How to Choose the Best Jean Pocket Design for you

How can you tell Joe’s from Jag or Guess from Gap? Look at the pocket design! The premium jeans craze has brought with it a universal back pocket obsession. For some, being able to identify a designer brand by the back pocket has become a consuming pastime (although I suspect my boyfriend has ulterior motives). Every brand has their signature stitch, color, shape or design. Besides flaunting your exquisite good taste, what do back pockets do for you? You know if they look fab or frumpy, we’ll tell you why.

Gone are the days when the back pocket was purely a utilitarian feature. With the care and craftsmanship that goes into today’s denim pocket designs, it is sacrilegious to even use them. No matter how appealing they are on a hanger, the true test of any pocket is how it looks on your butt. Not every design is for every body, we’ll help you find what will work for you.

Embellished jean pockets:

Fun and attention grabbing embellishments abound on these jean pockets and they really punch up the WOW factor on a pair of jeans. Intricate embroidery, multi-colored stitching, and fabric insets are all designed to focus attention on your assets. They do a great job, adding dimension and interest to your seat. While this is perfect for flat seats, making them appear fuller and rounder, it can be too much added bulk for full seats.

Who’s got ’em?

7 For All Mankind – “A” Pocket

Rock & Republic – Roth

Antik Denim – Monroe Bootcut Jeans

Diesel – Lowky

Metro7 – Gem Pocket Jean

Jean pockets with flaps:

From tailored to flirty, flap back pockets add interest and character to your jeans. The flaps come in all shapes and sizes. Extra layers of denim, stitching, and buttons add weight and depth to the back of your jeans. This added fullness is a boon to flat seat people, amping up curves. It can also work well for fuller seats as long as the proportions and placement of the pocket are right.

Who’s got ’em?

1921 Jeans – Surplus Flare

Hudson – Triangle pocket

Levi’s – 542 Low Flare Jeans

Paige Premium Denim – Santa Monica Trouser

Specially Shaped jean pockets:

Technology and art come together creating pockets with an extra lift. Asymmetrical pockets with angled corners and unique shaping are specifically designed to flatter your seat. Darted back pockets create extra curve for your seat while special angles and corners work with your curves to give an illusion of lift. Done right, these jean pockets work well for anyone.

Who’s got ’em?

James Cured by Seun – Original Bootcut Jeans and Straight Leg

Juicy Couture – Embellished Low Flare

Basic jean pockets:

The classic jean pocket, a basic spade shape, works for everyone and is the perfect canvas for signature stitching. These favorite standbys can be plain or come in a multitude of stitch styles (every brand has their signature design). Look for subtle stitching or a tone on tone design to add interest without drawing too much attention to your butt. The newest styles, with faded blue on blue designs, are perfect for the new clean jean trend.

Who’s got ’em?

Levi’s – 518 Super Low Bootcut

Gap – Original Long and Lean

7 For All Mankind – Boot Cut

American Eagle – Artist Jean

J Brand – Cigarette Leg

Cambio – Norah Jeans

Oversized jean pockets:

Funky and fun, these jean pockets not for every one. Extra large pockets that are set super low, really on the back of your thigh, are all the rage right now. If you have a smaller seat, they will make your butt look high and cute. For those of us who are not so blessed, oversized jean pockets can make you look shorter and stocky, best to stay away.

Who’s got ’em?

Diesel – Hipper

Taverniti So – Janis

True Religion – Joey

No pocket jeans:

In our minds, back pockets are an integral part of jeans, is it still a jean when you take them off? Nevertheless, styles without back pockets do exist, and while some people swear by their butt enhancing properties, others would not be caught dead in them. The bottom line is a no back pocket style is the au naturel way to wear jeans. There is nothing to detract or distract from your real shape.

Who’s got ’em?

Victoria’s Secret – The Easy Jean

JLO by Jennifer Lopez – Sterling Jeans and Flap Pocket Jean

Trouser pocket jeans:

Trouser welt pockets on a jean is a cool idea that doesn’t always work. As they are generally small and set higher on the jeans, they are harder hard to wear. They can make your butt look rounder and bigger, not something that most of us want. To get a good trouser pocket on jeans, look for those that are larger than your typical trouser style and set on the fullness of your cheeks, not above.

Who’s got ’em?

Rock & Republic – Clapton Trouser

Joe’s Jeans – Mitchell Stretch Trouser Jean

Edun – Sybil Trouser Jeans

Land’s End – Regular Stretch Trouser Jeans

The Truth Exposed – The High Price Of Luxury Jeans Explained

Lets first categorize jeans into a simple two star, four star and six star rating, classifying two star as those jeans that fall in the price range of more than $50.00, but less than $100.00, next four star jeans 150.00 to 400.00 and six star anything above 400.00 and we can add the Gold star those jeans that nobody can afford and our more couture or custom made for sports, celebrity or recording stars.

So I mentioned in my first article that one can become addicted to fashion especially luxury jeans.
Well to those addicted I hope this article sheds a little light as to why you pay what you do.

It all comes down to status yes jeans have become a status symbol in our casual world of today, accepted in our every day attire, formal wear, and even business environments. It has become a highly recognized commodity maybe so much so as a Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, or any other status symbol that lets the world know you have arrived.

To the educated consumer they can pick out a pair of premium denim and distinguish it from a copycat or a trend follower by its feel, look and fit.
So you ask yourself but are we paying for something more than just jeans when we purchase the high-end denim brands are we getting more value from those four star jeans vs the two star?

Now what I propose to do next is to explain the differences between the two star jeans and the four or six star jeans price points.Here are but a few of the unique characteristics that separate ‘Luxury” from the masses some maybe subtle while others are more prevalent.

The designer jean makers more than likely feature gimmicks like ring-spun denim, triple-needle stitching, bleach “whiskers,” or special treatments that abrade, distress and generally torture a pair of jeans until it has achieved just the right look and feel the designer is looking for to sell to its consumer.
The more unique the more likely it will sell and the more difficult it will be to copy by the competition.

1.) Wash the so- called process of obtaining the color on a pair of jeans. Some companies go so far as to use Old equipment to achieve that one of a kind look. A great example is the Japanese jean company Evisu they dip the fabric 16 to 30 times and the fabric is woven on a special loom that leaves clean edges. The irony is that the company was started by an individual who refused to pay the high price of Levi’s in the Japanese market his jeans are now sold for 650.00 and popular among rappers like Snoop and the Game.

2.) Stitching True Religion is a brand famous for its stitching there twisted outer seams are a major feature in their jeans and they come up with catchy names for each style, back pocket stitching is also another way to distinguish these jeans from the rest of the pack. A horse shoe emblem on back pocket with distinctive curve in coin pocket and a Buddha logo is known as True Religions trade mark.

3.) Limited production of a certain style or color. Many high-end denim labels have a certain wash on a spring collection and quickly change or discontinue the style. Most four star jeans are the ones setting the trends so they are at the cutting edge of what is fashionable for the general public.
This creates two fold effect a unique sense that your item maybe a limited or less main stream and it builds brand loyalty by making it that much harder for the two star jean companies to reproduce and sell.

4.) Fit, most luxury jean companies sell you the idea that no other jean fits or feels like their brand. And each brand has it’s own design element and branding to it. Once you become a loyal customer you can recognize the individual trade mark branding.

5.) Vendor agreement you sign an exclusive contract with the jeans vendor as a representative to the designer brands. The contract stipulates price, quantity and some times location as to where you may sell the product. The jean brands have flagship stores while also having huge High-end department stores as retail outlets and then maybe only about 650 high end boutiques that carry the jeans.
( The numbers break down.)

6.) Fabric most of today’s jeans are no longer simply 100 percent cotton, they are cotton blends with lycra, polymide, polyester or two way stretch fabrics woven in.

7.) Also the competition of the jean manufactures themselves there is currently over 100 jean companies with a new one jumping in on regular basis into the Jean Trend arena. It is fierce competition it takes creativity and luck to make a name in the industry and the ones at the top do everything they can to not only maintain their customer base but also expand it looking for venues into new markets.

Women’s Designer Jeans – The New Wave Is Here

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, there were Jordache, Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt. These were the brand name designer jeans for women that took the world by storm. If you weren’t wearing one of these brands then, to other people, you weren’t on the up and up.

Now, fast forward to at least thirty years later and you have another group of brand name designer jeans that have made it to the forefront. These women designer jeans are top-ranked in America with their different fit and styles.

Hudson Jeans originated in the Los Angeles area. Their styles are created with an artsy look. The company uses the best materials from Japan, Europe, and the United States. The finishing touches are done by hand. The jean material is treated in the company’s factory. When the pairs of jeans are finished and ready for distribution, each pair will be different from the other. No pair of jeans is like another. The long legs are made lean, and people that wear them feel the fit is jut right for them.

Customers who wear Hudson Jeans look for jeans that will fit them differently than other jeans. In fact, their jeans have created a buzz among Hollywood actresses and other fashion designers. The concept was made possible by creative and diverse minds that were looking to create something different for people who were looking for that special fit.

True Religion Brand Jeans is also based out of Los Angeles. Even though they have only been around for a few years, they are poised to take the fashion world by storm. Their specialty is their focus on detail with seams, embroidery designs, and vintage washes. They have styles for men, women, and children. The company also carries skirts, shirts, corduroy pants, jacket, hoodies, and other clothing apparel.

Paige Premium Denim, also known as Paige Jeans, was started by a designer after years of modeling and acting. At one time, she was said to have the perfect body for fitting jeans. Paige’s Jeans are made to shape your behind, make your legs longer, and make your hips and thighs smaller. In other words, Paige Jeans were designed to make you have a shapely body – at least the bottom half anyway.

These designer jeans for women can be found in retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman (New York City), Fred Segal (Los Angeles), E Street Denim (Chicago), and at various Neiman Marcus retail stores. In addition to being sold in the United States, Paige Jeans can be found across the globe. These designer jeans are also a hit with Hollywood celebrities.

Even though we have come a long way from the old designer jeans mold, we certainly haven’t lost any desire to wear them in the present. Women’s designer jeans have a flair and style that can’t be matched. Each and every designer puts his heart and soul into making his designer jeans unique. Having a unique designer brand is what sets them apart from everyone else.