Of course not. I still love my standard STF 501s. I hope a pair work out for you.
I don’t know because I’ve never tried it but I don’t think so. Good luck.
White Denim Season
I have one pair of white blue jeans – some 501s not unlike the ones above – and this is the time of year they come out. Despite their weight, they actually wear reasonably cool, and end up being a great option on days when the sun’s out and it feels like summer, but it’s not quite hot outside.
Our friend CBenjamin’s in the picture above, and his outfit has a lot going on. He pulls it off well, but I find that I have good luck pairing my jeans with very simple compliments. Even as simple as a plain navy t-shirt and canvas sneakers. White-on-white is a little to Andrew WK (though Andrew always looks great).
White jeans also make a nice compliment to a summer blazer. With tan bucks, like CB is wearing, and a pale blue shirt, you have a relaxed look that’s surprisingly pull-off-able.
One note: CB’s white 501s, and mine, are tapered slightly by a tailor. This will cost you about $ 20, but I find that a trendier, slimmer fit is more appropriate with a jean like this. It helps drive home the point that you’re wearing white denim on purpose.
The Onion: Man Purchasing Pair of Red Pants Better Be Willing To Put Up Or Shut Up.
Clothing doesn’t make you another character, as Patrick Swayze is never laced into a pair of jeans. It doesn’t connect you with the past, you’re not suddenly imbued with proletarian sentiments when you wear old selvedge. It doesn’t make you cool (duh, duh, and duh). Clothing makes you fictional. You are still you. But you’re projecting a fiction to others.
That’s why clothing is so cool.
– John Lugg (via jhilla)
“I never have to do laundry because I have a pair of jeans.”
– Mike Birbiglia
A new detail
Taking inspiration from a vintage pair of trousers his grandfather had made, these new flannels from Ambrosi have a lapped, closed seam on the outside leg, with a 3mm overlap that creates a sharp, defined seam down the leg. Paired with two deep pleats, the trouser feels old world, but wearable.
Having relationships with your tailors, shoe makers, shirt makers can lead to some great experiments..
Ambrosi Flannels, Liverano Shetland and Saint Crispin’s 522B Cap Toes.
I have not worn a pair of “tracky dacks” (track pants) since 1985 in my senior year at school, & they were synthetic. But these APC cotton/cashmere were to good to not procure ..
With summer hitting us soon down here in the antipodes, I’m going to CRANK up the cold air machine!
The making of … a pair of black Gucci bit loafers. The video, like the previous clip, is part of a Japanese Gucci marketing campaign that is aimed at creating/reinforcing the link between Gucci and traditional handicrafts. Take it with a grain of salt…