WEIRDLAND: Denim jeans, Casual pants and Movie stars

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Denim jeans, Casual pants and Movie stars

Jake Gyllenhaal in GQ magazine Session #2

"Jake favors casual t-shirts, Bermuda shorts, loose fitting jeans, and hooded sweatshirts. Sticking to black, white, and muted shades, he doesn’t draw attention to himself with vibrant colors or flashy styles. Often looking more like a college frat boy or a Santa Monica surfer dude, he clearly dresses for comfort and function. To achieve this easy- going California style, keep it simple with a white v-neck t-shirt, a slouchy black zippered sweatshirt, and a baggy pair of knee-length shorts.
Loose fitting sweat pants, chinos, or dark jeans are also perfect for a casual lunch or a shopping excursion. Footwear choices can include slip-on sandals, flip-flops, or a pair of Vans sneakers". Source:

"Sometimes a fake is easy to spot. For example, there is a photograph where Jake Gyllenhaal sits on a white wooden chair, seemingly wearing a pair of black leather pants. However, the light falls on his upper body from a different direction than on the leather pants. In addition, there are differences in contrast and tone between the leather pants and the rest of the photograph.
Jake Gyllenhaal in "Dazed & Confused" photoshoot.

The basis for the fake is a photograph of Jake that appeared in the issue number 98 of the “Dazed & Confused” magazine in February 2003. Somebody pasted the leather pants afterwards. Sometimes a fake is a bit harder to spot. For example, there is a photograph where Jake Gyllenhaal stands with his hands behind his head, seemingly wearing a pair of black leather pants".

James Dean made fashion history as one of the celebrities responsible for putting denim into fashion. He again made fashion history half a century later in 2006, when his Lee jeans were auctioned off for $35,850.

Where did the name Denim Jeans come from?

The Serge de Nîmes fabric was originally a wool silk mix, twill weave. By the 19th century in England, denim had a white warp and a navy woof (weft). Denim was considered a hard wearing sturdy fabric, ideal for heavy labouring.

Paul Newman.

Film Stars Influence Denim Jeans in the 1950s

Once film stars like Marlon Brando or James Dean sported them, they became desirable internationally in the 1950s and are associated with rock and roll and pop music.

Chris Pine and Farragut North co-star Olivia Thirlby grab dinner at Louie in downtown LA, 8th Jan 2010

By the 1980s, ripped, frayed and torn jeans were a normal sight. Coloured jeans from white through to pastels were also popular as were stonewashed blue jeans.

Lycra in Jeans

The 1990s saw some changes such as denim with an added percentage of Lycra to enhance fit and comfort. Jeans with lycra are very comfortable. They fit and cling around the buttocks in a way that accommodates less than perfect figures.

Jeans After the Millennium

The Earl jeans were superior to any Armani styles and this is the key to jeans - trying different types even in the same size. Feel the quality of the denim, look for deep dyeing and pre washing to avoid excessive dye loss when you launder.

You also can find in the net a selection available of
men's pants: Casual Pants, Comfort Waist, Dress Pants and Jeans with good prices, and nice appearance of quality.