Two of my favorite brands, Proenza Schouler and J Brand announced their collaboration during Fall Fashion week. which had all over graffiti print, lending an 80s street vibe. The jean is made from 11oz of Japanese denim, which is printed, then painted to achieve the texture and dimension, ensuring a unique look. The collection was available for purchase starting in July.
However, the latest celebrity to wear the collaboration is Elly Jackson. For the infamous September issue of Vogue, Elly donned a pair of the black and white graffiti skinny jeans, as she appeared in a feature with models and celebrities like Dakota Fanning and Hayden Christensen.
You can buy the September issue of Vouge on sale now and you can buy the Proenza Schouler x J Brand collaboration jeans online at ProenzaSchouler.com
When it comes to jeans it’s hard for men to find the perfect one. Whether it’s the wash, fit, length or even the right fit with the right length. Here are some helpful tips for the perfect boot cut, skinny, and straight leg jeans:
1. Boot cut:
These jeans really elongate the legs. So wearing them high will make your body look disproportionate (you should not wear your jeans high up at the waist or too low below your butt; jeans should just hang on the hips, that is for all the fits). This fit should not suffocate the thigh because they do flare out, they should be loose but still fitted. The length should be long enough to cover the shoe but not drag on the floor and there should be a scrunch. If not, it will make you look like a dork.
Brands for the best bootcut fit:
Splurge: Levi’s Capital E, Diesel, PRPS, True Religion, and J Brand.
Budget friendly: Levi’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and GAP.
Fans of this fit: Jonathan Rhys Meyer, Justin Timberlake, Cam Gigandet and David Beckham.
Skinny jeans should not be too tight nor too loose, hence the name. Unlike the other fits, these do not always need a scrunch. But they should cover your ankles. Also, you should not get jeans so tight that you are bulging out of the top your jeans and unable to move in them. If you are going to resort to women’s jeans, keep the pockets simple, such as J Brand or 7 For All Mankind. Keep the embellishments to the women (if they even prefer it). Also, skinny jeans are not for everyone. You should have a lean stature to pull these off.
Brands for the fit:
Splurge: Nudie, Ksubi, April 77, Dior Homme, and Diesel.
Budget friendly: BDG, Cheap Monday, Bullhead, and Levi’s.
Fans of this fit: Zac Efron, Josh Hartnett, Zachary Quinto, and Shia Labeouf.
3. Straight leg:
The most relaxed of the three. These are also the cut I find to be the trickiest fit. They can be straight on some but skinny on others. They tend to box out the body more when worn loose, but flatter when worn fitted. When searching for straight legs get the prefect length. The scrunch will give somewhat of an illusion of not being so straight. Make sure they are not too tight in the butt and thighs area, they need to be a perfect fit to achieve the perfect straight leg fit.
So when looking for the best jeans: make sure it fits on the hips but loose enough to just hang. The length should never be too short. It is better to get it too long and get them tailored, than walk around with visible socks. Simple is the key when it comes to jeans and that goes for everyone. Also, don’t follow trends. Just because someone is able to pull off a fit, doesn’t always mean you’ll look good in that fit too. Lastly, great jeans are everywhere, you don’t need to splurge for the perfect pair. When your jeans fit, you will always feel good about yourself.
TIP: For those of you men that are wanting to be ahead of the trends. Look at the women for tips. Trends for men always follow women (look at skinny jeans).
Hayden Christensen was seen wearing Paige Premium jeans in Rebel again. Hayden was on his way to a Christmas party with fiance Rachel Bilson who was wearing AG Adriano Goldschmied Premiere jeans in 7 Yr Damaged. I do like the sweater he is wearing. I think they both have great styles, they compliment each other well. Do you think they planned on coordinating with the heavy knit and cuffed distressed jeans?
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Star Wars star, Hayden Christensen, has one more thing in common with his girlfriend Rachel Bilson, their love of Paige Premium Denim. Hayden is wearing the “Doheny” Jean from Paige’s new men’s line. The Doheny is a classic rise straight leg available in over 15 washes. Hayden certainly loves them, he wore them 2 days in a row! He was snapped at LAX saying goodbye to his girlfriend as he headed off to shoot his new movie Vanishing on 7th Street.
Fiance Rachel Bilson has been a Paige fan since its debut in 2005, and who can blame her, the brand is absolutely amazing, so comfortable, flattering and in so many styles and washes there is one to suit everyone. Rachel often wears the Skyline skinny style and has them in several washes.
Both Paige Denim and PPD Jeans are based on Paige’s foundations of fit, fabric and finish – yielding a bevvy of flattering styles that have made fans of Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Lautner and many more.
Images from justjared.com