown to like. I do prefer their signature pocket design to be the same colour as the wash of the jean so it’s not too in your face, so these are perfect for that.
I want to talk about the wash most importantly because I was very eager to try this waxed denim trend and I was hoping for a pair that were very shiny and give off that faux leather look, these unfortunately are not it. They don’t shine very much at all, they have more of a subtle waxed look about them rather than that shiny look that I originally wanted. Although they don’t meet my needs of being like faux leather, the wash however is a very nice black, it’s a black that looks really clean and crisp, one that looks amazing dressed up even if it is a major hair magnet because of the wax finish.
One thing I always thought was odd about waxed/faux leather style jeans was how much they give you that sausage leg look, I always assumed this reason was because they were being worn much too tight and the wearers had literally stuffed their legs into the jeans, but I found out that this was not the case. It seems that, because of the wax on the denim, they seem to give off that look and fit that way even when they are not too tight. The fabric doesn’t seem to bend and stretch as much as normal denim because of the coating, it seems to fit a little bit more awkward on the legs which creates the sausage leg illusion.
Overall though I do love the Avedon fit from Citizens of Humanity, I think it’s such a flattering and well fitting jean that is so versatile and perfect for any occasion. If you are looking for a very shiny waxed jean then I wouldn’t recommend this wash but I would suggest it if you are looking for a gorgeous, classic and clean black wash. Now I can’t wait to try more waxed denim in my search for something extra shiny! Buy these jeans at Donna Ida in the sale for only £95.
Jeans courtesy of Donna Ida.