Originally Posted by me32
I need some help! Im having to do a presentaion for an interview and im doing it on denim and also about being denim head! I just wanted to get some different perspectives other than my own. I was wondering what peoples fav jean is and also at what lengths people have gone to get that special pair. Im also curious to know peoples opinion on washing denim. How often do you wash yours if ever? Please any response would be very helpful. Also if anyone has other ideas on what I could do would be most welcome. Thanks!
My ultimate fav jean is the Rock & Republic Henlee bootcut. They make them both slim and regular-fit, but even the regular-fit looks amazing on a slim guy. The denim is 98% cotton and 2% spandex, and extremely soft. The softness and smoothness of Rock & Republic fabric, as well as the amazing drape (no bunching or creases anywhere) makes them much more sophisticated than most jeans. They look amazing with dress shoes and an oxford shirt. If you're giving a presentation, I'd assume that you want to look good. Rock & Republic Henlee jeans fit like wool slacks almost, so you will look very dressy.
I'd reccomend washing them ( cold or tap-water temperature) a couple of times after you get them, and THEN take them to a good tailor and get an original hem. You want the hem to just touch the ground behind your heel while you're standing, so make sure you figure out which pair of shoes you'll be wearing them with most. To be safe, you could also ask for a half-inch of extra length, because to do an original hem you have to cut off a good deal of fabric.
They're a little pricy ($150-200 range), but totally worth it. You can get them at Saks, or save some money and see if you can get them discounted online (but be aware that the Henlee jeans are hard to find on sale, since they're in such high demand).
My pair-slim fit, in Backfire Strike Blue wash: