3 Denim Brands to Wear Now

A tried and true staple, denim is everything that’s right with clothing fashion. Jeans, generally speaking, have not strayed far from its fundamental design since 1873, with the exception of a few color alterations and embellishments along the way.

But what makes denim truly great is its wardrobe versatility. Need pants that are dressy but not too formal? No problem — dark denim it is! Looking for something with casual appeal, but is more socially acceptable than sweatpants? Wear a light, medium or color wash in any variety of bootcut, flare, straight leg, or skinny leg styles. The options are virtually endless!


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With that being said, it’s important to be cognizant of when and where it’s actually acceptable to wear jeans. Funerals, job interviews, the courthouse, an opera, a wedding — etiquette says absolutely never. Instead, save it for more lighthearted places and occasions, such as your little bro’s birthday, a hot date or semi-casual Friday at the office.

Because it's now the time of year when denim reigns supreme, let’s round out your wardrobe’s bottom half with some top styles. Showcased below are some of best washes, cuts and brands that’ll have you looking classy, never slouchy or sloppy, for fall! 



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Regardless your style, owning dark denim is a wardrobe must. For men, a pair of black jeans is a nice alternative to wearing the typical blue. Hudson’s Byron Straight gives off an upscale look that can transition from a day in to a night out with ease. 

Staying true to a dark wash, the mid rise Flawless – Hello Skinny from Joe’s Jeans is a pure winner. Not only can you dress your outfit up or down seamlessly, but this pant also has an integrated dual-pocket design so you can discreetly carry your iPhone and charging battery without added bulge.



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Military pants, also known as combat or camo, continue to make fashion waves. For the ladies, try a slim fitting skinny leg for an urban chic look that’ll grab attention. This Hudson Lilly mid-rise pairs nicely with heels or flats. 

Men — if you’re looking for a more subdued military look, an olive pant would make for a great denim addition. Again, keep the look refined with a slim, tailored fit and polish off your smart style with a snazzy pair of burnished chukka boots. 



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Sometimes a change of pace does a person good. The same can also be said for your choice of denim. Believe it or not, a washed-out, greyish look can actually make you stand out from the masses. With a lived-in feel, these Paige favorites combine nicely with contrasting black, white or offsetting grey hues.



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Menswear Monday: 4 Must-Have Pants for Winter

Great-fitting trousers and jeans are an essential addition to any man’s wardrobe, particularly in the fall & winter. Just as you lighten up your fabric assortment for the spring/summer season, it's time to grab the heavier fabrics for the cold-weather months. Think tweed trouser, corduroys, cotton twill chinos and selvedge denim—more substantial fabrics that look and fit fantastic.

What is also great about these, besides keeping you warm, is that they fit with all of the other items we're suggesting you invest into. Not to mention, when this season passes and spring/summer comes back around, you can store these up and wear them again for cold-weather months to come! That’s the advantage of investing in timeless wardrobe pieces—longevity that goes beyond fly-by-night trends.

All in all, this is a great time of year to get creative with your personal style. Step out of your norm and try new layering and mix-and-match techniques. You may just find yourself liking it!

4 Pants Every Man Needs in His Closet this Winter and Beyon


1. Perry Ellis "Portfolio Slim Fit" Flat Front Solid Tweed Pant

2. Gant Rugger R. Herringbone "Smarty" Pant


3. AG Adriano Goldschmeid "The Graduate" Tailored Straight Cord

4. Nautica "Danforth 8" Wale Cord Pants


5. Dockers Men's "Alpha Khaki" Pant

6. Levi's® Men's Chino Pant


7. Levi's® Made & Crafted Tack Slim in Selvedge Rigid

8. Joe's Jeans "Brixton" Fit



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Zappos on Extra: Levi's® Jeans Fall Must Haves

Extra TV's resident trend spotter Flynn Adams, along with our very own Cat Cook, share what's hot for fall in the world of Levi's®!


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New Brand Spotlight: SOLD Design Lab

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Discriminating, Decisive, and in love with denim.

Live fully, love fiercely, travel often. That’s the mantra and the mandate of the SOLD DESIGN LAB woman.

SOLD offers a versatile and well-rounded collection of basic denim, novelty wash, embellished and abstract print pants and shorts that range from a relaxed boyfriend to a super skinny fit.

SOLD products pass through many meticulous hands before they reach the consumer. They are sculpted and engineered in Los Angeles by artisans who have worked for generations in the denim industry.


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4 Denim Brands You Need to Know in 2014

With the start of every new year comes a certain longing for renewal, and sometimes this manifests itself to a return to basics—a simple decluttering of the closet perhaps, or investing in wardrobe pieces that serve a multitude of options. Jeans definitely fit into this “indispensable staples” category, and are truly worth spending a little more time and money on to get that perfect fit for your body.

Today, we’re highlighting four of our denim superstars that we think you (and your wardrobe) should get acquainted with this year:

Fashion Denim:

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Hudson Jeans isn’t just another company that designs and manufactures premium denim. The entire company is rooted from the ground up in a set of principles that go beyond its iconic aesthetics and quality.

Hudson is a company that lives and breathes creativity and a passion for denim at every stage of its inception—from the drawing board to the very last stitch. You can really feel the love and great attention to detail behind each and every pair which is carefully crafted by expert hands.

To inspire people is Hudson’s ultimate goal. Their mantra “Let Yourself Go” isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s something that every person behind the brand lives and breathes every day. It’s summarizes ever so simply how Hudson strives not only to make quality denim but also to inspire others to “let go” of inhibitions and let their creativity soar to its full potential.


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Born and raised in the denim capital of the world, Los Angeles, Paige Denim is the perfect harmony of laid-back Southern California style and runway-worthy sophistication. Using only the highest quality materials available, Paige designs every pair of jeans—from their cult-favorite basics to trend pieces—with an acute attention to fit and detail.

Founder Paige Adams-Geller created Paige Denim back in 2004 with a strong background in the denim industry spanning over a decade. Her time spent as a top fit model for some of denim’s most sought-after names led Geller to her true calling: designing jeans that are both sophisticated and trend setting.

From their Verdugo Ultra Skinny to their Petite Skyline silhouettes, every pair of Paige denim is meticulously designed to deliver the perfect fit. It’s no wonder Paige has earned a place on the must-have list of celebrities, fashion editors and consumers all across the globe.

Missy Denim:

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Designed for the contemporary woman who is looking for denim that is both flattering and on-trend, Kut from the Kloth is a brand that prides itself on impeccable fit and great quality. Understanding that today’s modern woman is looking for fashion that fits into her multi-dimensional life, Kut from the Kloth designers travel the world for inspiration. Season after season, their wearable, comfortable and trend-right styles always reflect the unique character and personality of the woman who wears them.


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Jag Jeans are made for real women by real women. The Jag Jeans team understands what women look for in a great pair of denim because these are the same things they look for! They design on-trend jeans that always put fit and comfort at the top of the list. The team “field tests” their jeans out in the real world—dropping off the kids at school, family vacations, running errands on the weekends or enjoying a weekend with friends. Their goal is simply to design timeless, great-fitting jeans for different body types and for every part of the busy woman’s life.

Whether you’re petite, pear-shaped, hourglass or tall, Jag Jeans is committed to bringing you the most comfortable pair of jeans you’ve ever tried! No more unflattering “mommy jeans”!

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New Brand Spotlight: Siwy

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The Volcom "Give Jeans a Chance" DIY Challenge

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The Volcom Give Jeans a Chance 2012 campaign is in full effect with a DIY Drive in partnership with National Coalition for the Homeless.

Here’s your chance to get involved in something worthwhile this holiday season! Gather a few friends and collect jeans that are in good, wearable condition and donate them to a homeless shelter in your community.

Share your Give Jeans a Chance story on their Facebook page and share on Instagram and/or Twitter (#GJAC). The best story gets $1,000 grant donated to the youth-related non-profit or homeless shelter of your choice! That’s not all! The campaign organizer wins $1,000 worth of Volcom products (of course, sharing is always a good idea)

Last year, Give Jeans a Chance collected 35,000 pairs of jeans for the homeless, and this year, they want to match...or even better, BEAT that number.

Now get out there and do some good in the world!

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Fall's Perfect Match: Boots & Denim

If there were such thing as “soulmates” in the world of fashion, boots and jeans would definitely be it. These fall wardrobe essentials work so perfectly side by side, that we are convinced one can never have too many of either.

Pair skinny jeans and leggings with ankle boots—whether it’s flat combat boots or a dressier heeled version. Skinny jeans also work well with knee-high boots for those chillier days.

If you prefer boot cut or flared jeans, an ankle boot with heels is a great way to go.

No matter how you pair them together, these two key fall essentials are our favorite style no-brainers!

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