Two of my most overused pairs of jeans are from Lee; one being the first pair of skinny jeans I found in the market when I was in highschool and so eager to cop Mary Kate’s Harper’s Bazaar cover back in 2006, shoes and all. Another being the best-fitting boyfriend jeans I’ve found while searching all of Manila. I remember having a sartorial field day when I found them.
Lee jeans fall under that absolutely versatile closet staple category that make them so easy to dress up or down; I’ve relied on them to get me through my laziest and most creative dressing days. Lee jeans give your creativity a good workout and provide to perfect canvas for you to experiment with your look, which is what their #leestaycurious campaign is all about.
I’m a complete sucker for DIY’s, so you could imagine the fun I had witnessing the entire jean-making process in a little DIY get-together Lee jeans Philippines put together recently. From distressing and ripping your denim, to bleaching, tinting, and adding the finishing touches such as rivets, buttons and logos, the experience was a creative’s wet dream and has changed the way I see my worn-out denims.
Honestly, all I really wanted was a nice pair of bleached-out ripped jeans, and I promise I had the best time (destroying) making my pair! Til I went home to try them on, and realized they were one size bigger -____- *cry
Still the experience was an entirely exciting one, I highly encourage giving it a try at home yourself. Stay curious, kids. x