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CONTEST: Win a pair of Rustic Dime jeans!

Greetings all, time for another contest! This time we’re giving away 2 PAIRS of Rustic Dime jeans, the bold line of denimwear that we recently featured in a review. A streetwear brand inspired by the Los Angeles lifestyle, Rustic Denim jeans embody high level design while claiming a low price.

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Best part? The two winners get to choose which pair they want from RD’s impressive collection! Awesome! Entering is no sweat, just fill out the simple form below and you’re good to go! Contest ends November 4, 2015 at 6pm EST.


Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. Entries may be added to Rustic Dime’s newsletter upon completion of contest. Good luck, everyone!

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8 Women’s Fashion Trends Set to Be Huge

We’re well into the year 2015 now, but the weather has just about started to perk up. What does it mean when the weather starts to perk up? New clothes! A new wardrobe is an absolute must for each season. Take a look at the following 8 trends, which are all set to be huge this year.

The 70s

The 70s has already made a massive comeback, and it isn’t too late to get in on the act! Suede is massive, so just about any garment made from suede would make a good addition to your wardrobe. Floaty blouses and billowing silhouettes are all popular too. You could even go vintage shopping to get some real 70s bits. Mix vintage and modern to create some lovely, unique looks that you won’t see anywhere else!

Double Denim

Double denim can be pulled off, despite what anybody may tell you. The key is to wear 2 different shades of denim, so you don’t look too ‘samey’. Some people have been known to pull off the same shade, but it’s hard. I suggest wearing denim trousers or a skirt with a denim jacket and then a different coloured top underneath.

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The military trend looks badass, and it can be rocked so many different ways. I love wearing a girly dress with LOWA distribute brown military boots, or something similar. They toughen up the look just enough! You can also try wearing military jackets over a girly dress.


Stripes are everywhere; on tops, trousers, and even jackets. Choose one statement item and then style the rest of your outfit around that.

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The boho look comes back every single year; it just changes every so slightly. This year it’s all about those metallic tattoos and plenty of layered jewellery. Look at Vanessa Hudgens if you need some inspiration.


The mermaid trend isn’t going anywhere, so make sure you pick up a few bits. Find items in turquoise and green, and make sure you go for iridescent sequins too! We’ve all longed to be the little mermaid at one time and another, so now is your chance.

White Denim

White denim isn’t the most forgiving of materials, so you do need to be confident to wear it. It can look great when worn as a pair of jeans or as a jacket; just make sure you’re comfortable! Also, watch out for any spills. They show up all too easily on white denim.



Clashing your colours and patterns might seem like a bad idea, but everybody is doing it! Make it your own to be as bright and bold as you possibly can. It can take a little practice to get it right, but it can look amazing. Check out other fashion blogs and sites like Pinterest for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to go bold.

Are you going to be rocking these trends? Which of them do you like best? Leave any of your own tips below. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you again soon!

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Spotlight On JJ Suspenders

When needing something to hold up your trousers, most people automatically think of belts as being the only choice for men, but actually suspenders have made it back onto the fashion scene. A version of them has been worn for centuries, but the more modern type that we know today was invented in 1820 by a man named Albert Thurston whose idea was a solution to the higher-cut trousers of the times. Today, they have joined the belt as an item that has the dual purpose of keeping your trousers on and being a fashion accessory.

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At JJ suspenders, they have a selection of men’s suspenders that concentrate on manufacturing techniques that will provide the perfect look, feel, and fit. They make it easy to find leather suspenders that are stylish and possess the quality workmanship to last. One example of the selection of suspenders that they have at JJ Suspenders is a casual style Classic Denim Suspenders that has a denim-like fabric with brown leather detailing on the back-strap and tabs. The gold-tone clips make it easy to attach to your jeans or trousers for a stylish look. These ones are $39 and will fit up to a height of 6’2”.

chestnut java brown leather suspendersIf you like a more rugged leather look, then check out the Chestnut Java Brown Leather Suspenders which are suspenders with a classic y-back design, bold stitching, and burnished golden clip hardware, but is also offered in a button style. These suspenders have the great look of a handcrafted leather belt, with the uniqueness of the suspender style. These are also $39 and have a 15 day money back guarantee which owns.

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JJ Suspenders also makes a more formal style with the Alabaster Lite Classic White Suspenders that come in a wider material strap, sliding silver-tone adjusting hardware, and dual button attachments. This dressier, crisp white version of suspenders will run you a little more at $109, but you will get free shipping and an accessory that will blend well with your white dress shirts and more formal wear.

Want to leran more about to rock suspenders? Check out JJ’s how-to suspenders style guide.

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Spotlight: Georges Marciano Denim Shirts

If you are a lover of denim, then there’s a chance that you have heard of Georges Marciano.  He is a designer that has been creating quality, timeless, and impeccably tailored denim garments since 1978, but has now launched a new line of apparel for both men and women that takes classic styles and gives them a modern twist.


One of Georges Marciano’s new men’s designs that are available on www.georgesmarciano.com is the GM- Sutter Western Shirt.  For years, it seems that the prominent colors of denim were all about the darker shades like indigo and ink, but the lighter shades have now re-immerged on the fashion scene.  This western style shirt has a mix of lighter and darker bleached denim tones, as well as the pointed detailed stitching along the shoulders that mirrors the flap button pockets.  Created in 100% lightweight cotton, it will not be stiff and will move with you.


Another take on the same style of men’s shirts is the GM- Shutter Western Shirt.  This one has similar stitching details as the lighter denim one, but they are more muted with the richness of the indigo and medium, splashed-on looking denim wash.  I also like the details of the rounded hemline and the ability to roll up the sleeves in both fabrics.  Either can be purchased for $175, which may sound a little pricey, but not when they are from an iconic denim designer like Georges Marciano, who creates items that reflect the past with a cutting-edge appeal.

Polo_Black_F_5-minIf you are not a denim person, but love traditional designs like the Polo shirt, then the GM- Polo may be for you.  This shirt is constructed of 100% quality cotton, has a nicely tailored it with the point collar, button-down neckline, and perfect sleeve/body length.  This would be fantastic with a pair of jeans or khakis and can be purchased for $85, in a myriad of colors to fit your style.

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Spotlight: Designer Menswear from Haxby

While men’s fashion has gone through numerous changes over the years, quality construction never goes out of style. This is the brand philosophy behind Haxby Collective, a new menswear line created by Michael Dow and Timothy White.


Haxby is all about creating contemporary menswear that lives up to the quality of past purveyors of men’s fashions. Savile Row, those iconic tailors that dressed the men of London in years past, is just one inspiration shared by Dow and White.

The resulting line is comprised of things like jeans, sneakers, and many great accessories guaranteed to turn heads. Unlike other contemporary men’s brands, Haxby insists on handcrafting all of their pieces, taking these common items and turning them into something unforgettable.


Emphasizing Quality Over Convenience

The creation of the Haxby line involved extensive research that took place all over the globe. The results of this two year mission, which involved compiling only the best in raw materials and crafters, can be seen in Haxby’s debut pieces, which include many great items perfect for work or play.

Gorgeous materials are made even more stunning by the level of craft that goes into each piece. Unlike the automated processes that feature greatly in most clothing lines, the minds behind Haxby insist that all items are handmade. This results in a level of detail that must be seen to be believed.

Classic Footwear Gets a Boost

While most men’s footwear puts the emphasis on function over form, Haxby sneakers eschew a utilitarian aesthetic in favor of all-out class. This is wholly evident in the sleek cordovan leather used in construction, in addition to the hand-buffing that each pair undergoes before they are ready for sale. Each pair is meticulously crafted in Montegranaro, Italy, and features a classic design that can easily go from casual wear to more formal attire.


So Much More Than a Pair of Jeans

While jeans are a staple of many wardrobes, they don’t often possess that wow factor typically found in luxury clothing. Haxby has changed all that with their amazing line of hand-crafted jeans. Featuring a number of great styles, Haxby jeans are created from only the finest denim available utilizing the tried and true methods of quality garment creation. Even the accents are labored over, featuring hardware derived from precious metals and gems.

Accessories Complete the Look

Much like the rest of the line, Haxby really ups the ante when it comes to accessories. Belts are crafted in Switzerland and Italy, and utilize only the finest materials available. These include stainless steel, along with hand-cast gems. Haxby’s eyewear collection is also quite stunning, thanks to the keen attention to detail. All Haxby glasses come courtesy of Japan’s world-renowned Masunaga Optical factory, which entails a 200 step process to create just a single pair. The inlay is available in either a 24K yellow or white gold, serving as yet another example of Haxby’s devotion to detail.

Style, Beauty, and Quality in One Package

From head to toe, Haxby has what it takes to turn a lackluster wardrobe into a sight to behold. These introductory pieces are merely a sampling of what to expect from this up and coming menswear designer.

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Women’s Fashion Advice – Don’t Forget the Denim

In case you missed it, one day last month, April, marked the 15th celebration of Denim Day, an annual violence prevention day focused on raising awareness about abuse and violence against women and children. Working to get everyone talking about such an important topic, many sponsors including Dasha Wellness & Spa, Moroccan Oil, and D.I.D Nail Paint helped put together an incredible event.

There’s a reason we practically grew up in denim pants, they’re stylish, they go with anything, and they are pretty durable. No matter if you ripped them, cuffed them, or turned them into shorts- we’re betting jeans were and still are a major part of your wardrobe.

While studies have shown that leggings are officially the new ‘it’ item for young girls who have strayed away from jeans in favor of ‘athleisure’ pants (yes there are studies done about what type of pants young girls are wearing!). We don’t believe denim is a passing fade (despite the sale of leggings sky rocketing) and aren’t ready to give up our favorites just yet.

So to honor the baggie pants of our high school days and skinny jeans of our weekends nowadays, here are our favorite ways to wear denim. With so many options, you can leave your workout clothes where they belong, at the gym!


1. As pants because there’s still something so great about a pair of jeans that fits just right. AG Adriano Goldshmied’s Stilt Roll Up Jean is the perfect pair for the warm weather with there laid back feel and skinny legged fit. Perfect to complement those new summer sandals you just bought!


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