3 posts tagged "R13"
The sleet, snow, rain, and freezing temps we’ve endured these past few days make for some uninspired wardrobe options. Short of a tropical getaway, our favorite February pick-me-up is winter white. Layer a cozy cream sweater with ivory jeans and beige boots for a look that’s fresh and weather-appropriate. Shop our picks from Boy by Band of Outsiders, Vince, Saint Laurent, and more, below.
1. Boy by Band of Outsiders sweater, $545, available at www.lagarconne.com
2. Saint Laurent bag, $2,350, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. R13 jeans, $325, available at www.lagarconne.com
4. Rag & Bone scarf, $65, available at www.rag-bone.com
5. Vince boot, $295, available at www.vince.com
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Since launching in 2009, R13 has been dedicated to refining rock-star staples like the artfully distressed pair of jeans (cut from premium Japanese denim and treated with specialty Turkish washes) or ultrasoft, cashmere-blend T-shirts. In keeping with their elevated classics, the label recently introduced equally luxe outerwear ($895 to $3,650) for Fall, which just hit high-end stores like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman this week. Covetable leather motorcycle jackets come in full-on pony hair or with shaggy shearling trim (pictured), and have authentic biker details like twin track zippers. R13′s designer, who prefers to remain anonymous and let the product speak for itself, told Style.com, “The language of ‘cool’ is a very narrow one and we challenge ourselves to be fresh and innovative and still maintain a consistent message. I think our customer is looking for things that are new and distinctive and that would get them excited.” Trust us, average leather jackets, these are not.
Attention, denim hounds: there’s a new line vying for your attention. And trust us, it’s amazing. R13 is produced in Italy from Turkish denim, but the edgy, rocker silhouettes are equal parts Tokyo and NYC. While labels like Current/Elliott and PRPS have cornered the high-end jean market with their slouchy, distressed boyfriend styles, R13 is more about sleek indigo versions of your most-loved skinnies and straight-legs. The special stretch material they weave into each pair ensures a fit that molds to your body and only gets better with wear. They offer some avant-garde cuts, too, like a harem style with foldover waistband. And to complete the look? There are biker jackets constructed from vintage calfskin that can only be described as bad-ass.
Available for fall 2009 at Barneys, Opening Ceremony, www.lagarconne.com, and specialty boutiques.