Monthly Archives: October 2015

super stretch indigo denim works: 3×1

15 MERCER NEW YORK, NEW YORK

A 24 person factory behind glass. The largest collection of selvedge denim in the world. All based in the heart of Soho, NYC. Brought to you by one of my favorite denim heads: Scott Morrison.

This season these are on my radar as the most perfect fall jeans for heels and boots alike.

W2 MID RISE SKINNY
NO. 3

$195 USD

Our mid rise skinny will become your favorite basic. The slight fading on this super stretch indigo denim works perfectly for any occasion. Our no. 3 has been washed three times for a subtle fade and is made from stretch denim from Isko (Turkey).

3x1 denim

3×1 denim

  • 9.5 oz denim from Isko (Turkey)
  • 92.5% cotton, 5% PES, 2.5% lycra
  • Silver 3×1 button from YKK (USA)
  • Silver zipper from Riri (Switzerland)
  • Navy stitching
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Style number: W2RS10221

I am not going for a skinny jean (LOL)

Q: Dear Butt Therapist,
I just listened to your podcast at the Real Men Real Style site and it was really helpful, but of course I have a question (or ten…) and the questions are around the styles and washes. I’m 54, probably like many guys out there, not in great shape.  6′ 2″ tall, 38 waist, 34 inseam, I’ll say kinda skinny legs.  I work in a casual (jeans/khaki and golf shirt) environment, but also love to wear sportscoats.
So, obviously I am not going for a skinny jean (LOL), but help me out, straight leg, boot cut, argh!  All of the jeans you mentioned (7 for All Mankind, AG, Agave, etc) have so many styles, can you help?
Also, should I stick with a basic (dark) blue, faded, heavy fade??
Thanks for the millions of us….
-R

A: Hi R,

Thank you for your message, you are spot on. There are so many styles to choose from it makes it seem like an impossible task. I mean all we want is a great pair of jeans. I do better when I have an image of you in your favorite jeans but I have enough information to shoot from the hip so.. I am going to give you a single recommendation on style but it comes in a great 5 pocket twill fabrication in multiple colors. Agave denim is one of few Made in the USA brands that put product integrity first. They are based right out side Portland, OR in a beautiful wetland preservation space and support the community on a daily basis. Whe a pair of Agave jeans are not made in the USA you can bet that the factory is one of the best. I know where the Italian twill fabric originates and you are getting a far superiour product with respect to the price point. Jeff, the founder ensures a good value. There are many options to move away from the classick Khaki that will suit your lifestyle and represent your style a bit better. I am excited to get your feed back.

p.s these are not skinny jeans they are a straight leg. That means that the knee and ankle opening are the same to give you a long leg line and puddle on your shoe just perfectly. If you try the pragmatist and still want a higher rise (crotch to waist) then you would want to go for the Waterman style instead. However, I dare you to try the pragmatist first.

Passionately yours,

The Butt Therapist

Pragmatist
CLASSIC STRAIGHT
NO. 31-1010
2015-10-21_2317PRAGMATIST CLASSIC STRAIGHT
Classic fit, medium rise, straight leg, zip fly 5 pocket jean.
Close in the seat + thigh with 15.5″ leg opening and a 35″ inseam
Silver buttons & busted seam horizontal back pocket detail.

MULHOLLAND 4 YEAR
12oz  American right-hand twill denim – 100% Cotton.  Rinsed to a uniform dark indigo color.

CARE
Turn inside out, machine wash cold, tumble dry low. No bleach.

MADE IN AMERICA
Handcrafted in California

$198

Additional color options after you get the right go-to jean:

Pragmatist
CLASSIC STRAIGHT
NO. 31-4055
PRAGMATIST CLASSIC STRAIGHT
Classic fit, medium rise, straight leg, zip fly 5 pocket jean.
Close in the seat + thigh with 15.5″ leg opening and a 35″ inseam
Silver buttons & busted seam horizontal back pocket detail.

DRIFTWOOD FLEX GREY
8.25oz  Italian yarn-dye black fill twill denim – 98% Cotton 2% Elastane.  Washed for a soft hand-feel.

CARE
Turn inside out, machine wash cold, tumble dry low. No bleach.

MADE IN AMERICA
Handcrafted in California

Agave Denim

Agave Denim

Style support for Tech support

Q: Dear Casey,

I recently went through your talk with Antonio Centano on Real Men Real Style, and I was very impressed by your knowledge on Denim. Also, the information about denim on your website was very interesting to me. I am 34 years old, 5 feet 10 in and 138 lbs. I work as an Executive in a  US Software Firm. I am looking to buy a pair of premium jeans which suit my body type and age. I can wear both casual and also with a nice shirt, blazer as a dress jean. I have attached 3 pictures of myself wearing Guess Jeans, 30 W, 32 L. Please suggest 3 varieties that would suit me with your extensive knowledge on this subject. It would be great if you can detail out the brand, wash, and fit so that I can look for specifics when I am buying them in stores. Thanks alot in advance. -A

 

A: Dear A,

Thank you for your great email and images; you make is so easy. If you share your location with me I am happy to suggest a great store to support in your neighborhood as well. So, Let’s get started- How do you select your denim? You need at lease 3 pair of jeans to get the most bang for your buck otherwise you will kill the first pair of jeans you buy. I suggest a “going out/work” pair that are easy to pair with a blazer. My pick: The Graduate in the Robinson dark wash. Why? Because these will be your bread & butter, the go-to’s in your closet you can wear them day in and day out. The fabric is soft unlike a raw selvege denim and will be more of a comfort fit. The last thing I want is a newby jumping of a cliff and not being cozy in the office. Being able to wear jeans at work is fantastic but they not nly need to be appropriate but also comfortable.

 

AG JEANS: THE GRADUATE
ROBINSON

$189.00 USD
Tailored Leg. A relaxed waistline, anchored by a tailored leg. Worked down for broken-in appeal, this dark blue 5-pocket jean features fading through the thigh and seat, accented with low-key whiskering and subtle abrasion along pocket edges. Classic gold contrast stitching and zip fly with button closure.
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  • Based on size 32, rise measured from below waistband.
    Model is wearing a size 32. Height 6’1″, waist 32” 38L suit.

    • 11.75 oz. Union Dark Denim
    • 98% Cotton, 2% Polyurethane
    • Front Rise: 9.75″
    • Knee: 17″
    • Leg Opening 15.5″
    • Inseam 34″
My second pick I like to call it the Weekend jeans; your classic blue jeans to throw on with a t-shirt and a zip-up.

12103_relentless_lHUSDON JEANS: Byron Straight

Relentless$220

My second pick I like to call it the Weekend jeans; your classic blue jeans to throw on with a t-shirt and a zip-up. Husdon’s Byron Straight Leg in Relentless is just the right fit – a modern, five pocket style that ends in a true straight leg; these jeans have comfort and style. The fabric is very soft and has great stretch so YES! They are better than you sweatpants on Saturday morning.
  • Medium weight, comfort stretch denim
  • Fabrication: 98% cotton, 2% elastan
  • Front rise: 10”, Five pocket style, Button fly
  • Inseam: 34”
  • Leg Opening: 16”
  • Model wearing size 32
  • Model stats: Height 6’1”, Waist 31”, Hips 37.5”, Inseam 32”

 

      My thirs selection is a reminder that you are 34 and need a cool pair of fricking jeans. These will be your favorite but maybe not your bosses favorite- girls dig’em but these are purely to feed your soul. G-Star Raw, Their single-minded approach has led to many denim ‘firsts’: the introduction of ‘luxury denim for the streets,’ by fusing high-level craftsmanship with street level edge to create a new denim sector; the positioning of raw, untreated denim as a wearable and desirable material; and the evolution of our distinctive denim silhouette. They have also promoted the inherent beauty of denim by creating washes and treatments that bring out its unique characteristics and qualities. Today’s sophisticated washings palette represents a full life-story, from raw, unwashed denim through deep indigo dyed to extreme bleached, with treatments adding multiple gradations of wear to create distinctive, textured garments with soul.

gstarG-STAR RAW: 3301 Straight Jeans

G-Star 3301 is a style neutral denim with classic 5-pocket construction. Stripped down to its purest form, this essential denim combines authentic details with clean styling to offer a strong base for any look. Coated Lexicon denim with a oily-sheen and finish that flattens the fibres to create a vintage appearance. Deep crinkling and moustaches contrast. Orange contrast stitch. Straight fit: Regular fit at waist and hip. Straight leg from thigh to hem. Regular rise at front and back. Lexicon denim. 3X1 right hand twill. 11.5 oz. Medium weight. 100% cotton. Dark aged. 3D, textured whiskers. Semi-shiny finish. With grey tint.

 I hope this helps guide you a bit through your serch for the perfect jeans, just remeber the denim needs to just button, the rest of the toosh and leg will give about 1/22 an inch after jus a few wearings; do not put in dryer.
Passionately yours,
The Butt Therapist

Don’t Judge Me

Jean Shop denim

Jean Shop denim

Q: Okay 59 years old and wearing Wranglers. ready to make the move to a upscale pair of jeans, 6’3″ and weigh 200 lbs with a 34″ waist and 34″ inseam. Can’t handle low rise but would like something that shows off my butt. Would also like to wear with boots occasionally. Willing to spend what you think is best.  -Judge 

A: Hunnie, you don’t ask for a lot! Jeans shop is where it’s at! I reccomend the IM/Skinny 5 pocket, in a true Indigo rinse. This jean will be your bread & butter but it is going to take some time to break them in. They are a guys guy jean, easy to wear with everything and beautifully made. It is the 1st and only pair of jeans you’ll need for a while giving you a bang for your buck.

IM/SKINNY 5 POCKET, INDIGO RINSE

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WHAT IS SELVEDGE?

Selvedge denim refers to a unique type of fabric that is made using one continuous cross-yarn that is passed back and forth thru the vertical warp beams. The result is a fabric that comes off of the loom with a woven edge that will not fray, ravel or curl. Selvedge fabrics are manufactured on shuttle looms that are typically 20 to 30″ wide, which is half of the width of a modern loom. On our jeans the selvedge edge is exposed on the out seam of both legs as well as the interior fly piece and inside the coin pocket. We are the first manufacturer to use the selvedge on the interior fly piece.

$195.00

100% Cotton

Tapered leg

14″ Bottom Opening

Zip Fly

Imported

 

 

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