How to wear white denim


This weekend @ Barney’s, I lucked into a pair of “Jean Shop” natural denim on the sale rack.  This pair normally retails for $260.  This one happened to be marked down to $90 bucks with an additional 60% with one catch … this was a final sale item.  For that price and my normal size available, this was a no brainer.  Here’s how to wear it …

Black Pima Cotton polo by Ralph Lauren, Grey silk and cashmere cardigan by Banana Republic, Natural Selvedge denim by The Jean Shop (NY), Roadster watch by Cartier.

Suede ankle boots with side zippers by Gucci.  Worked well on a cool, grey spring day.

A little bit about the Jean Shop store in New York …

The 1,800-square-foot shop on W. 14th street is adorned with unfinished wood shelves and racks of denim and leather jackets. There are only a few styles available to men or women: a classic straight cut and a relaxed fit, cut from premium Japanese denim. At the store you can choose various treatments and finishing techniques to create your unique distressed finish. A finished pair takes about a week, and costs between $260 and $620.

The Jean Shop is located on 435 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014.  It’s worth a visit for any denim enthusiast.

5 thoughts on “How to wear white denim

  1. I wondered about that. I find a lot of higher end jeans come with no variations in length. I bought a pair of beautiful Japanese jeans however they are 36 length which is far to long. I rolled them but they dont look good. Is there anything specific someone should know when getting a pair of jeans tailored? I would assume it is different from typical pants because the manufacturer stitching is hard to match. Also does it make sense to leave them a little longer as Jeans sit differently from pants?

    • Yes there are few things you should know about tailoring jeans. A little more break than your pants is normal for sure especially to allow for slight shrinkage. If you have invested in a pair of high end Japanese denim – you need to find a shop that does chain stitching which will make your hem look as if it was custom made by the manufacturer for you. Google places like Self Edge in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York. Likewise Stronghold in LA and Levi’s in SF … All those shops have the special machines that chain stitch your jeans … The best way to get them tailored.

      • Thanks, that is very helpful. I will definitely take my jeans to one of the places you recommended when I have time!

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