Do you want to own the ever so popular J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants? National Jean Company is giving one pair away to 1 lucky DenimBlog reader! These pants have been so popular this season, they have been seen on so many celebs and everyone is loving them! Now is your chance to get your hands on a pair! You can read my review on these cargo pants here.
All you have to do to enter this contest is sign up to the National Jean Company newsletter by clicking here and then follow DenimBlog and National Jean Company on Twitter (click names to follow) and tweet this entry:
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The contest will be open for 2 weeks and will end on the 31st May 2010. You can re-tweet the entry as much as you like to increase your chances of winning. The winner will be selected by National Jean Company from those of you who have signed up to their newsletter, followed both of us on Twitter and tweeted the entry. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to National Jean Company for holding this contest with us!
After seeing this Domino denim jacket on Jessica Alba a while back, I fell in love with it! I got it last month and it’s my favourite denim jacket that I own! It’s different to the normal blue washes as it’s a washed out black. It’s definitely a moto inspired garment because of the zippers it has on the front of the jacket. I also really love the cropped sleeves, it definitely gives it a more casual feel rather than a smarter look.
I am definitely very impressed with the fit of this jacket too. Normally when I try a denim jacket it’s a little big in the shoulders or the waist area doesn’t fit correctly etc, there is always something but with this jacket it actually fits perfectly everywhere. The shoulders are cut very nicely, the back is really flattering as it nips in at the waist and the sleeves are cropped in the right place to make them look flattering. I also really love the asymmetrical zip up the front of the jacket, that’s a really great touch.
I know there have been a few jackets that look very similar to this one from other brands, I haven’t tried those other jackets but I am very happy with this Domino one. I love it!
I hadn’t really heard of the brand Domino Denim before seeing this jacket actually, I had to look into it and find out more about brand. They have some really nice styles. I also have a few pairs of their jeans and skinny pants and I think they are really pretty. I’m definitely excited to see what is in store for the brand in the coming seasons.
I really love this Domino denim jacket because of how well it’s cut, it’s very flattering and it’s very on trend with the moto inspiration. The washed out black is a nice touch as it’s different to the normal blue. I really like the casualness of this jacket and how you can also dress it up with a floral dress and heels. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a moto denim jacket like this.
Images courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog (please credit if used) and jacket courtesy of Domino Denim.
We managed to get an interview with the lovely Danny Guez, the founded and designer of the wonderful brand Dylan George. He talks to us about how he got started, his inspiration behind his designs, his latest collection and much more! Carry on reading to find out about the brand. Thank you Danny for doing this interview for us.
DB: How did you come up with the name Dylan George?
I named the brand after my son.
DB: What inspired you to start the brand?
I was inspired to start my company based on my passion and love for denim.
DB: What makes denim so important to you?
My uncle & father have been in the denim business since I was young so I was always exposed to this environment. My genuine interest in denim has always been second nature to me.
DB: So you have loved denim since you were very young?
Yes, it is in my genes… literally!
DB: Tell us more about yourself and your history working in the denim industry.
Yes, straight out of high school I started working in the industry right away. At the age of 23 was when I knew that I wanted to branch out and do my own thing and began focusing on doing private label.
DB: What has been your favorite cut you have designed for women?
My favorite cut that we have done at Dylan George would have to be the Eva Cargo. It is a mid rise, sexy power stretch, skinny twill pant that I feel is very cutting edge and breaks away from all of the typical denim trends. The Eva has a lot of detail stitching, cool pockets and beautiful fabric that I had imported from Spain, but made in the U.S.A.
DB: What about your favorite wash?
My favorite wash that is currently on the line would have to be the Pale Rider. Once again, it is a beautiful fabric and the original color is washed down to a beautiful shade of light grey with high’s and low’s.
DB: What is your inspiration behind your cuts and washes?
Like most designers there are so many people, places and things from which I draw inspiration from. It would be misleading to give a specific answer since we have a plethora of aesthetically beautiful things to be inspired from in life in general.
DB: The Lucy jean in Czar has been so popular! It was worn by so many celebs last season and it’s such a beautiful jean. Did you expect it to do so well?
No, I had no idea that people were going to receive this style so well and it is such a great feeling when people love and believe in your product.
DB: It’s actually my favorite jean I own based on how much I have worn it and how comfy it is, it’s a great jean!
DB: Have you got a favorite memory/experience since Dylan George was founded?
Deciding to create my own brand was a big deal for me. It meant that I would be risking a lot to take a chance on something I believed in. The whole experience in itself will be one of my favorite memories.
DB: Who is your favorite celeb in your jeans?
Eve, Kate Beckinsale, Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens and the list goes on. I am ecstatic that these celebrities feel good wearing the brand and I think that that every single one of them look great in their Dylan George jeans.
DB: Tell us more about your new styles for this coming season.
We will be doing different fabrications from denim to non-denim product. We are doing a lot of power stretch even in our corduroy, velveteen and twill fabrics. We will be doing variations on our popular ponte pant from lengths, zipper detail, trim, applications and colors.
DB: The cargo pants are huge right now, what makes yours different to the others out there?
Our cargo is made with power stretch fabric, has a clean look and a really great fit. Other brands that have done their own interpretation of the cargo will be blown out of the water with our fit and high quality fabric.
DB: What has been the most popular Dylan George jean overall?
It is pretty evident that the Lucy Czar has been our most popular style to date. This jean picked up so much momentum that it took on a life of its own and has been seen and talked about everywhere.
DB: What is the best feature of a Dylan George jean? Fit, cut, washes etc.
Dylan George is devoted to creating quality product and I am proud to say that the fabrics we use here are second to none. Our power stretch has a 30% elasticity that ensures the ability to shape around any body. We want consumers to feel comfortable and happy wearing their DG jeans.
DB: How many jeans do you own personally?
2, I bet you thought I was going to say some ridiculously large quantity.
DB: Haha, I was!
DB: What are your denim predictions for next season?
Hopefully denim will pick up again tremendously but I think that it will be a 50/50 in the next season consisting of true denim and the other half being derivatives and alternative fabrics.
DB: Lastly, is there anything else you would like to add that hasn’t been asked?
If you have never tried on a pair of Dylan George jeans then you should!
DenimBlog welcomes Ruth as the new forum manager/community director. Ruth has been a great asset and help to the forum for quite some time now, working as a moderator of the 7 For All Mankind section and helping other members out. She was born in Belgium and has been living in Barcelona (Spain) for the past 5 years. Ruth originally got into designer denim in 2005 when she discovered Honestforum after buying a pair of fakes, much like a lot of us out there! Her denim collection hasn’t stopped growing ever since that day she joined. She’s a real 7 For All Mankind junkie but a lot of other brands are feeding her denim addiction as well.
Ruth took on this challenge because of her passionate love for denim and because she strongly believes that together we can make this community grow. In the coming weeks Honestofurm will undergo some refreshing changes and exciting new improvements, but obviously this will take some time so bear with us and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the community.
Ruth is really looking forward to working together with all of you and making the DenimBlog Community the place to be for people with a passion for denim. So everyone, welcome Ruth to our community! We are confident she will do a good job!