Here are our ‘Top 5’ choices that caught our eyes as writers this month. Whether you are on trend with some overalls or love an updated version of the classic blue or just cannot get enough black and gray, we have choices to cover them all.
You may remember my initial post when I had first gotten these Nudie Tight Long John jeans in Organic Twill Rinse back at the end of February. I explained then that I would be breaking these in and documenting the changes over the months. I am doing these jeans from a woman’s point of view, while Jonathan is breaking in the same pair, but from a man’s point of view, to see how different the fades and creases are based on the different body shapes.
For the second part of this review, I’d like to talk a little bit about selvedge. When the Japanese started making denim, they used old fashioned narrow looms which made a narrow strip of more tightly woven fabric. To the edges a different coloured fabric (usually red, but other colours were used) was attached. This was to prevent unravelling. As Levi’s and other brands started to mass produce jeans, a wider sheet of fabric was used and this led to a drop in the quality of the jeans.
When I was doing the press day rounds I also got to quickly preview the new Nudie Autumn/Winter 2013 collection in London. I was quite suprised to see that they actually had quite a bit of bold colour in the styles as they usually have a more classic look, especially for Autumn/Winter, but there were a pair of bright red corduroys, a mustard yellow twill kind of pant and a sage green pant as well. The rest of the collection featured a variety of blues from really dark up to medium with a pair of black jeans thrown in there for good measure.