For Men’s this season, Mardou & Dean kept the pieces classic, but with interesting details. They have zipper details at the waistband of the jeans and their take on a lace-up for guys.
Their classic blues this season were kept fresh, but in a masculine way. Some were dirtier, while others had classic fading in medium tones. Just because it’s for men, it didn’t stop them from being bold. They have a pair of horizontal stripes and a metallic paint splattered pair that almost looks as if it was studded with crystals all over. You can see all the styles below. Which are your favorites?
For Spring 2013 Mardou & Dean designed classic washes with unique details that are true to the Mardou & Dean brand. The fly details are not the typical straight details like the others. They have a slight angle with semi-exposed button-fly. For ones who are looking for the classic details, they have that as well.
This season was also the introduction to a lace-up jean. It comes in colors purple and green that have ankle-zips at the hems. For Summer they have shorts and a skirt with their classic fly detail as well as lighter washes and distressing. Which style is your favorite? Mine are the shorts for the unique detail of the classic warm weather piece. See all the styles below.
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I have been meaning to review for a while, Mardou & Dean skinny jeans in Stone Crunch wash.
When I first found out about Mardou & Dean over a year ago, I really took a liking to the brand. The thing that first attracted me to the jeans the most is the asymmetrical button fly, I love the way the buttons peep through as well as being quite big and silver. What I always find common among the European brands like these is that they do run smaller than other LA based premium denim. The rises seem to be lower and the legs are a lot tighter fitting. I generally love lower rises and slim fitting jeans so that’s not too much of an issue for me but I did take a 28 in these and I definitely could have fitted a 29 better in the waist really. I would recommend sizing up one size in these from your normal size in Paige, 7 For All Mankind etc.
The inseam comes as standard and it is pretty long for skinny jeans, I haven’t measured it but I would guess it’s around a 32″ or 33″ inseam so they are quite long for us shorter girls but perfect for the taller ladies. They do appear shorter on me but I always fold the hem line under in a certain way to minimise the bunching. The fabric is also incredibly soft and it has a nice feel against the skin, I love softer denim so that makes me really like these jeans even more. The back pockets are a different shape to most premium jeans as the inside seams of them curve inwards towards the middle seam of the butt area. They are really flattering in this shape so it makes a nice change.
The wash of these jeans is my favourite out of all of their seasons washes, I adore the medium to light blue washes and these are really pretty because they have faded areas on the thighs and subtle lap whiskering. The faded areas look really authentic and they are in the right places to be flattering on the legs, I know sometimes the fading can be in the wrong places and make your legs look really large, these don’t do that.
If you haven’t tried the brand yet, which I am assuming most of you wont have because they are still kind of new, you definitely should. Nicole Richie has already worn a pair for a magazine shoot a while ago and you can check out all of the Look Book images and information on the brand here.
Jeans courtesy of Mardou & Dean.
Mardou & Dean are giving away 3 pairs of their jeans! 3 lucky DenimBlog readers will be able to own a pair of their beautiful skinnies. The winners will get to choose between the Stone Crunch wash and the Light Rock wash. The Stone Crunch is my absolute favourite, I love the tone of blue it has. Mardou & Dean have been a brand that are high up on my list ever since I heard about them over a year ago. They make wonderful jeans and really have an eye for unique details.
This contest is a FaceBook contest, so what you need to do to enter is; become a fan of the Mardou & Dean FaceBook page (click here to fan) and the DenimBlog FaceBook page (click here to fan) and then leave a comment on this blog post with your FaceBook name. It’s as simple as that!
This contest will only be open for 1 week and will close on the 14th February 2011. It will be open worldwide so anyone can enter. Since the shipping will be from Europe, if the winners get any customs/taxes charges on their parcels (they shouldn’t do) then Mardou & Dean are not responsible for the payments of them. Thank you to Mardou & Dean for holding this contest with us and good luck to everyone who enters!