Here is the countdown! We scored these top ten denim divas by two things: how often they wore denim by our blog history added to the variety of brands they wore. Without further ado…
#10. Audrina Patridge (score 30) Now seriously, did you ever get sick of hearing us say “Audrina Patridge in Divine Rights of Denim”? I might have gotten sick of saying it, but she did rock the jeans very well and did a bang up job of representing DRD, they certainly got their money’s worth!
#9. Heidi Montag (score 30) We gave Heidi the #9 spot instead of having her tie with Audrina because she wore a larger variety of brands than Audrina. Heidi wore a great selection of denim this past year and we salute her for the effort! With her media grabbing Speidi skills maybe she can climb our Denim Diva poll for next year!
#8. Megan Fox (score 31) Though she took the #1 spot for the “Sexiest and Worst” Actress of 2009 she landed as #8 in our rankings. Megan is sexy as hell but she needs to heat up some more denim for us!
#7. Ciara (score 32) Ciara seriously rocks! And by that I don’t just mean the stage or her music, she can really rock in denim! She has, in my opinion, one of the hottest bodies out there. I’ve enjoyed seeing her denim style through out this year.
#5/6(Tie). Jennifer Garner (score 34) Jennifer Garner has been spotted many times being her casual and busy Mommy self in jeans. Though she wears a few different brands, she seems to favor 7 For All Mankind and I personally 100% agree with her for comfort and fit of 7 For All Mankind jeans.
#5/6(Tie). Vanessa Hudgens (score 34) Ahhh wasn’t she just yesterday a Disney princess? Okay so maybe not an actual Disney princess, but she has certainly grown up. It seems like she has went from “cute” to “beautiful” in the year 2009!
#4. Rihanna (score 36) You know I really see Rihanna as more of a “Fashion Forward” icon. She hasn’t been spotted in many of the mainstream denim brands and really doesn’t seem to wear denim all that often unless it makes a fashion statement, but Kudos to Rihanna for taking Denim to the next level in many of her outfits.
#3. Jessica Alba (score 49) I am very glad that Jessica is in the top three. I love her outfits and style; she is a busy Mom but she knows how to put a little extra flair into her everyday casual ensemble to keep it fashionable and current.
#2. Lindsay Lohan (score 59) When I first started this blog post I really thought Lilo would be the #1 since we have seen her in just about every denim brand possible. She was blogged in over 20 denim brands and owns at least 3 pairs of Balmain jeans that we know of. Her score just didn’t hit the high as she wasn’t blogged by us as many times as the #1 spot, though she has been spotted in many more brands, even as the media pounds into Lilo and she keeps having troubles, I adore her fashion sense and her die hard love of denim!
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Edwin jeans have been around for a while, in fact, since they were established in Japan in 1947. It’s the brand’s craftsmanship that has contributed to their longevity. After attempting to import the product from the United States, the company became the first denim company in Japan in 1951. However, the jeans were still expensive and lacking in quality. After trials and tribulations, Edwin denim company was officially established. The name comes from the letters in denim, the E, D, I, N, and the W is an upside down M. It was this attention to the details and the focus on quality that helped the brand succeed. The brand recently published a terminology guide on GQ for some of the basics of the basics that go into your pair of Edwin jeans.
This is traditionally situated on the back right exterior of the waistband and used to identify the brands logo, and information such as size, lot number and style of the jean. Branding patches are usually leather, oil cloth or imitation leather Some patches are designed so that a belt can be past though its underside, thus also acting as a belt loop.
These are buttons attached to the jean, more commonly used prior to the popularisation of the belt loop. Suspender buttons are fixed and allow the jeans wearer to attach their suspenders or braces to the jean. This was more commonly used in the late thirties. Denim companies today often choose to add this detailing to ‘heritage’ or ‘vintage’ reproductions or replicas of modernised vintage products.
The ‘cinch’ or ‘martingale’ is sewn to the back of the jeans, it allows the wearer to tighten and adjust the waistband to ones size. This was mainly abandoned when Levi ® added the belt loop on the 501 ® style in 1922, although the suspender buttons and cinch remained, their use became increasingly less important as people opted for the comfort of a belt.
Invented by tailor Jacob Davis these are used to reinforce and strengthen stress points on items – such as harnesses. Davis started to produce copper riveted work pants and overalls made from duck cloth. Rivets are still used today as a means of strengthening denim, however new methods have been developed using sewing techniques.
Also know as the ‘riser’, this is on the back section of the seat of a jean, which gives the shape or curve. Different jeans styles have different depths of yoke allowing for different shaped curves to the seat. The yoke can be identified by its V-shape. Cowboys traditionally used jeans with a deeper yolk.
This is the rear portion of a jean encompassing the rear pockets just beneath the yolk. Sometimes referred to as the ‘saddle’.
This is the double stitch detailing found on the back pockets identifying the brand. Today, denim companies have their individual stitching design used to communicate their brand. During WWII due to cotton shortages, Levis opted to paint their ‘arcuate’ on the back pockets of their jeans. This in turn inspired Evisu to use this identifying arcuate application on their denim.
This is a modern method used to replicate the fading of denim within specific areas of the jean such as the crotch, pocket wear, back of the knee and sometimes on the thigh areas. This accentuates the areas of a jeans natural creasing through wear. Whiskering is very difficult to achieve with a natural look and is best executed by hand.
Is the fabric with is woven from the top left-hand corner to the bottom right. Left-hand twill fabrics are known to offer a softer hand feel following washing. Lee traditionally uses left-hand twill fabrics, which is also known as ‘s twill’. The fabric is woven from a single plied yarn and is most commonly piece dyed.
This is where the weave line rises from left to right. This produces a diagonal or twill line and is the most common from of weaving denim fabric. Single warp yarns are woven right-hand, double warp yarns woven left-hand.
On a five pocket pair of jeans, this is commonly known as the ‘fifth’ pocket used as a watch pocket. Though it is actually the ‘fourth’ pocket as the back left pocket was the official ‘fifth’ pocket added in 1905 thus creating the term ‘five pocket jeans’.
These are the loops allowing one to slide a belt through and therefore hold up the jean to ones correct waist size and avoid slipping. These eventually replaced both the suspender and cinch functions following their addition to Levi® jeans in 1922.
A method of wear given to certain selective areas of the jean such as along the side seams, along the front and back of the knees, belt loops, hem and pocket seams.
This is another form of reinforcing stress points and has been used to replace to the use of rivets on some modern denim products.
This is a vertical white or faded thread alongside an indigo thread. It occurs in vintage denim where the thread is of irregular width. The thread creates strong lines where it is widest and becomes more apparent when the denim fades.
Terminology guide from GQ Magazine here.
Learn more about Edwin at Edwin-Europe.com