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Men’s Fashion Advice – Choosing a Pair of Jeans for Winter Weather

When the winter brings in the bitter cold weather, the type of jeans that you choose can be the difference between being warm and dry or feeling like a popsicle. The things that you want to take into consideration are the materials and the fit.

In choosing a pair of jeans that is “cold proof”, you want to select one that has heavier feeling denim. The heavier the denim, the less likely it will be that the wind and cold will be able to penetrate through your pants. Fortunately, there are online clothing retailers, e.g. Jonathan Trumbull, that understand this need and can accommodate us gents with reasonable prices.

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One great example of heavyweight 100% cotton jeans for men readily available for online purchase are the Loose Fit Five-Pocket Jeans by Eddie Bauer. They are constructed in traditional jean styling, but are made of 13.5 ounce cotton denim. If you are looking for something that has a little more insulation, Eddie Bauer also makes a classic and relaxed fit flannel lined jean for the same price.

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The second thing that you need to consider in selecting the right jean for winter is the fit. When your trousers are a little on the looser side around the thighs and the calves, there is a small pocket of air between your skin and the material. This pocket of air is heated by the temperature of your body and serves as insulation between you and the jean, so even though the jean itself will be cold from the outside, it will feel warmer on the inside. However, if you have any sort of draft down through the waistline or in through the pant cuffs, it won’t apply. So, your best bet is to select a pair of jeans that fits good in the waist and be relaxed or loose fitting throughout the legs with a length that will cover the top of your shoes.

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Men’s Fashion Advice – End of the summer sales

If you are the kind of guy who likes great quality clothing, but doesn’t want to pay full price, then now is the time of year to start looking for items to add to your wardrobe. The “end of the season sales” can be the best time to stock up on essentials for next season or just pick up that piece of clothing that you have had your eye on, but didn’t want to top dollar for.

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For example, at bergdorfgoodman.com there is a classic denim blazer by Michael Kors that is located in the men’s sale section. It has a notched lapel, a welt chest pocket, two flap pockets, a two button closure, and comes in a versatile indigo cotton denim. This is a great casual item that was originally $495, but has been marked down to $222.


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Men’s Fashion Advice: Faded jeans or dark tones: Which ones will rock next year?

We all know that jeans are a classic staple in men’s fashion. Jeans for men are always in style, and always an important part of a man’s wardrobe. Denim styles are constantly changing, but the importance of a good pair of jeans in a man’s fashion rotation will never go away. So what jeans should you be wearing next year? When it comes to your jeans, the options are as varied as your imagination. Dark jeans, faded, distressed, torn, slim fit, wider leg, colored, and so on. What pair of jeans you should wear depends on the occasion, season, and your mood. Your personal style can influence your denim choices, but if you are a fashion conscious individual, you want to make sure you’re up to date. We’ll provide you with the knowledge you need about mens designer jeans, so you can make the best choice possible.

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Dark wash jeans should be a wardrobe staple. A dark wash is forever flattering, and, while jeans are by no means formal wear, definitely makes for dressier pant than a faded pair of jeans. Dark jeans are slimming and create a sleek, stylish look. You can dress down your dark wash jeans during the day with a simple fitted t-shirt or a casual button down. Throw a sport coat or a sweater on for evening, and you’re ready to hit the town. You can keep this look simple or accessorize with a scarf hat, sunglasses, and so on. Dark jeans are great for any activity- from kicking around town to date night. Jeans are perfect year round, and dark jeans work perfectly for all seasons.


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A Different Look: A Girl’s Guide to Men’s Denim Done Right

Guest post by Alessia

We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl (yes, I’m quoting Madonna, let’s move on). To deny it would be to lie. It’s the reason so many movies exist with the same premise: a popular girl taking a helplessly nerdy guy, dressing him like a popular guy and the two eventually fall in love ‘cause his new-found popularity brought them together. It’s the reason an ordinary guy would never try to pick up Lady Gaga, because her Kermit the Frog dresses, hair bows and general S&M attire make her terribly unapproachable and intimidating.

So what’s the reason? Simply put, clothes matter.

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Left: Rock Revival Mick 15 Boot Cut Denim   Right: Rock Revival Paul 14 Straight Leg Denim

If you haven’t already noticed, it’s kind of the focus of this whole little blog. Now I’m not saying that Gaga would ever want to be approached by any putz off the streets, ‘cause, let’s face it, she’s Gaga. However, when it comes to the ordinary men of the world who do not want to appear to women as the male equivalents of Gaga (i.e. aesthetically off-putting), carefully chosen, lady-approved outfits must be implemented.

This is where denim comes in- more specifically, denim by rock revival jeans. Most men turn to a pair of jeans as their go-to outfit, mostly because they’re an easy and low-maintenance outfit. This is true, but only if denim is done right. A bad fit, a tacky wash or unnecessary, awkward designs can make for denim disasters. Enter Rock Revival. This is denim that can be considered both exclusively casual and more formal. Boasting superior fits and premium fabrics, good-looking jeans have never felt better on you. What makes the brand special, however, truly is their signature designs, which are featured heavily enough to make your jeans special, but are understated enough to ensure that the jeans aren’t wearing you.

Take it from a girl- Rock Revival is a sure-fire way to make you not look like a fool. Visit Luello.com to view denim by Rock Revival.

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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of Bowie Jeans by Kasil Workshop

Every so often, I am awarded the chance to review merchandise that leaves me awe-struck and wanting more. The Bowie jeans from the renowned denim brand Kasil Workshop are one such piece. Let me explain my enamor to you now so you can start saving up for a pair of your own, ’cause you need one.

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First, although these jeans are pretty damn slim, they aren’t constrictive on the legs or the pelvis, which is my quintessential beef with skinny denim at large. Praise form-fitting! On top of that, the denim itself is super-soft and almost pliable, which not only helps them be more comfortable, but also makes the process of cuffing that much easier.

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Secondly, despite being slim, Bowie’s pockets accommodate for all my carrying needs. The front pockets are deep, roomy, and sown with plum-colored cotton fabric – gotta say I love that last little detail. The right one also comes with a cute key pocket, perfect for storing a couple of quarters or a stick of gum. The back pockets are spacious too and come with a simple yet noticeable design, no studs or crazy patterns. Additionally, none of the pockets bulge when occupied, which I find a bit magical.

Thirdly, and this goes without saying, the stitching is top notch and the waist perfectly matches my waistline. Again, I’m head-over-heels in love with these jeans and I think you’d fall for them as well. Be sure to give their newest collection a gander at the Kasiljean Official Shop.

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Did I mention that the interior of the cuffs match my Chucks?! SWOOOOoonnn….

Gents, remember to check out our contest for a $3,000 diamond cufflinks!!!

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?: Justin Long

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Justin Long is the Mac guy from those annoying Apple commercials and and it looks as if he stays in character even when he’s out shopping with his girlfriend. What geeky and tactless look: ruffled hair, horn-rimmed glasses, skinny jeans, and – most egregiously – a denim jacket that doesn’t even fit him that well. The computer nerd posterboy look, how very chic.

Also, word to Drew Barrymore: you could totally do better.

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Lesson #84: Skinny jeans advisory

You probably shouldn’t be wearing skinny jeans given how some people ruined them for the rest of us. Still, something can be learned from talking about them.

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INFEASIBLE: Unisex skinny jeans

Even if hipsters hadn’t stripped us of the privilege to wear skinny jeans, unisex skinny jeans like these from Kill City would still be a dreadful idea. For like the billionth time, women can wear men’s jeans but not vice-versa and no in-betweens period. That and these in particular look like someone spilled milk all over them.

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Grim Tim Dry Stretch Selvage

Feasible: Selvage, somewhat stretchy skinny jeans
In the distant future, maybe in a post-scarcity society run by cute robots and androgynes, the remaining men will shamelessly wear Nudie’s like the one featured above. Don’t hold your breath though.

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