It’s been a long time coming but I’m excited to show you the final product of my Den.m Bar custom made jeans. To refresh your memory, I went to Den.m Bar in Downtown LA, to customize a pair of my very own jeans every step of the way…from button to pocket fabric. After a few fittings and some alterations, I have the final product.
The fabric is great, a thick and sturdy raw denim from Japan which has a weight of 13.5 oz, so that I can dress it up or dress it down. The orange stitching I chose was done flawlessly with straight double stitching and every detail in tact. The little Den.m Bar patch is small yet strong and I appreciate that it’s not distracting from the jeans.
Now this is where the customization comes in handy: I chose a super skinny cropped jean because I’m petite in size which means “short” jeans are regular on me and the rise is one of the only rises that actually fit me. I love the inseam of my new jeans as they hit at the sweet spot of the ankle, lengthening my body. The only complaint I have is that the thighs/crotch areas are still a little loose, but it’s nothing that can’t be fix and nothing that they haven’t offered to fix.
My favorite part of my new jeans? The hounds tooth pocket. It’s like a little secret only I know, but is a fun surprise if anyone ever spots them. Overall the jeans are really well made and a great quality pair of denim. I’d like to personally thank Den.m Bar for being so accommodating, professional, sweet and most importantly for the opportunity! I love my new custom jeans and plan on wearing them often.
I was recently introduced to a British menswear brand called Pearly King, which has years of experience and heritage in denim. Everything is done by hand by in house heavy tailors, while their selvedge denim is used extensively with great details such as hand sewn bar tacks, satin waist bands and kick tape hems.
After looking at these photos I can really tell how much concentration and effort goes into making their denim. The washes look really intense and exactly like jeans that have been broken in after years. Guys, what do you think of Pearly King’s denim? You can find out more about the brand at their website here.
Denim makers are constantly trying to create the next new thing when it comes to denim. Wrangler has launched an innovative new moisturizing jean called “The Denim Spa.” The idea behind these is to create a jean that takes care of your legs while you wear them.
The Denim Spa jeans are infused with micro encapsulated natural moisturizing and slimming ingredients that protect skin from the dehydrating effects of wearing denim. They come in three figure flattering cuts: The Aloe Vera, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is ideal for sensitive skin, with a light blue wash; The Olive Extract, which is a super hydrater and is a medium blue wash and The Smooth Legs, which has anti-cellulite agents and comes in darker indigo shade.
The moisturizing effects are meant to last up to 15 days but a re loadable spray can be purchased to renew the moisturizing properties and can last up to 95 wears. The Denim Spa jeans will be available for purchase on Asos.com starting January 28th and will retail for $135.00.
Article and image from Vogue.Com.UK & Wrangler.
British label Liberty of London has teamed up with Levi’s to create a collection perfect for spring. Jennifer Carlin, Levi’s senior designer said, “We’re excited to work with Liberty on such a unique collaboration that combines denim with [the brand's] fabrics. It’s been a great opportunity to share our American heritage and perspective with this quintessential British brand.”
The collection will feature Liberty’s signature floral prints, in a pattern created exclusive to Levi’s, as well as laser cut floral prints. The capsule collection will have 15 pieces, including styles in jeans, shorts, dresses and jackets, with prices starting at $90 for shorts and ranging to $250 for jackets, and is expected to hit stores in May.
Images from Elle.com, Nylon.com and Racked.com.