Sunday, October 30, 2011

Good Ole Gap, Diamond in the Rough?

With the fairly recent change up at the designer level at Gap, the company has really taken a new marketing approach with their denim line. The brand is now boasting about the craftsmanship that goes into every pair of jeans.

While I have always been a customer at Gap for most of my life. I started to gravitate away from the brand after highschool. I'm not sure why I moved away from the brand. It could have been because I associated the brand with low quality made in china and the styling to be too conservative and bland.

After graduating college in 2010, I revisited the American staple. I can safely say that the brand has reinvented its denim line and updated the cuts as well as the quality. Below are my favorite picks ranging from skinny, slim to straight. In addition to the great new line, the prices aren't bad. Just make sure to look for 30% off coupons! All the jeans below are sub $60 after any discounts online.

Notice how the jeans are all slim but not too skinny aka "spray painted on". Also, the dark pigment lends each pair a sophisticated look. The beauty of these jeans is that you do not wash them every week. You need to wear them often and just soak the jeans in cold water if they get too dirty. After a year of wear, you can machine wash normally and you will achieve some AMAZING fades that are unique to only YOU.

Maybe consider revisiting your local Gap and trying on a pair.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Taste the Rainbow

While classic black is the safest go-to color choice for leather jackets. There are alternatives such as brown or even tan. Below are my favorite picks for jackets that will provide your wardrobe some pop!

The following jackets below range from $800 - $2000. While the designer price tags may scare a few people off, consider the jacket as a staple piece in your wardrobe. Currently, I am trying to get my hands on the Temple of Jawnz jacket. The model is named "Minimalist Double Rider" for its lack of bells and whistles. The cost is approx. $760 shipped.

Temple of Jawnz
Robert Geller
Marc Jacobs

Modern and Classic Pieces

There are only a few pieces of clothing that will remain staples in anyone's wardrobe. Regardless of where fashion gravitates towards, quality leather jackets and well made jeans will always remain chic. This blog is dedicated to showcasing what is in style and what will remain in style for years to come. While the focus will be on high-end designers, the blog will also provide alternatives that will fit any budget. Check back often as updates will be posted weekly.