Wired magazine has an excellent little writeup on the fake jeans industry and how people buy and sell fakes on eBay.
After some tough negotiating, one pair of “Diesels” costs 550 baht, or about $14.30; it will sell for between $45 and $100, plus shipping. Without breaking a sweat, Aaron can run 20 auctions per week and clear upward of $1,000. In 2005, one of his more ambitious friends pulled in an estimated $100,000 — tax-free
Read the article at Wired.
Props to peteralexia who brought up and discussed the topic in the Diesel jeans forum.
Lately there seems to have been a gender role reversal and the lines have become blurred in fashion as far as what women should wear and what men should wear. Now we are seeing guys wear makeup and girl’s jeans, and girls who wear menswear like ties and trousers. We personally love those little menswear vests for women that are out right now – just bought one and it is hot! There is something sexy about wearing something traditionally seen on the opposite gender.
Cross-gender clothing is quickly becoming a hot trend instead of a rare occurrence. Obviously, wearing girl’s jeans does not make a guy gay. Guys have admitted that they sometimes prefer the fit of girl’s jeans because of the slender lines and cuts of the denim. There was even a recent discussion men who like women’s jeans in the HonestForum – why should men feel uncomfortably trying on women’s jeans if they prefer the fit? The fashion industry has begun to pick up on this because now designers like Diesel jeans, Chip & Pepper, and Armani Exchange are presenting new skinny and more fitted jeans for men. We think skinny jeans are very rockstar looking on men AND women!
Read more about the trend of skinny jeans for guys in this article on NYTimes.com
Diesel has just launched Fuel for Life- a new set of fragrances for men and women. The women’s 75ml bottle retails for $64.50 and the scent is described as “a secret elixir of sexy blackcurrant, precious jasmine and antique patchouli for her”. We love Patchouli so we are definitely going to have to try this out! The men’s 75ml bottle retails for $59.50 (why is it that men’s stuff is always cheaper? What’s up with that?!) and is described as “a magic potion of mysterious star anise, vintage raspberry and authentic heliotropine for him.” Magic huh? We’ll be the judge of that! Can’t wait to try it!
Though its not denim, it is made by one of our favorite denim makers – Diesel. This gorgeous double breasted corduroy jacket looks super cozy and cute for fall/winter and its on sale at BlueFly for only $120 (retail is $200).