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Fashion In 50 Seconds 7/3/08

In honor of Fourth of July weekend (yes, weekend) we've rounded up a little bit of denim news. Denim after all, is about as American as fashion gets and we'd like to spend the day getting into the spirit of things. Otherwise, it would just be news about the recession and reviews of the couture shows (which we will happily provide for you later today). Our network partner, Denimology, has a spread of the DSquared Spring 09 menswear show with images of their denim offerings. DSquared, who can make denim look really tacky or really smart, thankfully went the former route this season. Denim cropped up as suiting and, in an example we love, as shorts paired with hiked-up argyle socks. Atlanta is having a problem keeping their premium denim on lock down. WWD reports today that blue jean bandits (what the police call them) have stolen over one million dollars in denin and 140,000 dollars in the last eight months. As one police officer said, "It's harder to convict someone caught with a pair of jeans than someone caught with crack cocaine." but in our weak economy a retailer who loses that kind of merchandise, well, it could shutter their business. The lovely Susie Bubble, our Network Partner don't you know, just came back from the Acne Jeans Spring 09 fashion show. She's all kinds of stories to tell about a particularly coveted skirt and some images of the collection. We're also kind of obsessed with her Marni shoes. A.P.C. is like the malt liquor of denim news. Apparently, A.P.C., always with the condescending sense of humor, is releasing a new series of jeans called the 'Butler Worn Out Series' in which their signature denim has been worn in by an actual person. We've always wanted denim lines to carry stock of their vintage styles and now one of our favorites is actually doing it. The fact that their marketing it this way is, well, very A.P.C., but we think we can get past it.
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