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…upgrading denim…86% completed

Q: Dear Ms. Golden,

I’m a big fan of your website and can really tell you’re passionate about your #denim!

Anyways, I’m in the market for a new pair of jeans, but with so many fits, washes, styles etc. I feel lost in it all and was wondering if you could help me.
I attached a few pictures of me wearing Levi’s 508 Slim Tapered. I really love the fit and nice clean wash but I want to upgrade to a higher quality denim.
I’ve been looking at something like the Diesel Safado 8aa and Viker 88z but I know there are a hundred other brands out there and don’t even know where to begin. I’m in the $100-$300 price range but I’m open to anything above that if the fit is really good.Can you please help me?



A: Hi Robert,

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to send in some pictures… it is really helpful. Taking photos of yourself.. not so easy so I give you props for your outstanding pictures! Your jeans look good, nice fit for you but I can imagine sitting is not your most enjoyable adventure during the day. I am sure I am not pointing something out that you didn’t already know but, you have a high toosh… your need a higher rear rise than front. This way you’ll never have to think about sitting and will never wear grampa jeans. Levi’s will always be a classic choice and a better one than 50% of the denim that is out there. You’re right about their being so many choices that finding a place to start can be overwhelming. Thankfully, it also means that I have a job I love!
So about your denim- everyone should own a pair of Diesel jeans. it’s a given- and frankly, I find it mandatory! Unfortunately for the ladies our jeans have really SUCKED for the past 6 years; FIX this boys! Thankfully we get to see the beautiful washes on our men.  I’d suggest it in a light wash Viker for your knock around jeans you keep on the floor.
Viker 008w7
Cotton denim with stretch and worn effect.
17″ leg opening
10″ front rise
14″ back rise
98% Cotton, 2% Elastane
So, now around the corner I am also suggesting a pair of jeans you can dress-up and down all around town.

Matchbox Jean

Distric 32

$178.00 MFGSKU:1131UNI

The perfect slim and straight leg jean. Easy to throw on from a t-shirt to a sport coat. The wash is my favorite medium dark; an understated sexy.

  • Front Rise 9.75″
  • Back Rise 14.5″
  • Hip 40.5″
  • Thigh 23″
  • Knee 16.25″
  • Leg Opening 15″
  • Inseam 32.5″
  • 11.75 oz Union Stretch Denim
  • 98% Cotton, 2% Polyurethane
A recommendation is never complete with out the splurge: Let me introduce you to RRL jeans by Ralph Lauren. All American grit in an Italian fit.I would suggest the RRL: Slim-fit Once washed Denim, they are rich indigo and bake died the perfect addition to any guys closet.

Ralph Lauren;  RRL

Style #11750060

Hand finished Selvage Denim
All three of these jeans will create your foundation of your denim collection. No True Religion, MEK (RIP), Rock n’ Republic (RIP) are you seeing the trend… your jeans should complement your attitude, create the base of your style and fit perfectly all the time. These babies are gonna be there through several years of  Facebook status updates.
I hope this helps, maybe showed you something you didn’t expect. If you really are looking for skinny jeans rather than slim straight let me know; I can throw you off the cliff also if you really need that novelty wearing once a month kinda pair too.
Have an EPIC summer!

p.s  Diesel Safado 8aa vs. Viker 88z [Safado 8aa wins HANDS DOWN]

Passionately yours,
The Butt Therapist