Elusive and only to be found in select special high end stores, NY brand R13 is full of mysteries. They don’t even give their lookbook to just any blog – they chose Denimology exclusively and we are so totally flattered about this!
We don’t know much about this brand, that has become THE cult brand for insiders. We don’t even know who designs these awesome denim collections and you know what, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that each and every single collection ROCKS. You don’t see any printed jeans here, no coated and no, in any way, “adulterated” denim. R13 works with clean and pure denim, made in Italy, giving emphasis to the washes and styles only. And this is what makes them so special.
I would like to point out that R13’s staple skinny jeans are unique in a way that they manage to be at the same time a bit slouchy at the crotch, and extremely skinny all the way from the upper thigh to the ankle. This is an amazingly sexy style that many brands have tried to accomplish but never achieved.
And no, their jeans don’t come cheap, the price range is $350 and up, being that their staple leather chaps (shown below, last thumbnail row) are selling for $850. But you have to think of them as designer jeans, like denim couture, and this is what you pay for.