Monthly Archives: September 2011

FB: Adam H

“I swear I get caught looking at butts way too much”-Adam H.

Q&A: AG Denim Retirement Party-


QUESTION: From Michael
Dear BT,


 I am an active, young feeling 60 year old, 5′ 11″ (and some change) 195 lbs. in fairly good shape. My go to’s right now are 6 year old AG’s “The Prime” 34 X 34. One pair is slightly darker and I have been wearing them to work on casual Fridays, but both recently developed small holes on the front thigh that – while acceptable from a worn-in standpoint – are unsuitable for the work environment.
I’m pretty much game for anything and while I’m not looking to spend a ton of money on jeans, I can afford it if needed. My ex certainly had no trouble talking me into spending a pretty penny for these as I recall. 😉 I can send F&B pictures wearing the AGs, if that will help.




ANSWER: From The Butt Therapist

Thank you for giving me a shot at solving your denim dilemma before you o shopping. First, Let’s talk about your go-to’s. I love AG Jeans… Mr. Woo is a man with integrity and he manufactures 100% MADE IN THE USA! Your jeans look good for 6 years old and always a great “go to” jean.
Your jeans:
The FRONT:  When your frame is very straight like yours slim cuts can be just as comfortable as relaxed fits; providing it’s the right jean for you.  I suggest avoiding “Relaxed” fitting jeans and stick to a simple “straight” cut.
The REAR: The AG pockets are too far apart from the center seam for your toosh and about 1/2 an inch too high. As you said your well-loved AG’s are 6 years old. Today you can bet a buck that these jeans have been re-designed and adjusted as the denim industry has been over the last couple years. You may find that you like the Geffen Straight Leg by AG Jeans.
Go To’s, they are the ones that are rarely folded and worn often. Your ex did a great job making sure you were not wearing “dad” jeans. BRAVO! However, I think there are a couple jean styles that are worth checking out to get your BEST fit.


My “Go To” pick is: Brand: Husdon Jeans Style: Langport five pocket Slim Straight Wash: Smithfield  Retail: $178.00
My “Work/Evening” Pick: Brand: Agave Denim Style: Pragmatist Wash: Capitola Indigo Flex  Retail: $235.00
My “Everyday” Pick: Brand: RRL by Ralph Lauren Style: The Straight #11750058 Wash: Rinse or Stillwater Retail: $230.00
HOW TO get the BEST fit. 

-There is room for your thumb to slide around the waistband.

-There is no more than 1/4 of an inch open gap around the rear of the waistband above your toosh. (you can always have a tailor take-in the waist to fit    if you love everything else about the fit of the jean).

-You should be able to pinch the fabric on the outside thigh about 1/2 an inch with-out pulling.

-Hem your jeans to be 1/8 of an inch from the floor with a “loafer” or “dress” shoe on but, no higher than 1/2 an inch. This is the lowest they will ever be.

-Great pocket placement!


Thank you Michael!
I hope I have helped you define your new favorite jeans!  I would love to hear about your  shopping experience if you venture beyond your computer. Can’t wait to know which jeans you choose to add in the rotation!
All My Denim Love,

-The Butt Therapist

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Casey takes Flight

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: “Miss Golden” is taking a bite out of the Big Apple. My Manolo’s are packed and I may be kissing my car goodbye… this adventure is going to be its own coffee table book. This will be the first time since I was 17 years old that I have not been employed full-time; it had better be short-lived! New York…put me to WORK!  I have never played with a net. Instead, I have always had to make sure I am prepared to fly every time I jump. You all know that I have enough drive to haul a 16-wheeler and I am not running low on passion. I try to gift my over flow on a daily basis. In the last two years I have thrown myself into the world of social media, worn out a library card and been pulling enough all nighters and drinking enough ROCKSTAR to say” I lovingly work around the clock”. Eight years ago I got on a plane with $3,000 and an acceptance letter to The American University of Paris. It was one of the best years of my life and I learned the most in my educational career. Some couldn’t believe what I was giving up to go… but I gave it everything I had. Today, I purchased a one way ticket to New York City to find my where my contribution lies in an industry that rules my head and owns my heart.  Again, I am giving it everything I’ve got. I fly out September 28th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Portland, thank you for your endless support in all my endeavors. You have helped mold the person I have become. Thank you to all the businesses that have allowed me to tackle their projects in the US and across the Atlantic; whom have chosen me to execute your vision. Thank you Portland Fashion Week for giving me the opportunity to spend a year collaborating with you, creating the buyer’s market, developing interns and learning how to ask for help- because there is no way I could have done it on my own. Portland Retailers, I applaud you for your participation in be.Portland. I had a vision that was shared with PFW. You have come together for the love of fashion…specialty stores stick together. To my clients whom I consider dear friends; I love you. I am not leaving you. I am in your power tie, your favorite jeans, the shirt you wore on your 40th birthday and the dress you wore to your rehearsal dinner. You have welcomed me into your life, your family and I hope that I have made the slightest difference in the way you perceive your style and given you the tools the shop with LOVE and rock your bad self – you are beautiful. Over the years I have been part of something amazing. An extended family of retail experts that welcomed me with open arms at 26 and let me tear up the denim wall and help create a department that has the best jeans! Mario’s has been more than an employer they have been my family, my mentors and I have nothing but the up most respect for my colleagues and the art of retailing. Thank you Mario.

If you know me you know my favorite quote: “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer” -Niccolo Machiavelli. The only thing that is constant is change… the evolution of experience makes up our life. Take the steps to live the life you want. This move is not going to be as glamorous as it may sound but it will show me truth and provide me an opportunity to see just what I am made of. How successful was I creating my own MBA program? I am ready to find out.

Project Updates

CRACKERJACK+hOUSE has a new Fashion Editor: Jeanne Ivy. She will be keeping you fashionably up to date on industry news, street style, and the “who” & “what” is being worn “where” and shown on the runway. This coming year Providence Fashion Week will be accompanying Portland Fashion Week’s emerging designer coverage because talent counts and I will always support passionate people.

The Butt Therapist will never die because you can’t kill my denim addiction. I hope I will have  special news to share with you in the upcoming weeks. My feet may be pounding the New York pavement but I will remain’s Oregon Ambassador and looking forward to joining forces with Kim’s New York Colon Cancer Awareness Ambassador Collin.

For my play by play, will be featuring my journey “making it” in the fashion industry.

My Autism Awareness is not me… it’s you. You are doing an amazing job with my Global Awareness Project by taking the initiative to share the love, awareness, family stories, parenting tools and support resources. “One cause; One symbol” will be taking an active role in its success and build global support programs.

All right Portlanders there will be a party around the corner and New Yorkers… we’re gonna hit the town and break this newbie in.

I am so lucky to have so many people love and support me. Thank you! I will do my very best to make you proud and stake my claim. Wish me luck!

All my best,

Casey Golden

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I spend my days slingin’ jeans and my evenings have been spent designing them.

I Just finished my mood boards for my NEW denim design…attached is a sample of them “where can I get glue at 1am”

 I can’t imagine how amazing it would be to spend my days with my creativity rather than unlocking it at 7pm… I LOVE THIS!

…when it’s a “GO” you’ll know…

Passionately yours,

The Butt Therapist