It’s time to talk about denim. I had a denim guide on Grechen’s Closet for a couple of years; it’s now very outdated (I did it in 2006) and thanks to a comment from mamavalveeta03 I’m thinking of doing another one. Honestly, I haven’t been very excited about denim for a long time. For years, I hadn’t been able to fit into my favorite jeans, so I settled for Gap denim. Which worked, but after having worn premium denim for years, I found Gap jeans to be sorely lacking (mostly, they stretched out WAY too much and always gaped at my waist).
Now that I can fit into my jeans again, I’m really looking forward to getting a few new pairs. My holy grail brand is Goldsign (I still have my three favorite pairs). Before that, I wore AG, which was started by Adriano Goldschmeid, but he no longer designs for AG, he designs for Goldsign; after the real AG left AG, I didn’t find the fit nearly as nice, so I switched to Goldsign. I started with the Desire flared leg jeans in 2006 and got the ones I’m wearing: the Passion, shortly after.
Goldsign’s passion style is similar to AG’s Angel and I did have a pair of the Angel cords that I wore INTO THE GROUND. They were fantastic. I also tried on a pair of Angels this weekend at Nordstrom, and they fit me better than anything else I tried, but probably tied with the Paige Skyline style. I was very disappointed with all the too-stretchy denim I tried on though – I like a little stretch, but generally feel better with less, so my bumps are all smoothed out. And I’ve decided that I want MORE black denim. And DARK DARK washes. They are simply more flattering, no question.
Anyway, that was a lot of rambling to get to the fact that I do want to do a new denim guide, and am working on it as we speak. As with my previous denim guide, it will be 100% based on YOUR input: what works and doesn’t work for you, what your favorite brands are, etc. Are you game? I promise I’ll make it worth your time.
In the mean time, tell me what your holy grail denim brand/style is. Have you even found one?