Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Damn your ass looks great!Thats how a great pair of jeans should make you feel !Everyone loves a great pair of jeans. Well maybe "pairs"... they are kind of like potato chips, ya can't just have one! I am no exception. I have gone from Chic, to Gloria Vanderbilts, to Levis 501, to Girbaud. Many have been worn to almost baby blanket soft. Others were just a bad idea to start out with. I know Fiorucci was hot in the 80's but please...I was never and will never be a Go-Go or Pat Benitar no matter how hard I try. As I reminise about the days when jeans cost $35.00, I am slammed in the face by a teenage daughter carrying a pair of True Religions's for $200.00! COME ON...
Then I have a "come to Jesus moment" and realize I am the example of the consummate consumer. I am a jean loving, gotta have them Mom. Children will do what you do, not what you say. I hate it when that happens!! So, I am the one who has her jeans nicely folded in the closet in rows by cut, designer and color. I have my favorite 'hang around the house' jeans and the black skinny leg 'fierce looking out on the town 'ones. Stop me before I go into a complete repetiore of my jean assortment. I promised this would be informational AND fun. A place I could use the ol' mommy noodle. Ok, ok, here it is.This is a list of some of the best jeans ever, or for now, I should say.

1.Madewell- What is Madewell you ask? Well... "effortlessly cool, totally original, and full of edited, Downtown-chic essentials". They are made of the high-quality Japanese and Turkish denim. It gives it a soft, vintage feel and a true indigo richness. The editorial staff from many major fashion magazines voted this their favorite as well. Personally I LOVE these jeans. These skinny jeans are the "bomb" and if Madewell was a person, she'd be my best friend! www.madewell1937.c0m There is one free standing shop at the Domain in Austin, great shop, awesome selection and wonderful sales staff.

2.Lucky Brand- Yes, the groovy shop in the mall with the hippish salespeople and the blaring Creedance Clearwater Revival cd. But, I have to tell you, for someone who loves the old school button fly jean this one can't be beat. They have a variety of styles, fits and washes. You can actually go on their website and fill out what you want in a jean fit and there's your match! Mid level pricing and they just get better the more you wear them. www.luckybrand.com

3.True Religion- Some of the best fitting jeans that make your butt look awesome. The stiching down the leg creates the perfect optical illusion of length and leaness. The detail on the back pockets doesn't hurt either. The horseshoe design is a little much sometimes but once again, your ass looks great. The rise in these is short and should be considered when trying on and bending over! Pricey and hard to justify so you better love them before dropping two c-notes on these babies. You can find them at almost any high end department store or boutique.

4. J Brand- Great mix of denim and stretch. They are "classic and sophisticated jeans with the emphasis on fit" -- with one mandate: creating a timeless product. Paying careful attention to details and clean, dark finishes, together they have created a combination of sexiness, style and comfort in women’s jeans." Available at www.jbrandjeans.com

5. AG- Adriano Goldschmied jeans. These offer something for everyone. Great fit, many different rises and lengths. Nice mix of cotton and elastan. These are the jeans that Oprah had on her show. She loves "The Club" jean, I prefer the "Angel". Either way you can have a heyday at this full service website for everything denim http://www.revolveclothing.com/. Mid to High pricing but the website offers free shipping and free returns if that helps.

6. Hudson Jeans- "Hudson jeans are inspired by the idea that the right pair of jeans should be both flattering and lavishly comfortable, while naturally complimenting individuality with a sense of style. Known for unparalleled fit and craftsmanship, the iconic union jack logo and signature triangle flap back pocket, Hudson Jeans has become a leading innovator in the premium denim market. I love the fit of these. They really mold to your body without stretching out in the legs and rear end. They also come in a variety of styles and washes. Highly priced but I think well worth it. You can find these at www.revolveclothing.com .

I do have a couple of quick gripes. Some jeans I find are too embellished or trendy.
I also don't understand the rage surrounding some that cost around $500.00 for some special "who-who" blend and finish. Give me a piece of high grain sandpaper and I can age/hand finish any pair!
Ok, one more "I HATE" the baggy, pleated , full cut "Mom" jeans.
If you know anyone who is wearing these or might have them in her closet please do her a favor and have a jean intervention. If all else fails, go in and steal them, shred them into little pieces and dispose of them in a landfill~
So, you have some of MY favorites. I am sure you have many of your own.
Please email me and tell me what kind are your favorites and why you love them. I am always looking for an excuse to get a great new pair of jeans, they will be for future "research" I assure you !

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