Sunday, August 29, 2010

Distinguish between real and fake 7 jeans

7 For All Mankind (often referred to simply as Seven, 7 Jeans or 7FAM) is a brand of designer jeans founded by Michael Glasser, Peter Koral, and Jerome Dahan in 2000 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Since 2007, it has been owned by the VF Corporation.
Fake or knock-off "Sevens" can be found by shopping online and in flea markets across the country. Shoppers can learn how to determine the difference between authentic 7 jeans and cheap fakes by carefully examining the product.

Take Photos

Looking at a pair of authentic jeans in a store, and even taking a picture of the jeans, can aid shoppers when purchasing Seven jeans online or in a flea market. Pay careful attention to the manufacturer tags for intricate product details and logos.

Batch Numbers

A 7 jeans batch number is included on each pair of jeans. The numbers correspond to the date the jeans were made. If a shopper encounters a large quantity of jeans with the same batch number, the jeans may be suspect. Jeans that were made in China, the Philippines, Turkey, Bulgaria or Hong Kong are likely counterfeit.

Jean Tags

7 jeans tags should be burgundy or brown in color and feature the size printed on a white tag. The middle of the tag should be yellow, with the 7 jeans logo, fabric content and style number. Older pairs of Sevens could display the name of the original designer, Jerome Dahan. The cut number and a "See care on reverse" line should also be visible on the tag. All pairs of jeans should state "Made in U.S.A. of imported fabric" or "Made in Mexico of imported fabric" on the tag. Authentic tags could also state "Washed in LA."

Bar-Code Stickers

A white bar-code sticker should be located inside the jeans near the front waistband. These stickers are rounded on the corner, not square in shape. A small yellow tag featuring a logo reading "7FAM" is somewhat metallic looking and can be attached to the store security strip. The back of the tag can feature serial numbers. Sevens that were manufactured during the summer of 2007 do not feature this third tag.

Pocket Lining and Rivets

Authentic 7 jeans pockets have white lining with a faint vertical striping. Older pairs of jeans may have a solid white pocket lining. The jeans will have a "7" stamped on all rivets or buttons. The number "7" isn't supposed to be black, nor should the rivets be raised or depressed into the fabric. European styles of  7 jeans do not feature "Seven" or "7" on the product anywhere. Instead, an upside-down "V" appears on the pockets and logo.

Some pictures to help you distinguish real and fake 7 Jeans:

                        Fake                       Real


Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Perfect Jean-7 Tips to Find the Perfect Jeans for Your Figure By: Sasha

1242901387279712420887152906about_us_V5 Are you tall? Are you petite?  Do you have long legs?  Do you have a large middle?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably have struggled to find the perfect pair of jeans.  In today’s world, every woman has the same struggle trying to find the exact characteristics in a jean that will best fit her body.  In this article, we will outline some of the more popular attributes that many women have and then give you our recommendations for the perfect jean.
If you are Tall with Long Legs. This describes a woman who is over 5’7” and has a longer lower body, meaning she is easily able to wrap her legs around something.  To suit your frame, you should go for jeans with at least a 36” inseam to accommodate your long torso.  Hudson’s “Supermodel Jean” is all the rage among, who else, Supermodels and tall women the same.  Other great brands are Rock & Republic and Habitual who offer a large variety of options for tall women who are leggy.
If you are Slim with a Boyish Frame (No Hips). This describes a woman who is narrow-waisted with no visible curves.  Kate Moss is a great example of this type of frame.  If you wish for jeans to fit your frame well, a straight leg or skinny jean would look great.  Aim to buy jeans without any stretch, as these types of jeans will only slide because you have little to no hips for the material to cling to. Rock & Republic and Rich & Skinny are great brands while Brown Label’s “The Rebecca Straight Leg” is an ideal style for women who have this shape.
If you are Petite. The word petite covers two extremes of woman who are of a shorter stature.  Raven is a great brand for petite woman in general.
*If you are Petite and Curvy. This means you are 5’4” or under and have a full bust, smaller waist and thicker thighs.  You define a Coke-Bottle shape.   For you, a great jean needs to have a bit of stretch and should not have tiny back pockets.  This little detail will make your rear look bigger than it is.  Joe’s Jeans “The Honey” and Paper Denim & Cloth “The MOD” are fan favorites if you have this frame.
*If you are petite and Slim. As before, this means that you are 5’4” or under, however you are a little more proportionally built with a smaller bust, small waist, and slimmer legs.  Skinny Jeans with high heels is a great combination for your frame.  The close-fitting jeans will give you volume while the heels give you height. Millard Fillmore “The Straight Leg” and Joe’s Jeans “The Provocateur” are our picks for this type of frame.
If you have Full Hips, Thighs, and a Small Waist. If this is your frame, you have a Coke-Bottle shape as well.  Usually, when you purchase jeans that fit your hips and thighs, you have a gap at your waist.  Some of the best jeans for you would be trouser-cut, wide-leg, and sailor style in darker washes.  These would give your body a great streamlining effect.  Favorites for this curvier figure are Aristocrat’s “The Windsor Boot Cut” and GoldSign’s “The Orchard Wide Leg”.  Both perform double duty with angled waist bands and stretch denim.
If you have a Larger Middle. Many women, especially after having children, fall into this category.  This frame is characterized by having a larger stomach that many times will hang over the waist band of low-rise jeans.  The best jeans are those with a medium rise instead of a low rise and have extra stretch to accommodate your middle.  Jeans with decoration around the waistband should be avoided, as the decoration will draw unwanted attention to your middle.  Not Your Daughter’s Jeans “The Tummy Tuck Jean” and Paige Premium Denim “The Rising Glen” are great options if you have this frame.
If you are Tall and Curvy. You are one of the rare women who have earned the title “Amazon”.  Serena Williams is a great example of this voluptuous shape.  You need to find jeans to accommodate your shape, which includes all of your curves and your height.  Go for a jean with at least a 36” inseam that are stretch and preferably wide-leg.  These three factors combined will give you an amazing and polished look.  Hudson, Citizen’s of Humanity, and Davis Kahn are brands that we highly recommend for women with this frame.
If you have Fuller Thighs. If you have this frame, it is highly likely you have to go a size or two larger in jeans to find the perfect jean that fits you best.   Dark denim boot-cut styles are a winner.  Also, try to find a jean with at least 2% stretch to accommodate your thighs.  Joe’s Jeans “The Honey Jean” is one of the best for this frame.
No matter your shape or size, there is a perfect jean for you.  Use this as a guide to find the jeans that will hug your body in all the right places.  And remember, once you find the right jeans for you, shopping for them will no longer be a struggle.  Good Luck & Happy Shopping!
About the Author
Sasha is a fashion editor and accomplished fashion stylist. Visit her website at:, to shop at some of the hottest online retailers today and stay current on the season’s hottest trends. Do you still want more? Then don’t forget to, sign-up for the weekly newsletter full of fashion tips and exclusive deals!
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