Archive for Denim
A couple of weeks ago, I popped into Selfridges to try on J Brand’s Aidan boyfriend jeans, but found that they didn’t really fit me right even when I sized down. I really love distressed jeans, and I came across their skinny jean in salem and the denim was soo soft and fitted perfectly.
However, there are cheaper alternative jeans out there. Topshop Lacey jeans are a slim boyfriend style and I have tried them on, and they do fit true-to-size and aren’t really a baggy boyfriend jean like J Brand’s Aidan. Even Gap have a nice cropped skinny jean which I’ve got my eye on for when the weather heats up…
I much prefer a few rips in my jeans than boring plain jeans – I guess my teenage rebellion years are still with me 🙂
I’ve blogged about Genetic Denim on a number of occassions – they are one of my favourite denim brands. I stumbled upon them by chance after purchasing my first pair from clothing boutique, Free People. Subsequent pairs, I’ve bought from shopbop.com (their customer service is second to none). I also understand that the brand is sold in the UK in denim boutique, Donna Ida.
I’ve been waiting for their Spring line, which is now previewing on their website. I’ve already found two styles that would be perfect for the upcoming months…
Love the 70’s style and floral inserts. You can preview the collection:
I do have a penchant for distressed looking jeans – I already have five pairs (2 by Genetic Denim, 1 by J Brand and 2 by Gap), and I’ve been wearing these more than any of my plain jeans.
I sometimes read denimology or the denim blog to get an idea of current styles, and I came across a brand that I haven’t tried before, AG Adriano Goldschmied. I have my eye on their Stilt cigarette style jean (30in ankle length inseam) which comes in a variety of vintage washes as part of their Fall 2010 collection (below):
What’s there to love? – Customer service for a start, you can chat online with a representative who will answer and give advice. If you send them an enquiry via their online form, they respond promptly. They stock hard to find denim (and it’s not as expensive as buying from Selfridges or Trilogy). They offer two types of international shipping:
1. Free international shipping within 3 days – Once your order has been processed, you will receive a link to track your parcel. Provided there are no problems with the weather (this can cause delays), I got my purchase within the 3 day time-frame. The only delay was that I had to pay the custom duties before I could have my parcel delivered.
2. Shopbop Global – You still get the free international shipping within 3 days, but you pre-pay customs & duties tax with your order. This means that your parcel isn’t delayed and comes straight to your door. Also, if the original pre-paid amount is less than the actual customs & duties charge, you will be refunded the difference by shopbop.com.
I would definitely recommend the Global shipping option.
Absolutely fabulous website, and I love their denim guides and look-books 🙂
My love of high-waisted jeans hasn’t faded. Skinny high-rise styles are perfect for teaming with ankle or knee high boots. I recently tried J Brand’s Maria style (in Clocker) and Citizens of Humanity’s Thompson in Black in Selfridges. Both styles fit true to size on me, although J Brand is more fitted around the waist than Citizens… Unfortunately, Selfridges didn’t have the colourways I wanted, so will have to buy online – soo happy that shopbop.com offer free international shipping within 3 days (although you may still be liable for taxes)…
I finally succumed to purchasing a pair of J Brand’s Maria in Starless wash after reading a post by a lady called Savannah on the denimology website, click below for more pictures and review:
Although you can buy these off the J Brand website, I chose shopbop.com – I have to say I absolutely love their customer service, I got my jeans within 3 days (you can chose the free shipping option and then you’re responsible for paying your customs duties after, or I opted for their new global service where you pre-pay an amout for custom duties and if this is less than what you originally pre-paid, you will be refunded the difference).
As for the jeans itself, I’m a 25 and it fit true-to-size as expected. The fit is like that of a legging except that the material is thin (I wish it was thicker like Citizens Avedon), the starless wash is a dark, dressier denim colour.
Trilogy, 22 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4EP
Specialising in premium denim, Trilogy is the place to shop for brands such as Genetic Denim, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Paige, Dylan George etc… Although you can purchase online via their website www.trilogystores.co.uk, I always think that when it comes to jeans, it’s best to try them on in store. Usually, I’d go to Selfridges when looking for a new pair of jeans, but now that Trilogy have opened a new store on Kensington Church Street (they also have stores in Chelsea & Marylebone), it’s now a lot more convenient being local to me.
I love sites where fashionistas display their love of experimenting with different looks. I did a google search on high-waisted J Brand jeans (via that I was lucky enough to pickup a pair of J Brand’s Bardot jeans via ebay at a fraction of the price, and it’s new with tags!). However, I came across a post on a website called lookbook.nu, where a woman posted a picture of herself in a pair of J Brand’s 210 Oslo jeans (see below). The difference between the Bardot and Oslo, is that the Oslo has a shorter inseam ~ 29ins – so it tucks into boots very well, where as the Bardot with it’s pencil leg is best paired with stilettos.
I seem to have a bit of a love affair going on with high-waisted jeans. I wore my River Island Gold pair the other day, and friends commented on how long my pins looked!