It is getting to be that time again. Where we stop looking for shorts and summer dresses and start the lookout for those perfect fitting pair of denim.
We reached into our little Black Book and have broken down where you can find a pretty great selection of up-and-coming designers and lines, not to mention the staples… perfect fit, perfect wash, never take them off, brands we have all grown to love.
BLACK BOOK | NEW YORK
THE JEAN SHOP, 424 West Broadway btwn Prince & Spring Sts (212-334-5822)
For a total custom pair of denim, you can not go wrong stopping by this shop in the Meatpacking District.
Earnest Sewn, 821 Washington St btwn Gansevoort & Little W 12th Sts (212-242-3414)
While in the Meatpacking be sure to swing by this chic western denim outpost. Founded by Paper Denim & Cloth Designer Scott Morrison, they offer a vintage styling mixed with high quality workmanship. Plus if you visit their L.E.S. location you could even get flowers along with your denim.
Levi’s Store, 536 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts (646-613-1847)
Strauss singlehandedly invented blue jeans in 1873. But if that doesn’t convince you, style icons James Dean, Elvis and Marlon Brando donned the classic 501’s… enough said.
Rogan, 330 Bowery between Bond and Great Jones Sts (646-827-7567)
Rogan denim has a bit of a cult following to say the least. People are known to have their Rogan Denim repaired and re-repaired several times, literally wearing them until they fall off their bodies. With their unique fits and superb fabrication you too will never want to take them off, unless of course their in for repair.
A.P.C., 131 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-966-9685)
A favorite among the trendy and certainly warranted. These guys nail the fit, and offer fantastic raw denim… though patience will be required to break them in, it is well worth the wait.
NATIONAL JEAN CO., 1335 Third Ave. between 76th & 77th Sts (212-772-2392)
When uptown, try this Upper East Side staple, if for no other reason than to see the more than 1500 pairs they have strewn around the store.
BROOKLYN DENIM CO., 85 N. 3rd Brooklyn NY (718-782-2600)
This unique Williamsburg shop stocks must haves from Levi’s Vintage Collection to AG, among others. Also, in the coming weeks shop owner Frank Pizzurro will be launching his own line of 80’s inspired denim.
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BLACK BOOK | NYC DENIM BARS
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