|September 5, 2012||Filled under 7 for all Mankind, Hudson Jeans, John Varvados Denim, Q&A, Real Men Real Style, RRL Denim, Scotch & Soda, Wrangler|
Q: Dear Butt Therapist,
Congrats for the great website. I was introduced to it by Real Men Real Style. Wonderful that you put your expertise to help ordinary people look unique. I am 38 and currently my favorite pair of jeans is some Wranglers 33-36 which I wear in the attached pics. I would like a change and was wondering if you can suggest something different. My height is 179 cm and weight around 79 kg.
- Button fly closure
- Classic five pocket styling
- Front rise: 9.75”
- Inseam: 34.5”
- Leg opening: 16.5”
- Fabric Weight: 9.75 oz
- Fabrication: 98% cotton, 2% Elastane
- Made in the USA of imported Italian fabric
BRETT MODERN BOOTCUT IN NEW YORK DARK (available in a LONG INSEAM 36″)
- Italian Denim
- USA Made
- Leg Opening: 19 ¼”
|February 17, 2012||Filled under Calvin Klein Jeans, DENIM HISTORY, Diesel, EDITORIAL, Levi Strauss, Love Therapy, Mr. Adriano Goldschmied, Mr. Renzo Rosso, Replay, VIDEOS, Wrangler|
Denim addict’s addiction has been globally verified. I was invited to the first cut and screening of Blue Gold: American Jeans on the big screen! New York has been good to me… meeting Executive Producer Mark Romeo when I arrived in town I got an introduction to the film and met a little more of my indigo family. *Go Giants! “Blue jeans are as American as Bruce Springsteen or “Footloose,” they’re a part of everyday life whether we realize it or not.” - Christian D. Bruun.
Christian D. Bruun is an international producer / director, digital artist, and curator with more than fifteen years of professional experience in Europe, The United States, and Asia; a true pioneer in the field of digital film making, digital media and architectural design. The documentary celebrates the cultural impact of American Blue jeans through a journey on the open highway and across Atlantic. Behind the designers and brands that cultivated an iconic Americana grit culture and through the artists and rock stars that created an iconic wearable art that transforms with every wear. The Blue Gold movie is a laid back film that tracks the journey from rebels and delinquents to take you into the cut throat world of vintage jeans hunters. Discoveries of dead rodents, original Cone Mills cover-all’s, forgotten trunks from the 1900’s and into exclusive Japanese denim actions will introduce you to the slightest details that make a pair of jeans sell for $25,000.
“Denim is my constant and I think in many ways it is it’s a language that needs no translation. We live our lives in our jeans and with that most of our memories happened or are going to happen in a pair of blue jeans! I think they deserve a little credit.” –The Butt Therapist
Levi Strauss… Adriano Goldschmied and Calvin Klein are three pioneers that have made a significant contribution to this indigo addiction. The denim industry is nothing new and nothing to be ignored. “Bruun’s documentary film brings the obsession over jeans to the front of the line. Whether you’re a biker, a fashionista or some punk rocker who doesn’t have enough holes in their jeans. Bruun takes us inside the countries of Japan, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Scandinavia as well and shows us their fixation over jeans too.” –IMM
Independent Media Magazine caught up with American jeans writer and director Christian D. Bruun.
“IMM: What made you want to do a movie on jeans?
Christian D. Bruun: At first it was the fact that people are paying, and will pay, tens of thousands of dollars for vintage jeans. In my quest to find out why it is the case, I came to understand the impact jeans have had all over the world and how much the value of jeans stems from its American roots and from the ideals for which the country stood. Fabricated or real, jeans resonated everywhere and perhaps in some way helped change the world. Its impact is undeniable.
IMM: Are jeans a big part of your life?
CDB: They are now! I have always worn jeans to some extent, but at the core of the film I discovered that the emotional value and cultural imagery that jeans embody has always been a part of my life; all of our lives.
IMM: What was it like filming across the world?
CDB: It has been an incredible journey meeting people from around the world, who all come together with enormous passion for a process and a tradition, and at the same time, a willingness to continuously reinvent and perfect that tradition. Jeans truly has connected the world.
IMM: Are there any differences to the way the cultures respond to blue jeans?
CDB: Almost all cultures — despite political, geographical, or religious differences— embrace and wear jeans. And even though jeans were originally American workwear, every culture has made them their own. The ideas and values that jeans stand for are universal.
IMM: Do you think jeans are overpriced, are they worth it?
CDB: It depends on where and how they are made. The price can be justified if you are paying for the time and thought put into the craftsmanship and materials used to make a pair of jeans. Sometimes you pay to feel better or sexier and sometimes you just want a pair of good old jeans. I think it is becoming more and more important that you know and understand where your jeans come from and from that make an informed decision about the money you want to spend.”
For something to consume your world I feel it’s important to know where your jeans have come from, who inspired the lifestyle, the industry innovators who paved our cultural journey and know how your jeans are made today. Watch the ” target=”_blank”>Blue Gold movie Trailer and stick around for the film playing in Theaters some time soon…TBA. For single article of clothing to once be banned in theaters, restaurants, and schools to now be accepted as a wardrobe staple, allowed to be worn at work and considered everyday living… salute, To what denim has given us!
Who loves denim enough to make a film:
Original Screen play written by Christian D. Bruun
Written by John H. Marks, Theis Jessen and Christian D. Bruun
Produced by: Christian D. Bruun, Theis Jessen, and Mark Romeo
Executive Producers: Christine Detlefsen and Mark Romeo
Co-Producer: Jason Watkins
Associate Producer: Rafael Avigdor
Assistant to the Producers: Tara W. Cole
All my LOVE,
The Butt Therapist
“Revolutionary and conservative, sexy and romantic, elegant and casual, chic and sporty. No other fabric has been better at interpreting all our contradictions.” -Elio Fiorucci
|July 26, 2011||Filled under 7 for all Mankind, AG Jeans, Agave Denim, Cheap Monday, Diesel, EDITORIAL, Levi Strauss, Mavi Jeans, MENS STYLE TOPICS, Real Men Real Style, RRL Denim, Supima Cotton, True Religion, Wrangler, Zegna Jeans||
Men let’s talk about your jeans. This is relevant to you if any of the following statements are true:
a) You have not bought new jeans since 1994
b) You are wearing jeans that a 21 year old wears to Vegas
c) They are carpenter pants from GAP, LEE, WRANGLER, or Levi
d) You’ve never worn jeans
e) You are sportin’ the exact same jeans your father is wearing today
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.- Mark Twain
…………………………………………..it is time to go shopping. I am here to help!
Listen to the PodCast Thursday 7/27/2011. Antonio from Real Men Real Style invited my for a denim chat for professional men over 30 to run through the denim options you have. You will be going shopping so, here are a few notes to PRINT and TAKE with you. Just hand them to the sales associate and say “I need new jeans” what ever size you think you are- try on one size smaller FIRST; most likely all of your clothing in your closet is a size too large.
*Drop 10 lbs instantly by having your shirts tailored: add darts .
*Increase your height by hemming your denim right!
Casual Denim: Your jeans should be 1/8 of an inch above the ground IN CASUAL SHOES!
Professional Denim: Your jeans should be 3/4 -1 inch above the ground IN DRESS SHOES.
Okay, so you just celebrated your 30th birthday…cool- you can still get away with your True Religion, Affliction, MEK and Rock & Republic jeans but you are going to need an understated masculine jean because you are growing up and might find yourself wanting to be taken seriously. If you are over 30 then you need to exude a certain confidence by embracing the world of denim properly.
Let you mouth do all the talking; your jeans should not scream too young or too old.
The denim fits like this: The brand – style name (they are listed in order from lowest waisted to highest rise)
Relaxed Fit: 7 for all Mankind-Relaxed boot (8.5 inch rise), Diesel-Larkee Relaxed (10 inch rise) , AG Jeans-Hero relaxed straight (10.25 inch rise), Agave-Waterman (11 inch rise), Mavi-Matt (11 inch rise)
Full Thigh Straight Leg: 7FAM-Austin (8), AG Jeans- Protege (9.75) Diesel- Larkee (10), Mavi-Zach (10.5), Agave-Spitfire (11), Ermengeilo Zegna- Classic (12)
Classic Fit: 7FAM-The Standard (8.5), Diesel-Viker (10),Mavi-Martin (10), AG Jeans-Matchbox (10), Agave-The Gringo (10.5),
Slim: Diesel-Darron (10), , Agave-The Pragmatist (10), AG Jeans-The Geffen (10), 7FAM-Aiden (10), Mavi-Jake (10.5), Diesel- The Safado (10.5)
*SLIM is NOT a skinny tight fitting jean. This is a fit guide by a woman for the best fitting masculine jeans based on your body type across $80.00-$225.00.
If you have not spent more than $50.00 on a pair of jeans and not comfortable with premium denim prices please wait for a sale; you can snag a killer deal. Great jeans are worth the price and worth the wait.
All it takes are a few simple outfits; and there’s one secret – The Simpler The Better. -Cary Grant
* If you are wearing True Religion, Affliction, or MEK and can’t imagine wearing a straight leg jean; I will compromise with you and get the Diesel Zathan; one day you will graduate to the The Viker.
*If you are more rugged and want an Americana jean: RRL, Jean Shop, Levi (go to an actual Levi Strauss Store).
Need help with decoding your body type
Keep on bustin’ it,
The Butt Therapist
|April 26, 2011||Filled under TESTIMONIALS, Wrangler||
congratulations Casey, keep up the great job…-Georg Roth
|April 26, 2011||Filled under TESTIMONIALS, Wrangler||
“Best ideas, best design. Judges should override the votes because you’re the only one that actually knows what she’s talking about ” -Stephanie Grecco
|April 22, 2011||Filled under QUOTES, Uncategorized, Wrangler||
|April 20, 2011||Filled under NEXTBLUE-Wrangler, TESTIMONIALS, Wrangler||
“EASILY the best design that has a much broader appeal than the narrow market focus of the other entries. The details are awesome. Here’s to hoping this isn’t another American Idol where the winner sells no records and another finalist has a multi-platinum career. You deserve the votes, but you will be the winner in the long run no matter the outcome of the contest.”- Phil
|April 20, 2011||Filled under Blue Bell- Wrangler, Uncategorized, Wrangler||