I wanted to do a few little posts on my obsessions with a certain item of clothing. You all know that my biggest obsession is denim, owning probably around 150 pairs of jeans now and numerous other items of clothing made out of denim. It’s a big love of mine! Being the editor of DenimBlog and a full time writer for it really helps me live my passion for jeans to the full extent. I love being able to see the new collections, speak to the denim designers, see the Look Books early and spot a celeb in a pair of jeans and know what they are just by looking at the wash or pockets, it really has become my life now 🙂
Unfortunately there are not many stores around my area that stock premium denim. Living in the countryside can have its downfalls! I normally have to do what I do with most of my clothes and buy jeans online. A lot of the time this is hit or miss because of the sizing issue and actually seeing them in person is a lot different to how they may look on the websites. I got into designer jeans quite a long time ago, I must have been around 16 years old and I ended up with a fake pair of Rock & Republic jeans, which I had no idea were not real! When I found out my heart was crushed and I felt so sad. I hate fake jeans! But since then, it got me into searching so much about real authentic designer jeans and what the styles were. Like quite a few people, when I find a new hobby, I often go full steam ahead and learn as much as I possibly can before getting bored of it, but this is one hobby I never got bored of. I definitely found my passion and my collection just kept growing and growing! I even learned all about the history of denim and did a huge post about it 🙂
A few of my favourite brands are Diesel Jeans, J Brand Jeans, Paige Premium Jeans, Dylan George Jeans and Seven Jeans, well 7 For All Mankind for its full name. My main love is skinny jeans or jeggings, I absolutely can’t get enough of them! I think most of my collection is actually filled with skinnies. Blue jeans are my favourite colour as well, as much as I am a fan of coloured denim, even printed denim, you can’t beat the classic blue jeans, they are just a staple for everything! I always thought that bootcut jeans and flared jeans swamped my body as I do only have small legs but now I am venturing into the flared jeans quite a lot, I love pairing them with wedges to elongate the legs, they look so much better then!
Since denim is a big part of the fashion world now, I love that it’s made into denim shirts, denim dresses, denim vests/waistcoats, denim jackets and everything else! It’s just great to be able to wear denim, even when you are not wearing jeans! Especially now that denim jewellery exists a lot!
Over the years I have gotten to know what jeans suit what body shapes, how to wear certain washes, what to look for in a back pocket, how important the rise and the inseams are, what fabrics are better than others and a lot more! I’ve learned how to know the perfect fit in my jeans and what jeans are most flattering on my body shape. That’s why I always stick to certain cuts from any one brand, like Diesel Jeans, the Matic, Nevy and Lowky cuts are my favourites, with Paige Premium, the Blue Heights 10″ skinnies and Verdugo Jeggings are my favourites, with 7 For All Mankind it’s the Gummy Denim Leggings and the Gwenevere Skinnys etc. Knowing what works for your body when buying designer jeans is always helpful.
As many of you have asked me, more than a few times, eventually I do want my own jeans brand. I would love that. It’s been my dream to be a designer since I could pick up a pencil and since I love jeans so much, that’s definitely the route I want to go down. Much like my idol Paige Adams-Geller, I would love to have a really successful denim brand in the future, one for the younger generation like myself but still making sure they fit really well. I can dream 🙂 I had the most amazing time designing my Prima Jeans and that definitely confirmed just how much I want to do it.
There is just something about denim that makes me love it, I get amazed and so excited when I see a wash that’s just beautiful or I find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, the fabric is something special and I love it. I’m not even sure where this obsession came from and how it got quite so out of hand but I’m very happy it did because I love designer jeans so much! Often people ask me, what’s the difference between premium denim and just normal denim? There is a huge difference! The fit is the main thing, the premium denim brands really focus on getting the fit perfect and they make sure everything is symmetrical on the jeans, the stitching is in the right places, every aesthetic part of the jeans is done professionally and with care. Then there is the actual denim, premium denim you can just feel the quality of it, compared to the cheap denim, the texture is rich and strong and holds it’s shape and wear a tear a lot more than cheap denim. You really do pay for what you get 🙂
So I guess to end this post, as I could literally talk about denim all day, I am a huge designer jeans and denim lover! A denim nerd I suppose you could say. I hope they make more things in denim too! I also have a little page with my denim articles I have written for DenimBlog which you can see by clicking here.
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Image credit: Photo of Henry Hall Jeans roll, photographer David Larson.