Archive for January, 2011

Celebrities in All Saints: Hayden Christensen, Joe Jonas, and Zac Efron

What do Hayden Christensen, Joe Jonas, and Zac Efron all have in common?

They sometimes rock All Saints (head to to toe) in their downtime,

check 'em out below:

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Joe Jonas and his girlfriend Ashley Greene wearing All Saints

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Here they are again… both are obviously big fans of the military-inspired brand

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Hayden Christensen

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Zac Efron in a pair of All Saints sneakers.

Get their looks here:

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Check out there big sale, here.

All Saints: Elegantly Worn & Rugged Shoes

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I've been meaning to mention this for awhile, but All Saints hands down has one of the freshest collections of military boots and worn-in shoes… "elegantly worn and rugged" as we like to call it 'round here (remember those Golden Goose kicks we featured back in the day, yea, well those were not elegantly worn, they were just sorta… dirty). And though we meant to put you on to them earlier, it seems like waiting worked out because many of AllSaints shoes are half off right now (sizes are very limited though, so if you want them be sure to order soon).  A few of our favs…

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Panel Dolice Boot // Was $250.00 //  Now $125.00

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Suede Recess Shoe // Was // $190.00 // Now $95.00

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Venice Loafer // Was $200.00 // Now $100.00

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Lakers Hi Top // Was $90.00 // Now $27.00

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Demise Boot // $315.00

 

Click HERE to see photos of celebrities rockin' All Saints boots.

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Raw Selvedge Denim: Personalize Them Over Time, Maybe 15 Months

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Denim, jeans, or denim jeans. Created in America by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Then refined by the Japanese over the past several years or so. The Japanese has raised our standards in denim because of the high level of craftsmanship they put into the process. They use natural dyes, and more notably the pants are selvedge or selvage, from the phrase “self-edge”, which refers to the natural end of a roll of fabric which prevents unraveling of the material. The cost of creating denim with that is selvedge and only contains natural dyes is more expensive. But it also leaves you with a superior quality pair of jeans that you're able to personalize over time.

University of Alberta student Josh Le shows off his jeans which haven't been washed in 15 months,  on Wednesday, January 19, 2010, in Edmonton, Alta. Despite wearing his new blue jeans almost every day, he and his professor, Rachel McQueen, discovered after taking a bacterial count, that there were no unsafe bacteria and no real reason for concern due to the lack of washing.  Le, who wanted his jeans to get their own unique wear pattern as part of a new raw denim fashion trend, thought fewer washings had the added benefit of helping the environment. But he also wanted to see if the grubby garment posed a health risk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan

Canadian student Josh and his personalized pair of,15 month distressed, raw denim jeans

Recently, a guy named Josh from Canada wore his raw selvedge denim jeans for 15 months straight just so he could distress them, or personalize them, himself. He wore the jeans 330 times without washing them between September of 2009 and December of 2010. It was more of an experiment for his textile class at the University of Alberta, but I don't know if I could do that. I guess it's pretty cool, and it totally makes sense for a college student, lol.  He put them in the freezer when they got smelly, and he miraculously didn't come away with any skin problems although the jeans had bacteria.

I wouldn't advise you to go this long, but it shows the beauty of investing in a good pair of denim. His jeans are Nudie btw, I hope they gave this kid a scholarship for the free awesome press. Ready to personalize your raw jeans? Choose from our selection below: 

URBAN GENTS PLEASE REMEMBER: "Selvedge" refers to the edge on the denim -and- "raw" refers to a lack of pre-washing on the fabric. Most selvedge denim/jeans are raw, but there are some they have been pre-treated, pre-washed, or pre-distressed. And on the flip side, there is some raw denim that are just made in the regular projectile loom and are not selvedge. You gotta flip the insides to check.

source: neatorama . com/2011/01/20/as-an-experiment-man-wears-jeans-for-15-months-without-washing-them/

Mountain Boots.

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Inspired by the ruggedness of the Land Rover and the rugged/mountaineering trends, check out these boots:

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