Secondhand Levi’s have been a thing for as long as I can remember. I can still recall the smell from the endless folded piles of denim at the Emperor of Wyoming, where after ten try-ons you *might* leave with your perfect fit and preferred shade of blue.
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. (more…)
After a long hiatus I’m finally revisiting Nudie jeans. I used to wear Nudie a lot, back in the early days of skinny jeans, when you couldn’t prise me out of my Super Slim Kims. When they stopped making those, I moved on, by then to boyfriends, eventually slipping back into my default 501s.
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
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…)