Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Nudie Jeans Obsession!

As anyone will tell you, jeans is probably the single hardest clothing item to shop for. Perhaps due to its undisptued position as the most popular casual wear item, consumers have been bombarded with unlimited amounts of jeans brands, style, wash and colour.

I myself have tried a great many number of jeans before I found THE ONE :-). It's the Slim Jim cut from Nudie Jeans. It's a Swedish denim company who has become famous among denim enthusiasts for their raw Japanese raw denim. I purchased my first pair of Nudie jeans 3 years ago and wore it regularly for the first 8 months to properly break it in (I know it sound gross but it actually has been scientifically proven that it's perfectly fine hygiene). I have since added 4 more pairs of Nudie to my collection.

All this is to say that you should try to find the perfect pair of jeans for you and stick with it. I highly recommend indigo raw denim and wear it for at least 6 months without washing and you will see your jeans personalized specifically to your body and lifestyle.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Anna Dello Russo interviewed by The Telegraph

ADR is one of the most fabulous and fearless fashion icons of our time. In this interview, she talked to Hilary Alexander of the Telegraph about her passion for fashion while showed off her on-the-road closet.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Fold a Pocketsquare

Classic, simple and to the point. After all there is a reason why it's called a pocket-"square".

Photo courtesy of GQ.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My First Levi's

Everyone knows that Levi's is known for their long history of making jeans (since 1873 to be exact) and I think it's especially great that they make affordable quality jeans in the age of $300+ denim. I personally have heard a lot from people about how much they love their Levi's (in particular the overhyped and gigantic 501 model) and have been on the hunt for a pair. I have tried on countless pairs of Levi's and have yet to find a pair ... until today!

It's a pair of blue Levi's Skinny 511 Skyscaper. I like the classic blue wash and the fit is great - fitted but not severely skinny, similar to Nudie Slim Jim. If you want the super skinny fit, you want to check out their 510 model. Considering that Levi's is mass brand, I was amazed that I had go a size bigger in the waist than normally. I have been wearing them since I got home today and I am already thinking about getting them in other colours (gray, black, raw denim, cords, etc.) Okay, maybe I should wear these new ones for a bit first :-)

Photo courtesy of Levi's

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Fluctuating Waistline

Do you ever wonder why pants size is never the same as you try on pants from different brands? The good people at Esquire was nice enough to look into this and measure the actual waistline of pants from some of the most popular brands in North America. The worst offender is Old Navy whose size 36 pants measure a whopping 41". So if you shop at Old Navy or one the other don't-know-how-to-work-a-measure-tape brands and think you know your size, THINK AGAIN!

Notice how the more "generous" brands are also often the more popular brands among the general public.

Photo courtesy of Esquire.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Rassle performing "Wild Ones" in J.Crew suits

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a well fitted dark suits, white shirt and dark ties. J.Crew nicely demonstrates this fact by putting the Rassle boys in their Ludlow and Aldridge suits for an exclusive performance of their newest song "Wild Ones"

Watch. Listen. Learn. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lanvin for H&M Coming This Autumn 2010

This is AMAZING! I love Lavin's style and expect this will be a lot more wearable than some of the other collaborations.
Can't wait!

Here's Lavin's creative director Albert Elbaz talking about the upcoming collection.