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Jeans illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Shaq’s Custom Jeans Available for All

Red Cotton Denim founder Camillo Love is looking to disrupt the fashion industry that has created a standard sizing system. Instead of mass producing, Red Cotton Denim is introducing jean customization technology that creates a personalized fit.

His path has taken him from serving in the US Navy to couch-surfing while working in the LA Fashion Districts to making custom jeans for Shaquille O’Neal and now a jean factory in El Paso, TX.

With Shaq being a perfect example, no two bodies are the same and neither are their jeans. Every detail is carefully designed to fit each individual. The age of Artisan Denim has arrived, Red Cotton Denim is reimagining century old tailoring to modernize how jeans are designed. They’re building a technology that creates customized jeans for online shoppers.

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How to Pick the Right Jeans for Your Body Type

Read on to learn about the different types of jeans to make the right choice for your body type, style, and budget here.

A whopping 450 million pairs of jeans are sold every year in the United States alone. 

With so much denim on the market, it can be tough to decide which types of jeans you need. Indeed, different styles of jeans will flatter different shapes and sizes. What looks best on the mannequin might not suit your silhouette. 

We’re here to help you with that. Here are the best types of jeans for each body type. 

Boyfriend Jeans

Let’s start with a comfortable favorite — boyfriend jeans. 

This style is meant to be slouchy and baggy as if you borrowed your beau’s denim for the day. 

For the most part, boyfriend jeans flatter athletic or apple shapes. If you do opt to wear them, pair your pants with a more fitted top to balance out the bagginess of your jeans. 

Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut jeans fit closely in the thighs and hips but flare out around the ankles. This style elongates the leg, but that’s not all. The added fabric at the bottom can balance out curvier hips. 

That’s why bootcut jeans look especially great on hourglass figures or pear-shaped wearers.

Take your bootcut jeans to the next level by pairing them with a heeled bootie or pump. They’ll elongate your legs even more effectively this way. 

As for your top, you can wear just about anything with bootcut jeans. They’re so versatile, which is why they keep coming back into style. 

Flared Jeans

Perhaps the bootcut style isn’t enough of a statement for you. You’re in luck — you can wear flares instead. 

They provide you all the same benefits as a bootcut pair of jeans. They elongate your legs and balance out fuller hips. Pear and hourglass figures look particularly incredible in this jean style. 

However, you do have to make sure you don’t overwhelm your silhouette with massive flares. As a standard rule of thumb, have yours tailored so that they just graze the floor. 

You can make them even more flattering by pairing them with heels, which will make your legs seem longer. Then, slip into a billowy 70s-style top or a tighter tee to show off your hips. 

Mom Jeans

Mom jeans fit high on the waist and accentuate your hips and bum. They then fit more loosely in the legs. 

You may wonder how to style mom jeans, considering they’re a throwback fashion choice. However, you can make them feel fresh with a simple white t-shirt or a 90s shirt for a completely vintage look. 

No matter how you wear them, know that mom jeans will look particularly flattering if you have an hourglass figure. You can also use them to create a curvier waist if you have a more athletic build. 

Straight Leg Jeans

There’s a slight difference between straight leg jeans and skinny jeans. These have the same straight-up-and-down style, but they’re slightly less clingy in the legs. 

As such, straight leg jeans might be your more comfortable option, if you’re not a fan of skinny jeans. In particular, though, this style flatters hourglass shapes, athletic builds, and apple shapes. 

You can easily pull off a business casual look with straight leg jeans. Your tailored trousers look perfect with ballet flats and a blazer for the office. 

Of course, you can wear straight leg jeans for the weekend, too. Pair them with sneakers and a t-shirt for the perfect comfy-casual look.

Skinny Jeans

On that note, let’s discuss skinny jeans.

The name may imply that they flatter a specific body type, but skinny jeans get their name from their fit. They’re supposed to hug your thighs and calves down to the ankle. In comparison, straight leg jeans aren’t tapered to your ankle like skinny jeans are. 

Most skinny jeans come in comfortable, stretchy fabric to create this effect. Better yet, they look good on every body shape. 

If you want to make your skinny jeans more flattering, though, choose the right color. Pear and hourglass figures will look best in dark wash denim. Meanwhile, those with apple or athletic shapes will wow in lighter hues. 

Balance out your skinny jeans with looser, oversized tops. Of course, you can go full wow and partner them with a shirt that hugs your body. Va-va-voom!

Low-Rise Jeans

You don’t just have to consider the cut of your denim — different rises will flatter your body differently, too. 

Low rise jeans sit about two inches beneath your belly button. They can seriously flatter hourglass figures, showing off your curves. They also look fab on athletic bodies. 

You can easily find low-rise skinny and straight-leg jeans. For more retro styles, such as mom jeans, you’d be hard-pressed to find them in this more modern cut. 

Mid-Rise Jeans

Next, you have mid-rise jeans, which sit just beneath your belly button. Most people look great in this style. Plus, they look good with just about any type of top. 

So, when in doubt, go mid-rise. You should be able to find most of the above jeans styles in mid-rise cuts, too. 

High-Rise Jeans

Finally, you have high-rise jeans, which sit above your navel. The retro-inspired cut flatter hips and whittled waists.

You can also use high-rise jeans to create curves on a more athletic build. 

Which Types of Jeans Are Best for You? 

Fashion is ever-changing, and so are the types of jeans that are in style. With the above guide, though, you know the basics of which jeans will flatter which body types. 

And, with that information, you can find the pair best suited to your shape. So, find them, try them on and see just how fabulous you look in the right jeans. And tell us your favorite style of jeans in the comments section below. 

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Emmanuelle Loyer, 360 MAGAZINE

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete – Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view ourselves and the world around us.

In this award-winning biography, historian Emmanuelle Loyer recounts Lévi-Strauss’s childhood in an assimilated Jewish household, his promising student years as well as his first forays into political and intellectual movements. As a young professor in 1935 Lévi-Strauss left Paris for São Paulo to teach sociology. His rugged expeditions into the Brazilian hinterland, where he discovered the Amerindian Other, made him into ananthropologist. The racial laws of the Vichy regime would force him to leave France yetagain — this time for the US in 1941, where he became Professor Claude L. Strauss, toavoid confusion with the jeans manufacturer.

His return to France, after the war, ushered in the period during which he produced his greatest works: several decades of intense labour in which Lévi-Strauss reinvented anthropology, establishing it as a discipline that offered a new view on the world. In 1955, Tristes Tropiques offered indisputable proof of this the world over. During those years, Lévi-Strauss became something of a national monument, a celebrity intellectual in France. But he always claimed his perspective was a “view from afar,” enabling him to deliver incisive and subversive diagnoses of our waning modernity.

Loyer’s outstanding biography tells the story of a true intellectual adventurer whose unforgettable voice invites us to rethink questions of the human and the meaning of progress. Lévi-Strauss was less of a modern than he was our own great and disquieted contemporary.



The Author: 

Emmanuelle Loyer
 is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences-Po, Paris. Her biography of Lévi-Strauss was awarded the Prix Femina essai in 2015.

ROBERTS AND SANDOVAL, bmx, racing, freestyle, champion, Levi's, 360 MAGAZINE

USA Cycling Announces Partnership w/ Champion® Athleticwear × the Levi’s® Brand

First-of-its-kind outfitting partnership with USA Cycling’s BMX Freestyle National Team

USA Cycling announces an official partnership with apparel and lifestyle brands Champion Athleticwear and the Levi’s® brand. This first-of-its-kind partnership will be centered around designing and creating an apparel line for the USA Cycling’s BMX Freestyle National Team that includes the athletes, coaches and staff.  The apparel will notably be shown as part of the BMX Freestyle kit at the sport’s inaugural debut in the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.

Through the partnership, Levi’s® and Champion will help USA Cycling bring BMX Freestyle to the masses. They will receive global visibility on the Team USA BMX Freestyle kit during international competitions; allowing them to bridge the unique circumstances that BMX Freestyle brings through its influence on the global lifestyle/streetwear culture around the world with jeans and t-shirts being a standard part of what athletes wear in competition. 

“We are proud to collaborate with two great American brands who have been around for 100+ years,” Rob DeMartini, President and CEO of USA Cycling, “When you think of American denim, it is synonymous with Levi’s®. To have our athletes outfitted in a quality brand with a legacy of being quintisentially American is a perfect match. Additionally, Champion will celebrate its hundredth anniversary this year and we will celebrate ours in 2020. Over the past century they have become a fixture in American athletics and we are excited to find new and meaningful ways to work with them to continue to carry on that legacy. With the amount of coverage BMX Freestyle will receive from the media in the lead-up to and during their debut in the Games, we are excited to have the opportunity to showcase the sport with these meaningful partners in an innovative way.”

“We are proud to support the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Team and to collaborate with an iconic brand like Levi’s,” said Jon Ram, Group President, Global Activewear, Hanesbrands Inc. “With Champion’s dedication to creating apparel that helps athletes perform at their highest level, while incorporating design for true self-expression on and off the course, we’re excited that both athletes and consumers will benefit from this new partnership. Entering the world of cycling is a natural progression for our brand and a thrilling new chapter for us.”

“Levi’s® has proudly been the choice of bold self-expressive youth for generations,” said Jennifer Sey, Chief Marketing Officer, Levi Strauss and Co.  “In this spirit, we are honored to support BMX Freestyle’s Team USA in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics and the team’s inaugural appearance at the games. We’re excited to see the team rock their Levi’s®, and Champion gear of course, both on and off the course.”

About USA Cycling (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). Within the United States, USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.

USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. In 1920, the organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.

About the Levi’s® Brand

The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become one of the most recognizable garments of clothing in the world—capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit levi.com.

About Champion®

Since 1919, Champion Athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including activewear, sweats, tees, sports bras, team uniforms and accessories. Champion uses innovative design and state-of-the-art product testing to ensure uncompromised quality and innovative apparel for our consumers. Champion Athleticwear can be purchased at department stores, sporting goods, specialty retailers, and at Champion.com.  For more information, please contact us at 1-800-315-0563 or at Facebook.com/Champion, follow us on Twitter @Championusa or on Instagram @Champion. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI).

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Wearing Jeans to Work

Life today is all about work, work and more work. At the office, the dress code involves a suit and tie for men and stilettoes paired with suits for women. In the end, we find that we have jeans that we do not wear because we are in the office Monday to Saturday and Sunday we are too tired to wake up and go out, so we decide to sleep in all day. Or we have jeans, but they are a little too old to go clubbing with. Instead of wasting good jeans or looking so official all day every day, it is time we took advantage of the casual Friday and Saturdays.


1. Wear fitted jeans


There is no reason to wear the kind of jeans that you would go with to the club. If they are too tight, you run the risk of looking too casual. If they are too loose, you run the risk of looking outdated. If you are a woman, remember there is no reason why you should wear baggy mom jeans when there are tons of stylish options at affordable prices.


2. Pay attention to your shoes


For women, never wear flat shoes to work, especially if they look casual. Black leather flat shoes may be fine, but if you are wearing jeans to work, consider wearing stilettoes. For men, you can pair jeans with sneakers or dress shoes.


3. Choose your jacket wisely


The jacket or blazer you decide to pair your jeans with should be chosen carefully so that you do not end up looking like you are heading to a party. Ensure that the blazer is a neutral color like brown, blue or black and is fitted.


4. Pay attention to the color of your jeans


The color of the jeans you decide to wear is essential. Do not wear brightly colored jeans. Imagine what you would think if you walked into an office and found a person wearing yellow or red jeans to work. Choose colors like black or blue so that you look classy and trendy.


5. Accessorize


Remember to accessorize your clothes with sterling silver pendants and a dash of makeup. Do not wear too much makeup though, it may be casual Friday, but you are still going to work. For men, accessorize with an expensive-looking watch.


6. Choose the right cardigan


Sometimes, you will want to wear jeans to work during the winter when it is cold and all you want is to layer the clothes. During these times, you may have to wear a cardigan over a button-up dress shirt or a V-neck sweater over a fitted undershirt. This will dress up the pair of jeans you wear and make the look feel elegant. As a man, you can also choose to wear a button up shirt and a tie with the slim-fit pair of jeans.


Conclusion


from skinny jeans. These tend to be too casual and youthful, an impression that you do not want to take to work. Remember the casual look still needs to be somewhat official.

Paola Hernandez Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019

By Bob Cal

The performers transitioned gracefully through dozens of choreographed formations like moving architecture, all styled in Paola Hernandez’s latest collection. For their Fall/Winter 2019 collection, the Paola Hernandez fashion label decided to tell their story through an impressive two-hour modern dance performance, innovatively marketing all the goods of their latest designs. The dancers from the Elisa Monte Dance company showed the practically of Paola Hernandez through motion and the brand’s message of inclusivity through the diversity of shapes and sizes.

Practically and urban minimalism were major highlights from Paola Hernandez’s fashion instillation; the models looked nothing less than sharp wearing jeans, detailed white sweaters, knit black sweaters, large cardigans, unique black dresses, tights, jumpers and blouses. The quality of fabric and fabric details seemed to be a major emphasis. The color pallet consisted of all neutral colors like black, grey and white; sometimes simplicity, when done with chic flair, can be a cheeky fashion statement.

Born in Mexico City, Paola Hernandez now manages her fashion line in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to studying fashion at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, Hernandez studied philosophy, an educational background she uses as inspiration for her symbolic and contemporary fashion brand.

Manchester United And True Religion Launch Denim Range

Manchester United and luxury denim brand, True Religion have collaborated to launch a range of premium club branded denim wear.

A first for the club, the new global partnership with the iconic American denim brand will see a range of men’s & women’s co-branded styles go on sale beginning 26th October in the club’s Megastore as well as online via United Direct and truereligion.com & eu.truereligion.com.

The exclusive collection features jeans, shirts and jackets, including a highly desirable limited edition denim jacket embroidered with the club’s crest. Fans will have the opportunity to win a selection of clothing from the new range by visiting www.manutd.com/truereligion.

Kash Doll

KASH DOLL ATTENDS RIHANNA’S SAVAGE X FENTY FALL/WINTER 2018 NYFW SHOW

Top – Fenty Savage
Coat– The Pink Lips x Patricia Fields
Shoes – YSL
Jeans – Fashion Nova
Belt – Versace

Style + Technology = STYLNOLOGY

By Patrick T Cooper

Introduction
A black and white color palette is an imperative style component and GREEN (money) is a very necessary … really we mean the color. Life must be simple yet elegant. Who needs fussy and undo stress on the trot to the billionaire club? Not me and neither should you. If Elon Musk can put a Tesla into space surely you can follow our STYLNOLOGY guide to awaken your fashionable presence. Think less geek and opt for chic. We’ve rummaged the market to find high tech gadgets, fashion forward options and destinations to tickle your fancy. Your daily dash should be a dream. From sneakers that feel like you’re walking on air to shirts that are breathable, wrinkle free and odor resistant you will always be right on TIME and KNOWLEDGEABLE of what is current.

The Shoe
Who needs laces when you are on the move? Bzees makes lacing up a worry of the past which may add to your overall productivity. The Improv Slip-On’s built in cloud technology will cradle your feet for all day comfort so get ready to make a dash for it!
Price $69.00
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The Watch
The Eterno Watch is traditional in soul, handcrafted in Switzerland and waterproof to 5 atmospheres. Produced in a limited quantity of 500 pieces this is definitely an exclusive. Add this accoutrement to your timepiece collection and watch your wrist dance in style.
Price $585.00
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The Headphones
No need for compromise and no need for fussy wires anymore. The feather weight Studio 43 are designed for convenience and ease. Voice interactive capabilities allowing you to stay engaged, hands-free and alerts for incoming calls. So gear up and let this gadgets multi-function ease your burdens.
Price- $139.00
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The Shirt
Thanks to the brilliant technology and performance properties that are woven into the Tahaanga dress shirt your investment will not wash away. Crafted in Italy with moisture control and quick dry fabrics, this garment will be a mainstay for any wardrobe.
Price $175.00
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The Athleisure
The name alone is a reason to run toward IBKUL. IceFil technology will chill you. From perspiration to refrigerant your body will be cooled up to 5 degress to the touch. The Xylitol will literally keep you cool as a cucumber during golf, tennis, yoga or running daily errands

Price $98.00 – $106.00
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The Jean
Comfort is key at Mugsy Jeans. It is a new day in denim design. Mugsy jeans are warp, shrink, and wrinkle resistant. Prepare to experience a new piece of mind. Synthetic silk make these pants highly flexible and as cozy as college sweatpants.
Price $98 – $120.
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The Destination – Pittsburgh, PA.

Take A Bite Out of Pittsburgh

Photography by Terry A Sprunger

Introduction
Pittsburgh is oozing with food, style, steel, sophistication and tons of technology. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh make this community a haven for research and development. Additionally, technology firms are sprouting up daily. There is an ingrained, humbled, and rhythmic work ethic that vibrates throughout the city. The Steel City gritty spirit is bridging the gap of past with present day. Did you know that Pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city in the world? Now you do. There are 446 bridges in Pittsburgh to be exact. Oh and as you prepare to experience this amazing destination we hope you are welcomed into the elite club of Uber’s driverless car experiment. Yes, that is correct an Uber without a driver. On fire, is an understatement. This American gem is bustling with culture, food and tons of activity. Here is glimpse of our “Bite Out of the Burgh”.

EAT
Pittsburgh’s food scene is growing astronomically and is an incubator for several rising stars in the culinary world. Feel your tummy in The Strip District you will not be disappointed. You can eat yourself into a coma but make 2 stops Enrico Biscotti Company and Smallman Galley

Enrico Biscotti Company
Hopefully you will get a chance to meet the incredible personality of Chef Roy Godin when you stop at Enrico Biscotti Company. The food is divine but it’s all in the personality that makes this dining experience unique and evergreen.

Smallman Galley
Tyler Benson is one half of the brilliant team behind the Smallman Galley. The galley serves as an incubator and an accelerator of young talent and artisans in food. Inspired by global travels your taste buds will be forever grateful as you indulge in innovative food and beverage concepts.

STYLE
Andy Warhol Museum
Who doesn’t know the name Andy Warhol? However, did you know that Andy was a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Spend the day in this beautiful presentation of Warhol’s oeuvre and become inspired to live larger than life.

SOPHISTICATION
The Duquesne Incline
Thanks to engineer Samuel Diescher and The Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline you can experience a moment in history. Preserving a piece of history… there is a level of sophistication in this. Climbing the steep incline offers a moment of reflection and gratitude for people that dare to dream. Upon arrival at the top of the incline prepare to go into selfie overload and to capture amazing landscape photography of Pittsburgh.

Do yourself a favor and adventure in person to see Pittsburgh’s STYLNOLOGY.