Fashion

DENIM SPECIAL

The season’s best styles and where to find them

 WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? 

The best cuts for your shape 

Skinny

Good for: petite girls
Fit Tip: Create the illusion of super-long legs with heels and a pair that hit just below the ankle.
Wear with: flowing tops and tunics for balance

Betsey Johnson


 
Betsey Johnson

Level 99


 
Level 99

Betsey Johnson Photo: Anthea Simms Level 99’s Legging jean, $76. www.level99usa.com

Trouser
Good for: slimming muscular thighs
Fit Tip: To avoid drawing attention to your upper legs, steer clear of whiskering and have a tailor sew any slash pockets shut.
Wear with: a crisp shirt and tailored vest for a modern menswear-inspired look

Issa


 
Issa

Kasil


 
Kasil

Issa Photo: Anthea Simms Kasil’s Democracy jean in Chelsea wash, $213. www.kasiljean.com

Bell-bottom
Good for: offsetting wide hips
Fit Tip: A wide flare will draw attention away from your hips and lengthen your legs when paired with heels.
Wear with: a retro-fab boho blouse to rock this season’s ’70s-chic style.

3.1 Phillip Lim


 
3.1 Phillip Lim

Fidelity


 
Fidelity

3.1 Phillip Lim Photo: Anthea Simms Fidelity’s Blue Belle in Viper Rinse, $188. www.fidelitydenim.com

Boyfriend
Good for: boy shapes who want to laid-back and on-trend
Fit Tip: This is not the most flattering of fits (see: Katie Holmes), so to avoid looking dumpy, pair these with an ultra-feminine fitted top.

Marc Jacobs Resort 2009


 
Marc Jacobs Resort 2009

Current/Elliott


 
Current/Elliott

Marc Jacobs Resort 2009 Current/Elliott’s The Boyfriend, $265. www.currentelliott.com


WHAT’S YOUR NAME?
Get to know the hot new brands on the jean scene

Divine Rights of Denim


 
Divine Rights of Denim

Audrina Patridge in Divine Rights of Denim’s Lust pant, $90.

Divine Rights of Denim
With figure-flattering styles, rich fall colours and jaw-droppingly cheap prices, it’s no wonder The Hills hotties Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge have been sporting this brand all over L.A. (Audrina even became the face of the brand and will co-design pieces for the spring collection.) Bonus: it’s available on our side of the border at Le Château.
www.divinerightsofdenim.com


City of Others


 
City of Others

City of Others’ flare-leg Minsk jean, $130.

City of Others
This recently launched line boasts four wallet-friendly styles for women (boot-cut, flare, skinny and wide-leg), clever vintage-typewriter details and some major charitable cred: each pair comes with a unique code you can use to donate a portion your purchase to one of three charities chosen by the brand
www.city-of-others.com


EXPERT ADVICE

Amber Kelly
Owner, Denim Diva in Newmarket, Ontario
www.denimdivastore.com

Shoes can change the whole look of a jean, so be sure to bring a pair you plan to wear you when you go shopping.

The right fit will feel a bit snug when you first put them on. Look for a smooth fit at the front (no pulling) and one or two creases on the back of the thigh. Those creases will stretch and disappear within the first hour you wear the jeans.

Don’t try to make one pair your go-to denim for both day and night. You’ll need a shorter length for day to pair with flats and a longer length at night for heels.

To prevent dark-wash jeans from fading quickly, add a pinch of salt the first few times you wash them. Then, to preserve their colour, wash every 4–5 times your wear them, inside out and in cold water.


WHAT’S YOUR STORE
The top denim destinations in your city and online

***VANCOUVER***

Fab


 
Fab

1. Fab
2177 W. 4th Ave. (Kitsilano)
2305 W. 41st Ave. (Kerrisdale)
www.fabclothing.com
Best-selling brands: Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans, William Rast
New this season: City of Others, J4 Denim

Plenty


 
Plenty

2. Plenty
200-62 W 8th Ave
Four locations across Vancouver
www.getplenty.com
Best-selling brands: 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Cheap Monday
New this season: City of Others, Dittos

Dutil


 
Dutil

3. Dutil
303 W. Cordova St.
www.dutildenim.com
Best-selling brands: APC, Joe’s Jeans, Small Town
New this season: True Religion, Nudie Jeans


***CALGARY***

Splash of Fashion


 
Splash of Fashion

1. Splash of Fashion
200-1211 Kensington Rd. NW
Best-selling brands: Paige Premium Denim, William Rast, True Religion
New this season: AG Jeans

Azul Couture


 
Azul Couture

2. Azul Couture
914 15th Ave. SW,
Best-selling brands: David Khan, Kasil
New this season: Aristocrat

Leo Boutique


 
Leo Boutique

3. Leo Boutique
810B 16th Ave. SW
www.leoboutique.com
Best-selling brands: Citizens of Humanity, Cheap Monday, Nudie Jeans
New this season: Dr. Denim, AG Jeans, GoldSign, and Ksubi


***TORONTO***

Over the Rainbow


 
Over the Rainbow

1. Over the Rainbow
101 Yorkville Ave.
www.rainbowjeans.com
Best-selling brands: 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Paige Premium Denim, J Brand, Hudson Jeans
New this season: Level 99, Blank, Naked & Famous Denim, Stitch’s

Lileo


 
Lileo

2. Lileo
Building 35, 55 Mill St.
www.lileo.ca
Best-selling brands: Current/Elliot, Rag & Bone, Nobody
New this season: Chimala, Gilded Age

Show Room


 
Show Room

3. Show Room
278 Queen St. W.
www.theshow-room.com
Best-selling brands: Nudies Jeans, Cheap Monday, Rock & Republic
New this season: City of Others, Dr. Denim


***MONTREAL***

Influence U


 
Influence U

1. Influence U
1476 rue Ste-Catherine O.
Best-selling brands: True Religion, 7 For All Mankind
New this season: Robin’s Jeans (a new line of blinged-out denim from L.A.)

StyleXchange


 
StyleXchange

2. StyleXchange
Five locations across Quebec
www.stylexchange.com
Best-selling brands: 7 For All Mankind, True Religion, Rock & Republic
New this season: Chimala, Domino Jeans
Toronto gals, take note: the Montreal-based chain now has two stores in Toronto, including this newly opened location in the Promenade Shopping Centre

TNT


 
TNT

3. TNT
4100 rue Ste-Catherine O.
tntthenewtrend.com
Best-selling brands: Earnest Sewn, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity
New this season: Current/Elliot, Stitch’s Jeans


***NATIONAL***

Aritzia


 
Aritzia

1. Aritzia
25 locations across Canada
www.aritzia.com
Best-selling brands: J Brand, Paige Premium Denim, Nudie Jeans
New this season: Current/Elliot, Ksubi, James, Cheap Monday, Nobody, Blank
Bonus exclusive: Naked & Famous Denim Thinks Aritzia is Sexy: three new quick-rinsed styles from the Montreal maker of premium raw denim www.nakedandfamousdenim.com

Holt Renfrew


 
Holt Renfrew

2. Holt Renfrew
11 locations across Canada
www.holtrenfrew.com
Brands: J Brand, Hudson Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, Rock & Republic, True Religion, Paige Premium Denim, Citizens of Humanity


***ONLINE***

Ssense.com


 
Ssense.com

Ssense.com
The Montreal-based shop has a stellar selection of denim brands, including Diesel, True Religion, K Karl Lagerfeld, 7 For All Mankind, Cheap Monday and Miss Sixty.
Bonus: All orders are shipped free of charge to anywhere in Canada.