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Category Archives: Jeans that fit

One of the world’s most natural beauties, Halle Berry was recently photographed out while on location for her newest thriller Dark Tide, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The actress is shown here next to fellow heart-throb and co-star Olivier Martinez wearing Raven denim cutoffs ($135), a zip up hoodie and rubber boots.  Who else could pull off such a simple look so fabulously? Only you Halle!  Two thumbs up, always!

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Sexy, slim and stylish are the first words that come to mind once you slip into a pair of these “glove fit” denims that are by far one of the best pairs of jeans on the market to date! Rock and Republic is a U.S designer brand that has been on the scene since 2002 flattering curves on women and sleek style on men ever since. 

 The key to the fit is the fine craftsmanship that goes into each and every pair of jeans.  The inseam is reinforced and the denim is treated to give a worn and comfortable feel from the very first wear!  And if you’re not sure of what fit is right for you, there is a fit guide for both men and women right on the company website- Please note that this is a very “sexy” website, so be careful where you “browse”!  The guide takes you step by step through each jean style available and gives you a breakdown of inseam and design features that make each pair unique and the perfect fit!

 Now, anyone who loves jeans knows that you are willing to pay just about any amount for a pair that “fits” well. Having said that, these jeans aren’t cheap; but just as the saying goes, you get what you pay for!  And if price is important to you, make sure you check out the recession collection which is just as “funky” and starts anywhere from low to mid $100’s.  

 You can shop for these fantastic fitting denim online at their website and zappos.com or at any of these authorized retail stores: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Holt Renfrew, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Von Maur.  Happy Shopping!

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There is nothing worse to look at than a pair of jeans that just don’t fit properly!  With such a huge focus on fit in the denim market directed toward women, I thought it only fitting to devote much deserved and needed time on the gentlemen and why a good fitting pair of jeans is just as important to them.

It goes back to basics…. we are very visual, therefore just as someone will notice your “attributes” they will also notice your short comings, and for the record, women are just as guilty as men when it comes to checking out “packages” if you will.  But here are some key points of advice that should be adhered to at all times:

Too tight is an EPIC FAIL! Leave something to the imagination.  If the outline of your private parts is clearly visible, chances are you are attracting the wrong kind of attention, and ruining any chances of fathering children in your immediate future.  Even with the latest craze of skinny jeans (which I pray will go away soon!), make sure that your jeans have a little “give” or “slack”.  This is a great way to give the illusion of a larger build (legs) not to mention the aesthetically pleasing effect it gives.

Having said that, slack means just that- It does not mean wear jeans that are following off of your behind!  And the sole purpose of a belt is to support your jeans on your waist, not to support them just below your “cheeks”- while simultaneously showing off your coordinating Calvin Klein boxer briefs.  Contrary to popular belief gentlemen, this is neither sexy nor appealing.  And remember the earlier mention of attracting the wrong type of attention…. I think you know where I’m going with this.  Jeans that are too loose look horrible, even when paired with an equally ill-fitting jacket or a bare chest, this look cannot be corrected, so just don’t do it!

Wear jeans that fit on the INSIDE and OUTSIDE- What this means is don’t try to put on your teenage son inspired True Religion jeans just because everyone else is wearing them.  I know they made them in your size, but it doesn’t mean that you have to buy them.  The fact of the matter is, just about any label out there today has a style geared toward different age groups.  Shop around, and make sure that the jeans you chose show who you are and are making the statement that you are a MATURE adult not that you’re going through a mid-life crisis.  And no matter what anyone tells you, Kool Aid flavored jeans are barely acceptable on teens and twenty year olds, but anyone over the age of 21 should NOT BE WEARING THEM!!! My top 5 picks for men of all ages are:

  1. Calvin Klein- Classic
  2. Sean John- Superbly cut
  3. Lucky- Great quality
  4. 7 For All Mankind- Trendy and versatile
  5. Levi- There is a fit just for you, trust me!

Jeans should be anything but uncomfortable; it’s why we love them.  So do yourself a favor and wear what works best for you.  Don’t worry about following the latest  fad because it will probably cease to exist tomorrow.  If you wear what looks best on you, you will feel both relaxed and comfortable And if you didn’t already know this, comfort exudes confidence and there is nothing sexier than that!

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What’s a quick and easy way to give your legs an instant wow factor?  That’s right, leggings!   The rule of thumb with leggings is quite simple, “wear them in good taste”.  Really, all that means is to be very aware that leggings are designed to fit like a glove, so if you’ve got curves make sure that they’re giving them the right type of attention.  

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 Contrary to popular belief, leggings can be worn with any body type.  As long as you keep a few helpful tips in mind, you should be able to pull this fun and flattering style off without a hitch:

  

 If you have a full figure or a big bum, make sure that your top is long enough to cover it!  Leggings are meant to flatter your legs, not show off your junk in the trunk to the world.  

Thank goodness that you have choices; leggings are not just that shiny spandex of yesteryear.  They now come in a variety of spandex and fabric blends to choose from.  My recommendation would be to wear what works best with your outfit, but you can’t go wrong with denim leggings.  Just like jeans, they go with just about anything!  They’re fairly popular which means you can find them almost anywhere.  

 The shoes matter! Leggings are the perfect accessory to any outfit, but you can make or break the look with the type of shoes you’re wearing.  The cool thing about them is that you can wear them with just about any type of shoe: Sandals, strappy heels, boots, sneakers- they’re all acceptable, just make sure that in doing so, you are coordinating your shoes to match your outfit and not just the leggings.  If you are wearing a jersey fabric hoodie you may want to consider wearing a high top or low top chuck taylor, instead of a naughty monkey four-inch heel.  Save the heels for that fabulous flowing blouse you’re wearing for tonight’s dinner and a movie date.   

 Leggings are the perfect accessory that  can be a fun way to play up any type of casual outfit.  Remember to keep your look stylish, simple and never over done- if you follow this rule, you’re sure to rock this look well! 

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