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We have been showing lots of colored jeans on Denimology lately. They are present in every denim lookbook I receive, fashion mags love them and style bloggers have been photographing themselves wearing them since Spring. So I decided to check out “Reality”.

Here is what I found: At Bloomingdales you see Rag and Bone, J Brand, Current/Elliot and of course, 7 for all Mankind Jeans and on and on – all of them showing their “true” colors. But on the racks at the fitting rooms (this is where to look when you want to know what people are trying on = thinking of buying), I see no color, and I mean NO color, not even a random red or green. I see lots of whites, and blues in all shades and shapes but no colors. Ok, maybe Bloomingdales is not a trend setter, so I am heading over to Barney’s Coop on Madison Avenue, which is really THE place to find the newest and hottest denim trends. Repeating my story of the shelves and store racks full of colors – they do have one whole big section of the Coop floor filled with colored denim shorts – I still see no one, not even the sales staff there wearing any color. But Bloomies, Barneys and Intermix sales associates all swear they are selling tons of colored jeans, especially red and blue ones and, on a lesser scale, pink and yellow colored jeans. Furthermore, whilst doing my “research” in the Upper East Side and downtown Soho in NYC I didn’t come across anyone wearing colored denim on the streets either.

So, WHERE ARE THE COLORED JEANS IN “REAL LIFE”????? I mean, I don’t see colored jeans out there, but if people are buying them, where are they going?!?!? This could be the biggest urban mystery since alligators roamed the New York City sewers.

13 COMMENTS

  1. We do see some alligators here in Orlando…..but no colored jeans either. FORECAST: Big sale on colored jeans right after 4th of July weekend. Excellent observation.

    • yeah big sale, like buy one, get one free! I skip the alligator and I skip the colored jeans, no thanks;-)

  2. We do see some alligators here in Orlando…..but no colored jeans either. FORECAST: Big sale on colored jeans right after 4th of July weekend. Excellent observation.

  3. Where I work in AUS stocks the J-Brand colored jeans in red and royal blue in addition to those by Australian brand, Camilla and Marc.  They are almost sold out but the only girls I have EVER seen them on are the girls who work with me! I think they are one of those things that seem like a great idea to buy at the time although, once you’ve worn them once or twice you don’t really want to wear them again because everyone always remembers them!

    • absolutely what I feel personally about colored jeans, like feel the same way with bold patterned clothes, you wear them once or twice you get either tired of them or don’t want people to think you are like “always wearing the same thing!”

  4. Where I work in AUS stocks the J-Brand colored jeans in red and royal blue in addition to those by Australian brand, Camilla and Marc.  They are almost sold out but the only girls I have EVER seen them on are the girls who work with me! I think they are one of those things that seem like a great idea to buy at the time although, once you've worn them once or twice you don't really want to wear them again because everyone always remembers them!

  5. absolutely what I feel personally about colored jeans, like feel the same way with bold patterned clothes, you wear them once or twice you get either tired of them or don't want people to think you are like “always wearing the same thing!”

  6. yeah big sale, like buy one, get one free! I skip the alligator and I skip the colored jeans, no thanks;-)

  7. I see them. I see red jeans all the time. I also see less and less of those unflattering low waisted crap jeans that make everyone look like their legs are too short for their body. But on this site I see people who still wear jeans that look like they could come down with a tug. I think its where you live.

  8. I see them. I see red jeans all the time. I also see less and less of those unflattering low waisted crap jeans that make everyone look like their legs are too short for their body. But on this site I see people who still wear jeans that look like they could come down with a tug. I think its where you live.

  9. I just came back from a trip around France and I saw many women wearing brightly colored jeans, and not just in Paris. Even men were walking around in bright red jeans, and they looked great.

  10. I just came back from a trip around France and I saw many women wearing brightly colored jeans, and not just in Paris. Even men were walking around in bright red jeans, and they looked great.

  11. I just came back from a trip around France and I saw many women wearing brightly colored jeans, and not just in Paris. Even men were walking around in bright red jeans, and they looked great.

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