denim

Is this the ultimate jean?



APC L'Etiquette jeans

I haven’t bought APC jeans for quite a few years. The last pair were beautifully rigid but too boxy everywhere so I hardly wore them. But always loved the quality of their non-stretch denim.

This APC collab with L’Etiquette (the best mag in France) might change all that. (more…)



Beyond basic: Juntae Kim



Juntae Kim AW22 by Felix Cooper

It’s a long time since I’ve seen denim menswear treated so creatively. And it’s good timing too. The AW22 collection by CSM graduate Juntae Kim muses on denim beyond workwear, with scalloped edges, corsetry structures, buckles, lacing and artfully slashed surfaces. It chimes with the less ordinary denim treatments seen in the SS22 collections at Louis Vuitton, Schiaparelli and Loewe (which I wrote about for Harrods magazine recently). (more…)



Positive fashion: Pangaia does denim



Pangaia Nettle Denim jacket Rinse Wash

Just in from Pangaia – their version of denim*.

Regular denim is famously un-ecofriendly to produce, thanks partly to the amount of water and chemicals needed to manufacture conventional cotton. But Pangaia – known for its textile innovation – has addressed this. Its own creation, PANettle is made using nettle, organic cotton and PPRMINT (a peppermint oil that stops your clothes smelling). The result is a unique type of denim that looks as good as the classic type but has a softer feel and doesn’t harm the environment. (more…)