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In honor of America’s birthday, and in the spirit of adding conscience to our shopping carts, we’ve scoured the 50 states for Made In America brands we’d actually want to wear. There are twinkly necklaces, those boots you always try on and don’t just splurge on (do it!), Selvedge denim (really!) and way less American Apparel than you’d think — i.e. none. The best part is, by shopping goods designed, sourced and made right here between our country’s sandy shores, you can skip dressing strictly in stars and stripes to show your true colors.
Just this morning we were singing the praises of going urban farm girl with a pair of Asos overalls. Now, we’re kind of obsessed with Jennifer Grey bucking red carpet formality in favor of comfortable and casual jeans (on top and bottom). Usually the type of look below is the butt of a joke (sorry, Canadians), so the fact that we’re loving it has us fearing that we might need some jean therapy.
Anderson Cooper‘s dirty denim has been quite the hot topic ever since he confessed a few weeks ago that he only washes them about four times a year. Well, on Cooper’s eponymous talk show this morning, co-host Stacy London showed him just how dirty his unwashed jeans are.
Despite our insistence that Glenn Beck never come up with his own fashion line, he has. Last year, he created 1791, a collection of old-school button-down shirts, graphic tees, and fleeces made right here in the good ol’ US of A. Now, he’s adding to the repertoire with two denim styles for dudes, and a fancy new commercial.
As I walked into the Gap on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was greeted by a table of arts and crafts materials and a line of guests waiting to get their old jeans customized by Nylon‘s Dani Stahl and her crew. Definitely not your average evening at the Gap store.
We’re used to seeing our favorite red-headed prince in tuxedos –but not like this. Prince Harry went for a very, very relaxed look Sunday when he sported his very own interpretation of the Canadian tuxedo.
American Eagle just released a really, really awful song about jeans. In fact, it’s so bad that it reminded us almost instantly of Jenna Rose‘s really, really awful song about jeans. But then we remembered all of those other songs about our favorite kind of legwear that are far better than both AE’s “Denim Song” and Rose’s “My Jeans”.
If you’re anything like us, you probably wear a lot of denim. We here at Styleite could, would and have worn jeans every day of the week, to press previews, breakfasts and really fancy parties where everyone else’s trousers were made of some kind of wool. And if our jeans-loving practice sounds anything like the way you dress yourself, you should probably be concerned: The latest forecasts predict the costs of denim is going to rise.
It was really only a matter of time before Ralph Lauren got into the luxury denim game. After all, there’s not a more classic American designer that Lauren, and there’s not a more classic American wardrobe staple than blue jeans.
Until today, we completely forgot that the back-to-school shopping season is just weeks away, which means we’ll have to mark our calendar for the days to avoid stepping into the teen-riddled stores. But thanks to American Eagle Outfitter’s recent promotion announcement, looks like that day starts on the 21st of this month. From July 21 to Aug 3, the popular mall retailer will be offering customers a little treat in exchange for doing nothing more than trying on a pair of jeans — and that treat comes in the form of a smartphone.
Dynasty’s Joan Collins has a bone to pick with the jean-obsessed. In an article penned for the Daily Mail, Collins expressed her adamant distaste for jeans, sparked by the Ritz’s decision to allow guests to wear denim in their dining room.
It’s clear that his wife Michelle has the makings of a fashion icon, but who would have thought that Barack himself would be Rwanda’s not-so-resident fashionisto. Well, move aside Justin Timberlake, William Rast may be losing sales to Obama Jeanswear, spotted earlier by a travel writer on location in Rwanda.
Why stop after one? For the second season in a row, Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone Mick and fashion icon Jerry Hall, will be the face of Hudson Jeans.
I try my best to be a good shopper. I don’t buy expensive shoes (heels aren’t my thing and pricey flats in Manhattan make no sense), I’m a huge proponent of wearing a uniform (post on that to come!), and feel strongly that a good, simple white t-shirt or blouse can get you through anything. But I can’t seem to spend less than $175 on jeans.