Wear Denim for a cause – Jeans guide for Jeans for Genes Day

Editor: Keanu Adorable

This Friday marks the 20th anniversary for Jeans for Genes Day, a national fundraiser/children’s charity, which raises money for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders. It first became a national appeal in 1996, where millions of people across the UK make a small donation to wear their jeans to work and to school and has since then raised more than £35 million. Money that is raised are then distributed through the for care services for children and information and support for families.

Quick facts:

  • 1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that’s more than 30,000 babies diagnosed each year.
  • There are more than 6,000 genetic disorders

Celebrity supporters this year include, Kate Moss, Nicola Roberts, Lorraine Kelly, Coleen Rooney, among many others.

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We here are Clothes Make The Man believe that it is important to do charity work, and give back to the community and those who really need help. And we think that it’s our job to make sure that you look the best on any day, especially on Jeans for Genes Day, so we have picked a couple of denim products that you might want to add to your existing wardrobe. It’s safe to say that it’s a special day to overdo denim, shocking? we don’t think so.

GAP – Original 1969 destructed vintage slim fit jeans – £54.95

GAP is the official sponsor of the event, and stores across the UK will give £1 of every blue denim sale to the charity fundraising day. We think that this specific jean is a good way to contribute but also look the part, The jean has medium indigo wash with fading, destruction and small patchwork detailing which gives that cool vintage denim look.

Nudie Jeans – Grim Tim Organic Stretch-Denim Jeans – £120

‘Rendered in Nudie Jeans‘ ‘Dark Crispy Worn’ wash, these ‘Grim Tim’ jeans look like you’ve spent years breaking them in. They are cut slim from organic stretch-denim but offer enough room to move comfortably. Make them a foundation in your weekend wardrobe.’

A.P.C. – Petit Standard Slim-Fit Dry Selvedge Denim Jeans – £135

‘Clean, classic design never goes out of style, which is why A.P.C.‘s Petit Standard jeans are perennial favourites. They feature minimal detailing and come in a slim fit, ensuring they’ll work with everything. Crafted from premium Japanese dry selvedge denim, they’ll last for years and will develop a unique patina as they break in.’

Acne Studios – Max Man Ray Slim-Fit Denim Jeans – £170

‘Well-cut denim is what Acne does best, and these slim-fitting jeans are a superb example of the label’s keen eye for detail. This dark indigo pair has been lightly washed for a pre-worn look, making it a comfortable and flattering choice. Add sneakers and a T-shirt for a simple yet stylish city outfit. ‘

GAP – 1969 icon sherpa denim jacket- £64.95

‘Cool, classic, iconic… what else can be said about this denim jacket, you’ll be kept warm with its faux sherpa lining and also look like a badass western cowboy too with the snap-flap patch pockets at chest, front welt pockets finished off with long sleeves with snap cuffs’

TOPMAN – AAA grey badged oversized denim jacket – £65

‘Enter the next evolution of AAA: a collection featuring embroidered pop culture manifestos, distressed detailing and exaggerated shapes for a unique rebellious style. The badged design and classic collar shape makes this a must have piece for this list.’

Levi’s – Trucker Denim Jacket – £90

The rough-and-ready appeal of love-worn denim is an aesthetic no fashion house does quite like . Considered in the deepest indigo wash, this denim jacket is bound by classic details. The collared design is framed with traditional contrast stitching, buttoned cuffs and multiple chest pockets through the front – proving to be more than just another ubiquitous separate.

Final Word

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A Coat for all Seasons – COMPETITION TIME !!!

In past Autumn/Winter seasons there nearly always is A specific style of coat which will have been picked up on by the Designer Houses of Paris, Milan, London & New York and given an individual interoperation whether that be by Burberry, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford or Gucci which is turn is then translated by the High Street retailers, whether that be a Parka, Pea, Duffle, Car, Military, Over or Trench, but not so for this season, surprisingly, we are spoilt for choice in Winter 2012 as there are many different great styles of coat on all ends of the style spectrum.

The Donkey Jacket – More Stylish man than Bin man in this enduring favourite of the Englishman’s wardrobe, reworked through modern styling, fit and fabrication by Ben Sherman, but Paul Smith has also got on that Donkey tip.

 

This great example of an Overcoat is perfect for dressing up with a suit for work or is equally at home teamed with jeans or chinos and a knit for the weekend. There are many great overcoats on the market at the moment from the creator of the garment itself, Crombie, to a more designer option from Raf Simons to this choice from Moss Bros’s Ventuno 21 range.

 

Channel your inner spy this Winter and pretend to be on a mission behind the iron curtain. This example of a great Trench coat won me over for the pure and simple reason that it’s the coolest pac-a-mac around, by Burberry Brit @ my wardrobe.com. However, for some old school heritage luxury maybe look to Mackintosh or Hancock for a cool collars up Trench.

 

Not strictly a coat, but will sure as hell keep you warm throughout the Winter. This brilliant padded jacket from Self has a built in Ruck Sack in the back, just in case you run out of hands carrying all those Christmas presents and the price won’t break the bank either. Other highly commended options around come from Moncler, APC and Dolce & Gabbana.

 

The Pea Coat was cool long before Jack Nicholson made it an icon in One flew over the Cuckoos Nest. Gucci have done a number of interpretations of this classic for this season, but keep it simple as its a classic and if you treat it well it will do you proud. However, everyone from Gap, McQ, Marks & Spencer and once again Dolce & Gabbana have all done great translations of this menswear classic.

 

 

The whole Military trend has been around for a considerable length of time now in menswear and looks like its going nowhere soon. This coat is from Robbie Williams’ Farrell Range, showing singing isn’t the only thing he can score a top place at. Brands Unconditional, Wolsley and Marc by Marc Jacobs have all produced great coats using the Military look for inspiration.

 

If your thinking about investing in a Duffle Coat this Winter, keep it traditional. In 1954 the Gloverall family started to produce their own Duffle Coats in a factory behind St Pauls Cathedral London. Now Gloverall aren’t on their own in making great examples of a Duffle coats, Marks & Spencer, APC, Carven and Burton have all done so.

 

Now if you feel the cold, you certainly won’t in this amazing Byrd Parka from Woolrich, currently celebrating its 40th Birthday, doesn’t look to down does it ? Originally designed to protect workers from the frigid glacial temperatures, and since then, after slight modernizations in fit and style, continues to be a must-have for clientele both for its technical qualities (it maintains body heat to a temperature of -40°) and for the comfort that makes it perfect for city life. Woolrich aren’t the only provider of sterling Parkas NapaPijri, Barbour and Penfield are all in on the Parka act.

Now to celebrate the fortieth birthday of the Woolrich parka, one of you lucky readers will be all toastie warm this Winter, yes we are giving you the chance to win an incredible Byrd Parka, a 100% natural cotton fabric, naturally water repellent, breathable, and wind resistant thanks to the special spin and weave. It is padded with the highest quality goose feather down guaranteeing maximum warmth while keeping it light in weight.

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