Friday, July 20, 2007

Denim, Denim, Denim!

Okay, so there are literally a billion denim brands out there. It's really starting to hurt my head. You can only be on top of the game for so long. But, really, there are some players who've had far too much time in the spotlight, and there are some who deserve more credit than they've been given. Here are 101 denim brands to love, hate and everything in between...

Brands I'm Beyond Sick Of:
- True Religion
- 7 For All Mankind

Brands I'm Rather Indifferent Towards:
- Citizens of Humanity
- Joe's Jeans
- Odyn
- J Brand
- Armani Jeans
- Paige Premium Denim
- Dittos

Brands Long Forgotten:
- Saltworks
- Antik Denim
- Edun
- Yanuk
- James Cured by Seun
- Earl
- Frankie B.
- Blue Cult
- Sass & Bide

Brands Constantly Overlooked (But Worth A Look):
- 1921 Denim
- 575 Denim
- Farmer
- Kasil
- Siwy
- Denim for Immortality
- Fidelity
- Radcliffe
- Wrangler 47
- Levi's Eco

Brands That Are Loud But Don't Actually Suck:
- Genetic Denim
- J. Lindeberg

Brands That Just Suck:
- Grey Ant
- William Rast
- Evisu Genes
- Rich & Skinny
- Meltin' Pot
- People's Liberation
- Taverniti So
- Tag Jeans

Brands That Need To Tone It Down:
- Just Cavalli
- D&G
- Dsquared2

Brands I Still Adore:
- Earnest Sewn
- Habitual
- Union
- Marc by Marc Jacobs

Brands That Bore Me:
- Agave
- Lucky Brand Jeans
- Hugo Boss
- Ermenegildo Zegna
- Hudson

Brands I Still Want More Of:
- Corpus
- Cheap Monday
- Diesel

Brands That Feel Good:
- Loomstate
- AG Adriano Goldschmied
- Goldsign

Brands I Really, Really Like But Can't Afford:
- Iron Army
- A.P.C.
- Rag & Bone
- Rogan

Brands I Really, Really Like But Can't Remotely Afford:
- Dior Homme
- PRADA Denim
- C'N'C Costume National
- Helmut Lang

Brands Nobody Really Cares About:
- Monarchy
- Juicy Couture
- Jean Shop
- LA Denim Atelier
- Affliction
- April 77
- Brown Label
- Crate
- Kentucky
- Red Engine
- Fidelity
- Denim Birds
- Julian Red
- Robin Jeans
- TM Design London UK
- Kill City
- Public Opinion

Brands That Sometimes Look Good But Always Come At A Good Price:
- Paper Denim & Cloth
- Mavi Jeans

Brands I Like But Never Get Around To Buying:
- Chip & Pepper
- Levi's Capital E

Brands That Are Massively Overrated (And Overpriced):
- Gilded Age
- Nudie Jeans
- 5EP
- Ever

Brands That Are Great But Still Massively Overpriced:
- Rock & Republic
- Ksubi
- Acne Jeans
- Anlo
- Serfontaine
- Kicking Mule Workshop
- Stitch's
- Saddlelites
- Stronghold
- Superfine

What brands have I forgotten?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Christopher Kane + Nelly Furtado

Like Eve in her video for "Tambourine", Nelly Furtado shows off a fantastically body-hugging Christopher Kane creation in her new video for "Do It". I like the song and I like the dress. Enough said.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Movie Watch! - Transformers

Yea, I don't know why I posted these either.

Transformers (2007) - The most absolutely ridiculous/awesome movie I've seen all summer. It was such a terribly cheesy, crappy, pointless, plotless film, but it was such a treat to watch. The audience seemed to love it, or at least the first two hours of it, but then it got long and confusing and kinda of even more stupid. Director Michael Bay made a pretty good first hour, a decent second hour, but a fairly strenuous last half an hour, all of which combines for a film of absurd insanity. Megan Fox dresses the part of an action-movie girl with her magical cleavage provided by magical bras that somehow provided absurdly excellent push-up properties while completely failing to provide any coverage. That's the magic of fashion at work. She also has that slightly toothy thing going on, which combined with her eerily glassy eyes, makes her look like the stunned doll that men seem to love so much right now. Oddly, none of the males were really worth looking at, but Shia LaBeouf did provide an ample amount of comic relief. Too bad he isn't more a-dork-able. That's all beside the point. It was a fun movie for the summer. Buy popcorn (or smuggle in some refrigerated cookie dough). 6.5/10