Top 5 Denim Picks

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As some of you may or may not know I am a huge huge fan of denim pants. Jeans are extremely versatile and fits into most any wardrobe male or female. A great fitting pair of jeans is a easy way to look good, and be comfortable. However depending on your body type that's easier said than done. For me the issue I have is that my thighs are thick/ muscular and my waist is tiny. So in most cases (for me) jeans fit well up top, but are loose at the bottom or vice versa. So as a person who loves to shop and hates to lose the challenge is forever accepted. Without further ado here are my selections for winter denim:

  •  Levi's 508/Curve ID - As a child of the 90s it's no surprise that this would be on my list. Levi's are a great way to find a good selection of jeans under $100 (and i do love to save money lol). It's twist on a classic on a class cut that gives more room in the quad area for men without being too baggy in the calve area. For women I'd recommend the curve id from Levi's. The premise behind the jean is to fit your natural curves of your body without being skinny jean tight. You can't go wrong with either really.
  • Banana Republic Heritage Jeans - Banana Republic has always been one of my favorite places to get knits. During a recent shopping trip I stumbled upon the jeans section there. Needless to say I will be back again.
  • G-Star RAW - As expensive as this brand can be I swear by their chinos. Trust me if you have some extra cash you should give them a try at least once.
  • Swords-Smith - As a Brooklyn guy I have the pleasure of being close to local talent - this place being one of the talented spots. I'm pretty sure I've only seen denim in this place once, but the one time left a lasting imprint. This place is by no means cheap so I recommend to spend wisely here. Besides even if you don't end up finding a pair of denim you like it's always worth the trip.
  • Top Shop/Man - I have a love hate relationship with Top Man & Top Shop. They usually either have exactly what you want for the season or miss the mark entirely for me. Their denim collections usually consist mainly of joggers and leggings, but when you do find a pair of jeans it usually fits like magic.

Where do you guys get your jeans? Leave me a comment with your thoughts.


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My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.