We’re not going to be shy about it: we’re a California-centric crew – and there’s nothing more golden than the perfect pair of jeans. Just in time for festival season, one of our denim obsessions, Re/Done, is releasing their very first pairs of perfect vintage jean shorts and we’re giving away a pair. We’ve been tempted to enter our own giveaways before, but seriously….

Re/Done, founded by Sean Barron (formerly of Joie) and goddess Alessandra Ambrosio’s beau, Jamie Mazur, has become something of a thing among denim aficionados. Each pair of deliciously reclaimed denim is refitted and posted to the Re/Done site where the blue jean obsessed can hunt down their perfect pair before the one-off creations sell out. Re/Done counts Erin Wasson and, naturally, Ambrosio as fans and we can’t get enough. Read our interview with Barron and Mazur below, absorb their inspirations for 2015, then enter our contest like you’ve never entered before to experience pure blue jean bliss.

The Chalkboard Mag: If there’s an era of denim that was your favorite, what was it?

SEAN BARRON: I think it’s now. Jeans aren’t just a work pant anymore. You see everyone wearing jeans – models, fashion editors, musicians – everyone’s finding a way to make their jeans unique and cool.

TCM: What is your favorite trend for denim in 2015?

SB: We love that everyone’s moving away from the stretch jean, and really appreciating the vintage premium denim look. It’s more about individuality now.

TCM: Denim icon:

SB: Erin Wasson, Cindy Crawford, and Steve McQueen.

TCM: Who’s denim game is always on lock recently? Who are you loving?

Jamie Mazur: APC is killing it right now.

TCM: Fave pair of jeans:

JM: Salvaged vintage Levi’s that you can’t find anywhere else; they really tell a story.

TCM: Talk to us about the new denim shorts:

SB: We’re doing two types of shorts. One is a classic denim cut-off short, the other is a longer knee-length walking short. Both are very classic, but appeal to our fashion-forward customer too.

TCM: Top vintage shopping tips when it comes to denim:

SB: Don’t buy the first jean you see. Find the wear pattern that you love. If possible ask the store owner or vendor where the jeans came from – it’s great for personal storytelling.

JM: Look for the details – the fading and character in the denim itself.

TCM: What do you consider denims ultimate match: the white T, the white button-up or the leather jacket?

SB: A worn-in white T with jeans is the epitome of heritage. Mixing it up with a black moto leather jacket is also never a bad idea.

TCM: 3 people or brands inspiring RE/DONE right now:

SB & JM: APC, Leandra Medine, Chiara from Blonde Salad, Camille Rowe, the list goes on.


One lucky reader will win a pair of RE/DONE’s new cutoff denim shorts (valued at $160)! To enter, sign up for the weekly TCM newsletter, then leave a comment telling us about your denim obsession or jean-sporting icon. Share this story with your most stylish friend – someone with that denim obsession needs this contest! May the best comment win…

Open to continental US readers only. Giveaway closes Monday, April 13th at 5pm P.S.T. Good luck, readers!

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