Posts Tagged by Men’s Style
|January 14, 2012||Filled under Agave Denim, MENS STYLE TOPICS|
Some may say that it is too late for Fall ’11; but it’s never too late to highlight greatness and this is just a little reminder that if you were late on getting there a season early… hurry up and get your #denim!
Designer Jeff Shafer focuses on fabric and fit. He considers designing an art and only works with hand- picked luxury fabric from boutique denim mills in Japan and Italy. He chooses U.S. Supima cotton for his knit wear in both the men’s and women’s collections. In the Fall 2011 collection he has created new finishes with vintage washed t-shirts, merino wool sweaters and launched leather jackets to complete the look.
-The Agave Gold Label are limited edition selvage jeans that are numbered and signed. This seasons dark 1930’s rinse is Cone White Oak made Selvage.
Jeff top picks for fall are:
Vintage black denim and colored yarn dye denim in muted Autumn
Denim and cord with some stretch for comfort without losing the authentic denim look or feel …stretch for guys. Most fabrics Shafer uses 98/2 percent cotton elastane as this gives comfort and yet retains shape.
Cotton moleskin and flannel blend add a unique denim alternative
Italian vintage washed cords are a fall must
Supima cotton long-sleeved t-shirt’s come in a wide color range with contrast stitching
Honeycomb merino wool cardigans
Chunky knit alpaca blend cardigans
|August 2, 2011||Filled under 7 for all Mankind, Agave Denim, Hudson Jeans, MENS STYLE TOPICS, Q&A, Real Men Real Style||
Great interview with AC enjoyed it alot. My question to you is I am a 55 yr old guy looking to upgrade my clothing and fit has always been a problem. I am 5’7″ 180 lbs stocky with short legs and any kind of jeans that I buy always have a saggy butt. Any suggestions
(@butttherapist) Thanks- I think I started to ramble. I will get better the more I do them. I have so much fun chatting with AC. Thank you for messaging me. #1 Stick with a straight leg; slim your leg line and ditch the extra fabric around your ankles. Long, lean, clean lines, I will compromise with you and listed one relaxed thigh slim bootcut.#2 I also suffer from Noassatall- There is a trick to eliminating saggy butt syndrome! The general rule is to buy one size smaller than all the saggy butt jeans you already own.
Focus on fitting your waist and the legs will loosen up after about 4 hours of wearing them. Denim stretches. The more pressure there is on the denim the more it will be forced to give and mold (permanently). When you buy denim too big the denim has no reason to stretch out anywhere but the toosh (from sitting).#3 I am guessing you might be a size 34; if so- have you tried a size 33? If you are buying a size 36, did you know that Agave and a few other brands make a size 35?
FABRIC411:100% cotton jeans are able to stretch out an entire size. You can put them in the dryer but I HATE THE DRYER on HIGH HEAT! They will shrink up and relax after wearing them for an hour. aKa- saggy butt! 98% cotton 2% elastane: is the most popular in the premium denim industry because the 2% keeps the cotton from stretching out an entire size enhancing the fit integrity. By blending the fibers the denim will only stretch out up to 1/2 an inch in the areas that experience the most pressure; toosh and thighs. This is the most significant reason that jeans CAN FIT SO GOOD!
EASY DENIM CARE: Machine wash cold; hang dry, and cool AIR fluff (15 minutes) to soften.
To get the right FIT at the STORE: The jeans should touch your entire waist; do not say to yourself “once I put on my belt they will be fine”..they are TOO BIG! You should be able to put a thumb between the jean and your waist. There should an inch of extra fabric around the circumference of your thigh. This is measured by pinching the fabric. It should only be about 1/2 an inch. The fabric is pinched side by side with equals parts on each side= an inch of give. If you are not used to wearing clothing that fits properly your first purchase will feel wrong or feel uncomfortable at the store. You will be surprised how quick you adjust and begin to prefer clothing that is not hanging on but moving with you.
The Austyn by 7 for all Mankind
The Spitfire by Agave Denim
The Clifton by Hudson
Please let me know what you decide on and please feel free to message me back with more size information and what you currently wear and we can fit this saggy butt syndrome… I got my denim down so, I just hang out with a Smith Machine to counteract the noassatall…
your Butt Therapist
|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