It was a few years ago that I happened to stumble across a website based on designer denim and authenticating designer clothing. I was a complete newcomer to the designer jeans world and was eager to learn what the hype was about.
I joined and lurked for a while, expecting to be torn to utter pieces when I asked a question that would have seemed stupid to the pros on the site. But a funny thing happened, I got my questions answered, and I was given a welcome.
That was years ago and I am still here.
I moved on from being a member to a mod, and then to admin. So let me tell you a bit about myself and what I have planned for the site.
My HonestForum screenname is CUTUP, but many know me as Chris. I am a health and fitness nut who is completely and utterly addicted to designer clothing. I work in the field of contracting and architecture, which allows me to use some of my creative talents as well as doing some physical labor (which I love).
My goals for the site are as follows:
#1 To expand the member base of the site.
#2 To open up more broad ranged areas for discussion of all manner of clothing, especially a high end section for more upscale brands.
#3 Freedom of speech and open conversation will be balanced by respect for other members and tolerence for those who may be too new to know the ins and the outs of an online fashion forum.
#4 To have our mods and myself be completely transparent and accountable to our members.
You guys and gals are the reason the site exists in the first place. So if there are any problems of any kind, or ideas you may have to make the site a better place, please drop me a Private Message on the forum.
I am certain that once you join this place, you would be hard pressed to leave. That’s about it for me, its been a pleasure to be a part of this place, and I hope to be for more years to come!”
Welcome Cutup! Chat with you on the forum soon!
So have you checked out HonestForum yet?
In today’s economy, Premium Denim has kind of taken a back seat but now you can find it at great prices that will fit your budget even in these times! Have you checked out our HonestMall? It is a fantastic place to buy 100% authentic merchandise. We have a wonderful team of moderators and members working to keep it fake-free and easy to search, from items such as jeans and shoes to laptops and cameras. I’m sure there will be something at a great price for you in the HonestMall so why not check it out? P.S. Read the HonestMall rules before you buy!
Maybe you are new to Diesel or just want to brush up on your information? We have a wonderful Diesel section which is one of the most busiest sections on HonestForum! We have a great bunch of experienced members to help you with authenticity checks or any questions you have, or feel free to use the great search feature!
Maybe you are interested in the growing world of Dry/Raw denim? That is another busy section of ours on the forum. Or maybe you love brands like Rock & Republic, 7 for all Mankind or True Religion? Whatever it is you denim lovers are interested in, I’m sure you will find it on HonestForum!
With our new manager on board CUTUP making a lot of changes to the forum, it would be fantastic to see new denim lovers joining up! And what better audience than the DenimBlog? You guys are awesome and it would be fantastic to see you join!
So from us at the DenimBlog and HonestForum we would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays! May it be Denim Filled and Fantastic!
As the menswear division of Christian Dior, Dior Homme has been a staple in not only fashionable men’s clothing for years now, but is also a leader in the garment industry for artistic design and styling predictions each season. Marked by the house’s many favorite trademarks, such as the pleat and the traditional European slim cut that has made Dior Homme famous, the French Fashion House has gone from being revolutionized by Hedi Slimane beginning in 2001 to now being crafted with a fresh twist from young designer Kris Van Assche.
If you’re a Dior Homme die hard, or ever if you are only just becoming a fan, and you haven’t yet traveled into our HonestForum to read the thread that is solely dedicated the brand’s denim wear, I highly recommend—it’s a must. The sizing, the styling and all authenticity questions are addressed there daily…and in depth. Check it out here.
Since 2008, Kris Van Assche has been turning the tables away from Hedi Slimane famed (and much loved) runway march, leaving, what some called, humility, in the dust of Dior Homme’s line. Although the denim of the line still keeps with Dior’s iconic back pocket scar mark, as well as the cotton’s gauge in most cases, there were new splashes of wax, wash and burns—treatments—to be seen. Here are some of the styles (both classic and new) that you may be lusting after, from Van Assche, available in the USA at eLuxury – prices ranging from $455 to $620.
And how do you wear your Dior Homme denim? Do you lean toward that Slimane aesthetic…tapping into that tough, rock look? A Tee, a combat boot, a simple belt? Or, are you looking into the future? Van Assche’s Spring/Summer 2009 show tells us that the new Dior Homme expects brighter things (literally!) Personally, I’m not so sure about the gold tones…but, I could get used to seeing something other than black and white. What’s your take? Do you like the change from Slimane to Van Assche? Some people aren’t so sure…here’s an abbreviated peak at the show:
Video Courtesy of Paris Modes Productions