Best Denim Bar, June 2007
Barneys, Ron Herman, and Jeany on Montana burst with dungarees, but an afternoon spent perusing the World Denim Bar at American Rag Cie bestows a new appreciation of the jean industry’s scope. Well-known lines such as 7 for All Mankind, Taverniti So, and Joe’s abut displays of under-the-radar labels like Dondup, Cassette, 18th Amendment, and Konzo. A $275 pair from Dsquared2 sits not far from Cheap Monday’s $65 offering, and a shrine to Levi’s has even less expensive ones. For $350, the Echo Park-based Work Custom Jeans can always sew you a fresh pair on-site.