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19 Apr

Leave Jeans Alone

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I need someone to explain something to me. It is very confusing and I don't understand it. What is happening to jeans? Is there a conspiracy against jeans? As Racked pointed out, many sins have been committed against jeans in recent times. Wherefore? Whyfore? They are just a humble working pant!
You're a fashion-minded person. You've known for a while that all is not right in the world of denim. But if you think you knew just how not-right it has become, you are wrong. So, so wrong.

The stepped-hem jean

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VETEMENTS(@vetements_official)님의 공유 게시물님, 2016 12월 26 오후 1:25 PST

Where were you when you first saw the stepped-hem jean? At home? At work? Serenely browsing the shelves? For some reason,...
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14 Apr

‘Bare Butt Jeans’ Are a Thing, and We Don’t Know How to Feel

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Just when it seemed like 2017's denim trends couldn't get any more out of control (looking at you, "clear knee" jeans), Vetements introduced the craziest new look yet: bare butt jeans. In case you were wondering, it is exactly what it sounds like — jeans that show off your butt or whatever cute underwear you have on underneath. On Wednesday, the French fashion brand shared a sneak peek at its upcoming Vetements x Levis collaboration by way of an Instagram picture of the questionable-looking denim pants. From the photo, it looks like there are zippers down the backs of the jeans's legs, as well as one smack-dab on the back-center seam, which leaves the wearer with a bare booty and a...
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13 Apr

The Unexpected Place To Find The Perfect Vintage Levis (On The Cheap!)

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We're not hyperbolizing when we say that trying to find the perfect pair of vintage Levi's is like searching for a needle in a haystack. The market has more quantity than quality; the sizing (and pricing!) is wildly inconsistent. And, even if you go somewhere and try on 20 pairs, you could still not find one that fits: They might be good at the waist but then do that baggy thing at the crotch (you know what we're talking about), or maybe they make your butt look great but hug way too tight at the calf. Basically, that "effortless" look does not come without headache. On my quest for the "perfect" pair of jeans, I've found one no-fail way to track...
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13 Apr

You Can Now SHow Off Your Bare Butt In Jeans Thanks To Vetements

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No historian could have seen this coming but it seems as though we've officially entered The Great Jeans Apocalypse in the year 2017. Unexpected denim trends like uneven hemlines, frayed culottes and even the return of the denim mini skirt ruled the street style scene last year, but now we're starting to enter some questionable territory. Just last month, the internet completely lost it over a pair of Topshop jeans with clear plastic knee panels and not long before that, one of our favorite denim brands, Re/Done, introduced the "High-Rise Ass Rip Jeans,"which featured a ripped slit under the right butt cheek. Now, Vetements is here to one-up the rest with a pair of jeans that truly takes denim to a new...
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12 Apr

Need Supply Co.’s New Denim Line Is ’90s Perfection—And Under $200

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Need Supply Co. might just be the fashion success story we need right now. What started as a tiny denim shop in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1996 has since grown into a cult-level website (plus a store in Japan) for men and women searching for indie designers, cool accessories, and updated basics. At a time when designer contracts are averaging three years (often fewer) and some of the world’s most well-known brands are struggling to keep the lights on, 21 years in business is truly a feat; the fact that Need Supply Co. still manages to fly under the radar is just a bonus. The key to the company's longevity is clearly in its ability to get ahead of trends and...
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7 Apr

Boyfriend Jeans

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Unless you're a ninja-level closet cleanser, your racks likely have classics you've loved and left behind. Fashion hearts are fickle, so a piece you wear weekly one season may be relegated to the back corner the next. In this new series, ELLEvate Your Style, we're tackling said items. Up first: the boyfriend jean. Massively popular four or so years ago we're offering up new ways to wear the style that will get your heart beating fast again.

1 With a Bold Blouse

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When the term "boyfriend jean" first entered our fashion lexicon, it was in a dialog about dressed-down comfort. To elevate it now, mix it with your most fashion-forward pieces, including a tiered-sleeve, plunging white blouse (runway...
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24 Mar

You’ll Want All Your Jeans To Be Pinstriped, Thanks To Selena, Kendall, & Bella

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As the story goes, Alexia Elkaim was compelled to start Miaou Jeans after a thrift store missed connection: She stumbled upon a seemingly perfect pair that was unfortunately fit for the tall-and-narrow frame of a runway model — and pretty much no one else. Disappointed but determined, she crafted her own pair and made all of her friends try it on. Soon, enough the Tommy Jean was a sensation. Fast-forward a bit, and Elkaim's venture has seriously grown: Miaou Jeans's signature high-rise, cropped-hem silhouette is a favorite among some very stylish celebrities, as Teen Voguepointed out. Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner packed theirs for the Fashion Month long haul. Paloma Elsesser owns various pairs and frequently shows them off on Instagram. Most...
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23 Mar

Finally — the Best Jeans For Short Girls

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The short-girls club is not a bad place to be. While there have been moments I've been frustrated by my 5'2" frame — like when I recently paid a visit to the tailor, only to find I have to return yet again thanks to a new purchase — plenty of jeans look good on me. These days, so many of our favorite retailers like J.Crew and ASOS offer petite sections, and the range of denim available feels endless. Not to mention, cropped fits are right on trend, especially when you can let your fishnet tights peek out from underneath. If you really love a pair of pooling bell bottoms or wide-leg trousers, it's OK to buy them anyway and get them...
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17 Mar

The 7 Denim Trends To Try This Spring

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From frayed hemlines to a twist on the Canadian tuxedo and the return of the mini skirt, there are plenty of denim looks to try this season. Scroll down for the standout trends to try.

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All Laced Up

Lace-up jeans are making their return from the early aughts—but thankfully this time without the insanely low waistlines. Kendall Jenner makes the look work with a light-wash, high-waisted pair with lace detailing up the sides.

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In The Fray
Frayed, uneven and cutoff hems add the perfect amount of edge—and make for an ideal way to show off your shoes.

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Mini Moment No longer a fashion taboo, the denim mini skirt is back in full...
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14 Mar

New ways to style classic cutoffs

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You've probably had denim shorts in your closet since you first took a pair of scissors to tired jeans in junior high. At this stage, they're reliable classics—which is not the same thing as boring. With some thoughtful styling and pitch-perfect footwear, jean shorts can be the quiet star that anchors your favorite weekend looks this season.

1. Upgrade a Basic Button Down When pairing an oversize oxford shirt with raw-hem jean shorts, the half-tuck is the instinctive move. But letting those shirttails hang loose is actually the key to making this your new warm-weather uniform. A thin belt lends structure and slims the silhouette, while a crisp, structured purse further offsets the slouchy fit, cool-girl cuffed sleeves, and casual shorts. The...
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