Category:
Denim

Upside-Down Jeans

The latest look in weird denim is upside-down jeans from CIE Denim. The belt loops and pockets are at the bottom of the pants, around the legs, instead of at the top around the waist where they should be.

Apparently they were inspired by the Netflix show Stranger Things, which features a parallel universe called the Upside Down. Though I'd be surprised if anyone made that connection just by looking at the jeans.

They come in shorts, which go for $385, and full jeans for $495.





via Huff Post

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 15, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Mesh Jeans

There seems to be no limit to the weird things that designers can dream up to do with jeans.

These "mesh jeans" from the designer Bless consist of vintage 501 Levi's that "feature an asymmetrical fold along the fly and a tan mesh panel down the full length of one side."

They retail for $590, but right now are on sale for a mere $236.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 18, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Lace-up Jeans

How much can you stretch the concept of jeans before they're no longer actually jeans?

Case in point: these "Wild Thang" lace-up jeans from Fashion Nova. At least the price isn't that bad. They're going for $49.99.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 04, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Denim Waist Belt

Available for $405 from net-a-porter.com:

Designed to appear like it's been sliced from the top of your favorite jeans, this faded blue version has frayed edges and exposed pockets. It looks even cooler with a slim leather strap over the top.

It not only appears like it's been sliced from the top of old jeans, I'd say it has been.


Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 05, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Buttless Jeans

The new look in jeans from UK fashion brand The Ragged Priest. Cost: $125. Underwear not included.

More info: Yahoo! Lifestyle



Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 13, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Thong Jeans

Japanese designer Thibaut recently presented this new style in jeans at Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo.

More info: Yahoo! Style



Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 22, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Pre-Dirtied Jeans

Nordstrom is now selling pre-dirtied jeans for $425. And here I've been washing my jeans all these years! It reminds me of that guy back in the 90s who sold shotgun-blasted jeans, though his prices were more reasonable.

I wonder if the dirt washes off.



For slightly cheaper ($395) you can get what looks like paint-stained jeans.



More: nbc4i.com

Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 27, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Denim, Overpriced Merchandise

Blue Jean TV

In the 1970s, it was widely believed that any product could be improved by adding denim to it. One example of this, already featured on WU, was the AMC Gremlin "Levi" Edition — an economy car upholstered with Levi jeans. It debuted in the early 70s.

Another example is the Zenith "Sidekick" Blue Jean TV, which hit the market in 1974. From the ad copy:

Meet Zenith's 12" diagonal black-and-white portable that's decked out, top and sides, in blue denim. Accented with bright orange stitching, authentic copper rivets, and a leather-look "Sidekick" name patch like the one on your jeans.


If you'd like to own one of these beauties, there's one for sale on eBay. Current bid is only $49.99.



Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 15, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Denim, Products, 1970s

Shotgun Fashion

Back in 1993, Ed Kirko gave up his job as an engineering assistant and became a fashion designer. His fashion idea was that, for a fee, he would blast your clothes with a shotgun. He came up with the idea after seeing an episode of 60 Minutes about ripped jeans selling for $90 and thought he could do that — but better! He offered a "Honeymoon Special," which was a bra, panties, and boxer shorts riddled with bullet holes.

Palm Beach Post — Jan 17, 1994



San Bernardino County Sun — Sep 29, 1993

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 25, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim, 1990s

Gay Jeans

Gay Jeans begin life looking and acting like regular 5-pocket denim jeans, but as they experience normal washing and wearing over the course of their life, their indigo dye gradually fades away, revealing fabulously colorful yarns just waiting to come out.
[betabrand.com]



Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 19, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Fashion, Denim

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