i got: Superfine Denim

I recently purchased some Superfine Denim on sale at Jonathan + Olivia. The style name was Liberty and it came with black sheen. They almost looked like pants instead of jeans.

i got: Superfine Denim

I don’t have any pictures of myself in them so I leave you with Doutzen being Doutzen instead. They are a great fitting pair of jeans. I have yet to wash them so I’m not sure how the colour and fabric treatment will fare afterwards. We shall see.

geekiviews: Second Clothing Yoga Jean

Yoga Jeans from Second Clothing.

They came out last year amid the yoga buzz but somehow I missed hearing about them. It’s only after I received an email from Jennifer from Mudsharkstreetwear.com that I became intrigued. I was looking for another pair of dark skinny denim for the fall to wear with boots. This is what the website says:

Jeans are not generally associated with perfect comfort. They tend to impede the large movements of the body and restrain and ususual stretching. But Second has changed all that!
Combing fashion and comfort, Second Yoga Jeans are perfect for any lifestyle with an emphasis on well-being, flexibility and relaxation.
Made of top-quality denim containing 97% brushed cotton and 3% elastane, Second Yoga Jeans hug the curves of the body in any position. They fit the ups and downs of a hectic day and metamorphose into laid-back fashion in the evening. Second uses denim with 92 percent shape memory, while the industry standard is only 64 percent. And thanks to their revolutionary treatment, the cuts and styles actually shape, hold, and lengthen the body and helps flaunt just the right areas. Multifunctional and perfectly malleable, Second Yoga Jeans are offered in mid and low rises, with the option of a boot cut, straight, flare, or skinny leg.
SECOND uses natural materials and organic fibres to protect the planet. ) Every Second Jeans is hand crafted on an individual basis to give them an authentic vintage look. With this unique attention no two Second Jeans are exactly alike.

Second Clothing is a Canadian company based out of Montreal. They produce the merchandise in Montreal which is a bonus. After trying on a pair in a different style, I was all prepared to purchase some when Second decided to send me some to try out. So are they worth the hype?

I’m always wary of anything that uses yoga in it’s marketing. I don’t practice yoga (I appreciate it’s benefits, but I’m just not interested) and don’t follow the whole lifestyle aspect of it either. Removing that aspect of the marketing I can say yes, the jeans live up to what they say. It also depends on the kind of denim wearer you are. I’m a huge fan of tight fitting denim much more so than relaxed and looser fits. You won’t see me sporting the boyfriend jean.

The skinny style Yoga Jean looks really tight in the photos but they are extremely comfortable. To the point where you forget you are wearing them. I’m reminded of shapewear, the denim version, as there is a lot of smoothing and shaping with the body happening. Great butt lift girls! When I first tried them on, I was surprised at how long my legs looked; it was that noticeable, and this was before I read the website and the claims to lengthen the body. They also fit a bit small. I’m usually a size 27 or 28 in denim, but with Second I’m a 26.

Can you workout in them? The denim is flexible enough that I could probably play squash or something in them, but I wouldn’t want to. Denim, no matter how light and flexible is still too heavy to be comfortable in prolonged activity where you are sweating like a dog. Cotton doesn’t wick water away to well.

Are they worth $110.00? I say yes for the following reasons:

  • They are Canadian and manufactured in Canada
  • The fit!
  • You can get Yoga Jeans in a variety of cuts online from Toronto based, Mudshark Streetwear.

    Edit: I changed the title from “i got..” and changes this to a geekiviews post. That’s the reviewing section of the site. Traditionally “i got…” posts are things that I’ve purchased. The post url will not change so any linking done will still be valid.

    Alber Elbaz for Acne Jeans

    Alber is designing denim.

    Designed for city dwellers high and low, the reinvented classic tuxedo jackets, trenches, charming minidresses, and cuffed jeans are sure to satisfy style mongers of every taste—if not every budget.

    Coming to a store near you in November with prices like jeans ranging from $550 to $650, coats from $1,200 to $1,500 and Jewelry and handbags above $1,500. Lanvin certainly isn’t cheap. I imagine Holt’s will carry them.

    EDIT: It’s been confirmed, Holt’s will carry this line.

    via Refinery29 Pipeline – Alber Elbaz for Acne: Lanvin’s Designer Tries On Some Jeans
    image: refinery29.com

    i got: Earnest Sewn Harlan denim in Greaser Black wash.

    Earnest Sewn Harlan denim in Greaser Black wash.

    I’ve been looking for another pair of skinny jeans. The pair I bought from Lucky Brand is starting to fall apart. I was in Winners and found these perfect fitting Earnest Sewns for $16.00. That’s right, SIXTEEN DOLLARS. This is almost a good as the deal I got on a Chloe dress. Sometimes Winners is amazing.

    i want: Fidelity Spring 2008 Denim

    Fidelity Denim
    Fidelity Denim

    I’m always the opposite when it comes to jeans, everyone is going wide leg and I’m finally enjoying the skinny leg. Fidelity now has skinny jeans in a rainbow of colours- Winter White, Sunflower, Stone, Sky, Sable Black, Plum, Monteray Midnight, Metal Navy, Lime, Green, Fuschia, Curaco, Cranberry, Charcoal, Berry. I’m liking the Fuschia.

    I have a great pair of Fidelity Jeans that were purchased in 2005 and they are still one of my favourite pairs. I bet their skinny jeans are very comfortable.

    They are $140 and available at the following Over The Rainbow, Mendocino, Body Blue, Joelles, Leslies, Agent 99, Denim 101, Something Irrestible, Swank, Mimi & Coco, Tea Leaf, Foosh, Bamboo Ballroom, Lucys and JJ Whiskey

    Ask a Geek: Aristocrat Denim in Toronto?

    askageeklogo.jpgSometimes readers ask me questions. If they are of value to all my readers I post them online. If you have a question, please feel free to submit it using the contact form. I’ll definitely do my best to answer it.

    I want – I got reader jennifer wrote:

    I’m desperatly trying to find aristocrat jeans in toronto, would you know where they are sold?
    There is a pair i want online, (see link) but I’ve never tried on that brand so i don’t know how the size fits, if not would you know how they fit?

    Hi Jennifer,

    I don’t know of any stores in T.O. that sell aristocrat jeans. (If there are please leave a comment!) I’m surprised that Over the Rainbow doesn’t sell them. There are some stores in BC and Alberta. I personally am a little weary of buying jeans online without trying them on. However, if you find an online store with a good return policy you could get away with buying them and just returning them if they don’t fit right. I believe Revolve Clothing has a good policy. They also have a fit guide you can view.

    However, you could also call either of the stores in Canada and ask the staff about the fit. It could give you a better idea of what size to get.

    Basquiat – 1189 Hamilton St., Vancouver
    Moule – Winnipeg, Vancouver

    Good luck.

    Style Cog

    This is the a cool idea, so I’ve adopted it from Danielle, who adopted it from Style Bubble.

    I’m really interested in what other people’s wardrobe mechanics consists of so, if you have a little time to do some quick picture searching on Google, please do send me your cogs of style and I will post them up (they will look oh so cool next to each other!). Just to give you a few tips, I don’t mean things that inspire you or things that you want. What I mean are things that you can’t live without on a daily basis in your wardrobe, the things you use to glue everything together OR things that you consider trademarks of your style.

    My style cog is about generalities. I usually have many versions of any one cogs. I won’t get into specifics, there are too many and I have no time. I’ll use existing posts to highlight my choices. Saves me from taking pictures. 😀

    1. Sneakers – Adidas and Diesel are my favourites right now. I live in sneaks. Ya, I got heels and stuff and they are fun, but my heart is in the sneaker.
    Adidas Gerd Muller

    The Denim Bubble – Is the $300-jeans market about to crash?

    Very interesting article on the state of denim in fashion today by Michelle Leder. We can only hope that the jeans market crashes, there are too many pricey brands out there. The only way I can wear brands like Diesel or Antik is by shopping for sales, they are just too expensive. However, Canada’s own Dish Jeans are fabulous and don’t cost a whole ton of money.


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