I have noticed recently when I am looking online at denim that not many brands actually release distressed and ripped styles for men. Distressing is a huge part of women’s jeans, and I remember some years ago that it used to be really popular among the men’s denim as well. Brands like Diesel would be over populated with ripped styles and washes like 71J, 73J, 772 etc, which were insanely popular, they were some of the all time favourites.
When I was browsing the Diesel website earlier though, I noticed that there isn’t one pair of distressed jeans for men on there… Times have really changed. In fact, when I was looking for a distressed pair of jeans to do the collage above, I had a tough time coming up with one.
My thoughts towards this have varied a lot. I got to thinking that maybe brands see men’s denim differently to women’s. Men in general are more likely to wear their jeans a lot longer and a lot more than women are and perhaps distressed jeans would just wear out too quickly. Then I thought that maybe men wear their jeans a lot harder and rougher than women do, so will probably end up creating their own holes or putting their foot right through one when pulling the jeans on (I’ve done this myself).
Then I got to thinking that maybe the times have changed and men just don’t like distressed jeans as much as they used to, or the simple fact that designers have changed their way of thinking and have changed the times, even if guys still like the distressing. There are many many things that it could be, but my point to this post was to find out whether or not you guys prefer distressed denim over plain washes? And are you sad that they are really hard to come by now?
I know a lot of the times when I have a gorgeous pair of ripped jeans, either from AG or Rag & Bone, my boyfriend will ask me if the same wash exists for guys and I always have to tell him that unfortunately it doesn’t and he’s left disappointed. He genuinely loves the washes that Rag & Bone come up with and I agree, they have some beautiful ones, but it’s a shame they don’t come in men’s cuts. I know recently they did release two ripped styles, so I truly hope they make more in the near future!
But brands in general, they definitely seem to have a more plain men’s line in comparison to women’s. I’m not saying that the non distressed jeans are no good, some of them are incredibly beautiful and look really nice on, it’s just that I miss seeing the more ripped styles for guys. I know men love denim just as much as us girls do, sometimes even more, so I would definitely love to get your thoughts on whether or not you would like more inventive styles, just like they do for the ladies? Comment and let me know!
Contemporary hat brand Brokn Legend launched its debut Spring/Summer collection on their website. They have two caps made entirely from denim, a light wash and a dark wash. “The Great Escape” collection represents a man’s companion in his journey through life; declaring a hat as not just an accessory, but also as an essential.
The designs of Brokn Legend are rough around the edges yet effortlessly stylish to symbolize the individual who wears them. With styles including “The Traveler ($135),” “The Midpoint ($115),” and “The Wildlife ($115),” the collection exudes the freedom that comes along with wearing these tastefully rugged caps. “A man shouldn’t have to compromise, and by wearing Brokn Legend you won’t have to. Being able to be yourself is the ultimate luxury” says founder, Anthony Capt.
The brand’s mission is to provide its customers with the perfect everyday hat. This is achieved by a combination off vintage aesthetics, a classic shape and high quality materials to create an effortlessly stylish look for men that don’t want to compromise on quality but still want to look casual. Whether demonstrated in the leather backstraps and underbrims, strategically placed slogans, or simply in the distressed detail throughout, expert craftsmanship and extreme attention to detail is apparent. The patches see on Brokn Legend hats represent souvenirs picked up throughout life’s journey, while the high-quality denim used embodies one’s favorite pair of jeans kept and worn throughout life.
You can take a look at some of the look book images in the gallery below and also see close up pictures of the denim hats. What do you think guys, will you be wearing these?
As summer is pretty much here now, acid wash jeans are a great style to wear during the warmer weather. Many brands often bring out their acid styles around spring/summer and when I see them I always associate the grainy washed out tone with the beach and festivals. I think there is something about acid wash that just says ‘I’m casual’ and that makes them so easy to wear. They almost look like a really old pair of jeans which are so washed out and stained, you have been living in them for years.
It’s that time of year when everyone is trading out their denim jackets in favour of denim vests. I myself am a huge denim vest fan and when I get chance I pair them over dresses or double up on denim with shorts and jeans. I think they are actually a staple piece for your wardrobe as they can really pull an outfit together. They are that essential item that you reach for when you want to wear a denim jacket, but it’s just too hot to entertain the idea of sleeves. I find that denim vests also can help make your look casual for the daytime. If you have a dress that’s a little ‘too dressy’, throwing a denim vest over the top of it can easily bring it down a few notches for casual wear.