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Gentlewoman style: Tonne Goodman on the perfect classic jean



Tonne Goodman on the perfect classic jean

A pin on Pinterest sent me down a classic denim rabbit hole where I arrived at this excellent throwback post on Jean Stories. It’s a fab interview with Vogue’s Tonne Goodman on what makes the perfect jean. According to this piece, it’s J Brand, Club Monaco or J. Crew, preferably in white.

I’ve been living in my white Levi’s 501s for the last couple of weeks and can’t get enough of them. They’re definitely much smarter than my worn-in blue ones. I could do with another option although can’t quite bring myself to spend £200 on jeans and it’s proving hard to find decent non-stretch jeans on the high street.

My other option for smart jeans is deep indigo raw denim. I like Nudie and A.P.C but Blackhorse Lane Ateliers has been getting lots of attention lately and collaborates with quite a few designers. Apparently a women’s offer is in the works…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Jean Stories
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Monographie, A.P.C, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. FRENCH GIRL STYLE: MONOGRAPHIE
Monographie shirt-based womenswear

French girl style? Yeah, we all know it’s a racket but we love it anyway. Here’s the lowdown on the Myth of French Girl style in Racked – it’s a long read but hits the nail on the head. My newest French Girl discovery is Monographie, a shirt-based line by Frenchie Aude Castéja. (more…)



On archives and exhibitions: Balenciaga, Jessica Ogden, Cartier, George Rodger



Balenciaga Shaping Fashion exhibition at V&A

London is enjoying a golden age of art and fashion exhibitions. You could easily do nothing else all day but soak up one multi-sensorial orgy after another. I made Hockney at Tate Britain by the skin of my teeth and I’m currently gearing up for Matisse in the Studio (more…)



Agnes b anti-fashion



Agnes B Styliste book
In fashion, most of the glory and column inches go to the avant-garde and the celebrity-courters. But what about those other labels that keep their heads down and keep the customers coming? Not easy to do, certainly not in this climate.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about A.P.C. celebrating 30 years in business. This week it’s all about another French stalwart, Agnès b (more…)