New Jeans Trends
Lately there seems to have been a gender role reversal and the lines have become blurred in fashion as far as what women should wear and what men should wear. Now we are seeing guys wear makeup and girl’s jeans, and girls who wear menswear like ties and trousers. We personally love those little menswear vests for women that are out right now – just bought one and it is hot! There is something sexy about wearing something traditionally seen on the opposite gender.
Cross-gender clothing is quickly becoming a hot trend instead of a rare occurrence. Obviously, wearing girl’s jeans does not make a guy gay. Guys have admitted that they sometimes prefer the fit of girl’s jeans because of the slender lines and cuts of the denim. There was even a recent discussion men who like women’s jeans in the HonestForum – why should men feel uncomfortably trying on women’s jeans if they prefer the fit? The fashion industry has begun to pick up on this because now designers like Diesel jeans, Chip & Pepper, and Armani Exchange are presenting new skinny and more fitted jeans for men. We think skinny jeans are very rockstar looking on men AND women!
Read more about the trend of skinny jeans for guys in this article on NYTimes.com
We all knew denim was hot, but in Chanel‘s recent fashion show for the 2008 lineup, Karl Lagerfeld showed us that he loves the versatility of denim. His show had lots of Americana influences with stars and stripes in a red, white and blue theme throughout the show. We love the high waisted jeans on the model to the right!
According to what we are seeing on the runway, it looks like rolled pants legs may be the new trend for Spring/Summer 2008. Doesn’t this remind you somewhat of the pegged leg jeans look from the 80′s? We don’t think we’ll roll our jeans unless its going to flood.
Okay, now we know designer jeans are becoming more mainstream because even guys are jumping into the craze, trading in their trusty old pair of $25 Levi’s for a $200 pair of Sevens or Rock & Republics.
Says the blog editor’s husband who can normally be found daily in a black concert t-shirt and his designer denim, “They just FEEL better and look better, my wife got me hooked. I’ll never wear anything else”. Ladies, beware, if you get your guy hooked on designer denim, this could mean fewer pairs for you depending on your budget! We are not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing that our man loves his Seven’s so much!
It’s true – everyday guys who wouldn’t normally consider themselves extremely concerned with fashion are moving towards a flattering fit that’s comfortable too. And guys, you know you love it when the girls are checking out your butt to see what kind of jeans you’ve got on! Hey, we all do that, right?!
Photo courtesy Nordstrom.com