denim

Are Levi’s wedgie jeans the new skinnies?

Levi's Wedgie Jeans - a fitting antidote to skinnies

According to The Business Of Fashion, 2016 may be the year “the stretchy skinny jean finally dies.” I’m inclined to agree. I stopped wearing skinnies around 5 years ago, lured by Gap’s ‘Sexy Boyfriend’, Levi’s Made and Crafted and then Levi’s revived 501s.

Levi’s is planning to do it again this coming year with its cheekily named Levi’s ‘Wedgie’, a meticulously cut slim jean with hardly any stretch (it’s 99% cotton and 1% elastane) (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Shinola, Hanro, New Balance, Agnes B, Nudie

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

1. NUDIE JEANS REPAIR SHOP COMES TO NOLITA
Nudie Jeans Repair Shop arrives in New York
I love my American denim, but when I was into skinny jeans, I wore nothing but Nudies. It has the best super-dark denim and a thoughtful approach to manufacturing and sustainability. Nudie has just opened its latest Nudie Jeans Repair Shop in New York (more…)

Perfect pairing: RE/DONE jeans + modified Margiela

Re/Done jeans Martin Margiela jumper

My best ever denim discovery was the in-house hem shortening service at the Levi’s flagship store. My second best could well be RE/DONE, the L.A denim brand that does the modifying for you.

I’m old enough to have a deep connection to Levi’s 501s, the iconic jean that hooked me in the 80s, hung on in the 90s, slightly lost us in the 00s and is back and thriving in 2015. But while the market for new or new-old is healthy, it seems there’s still a hunger for genuine, aged, lived-in Levi’s jeans, which is where RE/DONE comes in. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: MARQUES’ALMEIDA, KAREN WALKER, LN-CC, RONNIE NORTHAMPTON

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

1. MARQUES’ALMEIDA WINS THE LVMH FASHION PRIZE

MarquesAlmeida LVMH Prize

Exciting news of the week was the announcement of Marques’Almeida as the winner of the LVMH prize. I love what these guys have done, consistently refining their raw-edged aesthetic and building their business at a steady pace. (more…)