Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 265 | Kicking Mule Workshop

I have a friend to thank for reminding me of the brand Kicking Mule Workshop. Traditional loose fitting jeans, that's very hard-wearing. Not very Swedish in styling, which always seems a bit more taylored, but real nice in its own special way.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 258 | No more blue jeans

I finally took the plunge and bought a pair of trousers that weren't blue jeans. I know it's hard to believe, but I did it. I've been interested in these Chinos from Dr.Denim since I wrote about them on Day 86, but because of my 6 month test, I didn't buy them. What's the point of buying something you really lile, and not being able to wear them for 6 months? That would have killed me.

The test, however, is over, and this means I can go back to wearing what I want. This last week, I was back in my favourite store, Red Devil and saw that they had one more pair in my size left, 34L 32W. There was another guy in there trying the blue ones on, so I grabbed these creamy or beige coloured ones and hopped in the fitting room. Perfect fit, once again. I really love the fact that i found a brand that fits me so well. I have tried on 10 different pairs of Cheap Monday jeans and never liked the fit, the same with Camper shoes, they're just not made for my body, never mind how many pairs I try on.

Anyway, so now I own this pair of Chinos from Dr.Denim called Donk. They're oh, so comfortable and really stylish. There are those moments when you walk in town when you're thinking about the fact that you're not wearing blue jeans, but then again these are made from denim, so it's not too bad. I'm used to them already, and keen to go back to Red Devil and try on the dark blue ones, to see if they're something I'd wear.

Chinos have not always been part of my wardrobe. These have changed all of that. Something different, but all in all one of my best clothing buys this year. And as always, the price was real value for money in these "hard times", 599SEK.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 251 | Making your mark

Every time I wear my Dr.Denim Harris Blue Black Raw denim jeans, I think back to day 1, when I bought them. They were clean, with not a single mark on them. They fitted really well and the raw denim felt fantastic on my skin. Now they've become more like a second skin on me. They have marks exactly where I bend my knees, where I bend my hips, where my front pocket wallet shows through and where I folded the hems up when they got a bit stretched from six months of wear and were hanging a bit low.

I really love what they feel like on me nowadays, but it needed the six months of wear and a single wash to shrink them to my fit. Isn't it time you make your own marks on a pair of raw denim?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 244 | New Dr.Denim photos

I really like the new concept behind the photographs on the Dr.Denim website. A clothing range that seems to have been inspired by the shapes and colours of insets. Beautiful butterflies and colourfull beetles. Really well photographed and presented. Have a look at the Colletions page, for more of the same