Rolling Your Jeans

Rolling Your Jeans

A GUIDE TO ROLLING YOUR JEANS

Most jeans come with very long inseams, which mens you have to make a decision about how you’re going to wear them. There are several different ways to treat the hemline, each of which creates its own look and is best combined with certain fits, types of denim, and overall aesthetics.

Here’s a quick guide to some options that we recommend.

THE CLEAN FOLD

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Sharp, strong, clean. Best for long jeans, crisp heavy denim, chunky footwear, and larger guys who need a lighter weight to anchor them down.

THE SLOPPY ROLL

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Laidback, nonchalant, imperfect. Best for lightweight tapered denim and casual outfits that are thoughtfully put together but purposefully unkept.

THE SIMPLE CUFF

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Smart, easy, no-fuss. Best for simple outfits, straight leg jeans, a proper fitting inseam, and guys who aren’t too “fashion-y” but care about details.

THE CROPPED HEM

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Best for slim tapered denim, minimalist dressers, tailoring aficionados, shorter guys, and dressy outfits that incorporate a tailored jacket. Usually reserved for warmer climates to let the ankles breathe.

THE CUT-OFFS

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Best for broken-in washed jeans, bohemian vintage wearers, the hipster DIY crowd, and rugged looks incorporated worn-in garments. Also usually more natural during the Spring/Summer.

STACKED

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Best for black or very dark skinny jeans, long and lean guys, rock & roll inspired looks, and late at night with with a sleek boot and leather jacket.

How do you wear your jeans? Use the comments below to share!

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Lady Diana & Off -White Collection

Lady Diana & Off -White Collection

The Exact Princess Diana Looks That Inspired the Latest Off-White Collection

A side by side comparison.

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Virgil Abloh took the “people’s princess” to the street for his Spring 2018 runway show, just four weeks after the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. The collection was the most formal riff on streetwear Abloh has shown yet, and rightly so–given that it was inspired by an iconic royal wardrobe. Off-White’s designer and his team sorted through countless images of the princess, looking to reinvent her wardrobe for today’s fashion climate, and we spotted just the looks they sought inspiration from. Here, all the Off-White odes and updates to Princess Di’s best looks—and what Virgil Abloh would fill her closet with if she were with us and on the style circuit today.

1. Her Tartan Day Suits

Princess Diana often wore suiting to royal duties and daytime family affairs, but Off-White gave her ’80s suits an update with a more fitted silhouette, a cascading asymmetrical pleat, a wider windowpane plaid and gutsier extras.

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2. Her Graphic Prints

Abloh adapted Diana’s geometric and bold prints; from ladylike separates paired with conservatively-shaped skirts, to easy-to-wear elegant pieces, to jeans, minis, knee-length shorts (another one of his Diana-isms) and thigh-high boots.

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3. Her Prim Cocktail Suits

Diana often wore pastel sets paired with pillboxes for cocktail attire, but Abloh imagined the modern day Diana sporting shorter hemlines—and tennis shoes for evening. For added je ne sais quoi, Off-White’s pink suit (and his pastel blue version, below) strutted the runway with a pair of heels in hand instead of a purse.

4. Her Polished Whites

Diana wore white for black die, daytime and casual weekend activities, but for Off-White’s finale, Virgil Abloh decked Naomi Campbell in an amazing ivory evening coat, paired with cycling shorts and a sexy lace-up, perspex-covered heel. This was Princess Di 2.0 at its finest, pairing her activewear with inspiration from her most stately of looks and daring accessories.

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5. Her Bold-Toned Day Dresses

Diana wasn’t afraid of color—and it doesn’t seem the Off-White girl is afraid of much at all. For Spring 2018, a modern day Di wears these brightly-toned frocks with a strings of pearls and futuristic over-the-knee boots.

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5. Her Ladylike Looks

Hemlines went higher, and in some cases, lower. Footwear went both super-sexy and easygoing athletic. For Virgil Abloh, a modern day Diana takes notes from her style heyday, and isn’t afraid to mix her easy weekend attire with her black tie wardrobe.

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Fashion Analysis Of Celebrities -New York City VS Los Angeles

New York City VS Los Angeles

An Analysis of Celebrities’ Street Style in New York City Versus Los Angeles

An Analysis of Celebrities' Street Style in New York City Versus Los Angeles

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The two major cities that bookend the country—New York and Los Angeles—naturally, have a lot in common, like a regular influx of celebrities, foodie-attracting hot spots, and a bustling shopping scene. It’s why comparisons are always drawn between the two—and why a friendly ongoing rivalry exists as to which is better (it’s N.Y.C. all the way for us, but then again, we’re clearly biased).

So yes, while there are many similarities, New York and Los Angeles couldn’t be more different when it comes to style. Weather plays a role in dictating the clothes New Yorkers and Angelenos choose to wear, but the greatest factor is their attitude. In L.A., a laid-back, relaxed lifestyle takes priority, which sartorially manifests in easy boho-inspired dresses, leggings, and (lots of) sneakers, while in N.Y., the city’s fast-paced energy demands a degree of finesse, which comes to life in dressy, done-up separates.

To illustrate this point, we spotlighted five celebrities who lead the bicoastal life and drew up side-by-side comparisons. From Chrissy Teigen‘s black dresses to Kendall Jenner‘s crop tops, take a look at how their styles vary from coast to coast.

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      1. CHRISSY TEIGEN’S BLACK DRESSES

      In N.Y.C., the expectant mom dressed her bump in streamlined separates, topping her curve-hugging LBD with a crushed velvet black blazer that gave her look a bump in sophistication. But in L.A., the model-turned-chef did away with the fitted silhouettes and went for an easy maxi dress, complete with a boho-inspired tasseled bag and strappy gladiator sandals.

       

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      2. CHRISSY TEIGEN’S NEUTRAL COLORED SEPARATES

      Same color palette, two very different looks. Teigen channeled her inner minimalist in New York in a fitted LWD and a subtly printed duster, complete with neutral sandals. But for a stroll through Beverly Hills, she took a relaxed approach, baring her bump in a sheer white crop top and distressed boyfriend jeans finished with neutral extras.

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      3. GIGI HADID’S SPORTY PIECES

      A bicoastal lifestyle won’t stop this supermodel from sporting her preferred athleisure-centric off-duty uniform, but interestingly enough, her looks are markedly different on each coast. In N.Y., she dressed up red-hot lace-up skinnies (that hint at football uniforms) with a sweeping fiery coat and cut-out booties. A six-hour flight later, Hadid prioritized comfort with contrasting tracksuit separates and sneaks.

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      4. GIGI HADID’S AVIATOR JACKETS

      Hadid’s N.Y.C. ensemble, comprising a shearling-lined aviator jacket and high-waist jeans, may seem really casual at first glance, but next to her L.A. look, which features leggings as pants (a West Coast phenom), it suddenly looks so put-together.

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      5. JESSICA ALBA’S MOTO JACKETS

      A moto jacket is just as much of a wardrobe essential in the east as it is in the west—a fact that Alba proved with her two looks. The key difference? Her styling. In N.Y., she took a chic tonal approach with a gray moto jacket over a silver lace Brock Collection dress with metallic accessories, while in L.A., she hardened bohemian florals with a leather jacket and moto boots.

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      6. JESSICA ALBA’S UTILITARIAN TOPPERS

      Alba gave her army jacket a very N.Y.C. spin with a crisp button-down shirt underneath, leather skinnies, a structured tote, and orange suede pumps. But in L.A., she aimed for comfort with a ground-grazing T-shirt dress, a cross-body (to leave her hands free), and white velcro kicks.

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      7. KENDALL JENNER’S STRIPED FLARES

      Jenner got her stripes right twice. She gave her inky flares a level of sophistication with a tucked-in shirt, a notched-lapel coat, and patent boots in N.Y. Her Los Angeles take? Flares in a lighter wash and styled with a sleeveless tee (casually half-tucked like so) and white sneakers.

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      8. KENDALL JENNER’S CROP TOPS

      Her love for crop tops knows no bounds. The midriff-baring silhouette got the edgy cool-girl treatment in New York with a mix of trends and textures, like leather pants, a furry Givenchy tote, and slick midi boots. But in L.A., she showed off her supermodel abs in a cropped sweatshirt that she elevated with black dressy pants and python pumps.

Julia Roberts Says Yes To Tights!

Yes and Tights

Is It Time For Tights? Julia Roberts Says Yes


Julia Roberts with Calzedonia’s CEO Sandro Veronesi at the brand’s headquarters in Verona, Italy
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“I WEAR tights all year round,” says Julia Roberts, in answer to the million denier question: when is it acceptable to fish the black opaques out from the depths of your drawers?

Roberts would say that. She has been the face – legs – of Calzedonia, the 30-year-old, billion-Euro Italian hosiery brand, for the past four years and was in Verona on Tuesday to promote her latest campaign for the company. Radiant at 49 (she looks about 30, and acts like it too), she was sporting a pair of metallic-flecked fishnets, paired with a black flip-hem skirt and a white blouse (she later changed into pink, with spot-patterned fishnets), and entered the room with a jovial holler of “Is everyone looking at my legs?”

We were. But mostly those fishnets. Brits have a complicated relationship with tights. It’s a love/hate yo-yo that makes Brad and Angelina’s divorce proceedings look civilised. For some, tights are a comfort blanket, an instant slim-fast for thighs and one that endorses a shorter hemline. For others they’re an inconvenience, just one ladder away from slattern. British women, in my experience, talk about tights the way the nation at large talks about the weather: endlessly and in excessive detail.

Forget about your views on Brexit: tights are the great litmus test of our times. Views on when it is acceptable to wear them indicate whether you take public transport or devote most of your income to Uber; whether you’ve just enjoyed a last minute window of sun in Pantelleria or maxed out your holiday allowance; whether you have 100k Instagram followers or 10. Bare legs can variously indicate wealth, fame, madness, youth (or an obsession with it), a healthy immune system, an allergy. Often their reception is city-specific. In London, in February, they’re scorned; in Newcastle, they’re a birth right. And in New York – where else? – the honeyed limbs skipping through the snow in this season’s Céline cone-heeled shoes confer status faster than the shoes themselves.

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As August plunges into September and all hopes of an Indian summer look to be dashed, numerous British women are reaching for the comforting inkiness of 60 denier lycras. But don’t despair: view this knee-jerk reaction to autumn as an inspired head start on a key autumn/winter 2017 trend. At Balenciaga every single look came with tights (bar two pairs of trousers) – from the acid green and burgundy shades that recalled Jane Birkin gambolling around in the Sixties film Blow Up, to the lacy black fishnet-inspired styles that underscored the mini dresses and set off scarf-print shoes. At Céline, lacy crochet wool tights peeked out from bubble-hemmed jersey dresses, popping next to gold shoes. And at Mulberry there were thick, cosy, standard back-to-school fuzzy wool tights in sweet shop colours to offset chunky loafers.

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Which brings us back to Roberts, wearing tights in Verona on a 30°C September day. The LA-based actress bears no resemblance to the Teflon New Yorker women for whom a polar vortex only provides yet another opportunity to show off freshly epilated shins. She’s enjoying a fanciful relationship with tights. “Maybe four years ago I was getting a little lazy about my fashion and this kind of brought me back into the fun of adding the element of tights. I was a victim of enjoying the bare legs and – no longer,” she laughs.

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The prospect of turning 50 won’t affect her flirtation with fishnets. “It’s sort of a stereotype that women worry about getting older, or that men age better than women, so it’s kind of this made up thing that we perpetuate,” she says. “I am excited to turn 50 because… it’s gonna happen. I feel so happy with my life and where I’m at, it’s more about that than the number. I might wake up October 29 and weep but I doubt it. When you’re 50 how you feel is really just right there on your face.” And in her case, your legs. Consider yourself liberated.

Fall Workout Wear 2017!

Fall Workout Wear 2017!

The 3-Piece Fall Workout Wardrobe

by MICHELLE SCANGA

best workout clothes for fall 2017

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Yesterday we launched our 30-day fall wardrobe challenge in an effort to effortlessly revamp and refresh your style for the new season. While the monthlong style takeover provides new ideas for your office and weekend looks, it wouldn’t be a full fashion update without athleisure options. So today we’re shifting gears, focusing on your workout style, and offering the best workout clothes for fall 2017. To ensure your gym style is on point and on trend, we’re sharing the three key pieces you need to totally transform your athletic-wear selection this season.

Update your gym style with the coolest workout clothes below.

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Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

HOW TO BUILD A MINIMALIST CAPSULE WARDROBE

Looking to take “less is more” literally? Here’s how.
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If you’ve ever felt exhausted by the number of little choices you have to make every day, you’re not alone. That exhaustion is a real thing called decision fatigue, and it’s scientifically proven to take a toll on your ability to make good choices by the end of the day. It’s one reason why a lot of important people — from Steve Jobs and Barack Obama to a whole host of fashion designers — have chosen to cut down on the number of decisions they make every day by wearing essentially the same thing over and over.

 

But for some fashion-lovers, uniform dressing can seem stifling. Luckily, there’s another alternative that allows for a little more play: capsule wardrobes.

Caroline Rector, the blogger behind Unfancy who helped re-popularize capsules in recent years, describes capsuling as “a practice of editing your wardrobe down to your favorite clothes (clothes that fit your lifestyle and body right now), remixing them regularly, and shopping less often and more intentionally.”

Usually, a capsule consists of a set number of pieces of clothing that you wear for a season before starting the next capsule. Clothing is only added to the selection at the start of each capsule, encouraging you to remix and re-wear rather than shopping for new pieces.

Operating with a capsule wardrobe reduces decision fatigue because it leaves only clothing you really love that works interchangeably in your wardrobe. It’s the minimalist principle of “less is more” lived out in a tangible way. But there are a host of other benefits to switching to the capsule model, too. Capsule fans claim the method can curb an out-of-control shopping habit, help you get to know your own style better, save closet space and boost environmental and social responsibility by reducing consumption.

Ready to build your own minimalist capsule wardrobe? Here’s how to start.

TAKE STOCK OF YOUR WARDROBE

You’re only going to be living with a set number of pieces for the next three months, so you want to make sure you pick those pieces mindfully. Doing that well requires taking a serious look at what’s already in your closet.

“If you’re going to give capsuling a shot, go all in. Literally empty your closet onto your bed, and only add back in the items you love,” advises Seasons + Salt blogger Andrea Hartman, who first started capsuling three years ago. “It will be eye-opening.”

It might seem like a lot of work, but laying everything in your wardrobe out where you can see it all at once is a good way to get a comprehensive view of what you own, connecting what works well together and noting what percentage of your possessions you actually wear regularly. You’ll also want to earmark any pieces that need mending before inclusion — if you adore those camel boots but the heel has started coming off, check whether it’s something that can be fixed or needs to be replaced before starting the capsule.

PICK WHAT’S GOING IN YOUR CAPSULE

Your capsule should have about 35 pieces including tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear and shoes. Items that should not be included in this number include loungewear, sleepwear, underwear, workout clothes you wear only for working out (as opposed to athleisure you might wear elsewhere) and accessories — those are all freebies.

If you’re not sure whether a specific item should count among your 35 or not, remember: pieces that are necessary for one occasion (like a gown for a fancy wedding) don’t count as long as you only wear them for that specific activity or event. So if you only wear your one-piece swimsuit to the beach, for example, it doesn’t count, but if you’re going to style it as a bodysuit with your normal clothes, it does.

As you consider what to include in your capsule, ask yourself: Can I style it multiple ways? Is it something I know I’ll actually wear based on a track record of wearing it in the past? Is it appropriate for the season and temperature? Is it well-made enough that I trust it to last through the next three months with repeated wear?

STORE EVERYTHING ELSE

Once you’ve selected your 35 or so capsule pieces, pack the rest of your clothing up and store it out of sight, if space permits. This will both make it easier for you to stick to your original capsule — no temptingly blurred lines — and will also help you figure out what pieces you might be able to purge at the end of the capsule. Did you totally forget about that tank top that you hid from sight, even though it was summer? That may be a sign that you can let go of it permanently, making for even less long-term clutter.

TRY IT FOR THREE MONTHS

Once you’ve picked your capsule and stored everything else, you’re ready to live in it. Wear only the pieces in your capsule (and the free-pass items like underwear and loungewear) for three months straight.

Some parts of this step will be easy, like picking outfits you’ve already loved in the past. But even if it gets hard, it’s worth sticking with the rules you gave yourself — not only will you learn more about what really works best for you, but you might also find yourself coming up with creative new ensembles you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. And if a little wardrobe boredom rears its head, don’t assume it means that capsuling isn’t for you.

“Boredom is normal in all parts of life,” notes Anne Sage, a blogger and authorknown for her minimal aesthetic. “So when it does come, rather than lamenting it, it’s good to learn to roll with it.” After all, why would you expect your wardrobes to be immune to a malady that the rest of your life isn’t?

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