Monday, October 20, 2008

Designer Jeans - True Religion

I have so many things to do with my final examination approaching! I should be studying hard (like really hard) and complete all remaining assignments, but I just have to take a time-off and write about the thing that I like, undoubtly.

Fashion. That's what I like.

Call me queer, fag or whatever labels that you want but the only labels that I like and allow in my life are the ones available in malls and shopping centers (chewah).

Calvin Klein started the whole trend of designer jeans way back in 1980s with its equally phenomenal advertisement campaign featuring Brooke Shields that catapulted her to what she is now. From there on, other designers have come out with their own line of jeans like Armani (Armani Jeans) and Versace (Versace Jeans Couture, VJC).

Brooke Shields for CKJ, pre-Photoshop era
Now, we have so many designer jeans all around offering pride and class to the wearer than style-wise or for the sake of the fitting. We wear designer jeans because we want that particular label resides at the back of our body and at the top of our boo-tay.

Now, why is it called a 'designer' jeans? We know very well that those established designers do not actually design it. So, why the name? Well, it is just as same as gourmet dishes. What's the different between normal cuisine and a gourmet one? Simple.
Gourmet=Expensive=Less people eating it=Exclusive
Thus, the same stay true for designer jeans. For those who seek exclusivity alongside with the style and more importantly, fitting and comfort, they turn to those numerous designer jeans label out there, depending on personal preferences.
" They say they love my ass ‘n,
Se7en Jeans, True Religion,
I say no, but they keep givin’
So I keep on takin’ "
- Fergie sings in 'My Humps' by Black Eyed Peas
I cannot remember how I fell in love with True Religion Brand Jeans, but I simply loved it. Though growing up in a small town where even Levi's had only been made available recently, I found out a lot about it from magazines and newspaper articles.

The concept, the look and the signature pocket-mark (which bears close resemblance to that of a horse-shoe) just captivated me. I'm not saying it's the best label of designer jeans, but it is my personal favourite alongside Rock & Republic (that's another story).

Abg Ayi's two pairs of True Religion. Left, RM998. Right, RM880.
I don't have that much money (yet) to splurge on a pair of jeans. So, while I wait for the day I can afford one (or more), I'll continue to do what I do best - share with others about it. Hehe.

The best thing about this particular brand is because of the fitting and the boldness it portrays in each pair. And the name too, don't ever forget the name. The controversial name that won't make you forget it. You just have to ask those who have worn and they'll tell you why they like it.

Oh, and it tends to last longer without looking worn out.

To my surprise, one of my hommie shares similar sentiment. He said he liked it the moment he saw Aznil Nawawi doned one on tv. Actually, there are way many more celebrities out there who have similar fondness to True Religion, like Britney Spears, Brad Pitt and ... well, just have a look below.
Britney Spears is seen here leaving a dancing studio in a pair of True Religion (and she's holding BlackBerry Bold. I want it please...gimme..)
Collin Farrell in a pair of 'Joey' from True Religion. This one is more for weekenders or a casual night out.

Little Kingston Rossdale, Gwen Stefani's tot, seen here with his dad Gavin, wears L.A.M.B top and sneakers (around RM300-400 each) and True Religion jeans and belts (RM550 for the jeans. Not too sure about the belt's). Yes, they have kids range too.
One more time because he is so eff-ing adorable! And stylish too!
Glad to share with you guys again of the things that I like! Cheers!

True Religion is available in Bread & Butter Gardens, Mid Valley and Tangs Pavilion.
L.A.M.B is available in TriBeCa, KLCC.


~mista [s.h.a.n.d.y.e]~ said...

the other day i saw them pants that you were talking about...
but hell... they were pricey...

so i just browse around...

never could afford to buy designer jeans myself...

Khairizan Yaacob said...

tell me bout it ;)

Booties said...

1. I don't think Britney Spears is a good model
2. Stupid kid. So young and wearing so much designer stuff.

True Religion said...

I never really thought about how Calvin Klein really started the whole designer jeans movement. I actually still have a pair of CK jeans that I absolutely love! Even though they're falling apart...