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  • Levi's: A Return to Their Roots

    Levi's 501 - Stonewash

    Levi’s denim jeans have been an American icon and fashion staple for more than 160 years. Founded in San Francisco in 1853 by Levi Strauss, the apparel company first produced their legendary blue jeans in 1873. Levi Strauss & Co. has grown into an internationally recognized powerhouse since then, with Levi's consistently ranked the top-selling jean in the world. Continue reading

  • What's Trending for Women's Jeans?

    Levi’s High Rise Skinny Jean – Sunshine Strand Levi’s High Rise Skinny Jean – Sunshine Strand

    Jeans and denim fabric have been a staple of the global wardrobe for centuries and, here in the United States, have been in and out of fashion since the mid-nineteenth century. What many don’t know is that the origin of both words is a tale of two cities—Genoa, Italy and Nimes, France.

    The word “jeans” owes its origin to the Old French name for Genoa, Italy, which was “Jannes.” The French word for twilled cotton cloth was “fustian” and the phrase “jean fustian” simply meant a type of twilled cotton cloth from Genoa. Denim, on the other hand, owes its origin to the French city Nimes and the word for a type of twilled fabric called “serge.” Continue reading

  • Understanding Types of Jean Fits

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    When you are shopping for new jeans, all of those categories and jean types may seem daunting. You may even be tempted to try on every single type of jean fit to find one that feels comfortable on you while still looking attractive. We at Dave’s New York know that when it comes to shopping for a brand like Levi’s jeans in NYC, there are many terms you should know to buy the right jean and look your best. Here is a guide for you.

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  • Matching Your Jeans and Your Footwear

    Boot cut, straight, tapered, wide, or skinny? How do you like your jeans? If you’re like most women, you have jeans in a few leg styles to suit your moods, your activities, and your intended destination. But what many women wonder is if there are rules about which types of shoes are best with specific leg cuts. Fortunately, we at Dave’s New York are happy to help you get a handle on your footwear.

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  • Matching Your Jean Fit to Your Body Type

    matching your jean fit to your body type

    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

    levi's 514 undertsanding the rise of your jean

    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

    Levi's 508 Quincy-Heat Press, Whiskers...blog

    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

  • 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

  • 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 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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