Street Pleat: Skinny Jeans

It’s hard to get that perfectly relaxed comfortable look that doesn’t include a pair of sweatpants. May we suggest taking some pointers from Mr. Newton’s street muse? Nothing like a crisp light wash skinny jean paired with textured black pieces to keep you comfortable while looking chic. The only maintenance required is a quick brush of the hair and the added pop of color from a coral lip, and you are ready for anything.   1. Madewell “Secret”... Read More

Marion Shows Us How To Make Houndstooth Denim Work

Marion Cotillard never ceases to make us wish we were born French. Her style is always effortlessly chic, whether she is dazzling us on the red carpet or just strolling with her sexy hubby, we want to steal her look. This past week she was snapped by paparazzi in NYC wearing these kick-ass J Brand houndstooth jeans, and we were immediately obsessed. If there is even an ounce of rocker chic in you, you need these jeans as much as we do… word is they are going fast, so click... Read More

Nostalgia: Colored Denim

We asked our good friend Jessie Cohen, publicist extraordinaire and fashion afficionado, to tell us what her current throwback obsession is and she had this to say: When I was in 4th grade I had a pair of royal blue denim jeans that I thought were the best thing ever. I was awkward for sure. And yes, I had braces, but those jeans were my salvation. A pop of color in an otherwise cookie-cutter world and I loved them. Maybe that’s why my heart skipped beats when I saw that... Read More

WTF Wednesday: Denim Sweat Pants

Just when you thought the jegging would die a quick death, we found the evolution of the sweatpant jean in the plethora of Skymall oddities. Yes ladies, you can now get a pair of leans to turn on that man in your life.  What are leans you ask? Why they are the new lounge pant jeans. Pronouncing all three words made us hungry for a new colloquialism. These babies try to have the camouflage look of a pair of those twill faves. They are even screen printed with rips, tears and... Read More

Pleat Picks: Top 10 Fall Jeans

With the wind and rain that has swept over the East coast these past few weeks, we have started to rekindle our love for a good pair of jeans. Honestly, is there a better way to get yourself excited for fall? (Ok, maybe shoes) Still, it’s likely we will wear our jeans more than once a week if not all week hence our desire to capture our favorites of the season. We don’t know about you, but we are definitely down to see some spots! Top row (left to right):  1. G-Star... Read More

The Wide Idea

Sick of cut-off jeans and cutesy floral sundresses? Well why not rebel against the standard summer uniform by ditching the flip flops and getting a bit creative?  Wide-leg jeans give your rear some squat-worthy curves and balances out a non-stick figure, well, figure. Add some American classic accessories and a vintage-inspired sleeveless camp shirt, and you’ve got the summer wardrobe blues beat. 1.Hudson Jeans “Woodstock” flare jeans, $198, piperlime.com... Read More

Runway: Le Grand Bleu

Chambray and light blue jeans and colored twill, get us excited for warm weather. This season, the runways revealed the recall of that relaxed, easy-fit version of denim that is reminiscent of Jane Birkin, 70’s minimalist cargo flight details and a softness that makes us want to wear almost nothing else. We can’t help but feel like we could live in these big blues. From Celine to Stella and back again, we have decided that there is nothing better than reinvesting in... Read More

Denim’s New Shapes: Denimhunt.com’s Shanna McKinnon Guestblogs!

Readers, Readers! We recently discovered one of the most comprehensive denim blogs out there, www.denimhunt.com. Edited by former Cotton Inc. trend forecaster (fun job, right?) Shanna McKinnon, this site provides in depth coverage on everything denim–from trend forecasts to the latest in fabric technology. We were lucky enough to have Shanna gives us the latest scoop on what’s new for denim this spring: For those with skinny jean-fatigue, this year will usher in several... Read More

Sold on Denim

We PLEATERS live in denim the same way others live in their leggings or sweatpants. Let’s face it on days when you wish you were 2 again because you just can’t handle the stress of putting together the perfect outfit, you’d be happy to own a pair of Sold Design Lab denim. There is really nothing more ingenius than a pair of these jeans. We PLEATERS have lived through the “jegging” evolution, not that we endorsed it, and found that the best response is a lighter weight... Read More

Belle of the (Denim) Ball

Finally a denim line we can sink our teeth, uh legs, into! Rob Mann, president of the denim line Henry & Belle, had the inspiration for his just launched collection while watching his wife struggle to find suitable jeans somewhere between “mom jeans” and “teeny bopper” styles. He decided to create a timeless jean that can be worn by any woman who wants to feel sexy and comfortable. Insane prints, ridiculous embellishment and over-the-top whiskering have... Read More