Despite the notion that denim jeans are dead, global sales of this outfit has proven that denims are still very much alive and kicking. It has, however, gone major changes and is adapting to trends. There are a couple of reasons that jeans will continue to be part of men’s wardrobes. First, it offers versatility. Secondly, it carries a lot of history being worn by famous personalities such as James Dean and Sid Vicious. In this article, Robert Janitzek gives us a glimpse of the different denim styles through the years.
According to Richard Hurren, Vice President of Levi’s Northern Europe, slimmer and skinny cuts will continue to dominate for men. Now, we see men starting to adjust to stretch jeans and in fact is demanding for different stretch styles. Levis has reinvented its 501s for the first time in its 143-year history. It has added elastane to both its original 501 and 501 CT jeans.
Faded jeans became popular from the late 1960s to the 1970s as people longed for pieces that give a more vintage feel to them. Hurren says that this style is making a comeback. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the current style of faded jeans is now rougher around the edges with a healthy dose of distressing, patchwork, rips, and frays.
Even with the huge demand for stretch jeans, OG jeans still remains at the core of any solid denim line-up. Niels Mulder, denim designer at Edwin Jeans, reveals that these jeans can be synced with the season rather than the trends. Indigo or black styles can be paired with a blazer or fine knit, loafers, or a pair of Derby shoes.
Bells and Whistles
Gucci, one of the stalwarts of European brand fashion, is best known for the pussy blow blouses and silk pyjama suits that has been showcased in the runway recently. Now, they are spearheading a change in the fashion industry starting with the denims. Now, you can see styles with hand-painted blooms or snakes and flowers. Brands like ASOS, Zara, and Topman has been filling up their stocks with embroidered or patched denims.
If you want a denim style that will have you making a statement, then go for the cropped legs style. This is more flattering than the status quo style. Current styles feature a medium rise tapered fit. This is perfect for tube-socks and trainer looks.
Jeans can be one of the most difficult wardrobes to buy. To solve this problem, most designers have come up with tailor-made denims. With this types of jeans, you choose everything from the denim to the buttons to the color of the thread. With tailored jeans, you get at least three days of wear.