Denim Fanatics

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by mikeijames, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Christopher31

    Christopher31 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    0
    My favorite right now are Dior Homme and PDC. Dior won't fit everyone, but if you have skinny legs you are in luck, preferebly tall also.

    I would love to try some Helmut Langs and Watanabe's
     
  2. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    52,690
    Likes Received:
    191
    oh... :lol: ...i sooo hear that...my boyfriend has single-handedly been trying to bring bk blk jns since i met him 3 yrs ago(sort of how i am with the culottes...haha...)...

    i had a real problem with them for exactly that 80's hairband reason...and so did a bunch of other people we know...but he just kept insisting they were cool and kept on wearing them...
    now everyone's wearing them and they're cool again...(can culottes be far behind, i ask you... :wink: )

    orochian-my bf has those coated pants...he looooooves them...he's also got a pair of coated cdg-s and one agnes b. :flower:

    ps- i have denim culottes :P....heehee..... :flower:
     
  3. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,304
    Likes Received:
    1
    I love denim. i'm really fasinated by the whole legacey of jeans, I really liek that they have this sort of youth/rebel workwear feeling.

    I think theya re really intresting, hwo you can pair any thing with them, theya re liek a blanck canvas.

    I lvoe Yanuk and Levi's rad tab., any thing with low rise and skiny legs to.

    I love denim, btu i wouldn't say I buy all teh brands or whatever, to me its about finding ones you love, may be you find one or one thousand. personally I love jeans that are authentic feeling but have inovtative details and washes. :heart:
     
  4. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,304
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ohw hite jeans are so HOT!

    I love teh white angel winged jeans jeromy scott did a few seasons ago, and teh miss sixty "snuffles".
     
  5. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Black jeans can look cool on the right person, but they can get really nasty and grey and faded quickly.

    Since you guys all know about lots of different brands of denim, can you recommend a good brand for a gal who's petite but with ample thighage (and a bit of a tummy pooch)? Stretch is my friend, obviously.
     
  6. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    2
    i totally endorse the black wash jeans...especially at night...but i don't find the basic black ones as appealling as the super distressed variety (a la dior homme)...at night they actually look better than blue jeans i think...but in the daylight it's still kind of iffy for me...

    i don't really like white jeans...white, to me, suggests a lightness that seems more appropriate when in a lightweight fabric (i think people who wear white pants in summer know what their doing)...but again you have to be careful because it's sort of a self-assured look.

    finally, has anyone actually tried chip and pepper jeans...i hadn't really heard of them outside of eluxury.com
     
  7. tgp

    tgp New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    0
    I :heart: :heart: :heart: jeans. Just got my first pair of Habituals, love Seven's, Gap Long and Lean, Red Engine, and Levi's. I like black Seven's-they are a good color. I also like white jeans when worn with the right things. very summer
     
  8. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    13,807
    Likes Received:
    4
    I believe it's him... :lol:
     
  9. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    0
    White jeans scream "pit crew" to me. This is because white pants of some sort were a requirement in the pits at the stock-car track (for visibility reasons). The only times I have worn white jeans was when I was pitting with my dad back when he was running a car in the Mini class, and then the next two summers, when I was freelancing as the racing reporter for the local newspaper.

    I'm not a huge denim fan, myself. I don't like the gimmicky washes and all of the little trends that bluejean manufacturers are constantly cranking out to try to get you to buy more jeans. On the few occasions that I wear jeans, they're usually pretty plain. For me jeans are usually something I just wear at home, when I am doing something grubby--painting, crawling around under a car, digging up the garden. I grew up in ratty old bluejeans and tee-shirts. I simply can't feel properly dressed in them--I see jeans and sweatshirts and tees as "playclothes;" stuff you wear at home so you don't mess up your good clothing.
     
  10. Orochian

    Orochian New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh the other hand, for me personally, there's nothing more chic than pairing a luxurious, chunky, black cashmere sweater with a pair of well worn and well cut jeans. The "dressing up" of denim has been a strong recurring trend and I think it'll only be a matter of time when denim blazers or even denim suits would be considered wardrope staples, instead of merely as funky, novelty items
     
  11. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    16,983
    Likes Received:
    1
    I bought a pair of Chip & Pepper jeans recently. They are basic 5 pocket jeans but fairly distressed with a greenish rinse. They are medium weight and medium rise (which now seems high to me as I have been wearing a lot of low-rise Diesels lately.)

    They feel good and I think look good, they really do remind me of my first 501s long ago. The seam twists around to the front of the leg.

    I can't say I like them better than 7, Diesel, or Paper Denim but to me they are worth having in the collection.

    Hmmm... what jeans to try next?
     
  12. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think so, but you never know... The popularity of denim rises and falls, and you can find all sorts of things made of denim when it's really popular; like blazers and suits, for instance. When the obsession cools down, only the jeans and the classic jean jacket remain stylewise.

    Denim is a distinctly casual material, it just doesn't work for more "dressy" pieces in the long run. Casual materials and/or styles have certainly transformed themselves from workwear to formalwear during the centuries but I can't see it happening with denim.

    IMHO of course.
     
  13. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Btw, I wear basic Levi's a lot, preferrably dark blue. I'm not really interested in more "adventurous" denim for myself, but I am enjoying the variety as a spectator... :flower:
     
  14. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    52,690
    Likes Received:
    191
    I don't think so, but you never know... The popularity of denim rises and falls, and you can find all sorts of things made of denim when it's really popular; like blazers and suits, for instance. When the obsession cools down, only the jeans and the classic jean jacket remain stylewise.

    Denim is a distinctly casual material, it just doesn't work for more "dressy" pieces in the long run. Casual materials and/or styles have certainly transformed themselves from workwear to formalwear during the centuries but I can't see it happening with denim.

    IMHO of course. [/b][/quote]
    i have to agree with tott :flower:
     
  15. Orochian

    Orochian New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sure that was what everyone was telling Coco Chanel when she started making women's suits out of materials traditionally used in undergarments. :P

    The word "denim" isn't as strictly defined as it used to be - these days it merely means a certain weaving of the material that gives it a course texture and speckled colouring. Modern denim isn't necessarily all-cotton either, previously a prerequesite for traditional stone washed denim. Helmut lang mixes silk with cotton for his raw silk denim pieces, synthetics are blended in to give elasticity, and I've even seen wool added for heavier, winter-weight denim. I agree with your point to an extent, traditional stone-washed denim does have an inherently casual quality to it, at least according to our current social consciousness, but take a look at this blazer from Gucci Spring 2002:

    [​IMG]

    It's made in a dark unwashed raw denim. I can easily picture it worn with a shirt and tie and the whole wardrobe would be perfectly and effortlessly respectable.

    I think it's time we expand our preconceived notions regarding denim.

    By the way, has denim really ever gone away? May be I haven't been around long enough to know, but it has certainly never left my wardrobe staples.
     
  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    52,690
    Likes Received:
    191
    still not sold...lagerfeld did denim for chanel in the 80's/90's...it just didn't work...imo
     
  17. maricris

    maricris New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    I practically live in my denim... I am at 50+ pairs and I will never stop! I want to find a nice pair of black jeans and I can't wait to wear my white denim! Just as soon as this yucky slushy snow goes away! :smile:
     
  18. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Messages:
    16,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    i wear my denims even to galas here. go figure what the people here think about me :lol:
     
  19. MJCouture

    MJCouture Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    *Correction, I counted my jeans last night and I actually only(lol) have 67 pairs. I figure I wear about 20-25 pairs of them right now, the others make it in every once and a while.

    As far as the whole dressed up denim thing, it can be fabulous. But I personally think denim blazers are too wannabe it guy.
     
  20. chippie27

    chippie27 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh I'm a complete addict. I live in jeans. I used to think it was crazy to buy jeans that cost more than, say, $50, but then I bought my first pair of Sevens and I was a goner. My frugal mother and sister saw me wearing them and said it was worth it for jeans that fit so well. Still, I do feel a little guilty about spending so much on jeans, so I've become an ace bargain hunter and have found amazing Habituals, Miss Sixtys, Sevens, and Blue Cults for crazy prices (fantastic low-rise grey-wash Miss Sixtys for $30 that are probably my favorite pair). I dont really care about the latest trends as far as jeans are concerned, so this suits me fine. And my collection is definitely growing! I'm a big fan of Citizens of Humanity ever since I found a pair a few months ago that was the perfect length with no need for alteration (I'm 5'5 and most jeans are too long). Yes, I am most definitely a denim fanatic.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"