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.

wear denim on Friday 23rd September 2016!

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.

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Selvage a pair – Nudie Jean Dry Organic Pima Selvage Jeans

Nudie Jeans, have built a world class reputation since their launch in Gothenberg, Sweden in 2001 with a no nonsense, Anti-Fashion, common sense message of if you like the brand join us and enjoy their product and if you don’t thats cool, OK. Their core values were decided upon even before the brand was founded. To work with suppliers and partners who respect human rights and take responsibility for the environment was a given base to start from. Apart from doing what they enjoy the most they wanted to work with people who share this simple and genuine philosophy. They wanted to create a platform for realising idealistic projects and they entered into a collaboration with the humanitarian organisation, Amnesty International, in its launch year.

The guys behind the brand have a beautiful approach to the denim business believing that besides leather, only denim has the ability to age so gracefully, formed by its wearer into a second skin. The Indigo colour of denim is the living colour thats fades together with the lifestyle. The longer it lives, the more character and attitude it gains

The latest addition to their family is an, unsurprisingly, Organic premium Pima cotton grown on a small scale organic farm in New Mexico, USA. Selvage fabric woven in Japan on narrow shuttle looms by skilled denim artisans. Cut and sewn at one of the world’s best denim producers in Italy. The Grim Tim Dry Organic Pima Selvage Jeans.

The fabric has a streaky appearance which is a feature thanks to the long fibres of the Pima cotton. Combining Pima cotton with the benefits of the selvage weav- ing technique creates a durable, dense and soft fabric. Each pair has an individual number, ranging from 1–480, stamped on the back leather patch. To break-in this dry 13,5 oz selvage jean, wear it for six months before first wash.