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DENIM DOSSIER

YOUR GUIDE TO GOING OUT IN STYLE | VOLUME 4


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FINER POINTS

This issue is all about the story behind the style, the nuance and romance of what makes the collection, the images and journey intriguing. It’s the fold of a cuff, the way the hair parts and the exact shade of lipstick; these are the small but crucial details behind timeless and covetable style. Join us on a sartorial exploration that spans from behind the lens to on the design table and the finer points in between.


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do it yourself HOW DO YOU

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What story do your jeans tell? Whether they’ve been worn in over 30 years or you gave

KNEEHOLE To get a kneehole that looks like it’s been gradually worn through, first measure exactly where the hole will be by running a tape measure down the inseam starting from the rise to 11 1/2 inches down (this will be the center of the hole). Lightly mark the measure point with chalk. Anchor the pant legs down with bricks or something heavy, so the material is taught and won’t get caught in the dremel. Slowly eat away at the top layer of the denim (also called the “warp”) until the while yarns underneath (called the “weft”) start showing through. Try tea staining the weft threads so that they have that worn in vintage feel. TIP: WASHING AND DRYING THE JEANS AFTER THIS PROCESS WILL CLEAN AWAY THE DENIM FUZZ THAT SITS ON TOP AND THE HOLE WILL LOOK MORE CLEAN AND WORN IN.

DIY INSPIRATION Note: You will need to hold the denim in place with a brick or paperweight while using a dremel, which can sometimes cause the fabric to get tangled if not anchored down securely.

them a distressed look with a simple set of kitchen tools, it’s those subtle holes and nicks

"The key to distressing is to make everything look as authentic as possible and emulate the natural wear you would find with a pair of vintage jeans."

that make denim so interesting. Inspired by the Vintage 7 Collection, here is the DIY approach to distressing denim. Of course, if an at home project isn’t for you, you can always pick up a pair from the Vintage 7 Collection and claim the work as your own.

TOOLS NEEDED Dremel Safety Glasses Nail File Sand Paper Pumice Stone X-acto Knife Scissors Binder Clips Brick or Paperweight

Check out the events section of our mobile app to find a 7 For All Mankind DIY event near you.

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- JENNIFER GARCIA , WOMEN’S DENIM DESIGNER

WHISKERING The whiskering on the upper thigh area comes from years of standing and sitting, but to create them, simply make 3 little accordion-style pleats near the upper thigh, keep them in place by clipping them with binder clips. Then, lightly graze the top of each fold with a piece of chalk to mark where you will be distressing. Release the clips and start running

Begin by using the dremel on the top of the front pockets to get small holes and nicks. This

the sand paper over where the chalk lines are. Creases will

would also work by using a knife to open up the fabric, followed by some light abrasion with

become white depending on how much you sand them.

sandpaper. Repeat this technique on the top of the back pockets and the back, bottom hem.

TIP: FOLD YOUR SANDPAPER INTO A SMALL SQUARE

These spots are where jeans would naturally wear over time. TIP: FOR THESE SMALL SPOTS,

SO IT’S EASIER TO CONTROL AND MORE EFFECTIVELY

YOU CAN ALSO USE A PUMICE STONE OR NAIL FILE TO CREATE AUTHENTIC LOOKING

DISTRESSES THE DENIM.

DISTRESS MARKS.

JOSEFINA

SLIMMY

in light blue destroyed

in ocean mist


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Sincerely Jules sincerelyjules.com

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WHY WE FOLLOW HER? For her amazing eye and super shoppable finds. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HOW YOU STYLED THESE JEANS? I wanted to offset the glimmery metallic jeans with something preppy, so I went for a nautical striped t-shirt (the likes of which I stockpile!). I also threw on a studded blazer. I like how it edgy-fies the jeans. TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACCESSORIES AND WHY YOU CHOSE THEM? I love the thick ankle strap and leopard print heels on these sandals. They’re what I’d consider quiet statement heels!

WHY WE FOLLOW HER? For her laid back and totally covetable style. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HOW YOU STYLED THESE JEANS? I wanted to make the jeans stand out and this chartreuse blouse definitely complements the color and print of the jeans. The strappy heels help me go from day-to-night! TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACCESSORIES AND WHY YOU CHOSE THEM? I kept the accessories to a minimum because I wanted the blouse and jeans to be the focus. My dainty necklace was the perfect touch because it gave my neck some pretty bling.

WHY WE FOLLOW HER? For her elegant day-to-night approach on fashion. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HOW YOU STYLED THESE JEANS? I’ve been especially inspired by all-white looks this season – simple but with high impact. TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACCESSORIES AND WHY YOU CHOSE THEM? I kept jewelry to a minimum, but threw on a sexy pair of snakeskin sling backs and a traditional quilted purse. A red lip is always the perfect finishing touch.

JEAN FOUR WAYS

Jeans are the best sartorial blank canvas, so we tapped 4 of our favorite bloggers to impart their personal stamp on one of our favorite styles of the season. Each tastemaker put a chic yet edgy spin on the white and silver jacquard snake print skinny jeans, playing up the crisp denim and subtle texture with layers of cool classic pieces and dainty accessories.

The Jean: The Skinny in White & Silver Jacquard Snake Why you need it: They’re textural, versatile and make the perfect wardrobe foundation for spring.

Follow @7FAM on Instagram for daily style inspiration.

The Chriselle Factor thechrisellefactor.com WHY WE FOLLOW HER? We can’t get enough of her cool spin on the hottest trends. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HOW YOU STYLED THESE JEANS? I wanted to keep it sophisticated, with a classic black structured top, yet effortless and cool with jean and leather jacket. TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACCESSORIES AND WHY YOU CHOSE THEM? Since the silhouette of my outfit is pretty simple, I wanted to glam it up with a few strong statement pieces. All my jewelry is from Lionette, one of my favorite brands.


The bride must choose between temptation & true love

THE GROOM TO BE

THE BRIDE

THE EX-LOVER

The Synopsis: The story of this season is full of romance, mystery and adventure with a film and imagery that captures a dreamy white wedding set against the soft lit California coast. In it, we meet a beautiful couple, whose life of love and promise is just beginning. We meet their gang of celebratory

THE STORY OF THE SEASON

A BEAUTIFUL ODYSSEY For spring, the 7 For all Mankind interactive brand campaign, titled “A Beautiful Odyssey” was inspired by the poetry of William Blake and imagined by James Franco, yet will ultimately be told by you. We invite you to decide how this romantic tale unfolds by visiting our Facebook page and casting your vote.

friends, all present on the sun-soaked beach to witness the union. But, the couple’s story is not sealed and their journey begins to take a turn guided by forces from their past. The bride must choose between temptation and true love. Their fate is in your hands. Who truly has her heart?

You decide how this story unfolds. Watch the videos and cast your vote on: facebook.com/7forallmankindEU Uncover, follow, engage using #BeautifulOdyssey


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Denim Dossier Volume 4