I love jeans. In fact, if I had to choose a favorite outfit that most feels like me it would be jeans and a t-shirt. And I love a good story. That is why a favorite site is Jean Stories, a welcoming place of great style and substance. In 2013 co-founders of Jean Stories, Florence Kane and Jane Bishop, two fashion insiders, began to share stories and information about denim and what makes wearing it so special. I follow Jean Stories religiously for tips and inspiration; in fact, it was Jean Stories that led me to purchase my all-time favorite jeans, Frame Le High Straights, which I often feature on TFIO.
If you were to ask me when I get dressed, what clothing feels most like ‘me’ I would always say my jeans. Jeans and a tee is my feel-good outfit: Simple, easy, chic, perfect. I have five pairs, one for each day of the week, as seen in my Five Days of Denim series, but my all-time favorite pair are my Mavi jeans that I bought years ago at my favorite consignment shop. They didn’t have holes, originally; that came with time and love. Now, whenever I put them on I feel happy and free and completely me. That is what wearing jeans does for me and I suspect for you, too. Winter, spring, summer and fall, that is perhaps why jeans are the all-American must-have.
I recently discovered a website, called Jean Stories, created by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane; a site dedicated to denim, including stories of who is wearing it, the various looks of it, and how to buy it. Ms. Bishop and Ms. Kane (who, by the way, share stories of their own favorite pairs of jeans) are storytellers, with a background in and a passion for fashion; Ms. Bishop is the daughter of Ron Herman and grew up selling jeans at the family’s stores and Ms. Kane has a background as a fashion writer. Jeans are in their blood. Together, they are creating a completely fashion-forward concept with denim as the main character. Continue reading