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  • Matching Your Jean Fit to Your Body Type

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    Style today dictates that your jeans should fit you like a glove. They should not sag or be baggy; they also should not accentuate any flaws you may have in your body; they should make you look slim. Men’s jeans should make their legs look lean and muscular; they should lift and show off your backside. Women’s jeans should give you a lean, slightly-curved appearance. And on top of all of this, your pair of jeans should look sharp and match well with your current outfit.

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  • Understanding the Rise of Your Jeans: High, Mid, and Low

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    When it comes to choosing the perfect pair of jeans, you must choose whether you want denim with a little or a lot of stretch, select the leg style (straight, boot-cut, skinny, wide, etc.), and decide if you want a flat front, pleats, hip pockets, bling on the seat, or contrasting stitching. As if you didn’t have enough to think about, you also need to know what rise looks best on you and will help you look most proportionate. At Dave’s New York, our jeans selection is extensive and comprehensive, and we want to help at least one choice to be a little easier for you to make.

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  • Heat Press Wrinkles, Whiskers, and Fading for Vintage Denim

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    Have you ever had a pair of jeans that were worn in to perfection?  Did you have difficulty parting with those same jeans when the time came to replace them with a new pair of jeans?  Often, a new pair of jeans can feel stiff and uncomfortable--nothing like the pair of jeans you had literally, just worn out. Those old jeans were soft and had wrinkles that made them fit your body just right. Well, we want to let you know that you can buy those soft, comfortable jeans in New York City; commonly referred to as vintage jeans. The work that goes into making them look and feel old will replace the years of wear and tear that you would have had to put into them to achieve the ideal worn in look. Continue reading

  • Stretch Jeans: In and Out of the Comfort Zone

    Stretch Jeans - 524 skinny fit Levi's Jeans have been a staple of American fashion since 1873, when they made it big with cowboys and miners. As the decades rolled along, these pants became increasingly popular with teenagers from all walks of life and, eventually, even working class adults. Each generation has made its own special impact on a uniquely American garment. In the '70s, bell-bottom jeans were all the rage. In the '80s and '90s it was acid wash. Finally, in the 2000s, we saw the advent of factory distressed jeans, skinny jeans, and stretch jeans. Continue reading

  • Jeans Have Seasons Too

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    For many people, both men and women, fashion is a way of life. People who live and die by what happens in Paris and Milan know that wearing the wrong thing at the wrong time is a travesty. While most people know that color palettes and dress lengths change with the seasons, not as many people realize that the jeans they pull on every morning have a season too.  Continue reading

  • Mixing Up Denim Jeans with Cords and Twill

    Denim jeans, skirts, shirts, and jackets are quintessentially American. It’s hard for us to imagine a world in which there is no comfortable, durable, stylish denim. But sometimes you want something a little different, something that still looks stylish and is comfortable but that isn’t obviously denim. When it comes to changing up the look of your trousers, there are plenty of different fabrications to choose from that still provide all the durability, style, and cut of a good denim jean. Continue reading

  • Trends in Jean Styles You Won’t Want to Miss!

    Denim is as American as apple pie and road trips. We can’t live without our denim—from the soft, slouchy caress of your favorite old pair of well-worn jeans to the crisp and snappy look of an ironed chambray shirt. Denim’s humble beginnings have paved the way for ever-enjoyable new wearable trends. As we explore the trends for the upcoming year, see how you can incorporate them into your own wardrobe to create the looks that define your unique style.

    For women, the options are legion. The general idea this year is to think about the early '80s and take it up a notch or two. Case in point: mom jeans are back! Continue reading

  • Understanding the Weight of Your Jeans

    If you're an observant shopper, then you may have noticed that not all jeans are created equal. If you're the type of shopper to walk into a store and buy the first pair you see in your size, then maybe you haven't realized the complex world of jeans. You can buy jeans in a variety of different cuts, fabrics, washes, and more. Do you prefer zippers or buttons? Do you want some rips and tears or bejeweled pockets? The choices are endless. One of the most important things to consider is the fabric. Jeans are typically made of denim, although with advances in weaving technology, denim is being woven with polyester, spandex, and more to give the fabrics different qualities. In the world of pure denim, there are two varieties: raw and washed. Raw denim is virtually untouched and will shrink when you wash it. Washed denim is pre-washed, so it won't shrink much and comes in a wider variety of colors. When choosing the ideal pair of jeans, it's important to understand the weight of the denim and what effect that has on you wearing it! Continue reading

  • How to Pair Versatile Jeans with Your Wardrobe

    Every man's wardrobe should include some timeless staples that never go out of style. The rest of his wardrobe will come and go as styles change and then change again. The list of staples differs depending on who is making up the list, but there are some items that everyone agrees on. Every man should have a pair of sneakers, a white button up shirt, a pair of khaki pants, a dark blazer, a nice watch, a suit, a pair of dress shoes, and the always versatile pair of jeans. To save you money and time when searching for the right pair of Levi's jeans for men or other jeans, we have included the following information.

    Perfect Fit and Color

    To find the perfect-fitting jeans for your body and your taste, you will need to spend some time doing some research. If you know the type of fit you are looking for then you can tell the salesclerk and they will get you set up trying some different styles on. If you do not know what style or fit would look best on you, your search may take a bit longer. Jeans come in slim, skinny, straight, boot CUT, REGULAR, TAPPERED, relaxed, and LOOSE FIT. There are PRE-WASHED, RIGID, RINSED, TINTED WASH, stone washED, and vintage wash denims. They come in a variety of rises from low to medium, and high. Continue reading

  • How to Care for Raw Denim

    What exactly is raw denim? Raw denim is denim that has not been washed or preshrunk after it has been dyed. You could say that raw denim is denim in its purest form. It is important to note that there is a particular process to follow when taking care of your raw denim jeans. Dave's New York offers these tips for you to follow so that you have raw denim clothing that looks great and lasts a long time.

    Raw Denim Initial Care

    Raw denim is not usually preshrunk like most other pairs of denim jeans. You can shrink the denim on your own—usually you would do this in a dryer, but you never want to put your raw denim in a dryer. Instead, put the denim on, then sit in a tub of warm water. The warmth of the water will shrink the denim. Because you are wearing the jeans, they will shrink to fit your body. Once you have soaked the jeans, you should leave them on and allow the denim to dry. Because the jeans need to air dry, try to do this on a warm day so that the denim will dry quicker. Continue reading

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